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Depressed or Just Sad

“I woke up feeling depressed”, “the experience was so depressing”, “I’ve been battling depression for this number of years” It was so depressing watching Damon and Elena break up” How many times have you heard one of these statements and similar ones get thrown around in daily conversations at the…

Body Dysmorphia Disorder

If someone today pointed out that you have a white or blackhead you are likely to go to a mirror to check where it is and you might be tempted to pop it. Living in our current society, being pretty, handsome, good-looking, being of ideal weight, having curves or having…

Eating Disorders

When food is more than just food Everything in my life felt out of control except my eating. Everyone lied to me about my weight; they said I was thin. I knew that wasn’t true. I felt empty, so I ate. Then I felt guilty, so I got rid of…

Alcohol and Mental Health

Excessive consumption of alcohol can cause mental health problems. Alcohol is a depressant, what it means, is that, it slows the activities of the brain by acting on the brain chemicals.  Our brains have chemicals which send information to and from the nerve cells, they are called  neurotransmitters, these chemicals…

Alcohol and Stress

Situations arise in everyday living that cause us to experience sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, and excitement. Physiologically, stress is defined as anything that challenges the body to function in its usual fashion. Injury, illness, or exposure to extreme temperatures can cause stress to the body. Grieving, depression, fear, and even…

Blood Alcohol Content

Blood alcohol content refers to the amount of alcohol in the blood stream after consumption of alcohol. The higher the blood alcohol content, the higher the amount of alcohol in the person’s system. The body has the ability through the liver to metabolize one standard drink within the hour. The…

Alcohol and Pregnancy

According to the Centre of Disease Control (CDC), there is no scientifically proven safe quantity of alcohol intake at any stage of pregnancy. This applies both in regards to the type of alcoholic beverage or the alcohol content. The liver is amongst the last organs to develop. Therefore, approximately two…