mental health

Reality TV Love vs. Love in Real Life

Most of us have been sucked into the drama of a reality TV program, and for good reason. Reality TV, by nature, is alluring. It provides viewers an alternate, often better, reality than their own. Reality romance shows like Love Island, Love Is Blind, and The Bachelor franchise are especially popular. For a few hours a day, we too can escape with beautiful people to 5-star resorts in exotic locations, seeking “true love” with no responsibilities or repercussions. Read More

When TikTok Trends Turn Dangerous

Whether you love it, loathe it, or fall somewhere in between, 1.2 billion active monthly users help ensure that TikTok is not going away any time soon. In 2021, the social media app surpassed Google’s popularity, according to a Cloudflare report that tracks internet traffic metrics. And thanks to TikTok’s ever-changing array of content and viral challenges where ordinary people can achieve elusive internet celebrity status, it’s not surprising that people keep coming back. But for every fun new dance, tasty pasta recipe, or unknown author, singer, or cute kid who rises to popularity courtesy of the app, there’s a growing number of truly dangerous TikTok trends. Read More

When Adult Children Cut Off Their Parents

While much has changed about the world since Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina was published in 1878, a portion of the novel’s opening line still resonates today: “Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The reasons for strained relationships, enduring rifts, and complicated dynamics are often as unique as the people involved. And for an increasing number of families these days, tensions run so high that estrangement from one another is common. Read More

More Young Adults are Seeking Mental Health Help

We’ve all learned from any number of ridiculous and often dangerous TikTok stunts that not everything that trends with young adults is a good thing. But in a world where what’s cool today is uncool tomorrow, a positive trend has emerged with some staying power. Read More

Navigating a Quarter-Life Crisis

Similar to a mid-life crisis, a quarter-life crisis involves many of the same emotions, anxiety, pressure, and societal expectations of the midlife crisis; it just occurs during a more developmental stage of life. Read More

New Ways to Sell Yourself: Dangerous or Empowering?

Enter the digital age. With the onset of the internet, popularity of social media, and online applications, people are discovering new ways to boost cash flow. Some of these revenue streams are pretty straightforward, while others may be a bit misleading. In particular, websites like Seeking (formerly known as SeekingArrangement) and OnlyFans — which are hugely popular among young women — appear harmless, but what are they really selling? And can you, or should you, put a price on your safety and worth? Read More

How Parents’ Issues Impact Kids

It’s no secret that, as parents, you have a huge impact on your kids. As the primary caregivers of your children, you are responsible for providing a loving and stable home environment. You also have the unique responsibility to discipline and teach them how to handle any adversity that may come their way. No one is perfect, however, and our parenting can have both positive and negative effects on our children. Read More

Why Self-Harm is Happening Earlier and More Often

We’re living in stressful times, and unfortunately, children and teens are not immune to the challenges we are facing in the world today. Young people are dealing with more stress, anxiety, and depression than ever before, and it leaves many of them seeking ways to cope. Read More

Peer Pressure to be on Rx Meds

By Wesley Gallagher In the age of modern medicine, we have a pill for almost everything. And while it’s great that scientific advancements have allowed for so many wonderful medications for physical and mental health issues that in the past went untreated, they are often prescribed or used unnecessarily. Particularly… Read More

TikTok Grows Up

By Anna McKenzie TikTok was once a scrappy, exciting social media platform that served up dance videos, tutorials, and humorous content from users regardless of their number of likes or followers. Without gatekeeping algorithms that showed preference to popular content, users were able to enjoy a fun, free-for-all of interesting… Read More