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International Overdose Awareness Day

It is a global event held on 31 August each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. It is used to recognize the impact of overdoses in communities and to remember those who have been lost.

Show Your Support…

International Overdose Awareness Day is an opportunity to talk about substance use and overdose awareness with your friends, family and loved ones. Maybe you or someone you know are experiencing challenges. Now is the time to reach out. Get your friends together for a cup of tea or go for a walk with a family member. Connecting and talking with others can raise awareness and reduce the stigma that keeps substance use in the shadows, which increases the risk of overdose.

 

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Alcohol and Depression

Uncontrollable drinking and use of alcohol can turn in to an alcohol disorder which can cause many problems and side effects for the individual, an example would be depression. Is alcohol consumption is not controlled and is turned in a disorder; there are some symptoms that can be seen in the person.

  • Unnecessary amount of time spent drinking
  • Undeniable alcohol cravings
  • Ignoring the concerns of others and sacrificing everything for alcohol

DEPRESSION

Depression is a serious condition causing the person to feel sadness beyond the point of their control which can cause react to in various yet dangerous and serious ways. This mental illness has caused an economic disaster due the high rate of suicide and expenses cause by this illness. Depression can affect a person’s life in many ways, socially, mentally, physically and economically. People with depression tend to increase their usage of alcohol and drug substances which can cause issues with friends and family along with workplace.

Unfortunately, depression symptoms are mostly developed in a person’s late 20’s, mostly among the female gender. These symptoms are:

  • Sadness and suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling fatigue and guilty all the time
  • Losing interest in activities
  • Feeling worthless
  • Concentrating on problems

Depression can be cause of many things, for example, one of the most common reasons is inheritance. Usually families with history of mental illness are in higher risk of developing depression. Personality is another important factor that can cause depression. Some people are more pessimistic by nature which can develop in to depression and finally environment has massive effect on people’s mental condition. With all being said none of the conditions and symptoms necessarily result in depression.

DEPRESSION LEADING TO ALCOHOL DISORDER

People battling with depression find alcohol as a reliever of their pain. While alcohol may temporarily reduce the stress and effect of depression, in a long term period it can destroy and effect one’s relationship with other, health and work ethics in negative ways; not to mention that most importantly their depression also worsens with alcohol abuse.   

Many people suffering from depression also suffer from addiction which is why AUD is mostly common between them.

People who are genetically more vulnerable and affected by alcohol and drugs, often feel depressed experiencing hangover which results them in to using drugs and alcohol again and causing a cycle. People who are prescribed antidepressants can cause the pills to be less effective.

ALCOHOL DISORDER LEADING TO DEPRESSION

The chances of alcohol abuse leading to depression is higher than the reverse although in many cases once alcohol consumption is stopped, depression will also decrease and almost disappear although it is strongly advised that the process should be under control by the doctor in order to decrease any risk of further issues regarding the patient’s health. Based on many researches by NIAAA and Addiction the symptoms and risks of depression caused by alcohol abuse is far more major and savior than the other way around.

TREATMENTS

One of the ways to treat depression is using antidepressants. Antidepressants are prescribed by the doctor for several month and are hardly ever addictive. While they reduce the symptoms and effects of depression, they do not completely cure it. It is advised that while the pills turn the chemical balance of the brain back to normal, the patient goes to talk therapy.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a great therapy working behavior and thinking which is proved to be affective in curing both alcohol disorder and depression. This technique teaches patients how to cope with challenges  in life relying on things other than alcohol, it also help them to plan ahead of time about how to react to problems that may occur. Most clinics use this technique to cure AUD and depression and alcohol disorder at the same time due to its best results.

 

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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I Have Schizophrenia, End the Stigma

Mental Health Matters 💚

#endthestigma #schizophrenia #schizoaffective #schizophreniaawareness #mentalhealthawareness

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #youarenotalone #1in5 #winnipeg #manitoba #canada #usa #recoveryispossible

To reduce the stigma, we need to feel comfortable to talk about these matters to change society for better.

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder is defined as problem drinking, and it can cover a large spectrum of people with alcohol issues.

Some symptoms of alcohol use disorder include:

  • A lot of time spent drinking
  • Recurrence of drinking too much or for too long
  • Continually craving alcohol
  • Continuing to drink despite negative effects on relationships
  • Cutting back on other activities in favor of drinking
  • Continued drinking even though it results in depression

 

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Understanding Depression

Everyone goes through periods of deep sadness and grief. These feelings usually fade away within a few days or weeks, depending on the circumstances. But profound sadness that lasts more than two weeks and affects your ability to function may be a sign of depression.

Some of the common symptoms of depression are:

  • deep feelings of sadness
  • dark moods
  • feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
  • appetite changes
  • sleep changes
  • lack of energy
  • inability to concentrate
  • difficulty getting through your normal activities
  • lack of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • withdrawing from friends
  • preoccupation with death or thoughts of self-harm

 

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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I Have Depression, End the Stigma

Mental Health Matters 💚

#endthestigmaofmentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #endstigma #mentalillness #winnipeg #canada #recovery #recoveryispossible #endthestigma #youarenotalone #depression #1in5

To reduce the stigma, we need to feel comfortable to talk about these matters to change society for better.

