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The Link between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Obesity

Could there be a connection between sexual abuse and food addiction? According to a 2013 report, there is a real possibility. Women who had experienced physical or sexual abuse before the age of 18 were almost twice as likely to have a food addiction compared to women without a history of childhood abuse. These issues . . . . Continue Reading


All About Selective Mutism: Frozen In Silence

Have you ever been in a scenario where you wanted to speak, but couldn’t? For those with selective mutism, this is a reoccurring reality. Selective mutism is a condition in which a person cannot speak in certain situation. Typically, selected mutism begins in childhood. For example, a child may go the entire day at school . . . . Continue Reading


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


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


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


Jim Carrey’s Prescription Drugs Suspected to Be Used in Catherine White’s Suicide

The internet and the news has been shook up and bogged down with the tragic story of Catherine White, Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend, who committed suicide. First we were hit with the shocking headline when the body of the 30 year old make-up artists from Ireland was discovered in her Los Angeles home, and then . . . . Continue Reading