Setting boundaries, especially with people you love, can be a difficult thing. You must be firm in what you want and what you need. Boundaries are meant to keep you safe, happy, and healthy. Some boundaries can be negotiable. These boundaries are guidelines based on preferences. If something is non-negotiable, however, they are hard lines that cannot be crossed. These non-negotiable boundaries are usually connected to your values. They are
Self-love is essential. Many people, however, push off self-love and self-care because they just don’t have the time for it. Between work, school, families, friends, and hobbies, they just don’t have the time for self-love. They push themselves to the side in order to get all of their other responsibilities done. Although this may be somewhat understandable, it’s important to remember that you must take care of yourself, too. You
Many people who are struggling try to talk themselves out of the fact that they are suffering. They may downplay their symptoms or deny them outright. They may be embarrassed about what they are going through, thus leading them to avoid seeking help at all costs. If you find yourself associating with these things, it may be time to take ownership of your struggles. Stop denying who you are. Stop
Dealing with anger can be difficult. It’s an emotion that can bring shame and guilt while being a source of destruction for anything in its path. Anger impacts your brain and body in many ways. Today, Pinnacle Recovery will explain this impact to help you deal with your anger in a healthy way. (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine). How anger moves through your brain and into
Emotional intelligence is just as important as IQ (Intelligence Quotient). An IQ test is known as a quiz that tests a person’s intelligence. But what if other things are important to intelligence that cannot be measured via an IQ test? You’ve come to the right place, because emotional intelligence is an essential facet of mental health recovery. Controlling your emotions and recognizing the feelings in those around you is a
Suicide can be a difficult topic to bring up to someone who is struggling. You may be wary of asking the person if they are thinking about suicide. You must, however, start the conversation. Many people believe that asking someone if they are thinking about suicide will plant the seed. This just isn’t true; in fact, it’s necessary to ask. We may be fearful, but fear gets in the way.
Anxiety can be a pain to deal with. It can feel like a part of yourself is weighing you down and dragging along the floor as you try to move forward. This anxiety can hold you back from activities you used to find joy in. There are ways, however, that you can reduce your anxiety to make it more manageable. You don’t have to be plagued with anxiety forever. Try
When someone is dealing with a serious mental illness or addiction, it can be challenging to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It may feel like you have been driving for miles and miles, yet there is no end in sight. Or, you may have been driving for a while and see a glimmer of light, but it doesn’t seem attainable. Whatever your experience may be, don’t
Contrary to popular beliefs, millennials are not teenagers with no sense of the real world. Anyone born between 1981 and 1996 is considered a millennial. Thus, millennials are currently anywhere between the ages of 23 and 38. This group of people has had real-world experiences. They’ve lived through tough stuff and made their way through it. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five American adults experience
Creating a space where change can happen takes a lot of work. Created by Amber Rae, author and motivational speaker, the “pyramid of transformation,” is a model that brings you through the stages of transformation when making a change in your life. You must be open and honest with yourself throughout the pyramid of transformation. To get to a place of joy within yourself after a change, there must be
- Before coming to Pinnacle my life was hopeless as well as less meaningful. Here I was able to focus on core issues and learn how to manage. Pinnacle helped save my life. I am so grateful for the clinical staff and day and night staff. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
- Food was great! I loved Natalie. She was a lifesaver literally. Loved the activities and felt they were a big part of seeing I could have sober fun. Staff was amazing, loved them all. Brad was very helpful to my recovery and talked me off the ledge several times. Joel helped me out a lot and was crucial to my recovery. Pinnacle is the best place ever. Pinnacle gave me hope again or at least a glimmer of it in the darkness of my life at the time I entered treatment. I felt very loved and welcomed by staff and clients and never once felt judged. I was scared of entering a rehab after a bad experience at my first treatment center. Upon arrival at Pinnacle that fear quickly melted away. If I had a friend or family member who needed treatment I would ONLY recommend Pinnacle.
- Pinnacle Recovery gave me another chance at life. A chance to create and find a better life for me, so that I could create and find the life I always wanted for myself. I owe my life to this program and the amazing people involved in it. Words cannot express how grateful I am and how blessed I feel to have been given this opportunity. Pinnacle allowed me the opportunity to become a better person and a better man. I've grown not only in recovery from my addiction, but I can confidently say that I left Pinnacle a better person and am continuing to grow each and every day. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional and that's exactly what pinnacle enabled me to do, grow.
- Words cannot express how grateful I am for all you have done for me. I really do owe my life to you. I was swallowed up in the depths of depression when I got to pinnacle. My will to live life was nonexistent. I did not have any hope for the future and you carried me out of the depths through self discovery. Thank you for being so understanding of my shortcomings. I sincerely apologize for breaking the rules and causing you additional stress and problems. You helped me learn from my mistakes and come to a better knowledge of my many addictions and gave me tools to cope with them. The harshest reality I've had to come to terms with is, the monstrous disease of addiction and mental illness will never leave me. It will be an ongoing battle to keep my sobriety and sanity and the work does not end when I leave the safety of the gates of Pinnacle. Thank you for giving me a firm stable foundation to build on and showing me I do not need to let it cripple me and that it is possible to have a happy and fulfilling life. I thank my heavenly father every night for the opportunity I had to come to Pinnacle. You are doing a marvelous work in this world and I appreciate your efforts.