There was this one time when I was a child. My family and I had taken a vacation to San Diego. I was boogie boarding when suddenly, on the beach’s distant shore, I saw my father and mother screaming my way. A moment of fear struck me simply because I trusted their distress. I turned
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When it comes to how to handle mental health, we each take our own approach. Though some of us take the approach suggested by all mental health professionals – treatment through therapy and medication – others seek out ways to self-medicate. Philosophy has a way of helping us not only understand our thoughts but the
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A deeper look into what each of us can do to prevent suicide in an at-risk individual.