Friday, July 23, 2010


In times of depression....

In times of depression we can't see true colors of the world around us.
It looks so easy to cross over to the beautiful side but sometimes it too hard..

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Right Treatments

I discovered this article and thought it needed to be shared:

Experienced Depression Treatment Within Luxury Recovery Centers

"Depression ruins lives. Depression treatment can save them, but only if it's administered by competent and compassionate professionals. The right depression treatment clinic will help you rediscover life as you used to know it, and yourself as you used to be. All that remains is for you to find an institution that really does have your best interests at heart...(more)'

This piece discusses the right treatments for depression with
focus on your unique needs and create a treatment program that will work for you.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Start your road to recovery...

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Call us today at 1-800-332-9202, and start your road to recovery.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sad to Understanding

Hello My name is Noelle and i requested to write a story on this blog that is about my life and what i went through when my mom was diagnosed with depression as well as myself.
When someone in the family is depressed, the whole family is affected. Depression is a strong silent disease that sucks the energy and joy out of a person's life. It is important to get the individual into treatment and be sensitive and empathetic during their treatment.

Growing up was not exactly the greatest time of my life...watching my mom suffer from sadness that i didn't understand really hurt and tore my family apart. She went to doctors, took medication but it just never helped. When i became 16 i realized that what i felt was not "right" or "normal". I spoke with the counselor at my school who then suggested that i go to a doctor and get put on anti depressants. After watching my mom take all those medications that changed not only her attitude but who she was, i told myself i was not going to take those. A cloudy, not really there type of person is not who i was nor who i was going to be. I decided that things needed to change...that i needed to change! I research online rehabilitation centers and saw that depression is a common disease now days. I spoke with a counselor who arranged with me to stay at the facility. It has been 10 years since i have been out depression rehab and i must say these 10 years have been the best ever!I have learned how to handle my depression and live MY life! I had talked my mother about seeking this help and she has been off medication for 5 years. Life is about laughter, love, exploring so many things not sadness, anger, and hurt. I wanted to say thank you to the staff who helped me become who i have always been :) Thank you for letting me post my story.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunset Malibu in the news...

Sunset Malibu has some great pieces out there talking about is many facets within the Rehab community, here are a few great reads:

Getting The Most Out Of California Alcohol Rehabs:
'...drug abuse is a resilient disease, and alcohol rehabs can only succeed if they are driven by sustained effort. The most effective alcohol rehabs are the ones that ensure the long-term health of its clients...(more)'

Winning The Battle Against Clinical Depression:
'..."It's our role as a clinical depression treatment center to help them recover what's been lost, with everything from professional clinical depression treatment to intensive life-skills training. We believe that our long record of success testifies to the soundness of our strategies."...(more).

What The Best Drug Rehab Centers Bring To The Table:
'...On the contrary, drug abuse is a resilient disease, and drug rehabs can only succeed if it's driven by sustained effort. The most effective drug rehab centers are the ones that ensure the long-term health of its clients...(more)'

Dealing With A Bipolar Disorder:
'...The most effective bipolar disorder treatment centers are invariably those which help clients learn to feel good about themselves again...(more)'

The Key To Successful Drug And Alcohol Treatment:
'...The most effective alcohol treatment center is one that brings an addict's family members together for group counseling and therapy sessions. In the end, there's no better way to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone involved...(more)'

Depressive Disorder Recovery Guide:
'...The most effective depressive disorder recovery center is that one that brings an addict's family members together for group counseling and therapy sessions...(more)'