We agree that the most vulnerable to the virus are those over sixty. Ironically, in my opinion, the most vulnerable to shelter-down are 20-somethings. Already living in relative isolation, this group of young people – our future – were working in two to three contingent, part-time jobs from which they have now been laid off. They had no health benefits through work nor could they afford them with their substandard wages. Or they are still living in their parent’s basements playing video games – in isolation. They suffer more than any group from anxiety, depression, co-occurring addiction and suicide. Many are floundering and in danger, to say nothing of the millions of 30-60 year olds still needing to work. … [Read more...] about Can Co-Creative Compliance Get America Back to Work?
Michigan university acceptance rate
As the adolescent grows older, these illnesses become more psychologically and behaviorally impairing because of having untreated symptoms for a long period and not having adequately developed the skills and confidence they need to navigate the tasks they now encounter. Therefore, when the adolescent first experiences symptoms of depression or anxiety, this is “the optimum time to introduce prevention intervention programs” (Woods & Pooley, 2015, p. 98). Other troubling or dysfunctional symptoms (e.g., stress, sleep disturbance, withdrawal, difficulty concentrating, anger, poor hygiene) should also be addressed. … [Read more...] about Growing Up Is Hard to Do
One of the difficulties in trying to get an accurate picture of sexual victimization in males concerns the numerous misconceptions that stem from our heteronormative culture. Such misconceptions as: "it is impossible for men to have unwanted sexual experiences with women" and "'men always want to have sex" make men much more reluctant to report unwanted sexual encounters or sexual harassment whenever it involves a female perpetrator (though this is slowly changing in larger urban areas). When the perpetrator is another male, other misconceptions come into play, including "heterosexuality is proof of manhood with stigma associated with homosexual encounters." … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Speaking Out?
Wider Social Changes The work of Harvard Sociologist Robert Putnam indicates a precipitous decline in organizational membership across the United States and beyond. This decline manifests itself in various arenas, including lower rates of church attendance, trade union membership and involvement in fraternal organizations. The U.S. may no longer be a "nation of joiners." … [Read more...] about Loneliness in Young Adults: A Growing Mental Health Issue
With roughly “30 percent of what is labeled opioid overdose actually opioid-benzodiazepine overdose,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse Statistics, the report bolsters concern that benzodiazepines may be a “hidden element” in the U.S. and UK overdose epidemic. “Approximately 85 percent of the 2017 overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines also involved an opioid,” Santo and her colleagues observe of the U.S. Between 2003 and 2015, the number of ambulatory visits with one or more prescriptions for a benzodiazepine increased sharply from 27.6 million to 62.6 million. … [Read more...] about The Disturbing Rise in Benzodiazepine Prescriptions