Mental Illness Awareness Week

Last month, millions of Americans acknowledged significant public health observances—National Recovery and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Both September events shine a light on mental illness and behavioral health disorders. When people do not receive the help they need or don’t feel safe asking for assistance, the risks are high. As we pointed out in previous… Continue reading Mental Illness Awareness Week

Depression: Co-Occurring Mental Illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is behind us, but the effort to educate Americans about mental health continues. October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month. While we do not treat depression exclusively at Pacific Shores Recovery, many of our clients contend with co-occurring depressive disorders. Depression and addiction go hand in hand quite often.… Continue reading Depression: Co-Occurring Mental Illness

The73Percent – For a Healthier Music Climate.

Most people have thought about what it would be like to be a rock or hip-hop star. Success, fame, recognition, and financial security is the stuff of dreams. Many individuals also associate being a musical sensation with A-list parties and living fast with hardly any consequences. However, the real picture of a significant number of… Continue reading The73Percent – For a Healthier Music Climate.

Mental Health Concerns In America

Millions of Americans prioritize healthy living – and for good reason. Those who are healthier feel better and tend to live longer. Unfortunately, fewer men and women prioritize mental health, despite the significant toll it takes on physical wellbeing. Mental illness disrupts the lives of countless people around the globe. Depression alone affects more than… Continue reading Mental Health Concerns In America