May 2020: Mental Health Awareness Month In honor of mental health awareness month which has now come to a close, Portage is shedding some light on a common form of diagnosis that is often unrecognized by the general public: dual diagnosis. What is it? What are the warning signs? When and how should co-occurring disorders… Read more »
As quarantine continues to establish itself as the new normal, the majority of us are experiencing unfamiliar concepts. Boredom, free time, and unfamiliar anxiety, to name a few. With all of the humorous coronavirus content online, it’s normal to feel the effects of alcohol romanticism. Maybe you’re dealing with parenting, navigating working from home, or… Read more »
Quarantine is mentally and emotionally challenging, that’s for sure. Given the current state of the world, staying home is the new normal. For some, it can bring up feelings of anxiety, anger, frustration, depression, and even symptoms of PTSD. Here are 8 tips to help your mental health during these uncertain times. 1. Only Trust… Read more »
I Think I Need Help
“Looking back on my life, it’s pretty easy to identify my lowest low. Although my addiction did give me plenty of low moments to choose from.
I was hiding in the woods after going on one of my biggest benders. I had been missing for 48 hours and my family and friends were out looking for me – they feared for the worst. I could see emergency vehicles searching for me from where I was hiding,”
“It’s never easy” used to say Claude Ruel, former Montreal Canadiens coach and winner of the 1969 Stanley Cup. That was certainly true for Donald Brashear whose rise to fame and fortune was followed by a sudden and brutal descent into the abyss. After fighting off his inner demons, Donald began working as an assistant… Read more »