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Mental Health and Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an important part of the journey to recovery, from stress, from substance abuse and more. Its mantra is to pay attention to the present moment. It is a powerful tool for those in recovery and rehab.

Mindfulness and Recovery

“Our lives unfold moment to moment,” wrote Jon Kabat-Zin, one of the first modern advocates of the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness. The concept of mindfulness is simple: it means closely paying attention to what is happening to you right now, in the moment, without judging yourself or reacting in any way. In a mindfulness practice, we move through stressful… Read More

Children’s Mental Health Disorders a ‘True Public Health Crisis’

It’s May 10, 2019 a single week in which we have witnessed two fatal school shootings, one in a classroom in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and one at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a K-12 outside Denver, Colorado, only minutes from Columbine High School. Events that were once unthinkable have become a regular part of our lives and… Read More

Mental Health Issues: An Illness, not a Choice

This month, May, is Mental Health Awareness Month. Strive, and our sister company Veteran & First Responder Healthcare, are dedicating our Facebook, blogs and other social media channels to highlight some of the major issues is Mental Health Awareness. While at Strive our focus is on treating substance use, overwhelmingly trauma and its resulting mental health issues are at the… Read More

Strive and STOPit: Not Hopeless—Helping Youth Considering Self-Harm

The technology company STOPit this week published the following post and interview with clinicians at Strive Health Paramus. STOPit provides anonymous and configurable reporting through a mobile app, web app and phone hotline, empowering individuals to safely report behavioral health issues. Visit them online at https://stopitsolutions.com/about-stopit/. Note: This post may trigger an adverse reaction. If it is beginning to upset… Read More

Thera-me: Going beyond… self care

A particular buzz word has been filling my feed lately… Self Care. The term itself seems to have many definitions, but in general, it means giving to or caring for one’s self. At the Strive Centers we stress both sides of the term: how a self-caring and empowered person makes for a more empathic one. We talk about “applying your… Read More