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The Importance of Men’s Mental Health

A crisis has arisen in much of the Western world that’s gone silent for too long. Men are struggling with various mental illnesses at higher rates than ever. And the majority of these men aren’t seeking out professional help.

Fighting Against Addiction Stigma

People who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction have another, unnecessary worry; stigma – the will of another person to negatively perceive someone for their actions. Those who stimulate addiction stigma are usually unaware of what addiction really is. Many consider it a choice (you choose to take a drug, therefore, you chose to become

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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What is a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (better known as PTSD) is a mental disorder which is precipitated by a distressing event. The victim either experiences the event or witnesses it firsthand. It’s common for people who experience a traumatic event to then go through a short period of adjustment and coping. However, the majority of these people will

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What is a Bipolar Disorder?

A bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic depression, is a mental health condition where those who suffer experience intense mood swings. Typically, an emotional high known as mania or hypomania and an emotional low known as depression. Both of these opposing emotions can come at random instances and are usually uncontrollable. Each of them has

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How to Handle Mental Health in College

College is considered one of the most vital periods of your life. Not only are you pushing to settle yourself into a career, but you’re making that important transition from adolescent to adult. The work involved can make your head spin with stress. Though you may feel alone in that pressure, it’s common for students to

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