Taking care of yourself can help you make the most out of your life. However, it’s not enough that you take care of your appearance or your body. You have to take care of your mental health and well-being as well. Read More
Your mental health has a big part on your life. It plays a huge part on how you think, feel, behave, act, and interact with others. Your mental health also influences how you handle events in your life, both negative and positive. Read More
It’s normal and human to have quirks and idiosyncracies. Those are what make us unique. However, there’s a fine line between being weird and having a mental disorder. Sometimes, those who are eccentric are judged as having some mental health issues, and those who appear to be normal or even the life of the party are struggling with concealed depression or other disorder. You never really know who is struggling. Read More
The past week saw two icons, one in fashion (Kate Spade) and the other in food and TV (Anthony Bourdain), take their own lives in an act of suicide. Sadly, this is a symptom of society, trickling down to individuals who are overwhelmed by different life situations.
The reality is, suicide doesn’t choose its victim. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, successful or not. It doesn’t discriminate on age or gender. Kate Spade’s and Anthony Bourdain’s sudden deaths by suicide are reminders of that. Read More
If marijuana conjures images of the mellow, peaceful hippie culture of the 70s, then you’ll be surprised to know that today’s marijuana is so much different than what it was decades ago.
For starters, today’s marijuana is so much more potent than before, thanks to the many hybridizations and strains that are now being grown. Read More
Opiate painkillers are widely used and highly helpful in managing pain. However, there’s the risk of addiction. Case in point: the opioid addiction problem that is considered epidemic in Western countries, particularly in the United States. Here in the Philippines, there are many who take opiate painkillers, and some may become dependent or addicted to the drugs.
While shabu or meth remains as the number one drug of choice for many in the country, there’s no denying that there are those who are also addicted to opiate painkillers such as Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, and many more. And as such, there are also myths surrounding opiate painkiller addiction, which makes it hard for people struggling with it to get the help they need. Read More
While society has made great progress with regards to the advocacies of the LGBTQ community, it can’t be denied that substance abuse and addiction are also big problems for them. Drug addiction poses great risks and dangers for people in the LGBTQ community.
Let’s take a closer look. Read More
Addiction stigma can be dangerous. It can lead to a person struggling with addiction to refuse help or be in denial with his or her condition. But there’s help and hope with Bridges of Hope. Here we’ll show you how to handle negative associations and reactions to addiction.
Addiction stigma involves negatively judging a person who is addicted, with preconceived notions based on addiction myths or lack of knowledge on addiction.
Women tend to put others first. While this is a good trait, it can also take a toll on them in the long run. And this is one of the reasons why women are more prone to depression and addiction, as a co-occurring disorder.
Many women are living everyday in their version of a silent hell. They struggle with depression all on their own, afraid to speak up, and therefore resort to destructive behavior such as addiction or even suicide.