Suicides and drug overdoses kill US adults at twice the rate today as they did just nearly two decades ago.
In recent years an “athletic ideal” – characterized by muscle tone and power – has emerged as an alternative conception of beauty.
In 2016, King County saw an unprecedented jump in overdose deaths, a trend fueled by the increase in opiate use, particularly in combination with other drugs.
The ‘Suicide Paradox’: Although Latinos face economic disadvantages and other stresses their suicide rate is less than one-third that of non-Hispanic whites.
More than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year. That’s a nearly 5% increase over 2016. And it’s a continuation of a nearly 20-year rise in suicide rates.
“I did ecstasy once, and I got married … I did it again, I made a sex tape … like, everything bad would happen.”
Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? Many people chalk it up to bad behavior. But marketers ascribe it to a phenomenon known as “psychological ownership.”
But the scarcity of mental health providers and treatment options causes many patients to go without care and many people with mental illnesses end up in jail.
Stoicism holds that the key to a good, happy life is the cultivation of an excellent mental state, which the Stoics identified with virtue and being rational.
Prescriptions for sedatives known as benzodiazepines may lead to long-term use among 1 in 4 older adults who receive them.