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How Do I Get Help?

Getting help for a mental illness or substance use disorder can be difficult. You might not want to reach out for help due to stigma. This is a big barrier to care that many people come across. Villa Tranquil Recovery wants to help you receive the care you need. We can offer you one ofRead More

The Causes of Depression

There are a few different things that may cause depression. These things may appear to be small and insignificant, but these “little” things add up to big things that directly impact a person’s mental health. This is often why someone may not notice their loved one’s depression, these “little” things slip through the cracks. It’sRead More

How to Fight Depression Together

It’s important for your loved one with depression to know that they have a support system around them. If they have been newly diagnosed, they may need some extra support for a while. It’s important to keep in mind that everyone is different, and just because something worked for another friend with depression doesn’t meanRead More

Depression and Genetic Testing

We recently talked about drug-free treatments for depression. If you are open to it, combining these methods with an antidepressant can work wonders. If you aren’t, that’s okay! This article is for people who are thinking about taking an antidepressant. Remember: there’s no shame in taking medication for your mental health. Continue reading to learnRead More

Drug-Free Treatments for Depression

Everyone experiences a mix of emotions, sadness included. Not everyone will go through a full-blown depression, though. But 1 in 5 Americans will deal with a mental illness, and depression is one of the more common ones. Stigma stops many people from getting help. Many people will not want to go on antidepressants for theRead More

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Mental Illness?

What do we talk about when we talk about mental illness? This is a question posed by David Bjerklie, a writer for TIME Magazine. Language, he notes, is extremely important and always evolving. This question, he says, is as much medicine as it is language. “Our words frame and reflect our understanding (and misunderstandings) aboutRead More

Understanding Your Mind

“You spend your life just an inch from madness,” declares Jeffrey Kluger, author for TIME Magazine. You know when you are physically injured, but the line is hazier when it’s a mental illness. It’s difficult to see in the moment, admits Kluger. “At what point does joy become mania, sadness become depression, apprehension become anxiety,Read More

Think: How To Clear Your Head

Identifying your negative thought patterns isn’t enough to stop them. You’ve got to put better thoughts in their place. Redirecting your thinking is vital to your recovery journey. Likewise, constantly being bogged down by negative self-talk will hold your recovery back. Jo Bisseker Barr, author of “How to clear your head” for Wellness Journal magazineRead More

The Insurance Issue

“More than 70,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017, yet insurers spent only 1% of their total health care dollars on treatment for substance use disorders — a decrease from two years earlier,” reports Patrick J. Kennedy, author of “Mental health and addiction care are poorly covered by insurance networks.” Kennedy speaks of a newRead More