Tag: mental illness

Lafayette shooting shows the dangers of untreated mental illness

Newspaper clippings of depression and anxiety advertisements

Last week, John Houser shot up a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater killing two people and injuring nine, making this the 204th mass shooting to occur in the United States this year.   Many Americans have used this string of shootings to call for increased or decreased gun laws. It’s possible that changing these laws could have… Read More

Opinion: The Stigma of Mental Illness and How to Fix It

Mental illness affects one in four adults — about 26.2 percent of people over the age of 18. That means in your lifetime, there is a high probability that you will meet, interact, work with, or know someone with a diagnosable mental illness — anything from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or even post-traumatic… Read More

Opinion: The Story That Changed My View on Medical Marijuana

*Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the individuals quoted.   Some might think “Here goes another Gen-Y spewing their love of cannabis!” No. That is not what this is. You might be surprised to know that up until a few years ago, I was strongly against the use of marijuana — at all. I thought marijuana… Read More

Life Changing Movies

Some movies are so powerful that they stay with you for days or even weeks after watching them. Some movies permanently change the way you look at the world. Here are some movies we have chosen that we think are must-see films:   1. “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” Oftentimes, you can judge a movie by how it makes you feel after it ends.… Read More