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How Self-Harm Addictions Start

I want to use what I’ve gone through as a way to help other people who struggle with self-harm and self-harm urges. I especially want to help people who may be considering self-harm realize that it’s not the answer. A self-harm addiction makes your life a living hell and brings pain to those close to you. Yes, you’re in pain, and self-harm might seem like a way to relieve that pain. But do you really want to sell your life away to self-harm? There are more effective ways to...

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Apathy: A Disease Spreading Across America

Apathy. Defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as the “lack of feeling or emotion,” is often a sign of depression or substance abuse. The feeling of “I don’t care.” The epidemic spreading across America. Middle school students of Baltimore County made a video about their school’s apathy. This video represents the apathy not just in American communities, but in their schools, too. In schools, apathy tends to show up more than in communities. Only in

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5 Assumptions People Make About Depressed People

Have you ever heard about a friend or an acquaintance at school that was supposedly depressed? In our society today, it’s not uncommon to hear of these things, even at young of an age as middle school. When these types of rumors spread, it’s usual for people to have their own opinions and thoughts on the matter. But sometimes, those thoughts are just guess-work and are assumptions to things they don’t know about. These are

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School Cutoff Dates Affect ADHD Diagnosis

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, typically referred to as ADHD, is one of the most common learning disabilities. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 9.4% of children 2-17 years of age in America have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point. A new study published by The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that school cutoff dates may affect ADHD diagnosis. Grade cutoff dates in most states are on or around September 1, which

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We Need To Normalize Healthy Environments

As a person with mental health issues, college has been an up and down experience. But I can safely say that college has truly proven to be a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for me. I am one of the one in four young people who have a diagnosable mental health issue in college. It is a statistic that I can implement in my life, due to a good per cent of my college friends

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How To Tell If Your Loved One Is Suffering From Depression

Depression is a very scary thing and not just for the people who are personally suffering, the people around them find the illness terrifying as well. When you don’t know if someone you care about is slowly losing their grip on life and hope, it’s important to keep a wide eye on them and let them know that they will be okay. If you have a feeling your loved one is suffering from depression, here

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The 7 Most Unusual Phobias

Are you deeply afraid of spiders, heights, clowns, tight spaces, elevators, or snakes? If so, don’t be alarmed; these types of phobias (arachnophobia, acrophobia, coulrophobia, claustrophobia, elevatophobia, and ophidiophobia, respectively), along with many others, are fairly common. Phobias are excessive and persistent fears that tend to fall into one of three general categories: social phobias, agoraphobias (fears of situations or places in which one could become trapped, embarrassed, or helpless), or specific phobias. Approximately 18%

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The Remnants Of The Parkland Shooting Continue To Affect Its Victims

The days following the Parkland Shooting are still vivid memories. I remember talking about it, seeing the videos of the incident on social media and having to ‘prepare’ for a similar situation that could occur. I remember feeling like this ‘what-if’ situation was becoming more of a reality, a burden faced by high school students across the nation and the families that had to deal with the pain left by it. Seventeen people lost their

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OCD Is Still Stigmatized For A Reason

“My O.C.D. is so bad, I’ll straighten the picture frames on the wall.” “My O.C.D. is so bad, sometimes I don’t want to be around my parents because I’m afraid I’ll try to murder them.” We, as the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.) community, are familiar with the misinterpretation surrounding the condition. To many, it simply represents the need to have things organized and tied up in pretty ribbons. The predominance of people associate the illness with

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