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Why Women Stay: Understanding Battered Woman Syndrome

The term “battered woman syndrome” applies to any woman who has lived through at least two cycles of abuse from a partner. Often, people are left wondering: why did they stay? However, the reasons are complex and vary from woman to woman. Women in abusive relationships often stay because they are afraid to leave. In . . . . Continue Reading


4 Reasons Why Clutter Is Bad for Your Mental Health

  New research reveals it’s better to live a less cluttered life. While this may not sound surprising, the reality is many people’s lives are full of clutter. Your ability to think clearly and live an organized lifestyle depends on your ability to navigate through the clutter. Less is more, as they say. When you . . . . Continue Reading


Is Mental Illness an Acceptable Reason to Call in Sick to Work?

One web developer challenged the conventional ideology behind “sick days” by letting others know that it’s okay to call in sick to focus on your mental health. There are days when mental illness can be more debilitating when it comes to productivity than physical illness. Depression and anxiety are known to result in huge declines . . . . Continue Reading


Experts Concerned Netflix’s New Film Will ‘Trigger’ Anorexia

Another Netflix original program is stirring controversy. In case you missed the 13 Reasons Why debacle, you now have a second opportunity to voice your opinion. While the show 13 Reasons Why received criticism because many felt it idealized suicide, Netflix’s new film The Bone, have eating disorder experts concerned about its potential to trigger . . . . Continue Reading


Amanda Bynes Is Back and Sober; Ready to Return to Acting

Amanda Bynes is back and better than ever. She was adored in the 90s when she starred in shows like All That and The Amanda Bynes Show. Then, in the early 2000s, she was in a plethora of movies like She’s The Man and Hairspray. Furthermore, who didn’t love the sitcom What I Like About You . . . . Continue Reading


Those Having Weight Loss Surgery Should Learn About Drug Abuse Risks

Lately, I have been thinking about a conversation. A little over a month ago,  I had an appointment with a woman who ran a workshop I was interested in attending. We instantly clicked and started rambling about other topics. We were going on about Harry Potter when she asked me what I do for a . . . . Continue Reading


Are Hormones Responsible for Your Addiction?

Could hormones be the reason for your addiction? Hormones may influence more than what we think. There is evidence that the hormone progesterone may influence levels of depression, anxiety, and even addiction. If you are currently on birth control or thinking of going off of birth control, you need to read this. Progesterone is a . . . . Continue Reading


How Traveling Can Boost Your Health And Well-Being

If you have the opportunity to travel, do it. If you do not have the opportunity, try and find a way to make traveling a reality. There are a plethora of benefits to traveling that most people do not realize. In fact, traveling can help boost your mental health. Traveling also exposes you to different . . . . Continue Reading


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


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


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