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Failing to Launch | Young Adults Failure to Live Independently Reaches Epidemic Numbers

The Majority of Our Nation's Future Has 'Failure to Launch Syndrome' In the upcoming decades, Millenials will have no choice but to take command of the proverbial wheel that drives American society - prepared or not. Having said that, it might not be a bad idea for Generation Y to take a few more lessons before taking our nation's future for a reckless joyride. If you aren't worried about America's future millennial-leadership, c...

Study Suggests Darth Vader Suffers From Borderline Personality Disorder

Darth Vader: A Sith Lord, Villain, Genocidal Maniac Suffering From... Borderline Personality Disorder?  There are tens of millions of Star Wars fans throughout the world; Odds are, anyone reading this article is among the fan-faithful of the 'Galaxy Far Far Away...' Having said that, those reading would most likely agree: there are few (if any) literary villains as prolific and iconic as Darth Vader.  For the millions of Sta...

To Parents Who Are Sick and Tired of Your Troubled Teen : Don't Feel Guilty

Are You Tired of Your Troubled Teen? Here's What to Do Some cold hard facts about Parenting: Raising a child is hard. Raising a teenager is harder. Raising a troubled teen is hell. If you are the parent of a troubled teenage boy or girl who has a lack of respect for authority, is sexually acting out, and/or is experimenting with drugs and alcohol, don't feel guilty; You are not alone. In fact, there are millions of parents who share y...

John Oliver Takes On The Opioid Industry - How Pharmaceutical Companies Are Killing Us

Last Week Tonight Takes on The Pharmaceutical Industry and Opiate Abuse  Funny man, John Oliver, took on the opioid industry - and pharmaceutical companies who make addictive opioids - in his latest installment of Last Week Tonight. Oliver, whose show has an extensive record of taking on the country's most delicate issues, takes a stab at the pharmaceutical industry that is responsible for the deaths of nearly 30,000 American...

What if Mental Illness Looked Like A Physical Disease?

What If Physical Diseases Were Treated Like Mental Illnesses? How bad is our mental health crisis in the United States? Experts say as much as 25% of Americans suffer from some sort of mental health disorder. One in six adults will admit to having a mental health disorder this week alone. As big of a problem our nation has with mental health disorders, however, there simply isn't enough being done to correct our suffering. Why? Well, e...

Understanding The Behavior of Troubled Teens | Why Love Conquers All

Normal teen vs. troubled teen behavior To adequately assist troubled teens in overcoming self-sabotaging tendencies and negative behavioral patterns, parents must first comprehensively understand their child's underlying issues  (negative motivations that contribute to the adolescent's compulsivity and proclivity for negative thinking). Fortunately, parents need not search far and wide (or at all) to find what is perhaps the large...

Do You Suffer From Severe Anxiousness? | It's Probably Due to Overthinking

Worrying, Anxiety, and Overthinking  Are you afflicted by the anxiety and anguish of constant worrying? Do you fret about the future and feel uncertain about how your life will play out? Are you a prisoner bound by insecurities in your own mind? If so, try your best not to worry (pun intended). If you are a neurotic worrier, it's most likely due to overthinking. While it's true that every person overthinks things every once ...

Punk-Rock Frontman Finds Sobriety After Decades of Addiction

Drug Abuse in the Punk-Rock Scene  When it comes to the fast-paced, subculture of the 'punk-rock scene,' drug usage is common, if not rampant. And why wouldn't it be? The movement is made up of young people who take it upon themselves to stand against the social norms of society. For those who truly believe in the punk rock ideology of anti-establishment, the over-consumption of alcohol and usage of illicit drugs is regarded as a...

King County, Wash. Tries Counseling in Lieu of Jail Time for Troubled Teens

America's Juvenile Justice System is Failing - What One Prosecutor is Doing To Help Troubled Teens Our country has a major problem with its juvenile court system: it does not rehabilitate troubled teens. As of now, our juvenile court system allows our nation's children, who commit felony crimes, to face years of imprisonment, as well as a permanent stain on their record that screams "DO NOT HIRE ME" to any potential employer for t...