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  • Waiting for Lefty
    "Waiting for Lefty": 16 powerful performers bring life to Odets' classic
    When Clifford Odets wrote "Waiting for Lefty", what would become one of his most famous works, the world was a very different place, but when we see it today, it's obvious a few things still hold true. It's with this belief in...
  • Depression
    Theory proposes depression caused by infection
    Could your depression be caused by an infectious disease? One researcher from New York thinks so! Dr. Turhan Canli proposes the behavioral and emotional changes commonly seen in patients withdepression may be the side effects of a mystery,...
  • Laughing gas, depression and cannabis
    Laughing gas, depression and cannabis
    A recent study has revealed that nitrous oxide (aka "laughing gas") can be another useful tool in treating depression.All this psychologist can say is "duh"? What dummy funded this research? Well guess what boys and girls, oh...
  • Laughing and Depression
    Laugh your depression away with nitrous oxide
    Laughter has long been known to help people who are suffering from the either seasonal effective disorder, general sadness or full-blown depression. Laughing reduces tension and stress, and lowers anxiety and irritation, which are all major...
  • Laughing gas proven to be successful in treating severe depression
    Laughing gas proven to be successful in treating severe depression
    Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is familiar to the majority of people from their dentist. New research conducted by physicians and psychologists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Departments of Anesthesiology...
  • teenage booze at a house party
    Teens need to put the brakes on binge drinking this season
    During the holiday season many adults over indulge when it comes to alcohol from attending all those holiday parties, dinners or other occasions around the Christmas season but the holiday season does not solely allow parents to overindulge it is...
  • Depressed Woman
    A little about Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Does the combination of adjusting to the time change, shorter days, longer nights and gloomier days have you down? Do you notice a pattern around the fall/winter months each year where you feel this way? Do you notice that these feelings get...
  • The Sobriety :60 examines the deception of 'holiday cheer'
    The Sobriety :60 examines the deception of 'holiday cheer'
    A report called Cheers? from the Mental Health Foundation demonstrates the deception of using alcohol as 'Holiday Cheer.'Alcohol is a toxic substance in terms of its direct and indirect impact on brain chemistry. The initial impact of a...
  • Ronin Shimizu
    12-year-old commits suicide due to bullying for being a cheerleader
    Twelve-year-old Ronin Shimizu, a former 6th grader at Folsom Middle School in California took his own life on Wednesday. The story was reported on Friday, December 5, after dozens of people gathered in front of the family's home to show...
  • saffron
    Saffron effective for depression
    Saffron equal to medications such as Prozac and TofranilSaffron is a spice derived from the flower saffron crocus and has now undergone several trials examining its antidepressant effects and, in a recent meta-analysis, was confirmed to be...
  • Raindrops on flowers
    Learn to love the rain; how to cut the cord linking rain to depression
    Rain and depression have an interesting relationship, with diagnoses like Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) working to identify the cause and effect between dark and stormy weather and dark and stormy moods. Even more interesting is Mayo Clinic...
  • Two young girls meditating
    Mindfulness therapy is effective for depression and anxiety
    Depression and anxiety are often nonspecific syndromes which can nevertheless be very debilitating. More information than ever before dealing with the potential catastrophic side effects from psychiatric drugs as often reported upon by the...
  • Depression
    There could be a bright side to being blue
    Although depression can be a dangerous state of mind it doesn't always have to be. McMaster University reported on Nov. 20, 2014 that there could be a bright side to being blue. Researchers who have been studying the root of depression have...
  • Rock Bottom
    Q&A: “I’m trying to smile, but I’ve hit rock bottom….”
    Question submitted via Formspring:“Hello, I am on the journey of my life moving leaving everything i know to move to NYC by myself. I had to stay in a shelter and am still here. I have a job but the main reason for coming here was to evolve...
  • Pondering a sunset
    4 tips for talking to someone who is depressed
    According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, known as NAMI, one in four adults and one in five youth ages 13 to 18 have suffered from some sort of mental illness in the past year. That means, chances are you know someone who is suffering from...