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Kesha Talks Mental Health, Eating Disorders & Social Media Use

Pop singer Kesha recently opened up about mental health, eating disorders and cyberbullying. She also reveals how social media fueled her anxiety and depression. These days, Kesha routinely takes time away from social media and says that comments towards her self-image only progressed her self-harming ways. While social media can be an excellent tool for . . . . Continue Reading


Internet Addiction: Can a Person Be Addicted to Watching YouTube?

A recent study wanted to determine whether or not compulsive YouTube viewing qualifies as an addiction. Admittedly, I am part of the problem. YouTube has played a major role in my life since it first made waves on the internet over a decade ago. Not a week goes back that I do not sift through . . . . Continue Reading


Hepatitis C Cases Increase By Nearly 300% Since 2010

Hepatitis C cases are up nearly 300% since 2010, according to recent reports by the CDC. Despite better testing and treatment methods, hepatitis C cases continue to rise rapidly. Experts suggest this is due to the rise in intravenous drug use. This Friday, May 19, is National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. This . . . . Continue Reading


Alcohol Consumption Falls Among High School Drinkers

In the midst of an opioid epidemic, there is some surprising news happening in high schools throughout the country. Drinking rates are on the decline amongst teens. A recent survey from the CDC found that the incidence of drinking dropped significantly between 1991 and 2015. The self-reported numbers indicated that half of high schoolers in . . . . Continue Reading


How To Master & Control Your Emotions Daily

Emotions can either drive you or derail you. Many people struggle to have control over their emotions. However, it is important to understand we do not need to be at the mercy of our emotions. A recent article reviews the book How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, by renowned psychologist Lisa . . . . Continue Reading


Gaslighting: What Is It and What Are the Signs?

Even if you do not know what “gaslighting” is, the chances are high that you have experienced it.  I never knew what gas lighting meant until I read about it, however after learning the definition, I know I’ve experienced gaslighting countless times in various relationships. So what on earth is gaslighting? Gaslighting is defined as . . . . Continue Reading


Six Signs and Symptoms to Observe in Eating Disorders

How to know if someone is anorexic or bulimic and how you can help. Eating disorders affect millions of people year round. The psychological, emotional and physical effects of eating disorders like anorexia, bingeing, bulimia and exercise bulimia are incredibly taxing on a person’s health. It is important to acknowledge the signs and behaviors of . . . . Continue Reading


Florida Senate Unanimously Pass Sober Home Cleanup Bill

On Thursday, the Florida Senate unanimously passed the controversial sober home cleanup bill. The bill would crack down on shady business practices in the drug-treatment industry.  Officially Senate Bill 788, the bill was sponsored by Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth and landed on a special order calendar and passed Thursday evening. The bill would target shady . . . . Continue Reading


Lucy Hale Opens Up About Overcoming Insecurity and Becoming Sober

  The first time I heard about “Pretty Little Liars,” I was sitting in my local movie theater with my sister.  A trailer for the show came on, and we learned the tale of four girls determined to discover who murdered their best friend, Alison. “We have to watch that!” I whispered to my sister. . . . . Continue Reading


‘True Blood’ Star Stephen Moyer Talks About Alcohol Addiction

Were you a fan of the show True Blood? True Blood star Stephen Moyer recently opened up about his past struggles with alcoholism. During a panel for a treatment center in Santa Monica, 45-year-old Moyer focused on his 14-years of sobriety. Moyer says he has been sober long enough that when he goes out to . . . . Continue Reading