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Fake Xanax Known As Super Pills Kills 9 In Florida

 Fake Xanax, AKA 'Super Pills' is 50 times stronger than heroin and has killed nine in Florida Partying teenagers and young adults beware: There is a deadly, counterfeit Xanax pill being sold on the streets of Florida. The fake Xanax is believed to contain a lethal dose of Fentanyl - a super, pain-killer some 50 times stronger than heroin - and synthetic Xanax. The super drug, which hit the streets only three months ago, has...

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American Depression Why We Need to Rise Above Cultural Apathy

American Depression Why We Need to Rise Above Cultural Apathy Coming into the 21st century, America has made tremendous progress in its treatment, appreciation, and understanding of 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 w...

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...

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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 ...

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The Winter Blues: Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Really Exist?

Seasonal Affective Disorder We've all heard about the supposed 'winter blues,' otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). During the coldest and darkest months of the year, SAD is commonly believed to cause depression in millions of Americans who feel their otherwise sunny disposition rendered to an almost hibernated state. But does this seasonal disorder truly exist? Is it possible that SAD is, perhaps, a misdiagnosis of th...

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How Two Teachers are Combating The Epidemic of Teenage Heroin Abuse

Epidemic of Heroin Abuse Among Teens and Young Adults  Our nation's young men and women are getting hooked on heroin and opiates in record numbers. While heroin's usage has declined overall, a significant portion of young people remains addicted. According to federal data, heroin abuse amongst young adults - ages 18 - 25 - has more than doubled since 2002. What's more? Heroin is becoming increasingly popular among high school...