What Parents and Caregivers Should Know About Program Aftercare

March 29th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Aftercare” is a general term for activities and other resources that behavioral health and addiction treatment patients receive after being discharged from a primary care facility. Aftercare...

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Scars: What Lies Beneath

February 13th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Complicated Grief and Loss As Sandra was growing up, her mother experienced multiple hospitalizations for metastasized cancer and died when Sandra was 12. Sandra didn’t really understand...

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Living The Meadows Model

January 23rd, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Nancy Minister, Workshop Facilitator at The Meadows, discusses the Meadows Model in our newest blog. The Meadows Model is incorporated into all of The Meadows family of...

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The Complex Trauma Survivor Faces a Lifetime’s Worth of Bullying

February 27th, 2017 // // Tags: , , , ,

By Shahida Arabi, M.A., Author “Many abused children cling to the hope that growing up will bring escape and freedom. But the personality formed in the environment...

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All of the Feels: Accepting the Gifts of Emotion

February 16th, 2017 // // Tags: , , ,

By Brenna Gonzales, MS, LPC, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Therapist In our culture, we are taught that certain feelings are off limits. There is a...

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Trauma Can Lead to Eating Disorders

January 12th, 2017 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Heather was raped when was she was a young adult. Her feelings of fear, rage, and powerlessness that followed became overwhelming and unmanageable. Initially, the stress she...

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The Real Impact of Rape Culture and Sexual Trauma

August 31st, 2016 // // Tags: , , , , , ,

When bystanders pulled Stanford University swimmer and Olympic hopeful Brock Turner away from the woman he was sexually assaulting behind a fraternity house dumpster, he laughed. When...

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Man Rule #1: No Crying

January 6th, 2016 // // Tags: , , ,

By Dan Griffin, Senior Fellow at The Meadows “Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about!” “What? Are you going to cry like a little...

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College-Age Suicides Escalate

April 22nd, 2015 // // Tags: , , , , ,

Untreated Depression Costs Lives Each new day brings rays of sunshine that invite life’s pleasures – the enticing scent of freshly brewed coffee; the warmth of embracing...

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