Why Suicide?

By LifeTutors / July 10, 2020 /

When someone commits suicide the question we ask is “Why?” Suicide is something people find hard to make sense of and what we need to remember is that a person’s reasoning is strongly emotional in nature and may not seem logical. In the world of trauma care there is a saying “Your trauma is your…

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The Inside of Depression

The Inside of Depression

By LifeTutors / July 5, 2020 /

Most of us have felt depressed or low at one point or another. Someone may have even asked us when we were younger if we were depressed. Even if we didn’t know what the word meant for the most part, we could make sense of how it felt. We suddenly felt like life was meaningless.…

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Alcohol and Maslow’s Pyramid

Alcohol’s Place Among Maslow’s Pyramid

By LifeTutors / June 24, 2020 /

Maslow’s pyramid of human needs is a common reference tool when defining the separate tiers of what each and every person needs in life. It begins at the base, the physiological level, with things such as food, water, sleep, and warmth. Moving up, we find security: shelter and a sense of safety. The psychological needs…

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Destructive Manliness – A Culture of Denial

By LifeTutors / June 10, 2020 /

“Just rub some dirt on it.” “Be a man.” “Man up and handle it, don’t be such a baby.” These statements are no stranger to men, and their intention is riddled with mis-guidances and flawed notions. Often these statements do much more harm than good, as they can make men reluctant to reach out for…

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Change language Minds

Change Language, Change Minds

By LifeTutors / June 5, 2020 /

Language is the first glimpse into the mind. The language we use (and the vocabulary we learn) changes with us as we grow, but also begins to shift with our own emotions. From feelings of fear lending itself towards the selection of smaller, more concise words to anger creating, let’s say an unapologetically direct use…

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returning to work

Help Wanted: Returning to Work After Treatment

By LifeTutors / May 28, 2020 /

Returning to work after substance abuse or mental health treatment is a necessary step that most people in recovery will have to take to be able to support themselves and lead an independent life. For some, getting a job or going back to work is a goal that signals major progress in their recovery—it’s an…

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I Made It Through Treatment. Now What?

By LifeTutors / May 18, 2020 /

First off, you should be very proud of yourself for seeking help and taking the necessary steps to get healthy. Making the commitment to join a treatment program is a huge accomplishment in itself—finishing one is an even bigger accomplishment. Congratulations on having the courage, fortitude, and inner strength to successfully complete your program. Not…

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Collegiate Recovery: College Students Returning to School in Recovery Face Unique Challenges

By LifeTutors / May 5, 2020 /

Recovery from mental health conditions along with substance use disorder (SUD) is something that everyone handles differently. The same is true for students who are returning to school after treatment or starting college with a history of emotional and behavioral challenges in high school. This transition to school can be very difficult for young adults…

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A Journey into Independence

By LifeTutors / April 8, 2020 /

Moving into the freedoms and responsibilities of early adulthood and independent living can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. Young adults entering the college experience, or venturing out into first apartments and work places often find added structure and support reassuring as they begin to make their way. For those transitioning to independence from…

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