Mental Illness and the Police

On June 14, 2014, two Dallas police officers were called to the residence of Shirley Harrison. Shirley claimed that her son, Jason Harrison, was off of his medication and needed to be taken to the hospital. She informed the dispatch that her son had “bipolar schizophrenia,” and she asked...

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Coping Strategies

Misguided emotional coping is common among teens. Many turn to unhealthy fixes, such as overeating, to deal with everyday problems. For instance, binge eating is a prevalent unhealthy coping mechanism among teenagers. Approximately 1.6% of American adolescents suffer from binge eating disorder. One of the largest contributors to the...

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Ariana Grande’s Response to Tragedy

In May 2017, a terrorist bomber struck a concert given by pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, England. The attack resulted in 22 deaths, including many children. Following the attack, Grande experienced severe anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Initially, she was hesitant to discuss her mental health publicly....

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Gender Issues in Mental Health

Gender and gender roles are modern issues of debate in the western world. With the emergence of third wave feminism and men’s rights groups, discord between men and women has only risen in recent years. Most people have heard of terms “wage gap” and “glass ceiling”, but few are...

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