Mental Illness Awareness Week: What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know

Since 1990, when Congress officially established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), advocates have worked together to sponsor activities, large or small, to educate the public about mental illness. The theme of this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week is, “What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know.” Throughout the week,

Suicide Awareness Month

More than 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. Each of these individuals is a son, daughter, brother, sister, friend, or even a parent themselves. Suicide affects the individual’s entire community and network of family, friends, and coworkers. Suicide is the third leading cause

Recovery Month: Connecting In Recovery

September is National Recovery Month, initiated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  “Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms

Recovery Month: Four Things Therapists Wish You Knew About Addiction

September is National Recovery Month, initiated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  “Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms

National Recovery Month: Stages Of Recovery

September is National Recovery Month, initiated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  “Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms

Recovery Month: Common Roadblocks to Recovery

September is National Recovery Month, initiated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  “Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms

Parental Depression

“Motherhood and depression are two countries with a long common border. The terrain is chilly and inhospitable, and when mothers speak of it at all, it is usually in guarded terms, or in euphemisms.” -Tracy Thompson; Ghost in the House Depression is an all-encompassing mood disorder that affects nearly every aspect of your daily life.

Maintaining Mental Strength After Trauma

Surviving a sexual assault Witnessing a hurricane Being a victim of domestic violence Watching a murder, being screamed at Being called names Surviving a fire Experiencing a life-threatening freak accident  These are just a few examples of traumatic events that can shape our present and impact our future. When not treated, trauma can result in

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction Treatment

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences”.  Stigma is defined as the shame and negative perceptions that an individual or society holds against a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Individuals diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder, who have a criminal record or who

Recovery Starts Here!

If you or a loved one is struggling with a depressive disorder or substance abuse & addiction disorder, AKUA Mind & Body can help. Our helpline is available 24/7 and our Admissions Counselors will help determine which program is right for you.

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AKUA Mind and Body is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with codependence disorder and other mental health and substance use disorders. AKUA Mind & Body treats co-occurring disorders and works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that treatment is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder. 

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