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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...

New Study Says Money Doesn't Buy Happiness : Friends and Family Do

Poor 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 like a hyperbolic farce 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 contrary t...

The Stigma of Depression: Cultural Misconception vs. Reality

Even in the year 2017, Mental Illnesses remain widely misunderstood and tragically ignored in America's apathetic culture. While it's true progress has been made (in recent years) in creating a once non-existent, mental health dialogue, American society still has much to learn about mental illness. With that said, there is no other mental illness our culture need understand more than depression.  Unlike physical maladies...

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 ...

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...

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...

Young Adolescents as Likely to Die From Suicide as From Traffic Accidents, Study Says

Young Adolescents as Likely to Die From Suicide as From Traffic Accidents On November 4, 2016, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided the public with a terrifying revelation in their latest publication: teens in jr. high are just as likely to die from suicide as they are from a traffic accident.   Online Bullying May Be to Blame for High Teen Suicide Rate Teenage depression affects our ...

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...

New Study Says Antidepressants May Make Teens More Depressed

Common Depression Drugs for Adolescents Are Ineffective It is not uncommon for good-intentioned and loving parents to turn to prescription medications in an attempt to relieve their child's depression. However, what if parents knew these medications prescribed to depressed teens were not only ineffective but instead, made symptoms worse? Would parents really roll the dice with their child's mental health?  It's time parents knew ...