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Another Brick in the Wall

Another Brick in the Wall The metaphorical “wall” Pink Floyd sang about in the late seventies to worldwide acclaim, in their hit song entitled “Another Brick in the Wall,” lamented the abandonment and isolation many students suffer just by being in school.                           &...

Schools Have a Hand in Causing Mental Illness in Teenagers

About the Author: It's always a beautiful day in TherapyInsider.com's Mr. Jeff Rogers' neighborhood.  After 3-plus decades working with troubled children in both public and private schools, it's time to start sharing what I've learned, and what I've told folks they should do.  You be the judge.  See for yourself.  There's a lot to be said for trying stuff out in the cauldron of the day-in and day-out practice. D...

Rapper Logic is the New Public Torch Bearer for Mental Illness

Roughly 42.5 million people suffer from mental illness in America. As if that weren’t tragic enough, these suffering men, women, and children are largely dismissed as weak for having a serious illness that happens to be invisible to the naked eye and virtually unacknowledged by their own government. Nevertheless, to say that mental health is an epidemic issue of national concern would be a gross understatement. After all, Real ...

Ashton Kutcher : Actor. Father. Entrepreneur. American Hero.

// While much of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities are quick to use their fame as a platform to voice their complaints about political and social injustices, even the most vocal within the entertainment industry rarely choose to turn their passionate words into action. Ashton Kutcher: A Courageous Champion from the Hills of Fake Heroes  The “all-talk/no-action” approach that many within the entertainment ...

Changing the Way We Feel About Mental Illness

What If Physical Diseases Were Treated Like Mental Illnesses? As many as one out of four Americans suffer from at least one type of mental illness. In fact, one in six adults will admit to having a mental disorder this week alone. I guess you could say we have an issue with mental illness in this country; an issue that goes largely ignored. But, if so many millions of Americans suffer from mental illness, why is so much is s...

Study Suggests Darth Vader Suffers From Borderline Personality Disorder

Darth Vader- The Sith Lord With Borderline Personality Disorder?  There are tens of millions of Star Wars fans throughout the world. In fact, statistically speaking - not to mention, the fact you are reading an article about Darth Vader's possible personality disorder diagnosis - you are probably among the fan-faithful of the 'Galaxy Far Far Away...' By that logic, it's also fair to assume that anyone reading this would likely agr...

Family and Friends | Worth More Than Money Can Buy

Are You Financially Broke, But Loved By Friends and Family? Good News! You Can Afford Happiness While the lyrics of Notorious B.I.G. "Mo' money mo' problems" may seem absurd to us 'poor folk,' a new study may now give credence to the late, great, hip-hop icon's disavowment of the Almighty Dollar. Well, at the very least, this study - according to to the researchers at London School of Economics (LSE) who conducted it - proves that (co...

New Study Says Smart People Require More Time Alone

When it comes to living happily, those with higher intellect require more 'me time' than the average person, says recent study.  The behavioral study, which was conducted by Evolutionary psychologists from Singapore Management University and the London School of Economics and Political Science seems to conclude that people with a higher intellect are sometimes happier when left to themselves. This compelling study was extensively ...

Why It's Important to Read Between The Lines When it Comes to Teenage Depression

Coming into the 21st century, America has made tremendous progress regarding its treatment, appreciation, and understanding of mental health and mental illness. Nevertheless, the "land of the free" still has quite a ways to go regarding its cultural understanding and, furthermore, its treatment of the millions who bravely admit to suffering from a psychological illness. This is especially true when referring to America's tendency of sti...