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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...

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...

Depression: The Most Misdiagnosed Mental Illness in the World

Meet Depression, The Most Misdiagnosed Mental Illness In the World Unlike physical sicknesses such as cancer or diabetes, mental illness is difficult to diagnose. And like the aforementioned physical maladies, mental illness is all too easy to misdiagnose as there are no physiological tests that can prove its manifestation. What's worse? Depression -a dangerous mental illness and also a precursor to suicidal ideation- is the most misdi...

Do You Believe in The Afterlife? If So, Welcome to The Overwhelming Majority

90% of Americans Believe in The Afterlife  Do you believe in an afterlife? Do you scoff at the notion of 'you-only-living-once?' Do you believe that this life is merely the first stop in a wondrous cosmic journey? If so, Don't be ashamed to say yes as you are among the 90% of your fellow Americans who believe in the 'hereafter.' For many of us, faith in an afterlife can largely be attributed to the countless stories of near-death...

New Study Says: Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

The suffering of mental illness is done alone and isolated. Those who suffer from a severe mental illness - like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder - often find themselves battling an illness that causes anti-social behavior. In other words, those who suffer from severe mental illness also suffer from severe loneliness. So what are mentally ill, suffering individuals to do? Well, new studies conducted by mental health researcher, Helen ...

Whats Stopping You From Seeking Treatment For Your Teen

Getting help for a struggling teen is an incredibly difficult choice. Unfortunately, finding support is also a decision that parents are often reluctant to make. That being said, Regardless of the reasons a parent chooses not to seek out professional assistance, they must understand how important it can be to the recovery process for their struggling adolescent. Furthermore, by moving past erroneous reasoni...

Science Wonders if There is a Positive Side to Some Petty Behaviors and the Result Might Surprise You

In every group of friends, there is always that one person who everyone knows to be spiteful or selfish. They always contribute the least amount of money for pizza and rarely ever tip. They will always prank you back harder than you could ever prank them. Nobody messes with this person, because they know that there will be consequences. Some would say that this type of behavior is what allows that person look bad or reflects poorly on t...

CDC: Annual Heroin Deaths Now Surpass Gun Fatalities

New data proves our nation's fatal issues with heroin and opiate addiction to be at an all-time high. Cases of heroin overdose have now surpassed the death toll of gun-related tragedies for the first time in American history. In fact, the death toll of heroin to gun related deaths is now numbered at an astounding, 5-1. These findings, of course, come to the surprise and disbelief of millions of citizens who are disgusted and concer...

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...