Destroying the Stigma of Mental Health Disorders

Stigma of Mental Health Disorders

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health Disorders, a widely regarded resource of mental health support, 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some form of mental health disorder in any given year. That means that roughly 20% of the people you meet every day struggle with anxiety, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia or any number of other disorders or combinations thereof. …

Is Our Fast Paced Modern Society Causing Us Anxiety and Depression?

Fast Paced Modern Society Causing Anxiety and Depression?

Generally speaking, the word ‘progress’ is usually identified as being positive, successful, a natural result of capitalism at its finest. The very fiber upon which our founding fathers created our great country rests upon the idea that we as a society will progress into the future, and that it will be good. Dramatic changes over the last 50 years have …

Social Media & Your Mental Health

Social Media and Its Impact on Mental Health

It is no secret that social media plays a major role in our society, and that trend is only expanding as technology weaves itself deeper into the fabric of our daily lives. From constant Facebook status updates, to politically charged Tweets and glamorous snapshots of an artistic cappuccino on Instagram, social media has been wildly influential in dictating social trends. …

The Psychology Behind Bullying

Child being bullied

Across the United States, bullying is affecting thousands of teenagers. All throughout the country, children are being emotionally and physically abused, leaving the victims with fear and mental health issues. Constantly parents hear of children taking their own lives because of cyber bullying from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and other popular social media applications. With bullying present in the lives …

How To Prevent Cyber Bullying

Preventing Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is not just seen in the movies. Cyber bullying is real and harms hundreds of teens almost every day. For as long as anyone can remember, bullies have been around in almost everyone’s everyday life. Whether they are at school or in other parts of our social and personal life, they have been and are present. Cyber bullying …

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8 Ways to Manage Your Computer Use

Managing computer usage

The internet can be an informative and entertaining tool for us, especially because of its easy accessibility. It is easy to quickly pull out your laptop or phone when you need a question answered or are simply just bored and want to pass some time. Though it may be a helpful tool for our everyday lives, overuse of the internet …

Internet Addiction Disorder: Signs & Symptoms

Over the past few years a somewhat new clinical illness has been on the rise known as Internet Addiction Disorder. As with other medical illnesses, Internet Addiction Disorder has particular signs and symptoms to aid in detection and diagnosing. Internet Addiction Disorder has been categorized as a “draining cognitive disruption to physical and mental functions” of the brain by several medical experts. …

What is Technology Addiction?

With technology being integrated into everyone’s everyday lives, it is quite impossible to avoid any encounters of it. Technology is almost an essential for advancement in the human race. From medical, professional, and social environments, technology has been an aid for progression and development. Within a matter of seconds, forms of finding information, communication, and entertainment can be found in …

Are You Addicted to Facebook?

Facebook addiction

According to a 2017 survey, more than 350 million people around the world are believed to meet the clinical definition of an addiction because of their Facebook habits. 890 million people log onto Facebook every day and will spend at least 20 minutes on the site. The average amount of user time, is 40 minutes. Facebook has become one of …

Is Vaping Addictive?

I started smoking cigarettes when I was in high school. It was my first private addiction. I was at summer camp in Boston and a friend of mine smoked Marlboro Reds. We went across the street to the gas station, and she bought a pack. She offered me one, and I took it. I took it because I wanted to …