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Gratitude, does it really help?

Has anyone ever told you to give thanks or to be grateful for what you have? Some people have an unpleasant reaction to those words....

Exercise and Mental Health

“We should not exercise the body without the joint assistance of the mind; nor exercise the mind without the joint assistance of the...

Addiction and St. Patrick's Day

For many, holidays are a time to see family and friends. Often food and social events are involved, and with those, alcohol. For people...

The impact of sleep on mental health.

There has been extensive research on the relationship between sleep and mental health, and it has shown that there is a strong link...

How to handle holiday stress

December is the time of year when many people are seeing their families. This can bring joy and connection to some, elicit stress and...

Cocaine and its effects on the body

Cocaine works on a part of the brain called the mesolimbic dopamine system, which is part of what is known as the reward pathway in the...

What is self-harm? Is it an addiction?

Self harm involves deliberately hurting oneself. This can include using sharp objects, burning, pulling hair out, picking at wounds, and...

Marijuana and its effects

Marijuana is a substance that is commonly used by people, and it is becoming legal in more and more places within the United States. It...

What is gambling addiction?

When people think of addiction, it is often with regards to substance use, but there are addictions which do not involve substances that...

Alcohol and its effects on the body

Alcohol is a substance that is fairly common in the United States, and many people have tried alcohol before. It is easy to obtain as it...

Nicotine and its effects on the body

Nicotine is an addictive substance that is derived from the tobacco plant, but it can also be synthetically made. Nicotine has a relaxing...

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