Mental Health

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in Recovery: How To Overcome SAD, Sober

Winter (or summer) depression is real, and can be a real burden on recovery. Understand what it is and learn some tools for pulling through it.

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What’s a Wellness Program, and How Can It Charge Up My Sobriety?

You don't have to be a zen master to handle life sober. But if you tune up a routine of health and harmony that works for you, you just might become one.

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Benjamin Lerner on Alcohol, Depression and Rediscovering Music

The pianist, composer, rapper, radio host and All Sober all-star says even "picking up the phone" can make all the difference.

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Hey Now, You’re an All-Star: A Guide to Affirmations and Mantras

If you're in recovery, you have courage, willpower, discipline and more. Positive self-affirmations help you remember this and motivate you to stay on track. Here's how to practice them.

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How To Respond When an Employee Shares a Mental Health Challenge

The workplace can be a huge factor in mental health, and recovery is part of that for some. Follow these guidelines from the SHRM to show up for your employees while maintaining healthy boundaries.

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Lessons for Recovery Pros: All Sober’s Maeve O’Neill on Connections Chat Podcast

Our EVP of addiction and recovery stopped by Connections Wellness Group to talk candidly about burnout, stigma and community in recovery spaces and workplaces. "We're all in this together."

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Can Creativity Help With Addiction Recovery?

You bet! Forget the old struggling artist cliché — flexing your creativity makes your brain strong, banishes stress, and improves your mental and emotional well-being. It goes a little something like this ...

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Turn the Page: Journaling Your Way Through Recovery

You're starting a new chapter, so pick up a pen! Journaling doesn't have to be a chore or a bore, and you may be surprised by how much it helps you untangle your knots.

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Are You a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’? Here’s Why It Matters in Recovery

Being perceptive and compassionate is hardly a disorder. But HSPs should be mindful of certain needs and pressures when navigating the road to successful recovery.

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Somatic Interventions Help Veterans With PTSD. Can They Aid Recovery Too?

Trauma can be devastating and extremely hard to shake. But an unconventional new body-focused therapy technique shows promise. Here's how it works.

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Is It Normal To Be This Anxious in Recovery?

Things will feel very raw at first, no doubt, but as you progress, you can learn some simple methods for coping with everyday anxiety or get help if the issue is more severe.

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Post-Traumatic Growth: Veterans, Recovery and Hope

Trauma comes in many forms, but so does recovery. Vets who have experienced PTG are inspiring others while progressing on their own journeys.

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