Category: Mental Illness

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The Difference Between Phobias and Anxieties

The Difference Between Phobias and Anxieties

If you’re new to learning about mental health, you probably have a few questions about various disorders. One area of confusion many people have is the difference between phobias and anxieties. In this blog, we will explore this question more Read More ›

What Are Antipsychotic Medications?

What Are Antipsychotic Medications?

There are a variety of different types of medications used to enhance mental health. At Avalon Malibu, medication is something our team is very familiar with and can use to great advantage. Many people are familiar with antidepressants and mood Read More ›

The Danger of Stress

The Danger of Stress

Stress is a common occurrence for many of us. While many of us live with stress daily, that doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Too much stress can cause a variety of negative effects, so it’s important to think about ways to Read More ›

You Are Never Stuck

You Are Never Stuck

There are moments in recovery from substance use and mental illness where you may feel stuck in the progress you are making. Perhaps it seems as if your recovery has regressed, like you have hit a wall, or you have Read More ›

The First Step to Change

The First Step to Change

Change of any kind can be challenging. With change can come feelings of ambivalence, excitement, and fear. While there may be joy in the freedom that can come with recovery from substance use and mental illness, you might also feel Read More ›

How Can I Feel More Confident?

How Can I Feel More Confident?

In seasons of life where you are not feeling confident, it can feel like you will never be able to access a sense of confidence in yourself. However, confidence and self-esteem are like a muscle and there are practices that Read More ›

Learning How to Set Boundaries

Learning How to Set Boundaries

Boundaries can be difficult, especially if you have frequently encountered codependency in your life. This can make it hard to know what you need and want when things in your inner world are not right—let alone know how to ask Read More ›

How Healing Happens

How Healing Happens

Beginning a journey of intentionally healing and creating change in your life may feel as exciting as it does overwhelming. You might put a lot of pressure on yourself to achieve healing perfectly and expect yourself to have healed in Read More ›

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