Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the clocks are turned back and daylight hours become shorter during the winter, this can take a toll on mental health. An estimated 14 million Americans struggle with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. Though the exact causes are yet unknown, researchers believe that lack of sunlight decreases serotonin in the brain Read More

Dual Diagnosis: Tackling Recovery from Both Sides

When it comes to living an overall healthy lifestyle, there are many factors that come into play including physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. If you’re struggling in any one of these areas, it can throw things off kilter. The same applies to recovery. Northbound has created a full continuum of care that addresses Read More

Putting the Focus on ADHD and Addiction

Living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be challenging, especially when you are trying to be productive but are faced with restlessness, problems focusing, and a racing mind. While many people are diagnosed with ADHD in childhood, it can also be identified in adults. Some people may not even realize they have this condition because Read More

Being Proactive in Identifying Depression

Everyone has a bad day now and then and may feel sad or upset. However, this generally passes on its own within a few hours or a day or two. Then you’re back to your usual self. But when these feelings linger and start to negatively impact your life, it can be a sign of Read More

PTSD and Trauma-Informed Treatment

Everyone experiences trauma in their lives, and how we respond to and cope with it helps to shape who we are. Oftentimes we process these traumas and move on without any major consequences. However, sometimes the impact of these traumas linger or the event is more serious and hard to overcome. This can result in Read More