Mental Health: Eradicating the stigma through media, education, and real-life exposureSubstantial stigma over minority groups in our civilization has occurred for hundreds of years. While much of the stigma has been diminished, the stigma surrounding mentally ill and/or neurodivergent individuals is still happening. However, it can be easy to overlook, as it is so deep-rooted in our society. Many individuals don't even know the meaning of the word stigma.
Big Pot wants millions in corporate investment — some lawmakers are happy to help
Last year, we saw pro-pot lawmakers attempt to load up any and every COVID-19 aid bill with marijuana industry wish list items. Though none of those attempts proved successful, they are back at it again.
Watch for changed behavior, be empathic, know your limits: how to be a mental health first aider
It can be hard to spot the signs of mental ill-health in friends and colleagues, and harder still to raise the subject with them. This expert advice might make it easier
Marijuana use soars among college students while alcohol use drops: research
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has found that marijuana use among college students is soaring as alcohol consumption drops. In its "Monitoring the Future" report, the NIH found that 44 percent of college students reported using marijuana in the past year, a 6-point increase from 2015. Daily marijuana usage ticked up from 5 percent to 8 percent of respondents during that time.