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Is It Time to Have THE TALK?

Have you been able to find the time, the words, or the courage to sit down and talk with your college freshman about their mental health? If not, know that you’re not alone. It seems that most parents freely and easily discuss things like finances, majors, schedules, and housing. But, many find it very hard to approach the more difficult topics like depression, anxiety, substance use or suicide. Yet, we know that occurrences of mental health problems continue to soar on college campuses everywhere. Since 2011, rates of anxiety have nearly doubled, and rates of depression have risen by more than fifty ... Read more

Is Bipolar Disorder Hereditary?

Nearly three percent of American adults struggle with bipolar disorder. Moreover, having bipolar disorder means that an individual will cycle between periods of mania and periods of depression. There are many risk factors involved, but one common question is this: Is bipolar disorder hereditary? Explore that possibility, as well as the route to recovery, below. Environment Factors of Bipolar Disorder In answering the question, is bipolar disorder hereditary, it’s important to also consider the other factors that can lead to the disorder. For example, environmental factors are those factors that can trigger bipolar disorder. In some cases, environmental factors can ... Read more

Personality Disorder Symptoms

A personality disorder is a way of thinking, feeling, and behaving that makes a person different from others. Here at Rose Hill Center, we understand this type of issue and the difficulties it can cause in your life. By recognizing personality disorder symptoms, we can help you on a path to overall wellness. Our expert staff will address the unique issues with this disorder to help you manage them proactively. Read on to learn more about the most common personality disorder symptoms. About Personality Disorder Are you struggling with the distress of having problems functioning due to your thoughts and ... Read more

What is A Phobia?

You’ve likely heard of phobias. Moreover, if you suffer from one, you understand the severity of the influence such fears can have on your day-to-day experiences. Others may wonder just what is a phobia, as it can sometimes be a concept that’s easily misunderstood. In fact, a phobia is an extreme fear of something, and it can truly take a toll on the sufferer’s life. At Rose Hill, we understand just how difficult it can be to work through such issues, and we’re here to help. Therefore, read on to discover more about phobias, different types, and what can be ... Read more

Mental illness And Substance Abuse Can Be Dual Struggle

As stories about the mental health crisis and opioid epidemic have dominated the news and sparked conversations on social media this summer, one important point has been overlooked. The two topics are not exclusive of each other. Demi Lovato, the popular singer and songwriter reminded us of that this week when she was hospitalized for a reported overdose. Although the cause of her hospitalization has not yet been confirmed, it sparked a national conversation about substance abuse and the role of mental illness. While Lovato has never shied away from the public about her battle with both substance abuse and ... Read more

Yoga 12 Step Recovery at Rose Hill

“There’s no place like om” – at Rose Hill Center Namaste (nah-mah-stay) a respectful greeting or farewell “my soul honors your soul” Introducing Yoga 12 Step Recovery An innovative, and exciting new program, Y12SR (Yoga 12 Step Recovery) has recently been introduced to the residents in the Co-Occurring program who are living at Baker House at Rose Hill Center. Yogini (instructor) Jessica T., an outgoing woman with a very calming voice, is certified in Y12SR Yoga, has accumulated 200 hours in Certified Yoga Training and 3 years in recovery – of which she is very proud…as she should be! Jessica ... Read more

Antidepressant Addiction and Rehab

The disease of addiction comes in many forms, and the biggest problem in America is prescription drug addiction. In fact, more people die from prescription drug overdoses each year than both heroin and cocaine combined. This is why it’s important to seek the help you need if you’re struggling with an antidepressant addiction. How Does Antidepressant Addiction Happen? There are a variety of reasons people develop addictions to drugs or alcohol, but mental illness is at the forefront. This makes the situation extremely difficult if you have an antidepressant addiction from a medication. This addiction can be hard because you ... Read more

Anxiety Attack vs Panic Attack Comparison

Anxiety is a mental illness that affects more people than ever before. Moreover, it’s extremely difficult to live with. Those with anxiety don’t simply have stress or worry and calm down. Dealing with anxiety is having worry and fear completely take over the thoughts in your mind. In fact, there are physiological effects of anxiety, but many wonder the difference of an anxiety attack vs panic attack. It’s important to understand the difference and realize there is help available. The Difference of an Anxiety Attack vs Panic Attack First, it’s important to understand that anxiety is an extremely normal reaction ... Read more

Stigma Stomping Requires Contact

“Stigma lives silently, but actively in the fears of others“(BPhope.com, 2012) Stigma is defined as “endorsing prejudicial attitudes about mental illness leading to discriminatory behavior” (Fokuo et al., 2017). Stigma affects the lives of individuals on a variety of levels. Individuals with mental illness also face additional challenges; finding jobs, housing, and medical treatment. Interactions with the legal and educational systems require extra effort because of prejudicial attitudes endorsed by some professionals (Fokuo, 2017 & Gwarjanski, 2018). It is understandable that some people may internalize these stereotypes. When a person agrees with these stereotypical thoughts and applies them internally, it ... Read more

Am I Depressed? Five Signs of Depression

Feeling sad is part of being human. However, what happens when those sad feelings don’t seem to ever go away? If your feelings of hopelessness are increasing, you might wonder if depression is the reason. Are you asking yourself, am I depressed? Knowing more about depression can help you figure out if you need mental health treatment. Am I Depressed? Finding Answers and Solutions Depression isn’t the occasional feeling of sadness due to various issues, such as a relationship breakup or loss of a family pet. If you’re depressed, the sadness persists day after day. Moreover, you may also feel ... Read more