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 ‘A Drunk Can Consent’ Ruling in Sexual Assault Case Sparks Outrage

Consent in sexual assault is a very controversial topic. In many cases, consent is impossible to prove. On college campuses, cases of sexual assault often involve drugs and/or alcohol.  That’s why most colleges have a policy that sexual activity with an intoxicated person is, by definition, sexual assault. Therefore, a recent case is under fire . . . . Continue Reading

Bird Watching Near Your Home Boosts Mental Health

Growing up, I always had a fascination with birds. Nothing beats the sound of birds happily chirping away in the morning. In fact, a recent study suggests that bird watching is good for your mental health. Even more shocking, they found that people who live in neighborhoods with more birds are less likely to suffer . . . . Continue Reading

Drug Addicts Using Pets To Get Pain Pills From Vets

Drug addicts are known for doing anything to obtain their next high. Now, addicts are using their pets to try to get their hands on pain killers. Yup, believe it or not, this happens much more than you think. In fact, a recent case happened a few weeks ago in Vancouver, Washington, according to the . . . . Continue Reading

Debate: Should Anorexic Patients Be Force-Fed in Treatment?

A recent court case raised serious debate worldwide on whether or not it is okay to force feed a patient with anorexia. Now, the question remains: Is it right to force-feed a patient with severe anorexia against their wishes? Dr. Evan Harris, the former Liberal Democrat MP and a member of the British Medical Association’s . . . . Continue Reading

Schools Push Back Start Times to Boost Productivity and Mental Health

Do you remember the dreaded early mornings before school? They were brutal. The snooze button could only help so much. For decades, early start times and grade school seemed to go hand in hand. Now, some schools are fighting back in an effort to improve academic performance and mental health. With a population of just . . . . Continue Reading

Lena Dunham Reveals Battles With Anxiety, Depression And Mental Health Stigmas

Whether you are a fan of Lena Dunham or not, you have to commend her for speaking out about her struggles with anxiety. Although Dunham has been the focus of controversy since she entered the industry, Dunham is using her voice to spread the message of hope for those struggling with debilitating anxiety. Who is Lena . . . . Continue Reading

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The month of February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! The purpose of Teen DV month is to raise awareness about teenagers and young adults that endure abuse in intimate relationships.  The official week of recognition is typically February 13-19; however, events occur nationally throughout the month of February in recognition of this important cause. . . . . Continue Reading

Doctor Found Guilty of Murder for Overprescribing Pills

  Recently, we wrote an article about a woman suing her doctor for overprescribing painkillers. We wanted to know your opinion about the matter. Should doctors receive punishment for overprescribing opioids? Whether you agree with it or not, it just happened. A California woman became the first doctor in the United States to be found guilty of . . . . Continue Reading

The Benefits and Risks of Cryotherapy Treatment

When it comes to new therapies and mental health treatments, most of us have heard it all. Everything from detoxing, fasting and meditation retreats have peaked in popularity at one point or another. Yet, an innovative form of therapy pushes the limit on new age science. It’s called cryotherapy and it involves rapid  exposure to . . . . Continue Reading

Revenge Body Contestant Opens Up to Khloe Kardashian About Past Drug Addiction

If you love weight loss reality shows, you have to check out Khloe Kardashian’s new show “Revenge Body.” It features overweight contestants who vow to lose weight in order to get “revenge” on loved ones who had hurt them in the past due to their weight. The show aired on January 12, 2017, and has received positive . . . . Continue Reading