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A Stranger’s Words Saved a Woman’s Life

A young woman named Trieste Belmont was struggling with depression. Her grandmother had just passed, and she was going through a dramatic break-up. She ...


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The Mike Tyson Paradox of Happiness and Goals

Mike Tyson is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Over his career, “Iron Mike” had 50 wins, including 44 knockouts, and only six losses. ...


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Successful Men's Ministry Meeting Needs

In a 2019 PBS documentary America Lost, filmmaker Christopher Rufo explores the devastating plight of three of America's forgotten cities: Youngstown, ...


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People Express Deep Despair to Elmo

If there was any doubt that the national mood could need a dose of uplift, more evidence showed up in late January. On X (formerly known as Twitter), ...


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Blue Monday: The Most Depressing Day

With Christmas and New Year celebrations behind us, the cold, dark days of January can really get us down. January 16th has been dubbed by experts as ...


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Doctor Can’t Solve the Youth Suicide Crisis

A new study found that hospitalizations for pediatric suicidal behavior increased by 163 percent over an 11-year period. According to an article in The ...


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Actor Couldn’t Stop Chasing the Success Dragon

In an interview on Bill Maher’s Club Random podcast, actor Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute in the TV series The Office, said the following: ...


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Alarming Number of Bisexual Students Consider Suicide

The most recent CDC biannual Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey found that children who identify as part of the LGB community are significantly more ...


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Social Media Is Linked to Rise in Teen Sadness

The CDC’s bi-annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2023) showed that most teen girls (57%) now say that they experience persistent sadness or hopelessness ...


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Dealing with ‘Deaths of Despair’

The term “deaths of despair” was coined in 2015 by Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton. The researchers were seeking to find what ...


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