man struggling with violence, substance abuse, and mental illness

Connection Between Violence, Substance Abuse, And Mental Illness

Often when there is something like a mass shooting, you hear the news reporters linking the violence with substance abuse and mental illness. They make it sound like these are always connected. In some cases, this is true because people won’t normally strike out this violently unless there are substance abuse and mental illness issues.…

a man sits on the floor and wonders what is ptsd

What Is PTSD?

Many people often wonder, “What is PTSD? Well, the term is an abbreviation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This mental disorder typically develops after a traumatic event or situation. The event can either be life-threatening or not necessarily dangerous. As a result, you’ll always feel afraid during or after a traumatic situation, thus triggering fight-or-flight.   In…