I explore the relationship between mental illness and poverty, and how poverty can be a precursor to mental illness. Poverty Can Be a Precursor to Mental Illness Growing up, my parents taught me that poor people were lazy and took money from the government. As I became educated, I learned that people could find themselves… Read More Can Poverty be a Precursor to Mental Illness?
While searching for mental health news, I stumbled upon news reporting on the rise of mental illness among EDM musicians. I’m surprised because when I attended raves, these musicians projected an air of confidence and charisma. They seemed to enjoy their career and their fans. Reading about their problems allowed me to see that behind… Read More Behind the Smile and Beats: Even DJs can have Mental Illness
I only know Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia from the film Star Wars and on Amazon’s dark comedy, Catastrophe. I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, but I do appreciate the role her character played. On the other hand, the role she played on Catastrophe, as the mother of one of the two protagonists, was… Read More R.I.P. Carrie Fisher
Do drugs equal addiction? Is that the only cause? That’s what I’ve always been taught in school. Now that I’m older and have more life experience, I see that drug addiction is more multifaceted than the what anti-drug PSA’s tell us. Watching the Kurzgesgat video on addiction has solidified my view. In the Kurzgesgat video,… Read More Do Drugs Only Equal Addiction?