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Pills and Skills Recovery is a podcast that focuses healing from trauma and recovery. Many trauma survivors, particularly those of us in the faith community, will not go see a therapist or psychiatrist, so my motto is "Bringing recovery to You." The way I do this is to bring my listeners research-based information each week on healing from trauma and recovery. My goal is to help you take the next step on your journey of healing from trauma and recovery.

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Pills and Skills Recovery is a podcast that focuses healing from trauma and recovery. Many trauma survivors, particularly those of us in the faith community, will not go see a therapist or psychiatrist, so my motto is "Bringing recovery to You." The way I do this is to bring my listeners research-based information each week on healing from trauma and recovery. My goal is to help you take the next step on your journey of healing from trauma and recovery.

    How to Get Help When in a Mental Health Crisis

    How to Get Help When in a Mental Health Crisis

    In today's episode, I talk about how to get help if you or a loved one is in a mental health crisis. This first step is to go to your local behavioral health hospital for an ASSESSMENT and evaluation. Here in Greenville, there is The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health. 
    The assessment will take roughly 45 minutes where they take a medical history and trauma history. During that time, they are trying to determine what is the best level of care to get you stable and your symptoms under control. There are 3 levels of treatment:
    Inpatient -- the most restrictive. If you are suicidal or in a state of psychosis, and you a danger to yourself or others, you need 24 hr. round the clock to get stable. Once you are, your= transition down to a lesser restrictive level of care.Partial Hospital Program (Also called the Day program) -- Mon. - Sat. 9-3pm. The you can go home. This last roughly 10 days and then your transition down to the least restrictive level of care. Intensive Outpatient --MWF 9-12 Noon. 
    Listen to learn more about each level of treatment.




    This content is for informational purposes only. If you feel you need to talk to someone, please consult a medical doctor or a licensed professional counselor. If you are in an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you need help with suicide prevention, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.



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    Bipolar Disorder: 5 Tips to Maintain Your Recovery

    Bipolar Disorder: 5 Tips to Maintain Your Recovery

    In this episode, I share 5 tips for maintaining your recovery from Bipolar Disorder.
    Those tips include:
    Take your medicationWork with your treatment team (primary physician, psychiatrist, and therapist)Get adequate sleep.Use Coping Skills and Self CareManage your Stress level (at work, finances, relationships)Listen to learn more.

    This content is for informational purposes only. If you hear something you think might work for you, before making any changes, please consult a medical doctor or licensed professional counselor.
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    How Trauma Affects The Body Pt 6

    How Trauma Affects The Body Pt 6

    In today's show, I finish my series on How Trauma Affects the Body. I recap what trauma is and what makes and event traumatic. I recount what happens in the body when we experience a traumatic event. I talk about trauma-related disorders like PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder. For today's show and this entire series I referenced the book, Healing from Trauma by Jasmin Lee Cori. 

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    How Trauma Affects The Body Pt 5

    How Trauma Affects The Body Pt 5

    Today I'm continuing my series on How Trauma Affects the Body, specifically today, I'm talking about trauma related disorders or disorders we develop as a result of enduring a lot of trauma. Some trauma related disorders include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Addictions, and Eating Disorders. 

    Today I'm referencing the book, Healing from Trauma by Jasmin Lee Cori. 

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    How Trauma Affects The Body Pt 3

    How Trauma Affects The Body Pt 3

    In today's episode, Part 3,  I'm continuing  my series on How Trauma Affects the Body, specially today I'm talking about the footprints of trauma and how it shows up in our body and behaviors. Today's I'm referencing the book Healing from Trauma by Jasmin Lee Cori. 
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    How Trauma Affects The Body Pt 2

    How Trauma Affects The Body Pt 2

    In this episode I'm continuing  my series on How Trauma Affects the Body, specifically I'm talking the basic physiology of trauma and what the body needs to right itself. In today's show and the entire series I'm referencing Healing from Trauma by Jasmin Lee Cori.

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