– We are delighted to announce that Dr. Maryann Rosenthal has accepted the position of Executive Director of Recovery Ways Utah. Dr. Rosenthal was previously the Chief Clinical and Compliance Officer and will continue in her role of Chief Compliance Officer. Dr. Rosenthal was one of the founding members of the 2010 Recovery Ways leadership team, where… Continue Reading Maryann Rosenthal Named Executive Director Of Recovery Ways Utah
How Does EMDR Work? Before we delve into EMDR, what it is and what it does, let’s first talk about trauma and what occurs in our brain when we experience it. This will help us understand EMDR better. Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. In this process, different… Continue Reading How Does EMDR Work?
Study Finds Suicidal Ideation Nearly Doubled As Result Of Pandemic When you are struggling with substance misuse or addiction, you are likely at an increased risk of suicide. In scientific surveys, people who struggle with addiction report more feelings of deep depression and suicidal ideation than those suffering from mental health issues alone. Turning to… Continue Reading Study Finds Suicidal Ideation Nearly Doubled As Result Of Pandemic
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Additionally, on September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day, the globe unites to remember those affected by suicide and to focus on directing treatment to those who need it most. The entire month is dedicated to making a difference, raising awareness, and extending help and resources to those in crisis.… Continue Reading National Suicide Prevention Month
Balancing Homework and Kids Mental Health In an article released on USA Today, our very own Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Psychologist and CEO of Omega Recovery (Part of Recovery Ways Family of Programs), weighed in with valuable insights into the discussion surrounding kids mental health and homework. Below are some of his excerpts from the article:… Continue Reading Balancing Homework and Kids Mental Health
Is It Guilt Or Shame? Often we hear the terms guilt and shame used together, or thought of as interchangeable. The truth is, they are very different and impact us in different ways. It is important to know and understand the difference in order to take the necessary actions to improve our lives. Let’s look… Continue Reading Is It Guilt Or Shame?
How Can My Family Heal From Addiction’s Effects Dealing with and healing from substance abuse isn’t a solitary process. Addiction not only affects the family member misusing substances, it affects the entire family. When one person in a family is functioning at an impaired level, the other members of the family will often take on… Continue Reading How Can My Family Heal From Addiction’s Effects
Post-Traumatic Stress vs. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What Are the Differences? Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are both mental health conditions that can occur after a dangerous or threatening experience. Despite the similarities in their names, the conditions have a variety of differences. If you were to experience a scary event like a… Continue Reading PTS vs. PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress vs Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What Are the Differences?
Trauma Recovery for First Responders and Military Personnel First responders and military personnel are some of the modern day heroes who choose to run towards emergency situations while everyone else is running away. They sacrifice, train, then dedicate and risk their lives to handling some of the most intense situations possible. It is no wonder… Continue Reading Trauma Recovery for First Responders and Military Personnel
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma, and Addiction The link between trauma and addiction can present itself as a destructive cycle. The risk of substance abuse increases as a result of trauma. It’s important to note that substance abuse also heightens the chance of being re-traumatized. Individuals abusing drugs or alcohol are less able to cope… Continue Reading Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Addiction