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Mental health concerns, including depression, can lead to an increased risk of suicide. If someone in your life has been struggling with their mental health, or with any other factors in their life that have them contemplating hurting themselves, you can be prepared to help...

You are concerned about a loved one’s behavior and are not sure what to do. If you think they may have an issue with substance abuse or are struggling with a mental health problem, you and your family members might consider an intervention. A Texas...

If someone you care about is talking about suicide or showing suicidal tendencies, take their words and actions seriously. There are suicide prevention approaches you can use, to reach out to them to help them through their crisis and then to help them seek treatment...

Someone who supports you and encourages you after you’ve completed your addiction treatment program can make a huge difference in your recovery success. A recovery coach can guide you through making better life choices, promoting positive change in your life as you deal with your...

Sadness is a natural emotion. People have bouts of sadness when they lose a job or don’t get a much-desired promotion, when a loved one passes on, or when a relationship dissolves. That sadness will usually pass within a few weeks or months as new...

When you are worried that your loved one may be addicted to opioids, you want to know how to help. The synthetic opioid, fentanyl, can be particularly dangerous for someone with a substance use issue. You and your family may need to plan and conduct...

Addiction is generally associated with drugs or alcohol but an individual can also become addicted to a behavior, such as gambling. When you are concerned about a loved one who may seem to have an issue, a gambling addiction intervention can help, particularly as an...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with members of the military who experience it after combat; however, the anxiety disorder can affect anyone who has been through a traumatic event. Youth and adults alike can be impacted by the stress and fear. It’s important...

If you have become concerned about a family member’s behavior, your first thought might be to confront them directly. That can backfire, though, as the individual may feel threatened and retreat even further into their dangerous activities. Sometimes the concern is about the way your...

Sometimes addiction is a difficult concept for adults to understand. They may have misconceptions about what it is and how people can become addicted. These misunderstandings are the basis of the stigma attached to addiction. Explaining drug addiction to a child starts with understanding as...

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