How to Prevent Suicide: Warning Signs, Symptoms, and What You Can Do.

A deeper look into what each of us can do to prevent suicide in an at-risk individual.

Changing Your Habits

An understanding of how the brain develops habits and what needs to be done in order to make a change.

An Analysis of the School Shooting Phenomenon

A deeper look into what makes individuals want to commit mass murder.

Breaking the Nothing

It was a Thursday afternoon during the great escape known as summer break. The sun was blazing so much heat, we were forced to melt next to a fan while attempting to watch television. But there was nothing on. I turned to the three sitting next to me and said something along the lines of,

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The Millennial Obsession with Fame

The Superego and Social Media Recently, I wrote an article for an upcoming magazine which entails of how social media is affecting the modern generation’s psychology. Within the piece, I referred heavily to Sigmund Freud’s theory of the ego, superego, and ID. After some reflection on the research, I began to really see how this theory

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America’s Heroin Epidemic

Introduction I currently work for an upscale rehabilitation website. Writing blogs about what you’d expect. However, there was one topic of discussion that caught my interest. I figured I should talk about it here. It may or may not come as a surprise that America is currently facing a heroin epidemic. I wouldn’t have believed

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The Pursuing Artist: Alix Castillo

I enter an apartment on the outskirts of both the Tenderloin and Downtown San Francisco. It’s not the nicest, but for the right college student, it’s a luxury. Squeezed between a hostel and rent-a-car service, the place is tight enough to the point where your body slides along each of the walls. At the end

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The Profusion of Fear

Introduction I think it’s obvious to say that the news only conceives of the worst possible scenarios as a way to fuel our society’s ever-growing paranoia. But without our consent, news networks would cease to find the feedback they wholesomely desire. Therefore, I question why we perpetuate ourselves into the darkest of places within our

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How Literature is Changing in the 21st Century

Introduction Within our age of the Internet, literature necessarily isn’t dying as some people insist. Instead, it’s shaping itself in ways to appropriately accommodate modern technology. Blogs have given independent writers and corporations the opportunity to publish whenever they desire. Newspapers and magazines now hold completely digital subscription services. Likewise, novels are finding their way

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Labeling People with Mental Disorders

Introduction The term “mental disorder” is a riveting assertion in and of itself. According to News Week, about 42.5 million American adults are labeled with a “mental illness”. This would mean that one in every five people have some sort of irregularity with their thought process. I often find that “mental disorders” are simply exaggerated

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