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Banning hard alcohol on campus made a difference, claims University of Washington
Jul 24 2019

Banning hard alcohol on campus made a difference, claims University of Washington

Addiction Teen Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages are a major part of fraternity and sorority lifestyle on university campuses. Hazing and other drinking games are popular and are indulged in by almost everybody on campus. Unfortunately, a lot of young boys and girls lose their lives as a consequence of hazing, alcohol poisoning, or other alcohol-related issues. Taking…

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Teen suicide reaches an all-time high; study suggests possible causes
Jul 22 2019

Teen suicide reaches an all-time high; study suggests possible causes

Mental Health Substance Abuse

Researchers have observed a rise of nearly 30 percent in the number of suicides across the U.S. between 2000 and 2016, revealed a recent article published in the JAMA Network in June 2019. One particular area of concern was the increase in the number of suicides among teens and young adults. Compared to the rate of suicides among teens aged 15…

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PTSD Awareness Month – Suppressing specific microRNA could help overcome PTSD symptoms
Jul 03 2019

PTSD Awareness Month – Suppressing specific microRNA could help overcome PTSD symptoms

Mental Health

Human resilience plays a significant role in guarding an individual from getting victimized by any kind of trauma arising from a painful experience or that involving danger or threat. Though not all experiences leave an everlasting impression on the mind, some incidents can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health…

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Researchers evaluate the impact of opioid crisis in classrooms
Jun 10 2019

Researchers evaluate the impact of opioid crisis in classrooms

Addiction Drug Addiction Substance Abuse

It is a natural phenomenon that when family members struggle with substance use disorders (SUD), the children carry the burden. They often bring experiences of trauma, neglect, and mental health issues into the classrooms making the classroom environment somewhat challenging for the teachers. Considering this, researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) decided to carry…

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Suicide by self-poisoning among teen girls on rise, reports study
May 08 2019

Suicide by self-poisoning among teen girls on rise, reports study

Mental Health

Suicide has been identified as the second leading cause of death amongst children, teens and adults aged 10-34 in the United States. Though suicide has been amongst the top causes of death amongst various age groups for a long time, it has now found a new target – teen girls. It has been noted that…

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