Hello, my name is Tommy Graves and I just celebrated 6 months clean and sober! I have been in and out of recovery for 20 years, but I'm doing it 100% this time! I have honestly worked a set of 12 steps, and am very active in meetings.
I am proud that I am facing my PTSD and trauma head on. I am learning to go through very tough situations and emotions without self-medicating. I am also starting E.M.D.R.(therapy) this week.
Love is in the air; we are only a few days away from Valentine’s Day. I love this time of the year. In fact, I love love. And I love seeing people in love. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if intense romantic love lasted forever? But what if such a desire for love becomes excessive in some people? Could love become an addiction? In a paper, published in the January-March 2019 issue of European Journal of Psychiatry, researchers Sanches and John discuss love addiction and its treatment.
When you think about mental health, what comes to mind? Maybe you think about how you feel right now or remember a time when you felt anxious. Some people may think about self-care or wonder how many people live with a mental health diagnosis. To make this topic easier, we want to debunk some common mental health misconceptions and show that some of these problems are more common than you think.