What does this mean? Faith based recovery is usually thought of as one with belief in a higher power, although this may or may not mean a specific religion for many. Incorporating a spiritual, faith-based part into one’s recovery program will certainly help us get better results for our mental health clients. Depression is the most common mental health issue in America (probably globally), and certainly here in the US. It is very prevalent in substance use recovery as well.
We are hearing a lot in the news today about Alzheimer’s and whether it can be prevented, treated successfully, and reversed. Think about what you believe for a second. Conventional medical practitioners seem to be thinking that it cannot be prevented, or, that once a person is in a state of cognitive decline, it can never be reversed. Some believe it cannot even be slowed down.
Whether you are ill or not, or just want to feel better and be healthier, it is always a great idea to begin a health journey. It doesn’t really matter what your background is, or how much money you make. It doesn’t matter how old or how young you are. The best place and time to start is … exactly where you are right now!
As soon as you can! Taking good care of ourselves is a continual, life-long process. When we are taking care of ourselves, and we have children, we are passing along good health to our unborn babies and starting from the get-go to model good self-care … part of good parenting. This covers both nature and nurture.
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.