If you or a loved one has a psychological issue, it is possible that you will require the support of a crisis stabilization unit (CSU) at some point. For example, if you have been diagnosed with severe depression, a CSU may be necessary if you ever become suicidal. Similarly, if you suffer from anxiety or bipolar disorder, you may need to be admitted to a CSU if you become overly agitated or paranoid.
Those who work in human services face the challenges of humanity as they confront issues like child abuse, addiction, crime, foster care, poverty, and hunger. While their services are to be applauded, this difficult line of work can also bring challenges to relationships. If you work in a social services capacity, here are some protective measures you can take to make sure your marriage stay strong, no matter the challenges you face at work.
Addiction to prescription painkillers, primarily opioids, has become a nationwide epidemic in the U.S. According to the CDC, between 1999 and 2014, opioid sales have nearly quadrupled, and in 2014, almost 2 million Americans were dependent on prescription opioids. Because these drugs are prescribed by their doctor, many people have the mistaken idea that they are not addicting. That idea has led many unsuspecting opioid users to suddenly realize they can't stop using the drugs.
If you have lived through some sort of trauma and have retreated from reality a bit, or a lot, there are things you can do to help you get your life back. You are probably going to need the help of family and friends, and it would be a good idea to seek out a counselor experienced with trauma and disassociation therapy. Talk with the therapist, and ask him or her to meet with your loved ones to explain some of the changes you will need to make and how they can help.
If your spouse is starting a new job that will allow him or her to only be home on the weekends, it may not take long for you to feel disconnected from each other. When a spouse travels for work, it can be hard on the marriage; however, you might be able to stay more connected by intentionally seeking ways to do connect. Here are three good tips that may help you stay more connected when your spouse's job takes him or her away from home.