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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How to support men’s mental health

Because of the stigma of masculinity surrounding men, men are challenged on how they communicate their mental problems with others. While both men and women experience the same mental disorders, men are less likely to report it because ‘real men’ are known to overcome anything although researches have shown that the number of men diagnosed with mental illness is far more than the number of women. For example, “10% of Canadian men suffer from mental health disorder and from the 4000 Canadians who kill their selves each year, 75% of them are men, mostly Indigenous”.

Due to the stigma of being shamed, it is challenging for men to ask for help which has resulted a critical situation for men’s mental health causing it worsen by time because of the society’s ignorant behavior and lack of empathy towards men. While men are less likely to show any sign of suffering, they function and experience the same pain caused by mental illness as any other person.

It is important to change each individual’s perspective about men’s mental health to create a safe, unbiased and supportive community for men to step forward and talk about their mental issues openly and show emotions without judgment. To be educated more, it is helpful to know more about symptoms and signs of mental disorders in men.

  • Extreme mood swings and acting out of normal
  • Higher stress and anxiety level than normal
  • Excessive alcohol and drug use
  • Losing the ability to think clearly
  • Different sleeping and eating patterns

These symptoms are normal happening for a short period of time but if it continues for 2-4 weeks it may become worrisome.

To support men it is necessary to:

  • Be informed.
  • Try to help and ask what you can do.
  • Listen to them carefully without judgment or shaming them
  • Guide them to appropriate support if needed
  • Be optimistic and supportive. Give them hope that encourage them to open up.
  • Take care of yourself because you need to stay healthy while taking care of someone else.

To reduce the stigma and support the men in our lives we need to feel comfortable to talk about these matters to change society for better.

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Mental Health Matters, End the Stigma

Mental Health Matters 💚

#endthestigmaofmentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #endstigma #mentalillness #winnipeg #canada #recovery #recoveryispossible #endthestigma

To reduce the stigma, we need to feel comfortable to talk about these matters to change society for better.

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Why Men Have a Harder Time Seeking Treatment for Mental Health?

In 2017, the rate of men committing suicide was higher than women’s and that is mainly because the number of men suffering from depression is higher than expected and shown by each individual. That is why men tend to misuse drugs and alcohol more than women because the fear and stigma of showing weakness to the society. To keep the masculine image, men tend to rely on toxic masculinity which is how they are raised to be strong and quiet which automatically causes them to avoid asking for help and report their symptoms of depression so instead, as mentioned, they rely on drugs and alcohol. Dr. Raymond Hobbs believes that many men do not want to admit that they are mentally sick and that is because mental health issues are seen as signs of lack of personal fortitude and personal issues so instead of mental issue being treated as a real illness, men feel guilty and ashamed of it.

It is obvious that in terms of reducing the stigma of men’s mental health, men believing that they can fix themselves, either by using drugs and alcohol or ignoring the symptoms, can cause even worse situations for themselves which is why it is important to educate men and encourage them to seek help and realize that everyone can be affected by stress, anxiety and fear and there is no shame in admitting it. Dr. Hobbs also adds that mental problems are medical problems and relying on alcohol and drug not only can make the situation worse, it can also add physical illness such as bleeding problems, changes in brain function and etc.

Many symptoms of depression or mental illness are:

  • Mood swings
  • Weight changes
  • Unusual work performances
  • Physical pain
  • Loss of pleasure

Moreover the best way to determine whether a loved one is diagnosed with depression or not, is to book a one-time appointment for them to be examined by a professional or encourage them to take part in group session educate them more and make sure they know it is okay to ask for help.

 

In case of drug and alcohol abuse look for Professional help and in case of suicide call 911.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with Mental Health illness, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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Mental Health Support Line during Covid-19

Kelburn Recovery Centre recognizes that Covid-19 Global Pandemic has caused confusion and uncertainty amongst the clients. Please remember that Kelburn Recovery Centre will remain open to further assist the clients individually and privately to cope with the trauma happening. We are pleased to inform you that we will continue to be open 24/7 to help people in crisis of mental health and addiction.

Call Support Line 204-770-8272 Mon-Fri 7am-5pm:

We are going through difficult times. Unemployment and accessing financial benefits are weighing heavily on us. These worries on their own can negatively impact our physical and mental health.
 
It’s hard to know what to do when the path isn’t clear. Kelburn Recovery Centre is here to help you in your time for need. Our professional staff will answer all your questions regarding mental health & addiction. 

Kelburn Recovery Centre is here to help you to manage your anxiety. we’re committed to continuing to serve our community by doing everything possible to make treatment available during this difficult time.

Keep in mind that it is best to seek professional help if the symptoms lasted for a long time.

If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Kelburn Recovery Centre by calling +1 (855) 857 6768 or +1 (204) 275 2111.

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