Western Tidewater Community Service Board Blog
Are you feeling overwhelmed when around certain family members or close friends? Are you even allowed to set boundaries with your family? Here is where to start.
You’ve probably heard the term “toxic relationship” thrown around before, but what makes a relationship toxic? And is a toxic relationship always beyond repair or can we improve the relationship and make things better for us, and for the people we care about?
As daunting as the holiday season may feel, there are some mental preparations and planning that can help with stress management and depression prevention.
When someone we care about is battling substance abuse, we can’t force change, but we may be able to encourage it.
We all cope throughout our lives, even when we don’t realize it. Have you ever had a bad day and used food, alcohol, drugs, or something else to make you feel better? That is coping. Not all coping methods are healthy!
It is estimated that 10% to 14% of the population in the U.S. are addicted to drugs or alcohol, with mild to moderate cases being more common. People struggling with mild to moderate substance abuse can typically hold down jobs, maintain relationships with loved ones, and enjoy social lives – hence the term high-functioning addiction.
The events of the last 2 years have stacked on top of each other causing an immense amount of daily stress. How can you manage that stress in a healthy way?
Do you struggle with flashbacks of past trauma that affect your daily life and happiness? Do you wonder if it will ever go away? There is hope for past trauma!
Have you noticed that you feel different lately? You might feel that you have a lot of problems you need to address, or that nothing is actually wrong at all. The truth may be somewhere between the two–it could be depression.
Are you feeling as if you are in a cycle—the harder you try to rid yourself of anxiety, the worse it seems to get? We have some practical tips to help you take the leap, to get out and break away from anxious thoughts.
Who We Are
Western Tidewater CSB is the leading authority in mental health and developmental services in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, and Southampton County. Learn more about what truly sets us apart.