Joe Tracini on why decided to share the worst thing he’s ever done

“I said the worst thing I’ve ever done in the book, because we’ve all got one, and anybody like me is probably getting killed by it now.” Joe Tracini is an actor, comedian and champion magician. He’s also frequently suicidal. Joe suffers from borderline personality disorder, or BPD, and since speaking publicly about it, he’s … Read more

Vegetarians depressed twice as often as meat-eaters: new study 

Eating green and feeling blue? Vegetarians experience depressive episodes twice as frequently as meat eaters, according to a new study by Brazilian researchers published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.  There’s a “positive association between the prevalence of depressive episodes and a meatless diet,” the study read. Scientists set out to investigate the potential association … Read more

Kentucky Parole Board votes to have Paducah school shooter serve out life sentence

CNN  —  The Kentucky Parole Board on Monday denied parole to Michael Carneal, a man serving a life sentence for killing three students in a school shooting in 1997 when he was 14 years old. The ruling by the full parole board to have Carneal serve out his sentence comes after a two-person panel failed … Read more

The Debate Over How Antidepressants Work Is Putting Millions of People in Danger

Nearly 10 percent of all Americans will experience symptoms of depression every year. One of the common forms of treatment includes a combination of therapy and antidepressants. According to the CDC, around 13 percent of Americans over the age of 18 were taking antidepressants between 2015 and 2018. The most commonly prescribed form of these … Read more

Signs Your Child May Have Developed a Smartphone Addiction

Share on PinterestNew research finds that nearly half of American teens say they are almost constantly on their phones, but how much is too much? Experts say to watch out for these signs. Getty Images New research finds that 95% of teenagers in the United States have access to a smartphone, while 45% say they … Read more

Why Basically Everyone Should Be Screened for Anxiety Disorder

Photo: fizkes (Shutterstock) The lingering pandemic, rising crime, an uncertain economy: All good reasons to visit your doctor to get screened for anxiety, or so says the federal government. The advice isn’t just aimed at people already experiencing mental health issues—this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an advisory group empaneled by the Department … Read more

Campus resources and ways to help

Ohio State offers a wide variety of suicide prevention resources. Credit: Katherine Simon | Lantern Reporter No one is alone, and Ohio State provides many resources as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is underway for the prevention and treatment of suicidal thoughts.  Laura Lewis, assistant director of Ohio State’s Suicide Prevention Program, said Suicide Prevention Awareness … Read more

How to eat the right food for your age

These can be the plate-spinning years. Our careers and relationships are falling into place and with that comes the stress of mortgages and family commitments.  We’re not as young as we were and it’s harder to bounce back as fast as we did. If your food mountain to this point has been a lighter shade … Read more

What Is Emotional Unavailability? Here Are Some Of The Most Common Signs

Mental Health: Emotional unavailability might affect one’s ability to openly communicate feelings The capability to maintain emotional connections in relationships is referred to as emotional availability. Relationships are difficult for emotionally unavailable individuals since the emotional connection is essentially necessary for a healthy relationship to exist. They can choose to keep a distance and go … Read more