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The Link Between Depression and Human Evolution

Depression claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression in their lifetime, and that number is increasing with every generation.  Sadly, there is still a lack of understanding when it comes to depression. Why is there suddenly a rapid increase in rates of depression? Researchers . . . . Continue Reading


Describing the Dangers of an MDMA Overdose

On the streets it has many names, such as Molly or ecstasy. It comes in different forms, such as pills or powder. However it comes and whatever you call it, MDMA is an extremely dangerous and illegal drug that acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic. While the drug has gained in popularity over the . . . . Continue Reading


How Samuel L. Jackson Went From Drug Addict To A-List Actor

“I was out of my mind a lot of the time.” Samuel L. Jackson recently opened up about his experience overcoming drug addiction and becoming an A-List Actor. Jackson received his Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s BET Awards. During the ceremony, Jackson shared a touching story involving his wife and daughter. “[They] found me . . . . Continue Reading


Should You Tell Your Employer About Your Depression?

  Mental health issues like depression can be debilitating. Anyone who has experienced clinical depression knows that there is a difference between the occasional sad mood and feelings of deep despair. Often, these feelings of depression can hinder a person from being functional at work. However, because depression has such a huge stigma, it is . . . . Continue Reading


Can You “Catch” Depression?

  Author: Shernide Delva Depression is a disease that is not like the common cold. You cannot “catch” depression, but being around people who are going through mental health issues can affect you and your emotions.  So is depression contagious? Not exactly, however, the answer is complicated. A person’s susceptibility to certain behaviors is significantly . . . . Continue Reading


Why We Seek Instant Gratification and How to Stop

Addiction often stems from the desire to seek instant gratification, even if it is unwise. Instant gratification may seem like the perfect idea in the moment but over time, seeking instant gratification is a major mistake. The problem with seeking instant gratification is it becomes insatiable. What is instant gratification? Instant gratification is the desire . . . . Continue Reading


The Link Between Facebook and Alcohol Abuse

New research continues to analyze the potential detrimental effects of social media.  Is there a link between Facebook use and alcohol abuse? According to this latest report, there could be. Using data extracted from the Facebook accounts of 318 female students at the University of Georgia (UGA), researchers found the severity of child abuse was . . . . Continue Reading


The Void Social Media Fills

You may think that social media is positively affecting your life. After all, everyone is on it. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people around the globe use social networking sites. The average American spends 7.6 hours a month on social media sites. However, even if these platforms bring us closer together, they can . . . . Continue Reading


3 Reasons Why Adults Are Becoming Sadder With Age, Not Happier

They say the older you are, the wiser you become. That may be true, but according to one study, we are becoming sadder with age too. Up until recently, adults showed signs of increased happiness with age but now it seems like we are going backwards. According to the study recently published in Social Psychological and . . . . Continue Reading


New Prevention Plan Saves Thousands of Lives from Suicide

Some of the statistics on suicide death rates are definitely beyond disturbing considering the nature of the issue and the illnesses that contribute to it. Recent numbers have even shown that each year nearly 3 times as many Americans die from suicide as from homicide, and that more Americans commit suicide than those who die . . . . Continue Reading