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Stigmas About Mental Illness Being Contagious Causes Harm

“Don’t come too close to me. You’re sick.” We have all said something like this to a person who was visibly ill. We know illnesses like a bad cold or the flu can be contagious but what about mental illnesses?  Despite compelling evidence that mental illnesses are not contagious, many still believe that being around a person . . . . Continue Reading

Friendship Helps Us Escape Depression

Sometimes the old sayings are true: “Water seeks its own level” or “misery loves company” may have some realistic effect on our lives and our relationships. We do have a tendency to surround ourselves with like-minded people, and some of us are easily influenced by the emotions of others. But, is depression contagious? Sometimes when . . . . Continue Reading

Perfect Timing: The Formula for a Perfect Day

Some say nothing and no one is really perfect, yet some believe everything is perfect in all its imperfections. Either way, there is always some value it striving for as much perfection as possible. So what could be wrong with doing your best to manifest a perfect day? There are various studies that have helped . . . . Continue Reading

Are 3D Printed Drugs the Future?

Author: Justin Mckibben Yeah, we said it. The future of medicine has found a new home in the 3rd dimension, with 3D printers making new waves of innovation in the medical community. So far we have already seen the results of CD printing in the medical field, including things like custom prosthetics. Now we have . . . . Continue Reading

6 Important Things about Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorders are commonly defined as psychological illnesses characterized by abnormal eating habits that exist alongside an obsession with an unhealthy body-image. Eating disorders typically involve either insufficient or excessive food intake, and many persist to the extent they become extremely damaging to an individual’s physical and mental health in ways both visible and invisible. The path to recovery from eating disorders is not a . . . . Continue Reading

More Babies Being Born With Opiate Addiction

Our children are our future. Each new life brings into this world new possibility and new hope for a more amazing world, and as drug addiction has become so common in our nation it seems our future gets bleaker as more children are born into suffering and addiction. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a group of . . . . Continue Reading

Could a Gene be the Cause of Anorexia?

Too many beautiful women, men and young people suffer from obsessions based in a contorted body-image and manifesting as self-starvation and ravenous purging. Thanks to the tireless work of awareness groups and advocates who speak for those who are struggling it is becoming more commonly accepted that eating disorders aren’t a lifestyle choice, but an . . . . Continue Reading

Ohio Woman Invents App to Fight Heroin Addiction

 The city of Marion, Ohio, just like a lot of cities all over America, has been torn apart by the devastation and demoralization caused by the surging opiate outbreak. With overdose death rates climbing to catastrophic rates all over the country, more and more people are stepping in and looking for answers. Now, one Marion, . . . . Continue Reading

Sleep Loss and Self-Harm

Self-harm is a dismal and self-destructive approach to dealing with life, resulting from a tragic and bleak perspective taking on a physical form when a person inflicts any kind of pain or injury upon themselves. Be it physical, emotional or psychological, self-harm is a grim and sometimes gruesome reality that infects the lives and minds . . . . Continue Reading

Demi Lovato Discusses Seeing the Light after Relapse

Demi Lovato is an American pop icon as a singer, songwriter and actress who rose to prominence in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock in 2008, which led to her signing a record contract with Hollywood Records. Now at age 22 she has experience a lot in her time in the spotlight, including some . . . . Continue Reading