Topic: depression

Watching The News Could Be Elevating Your Stress Levels

Watching The News Could Be Elevating Your Stress Levels

Bad news is never fun to hear, so when it’s played on television 24/7, it’s bound to have a negative effect on you. And that’s exactly what was found in a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Out of 2500 people, one in four said they experienced a great deal of stress in the past month, and one of the biggest causes was watching, reading, or hearing the news. More »

Facebook Played With Your Heart In Their Morally Questionable Social Experiment

Facebook Played With Your Heart In Their Morally Questionable Social Experiment

Good news guys! If you’ve been feeling sadder than usual, you can probably blame Facebook for that. The bad news is this time, those blues may have been the result of being a guinea pig in their massive, ethically questionable social experiment. The title of the study, ‘Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,’ is not even the creepiest part about it. More »

This Year, I’m Going To Stop Lying To My Therapist

This Year, I'm Going To Stop Lying To My Therapist

For the first time in my non-collegiate adult life, I recently got health care. The first thing I did was book an appointment with a therapist. The second thing I did was request my college medical records, to confirm my timeline of medication and what my dosages were. But they included more information than I’d expected. Like notes from the doctor, which reminded me that when I was 20 years old and seeking medical help and drug therapy for my mental illness (I’m bipolar), I was also lying through my teeth. More »