If you're worried about how to explain gaps in your work history and exactly what shows up on a background check to potential employers, you're not alone. Around 15% of people are unemployed due to mental health issues. Keep reading to learn what shows up in a background check and how to approach gaps in your ... Read More
Life in Recovery
After treatment, many of the guards that were in place are gone and you may find the old factors contributing to your mental state or substance use creeping back. Along with our clinical services and alumni program, we’re dedicated to equipping our patients with the tools to maintain long-term health. In this section, we provide further tips and advice on living your best life in your best health.
Can Employer Background Checks Reveal My Mental Illness?
What It’s Like to Battle Suicidal Impulses
It can be extremely difficult to understand and navigate a loved one's suicidal impulses. Family members often wonder why their loved one can't see how much they have to live for or why words of encouragement and hope don't seem to get through to them. Of course any person struggling with suicidal thoughts needs ... Read More
Can a Drug-Related Crime Disqualify Me from a Job?
Sometimes a mistake you made in the past can haunt your present. No matter how long ago it was or how sincerely you paid your dues, people hear the words felony or drug conviction and turn the other way. Whether you're worried about keeping your existing job or your chances of getting a new one, navigating company ... Read More
Robot Pet Therapy a Growing Trend: Does It Work?
Often used for surgical assistance, robots are making their way into medical clinics, too. Though it may be tempting to envision these devices as merely structures of wire and steel, think again: In some clinical settings, robots are covered in fur and even bark. If you're familiar with the film The Stepford Wives, ... Read More
Why Stress Is the Enemy of Creativity
"Stress is the enemy of creativity. Our best work often comes from a state of nonchalance, when our minds are calm." — Will Meier, "The Next Web" People often think of creativity as being the source of art, music and films, but many people's work requires them to generate new ideas. Trying to do creative work is a ... Read More
How Common Are Drug Dreams, Nightmares of Relapse?
It has often been said that substance addiction affects nearly every aspect of a person's life. For some, even their sleep doesn't always afford them an escape from the effects of drug addiction. Dreaming about using drugs or alcohol is not uncommon among people in recovery, especially during the early days of their ... Read More
Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios on His Match with Mental Illness
Nick Kyrgios is internationally renowned for his tennis career. The Australian tennis star has been extremely open about his mental health struggles and the impact fame has had on his personal life. Understanding celebrities' mental health journeys furthers the conversation about seeking professional help when ... Read More
Religious Stigmas of Drug Use, from an Interfaith Perspective
In many faiths, a lot of emphasis is placed on cultivating self-control, denying base impulses, and leading a disciplined life. In environments in which drug or alcohol use is seen as an indulgence, it can be very difficult for individuals to get the help they need with addiction. Addictions in religious environments ... Read More