Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th Marks Suicide Prevention Day Each Year Suicide rates are growing but suicide still remains a preventable act.  As reported by the CDC, approximately every 11 minutes someone takes their own life in the USA .  This has led suicide to becoming one of the leading causes of death in our nation, and a…

Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose Awareness Day More than 932,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. Overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids (like fentanyl), have increased by more than eight times since 1999.  An estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths in the United States during 12-month period ending in April 2021, an…

2 Years

Given that our country has faced crises like the Corona virus pandemic and spikes in mental health emergencies over the past two years, many of us at Recovery Ways feel like we are the luckiest company in America to have a CEO who also happens to be a mental health therapist that deeply cares about…

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How helping others through a crisis can lead to experiencing secondary trauma

Secondary Trauma: Recognizing and Managing Symptoms Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is the emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another.  It’s trauma that is indirectly experienced by hearing details or witnessing the aftermath of a traumatic event experienced by another person. The act of listening to someone’s story…

Emotional Micro Traumas

Emotional Micro Traumas How Understanding Micro-Traumas Can Improve Your Mental Health In our day-to-day lives as humans, we know we’re going to have good days and bad days. We might even have ups and downs on the same day.  This is totally normal and part of everyone’s experience of life. Sometimes we feel happy, other…