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Opioids, Dissociation, and PTSD – The Shocking Connections

By Kristance Harlow | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Animals that are put under constant duress seem as if they are on an opioid like heroin. Scientists also observed animals reacting like addicts in withdrawal when an opioid blocker was used to disrupt the flow of natural endogenous opioids.

Read These 10 Books Before They’re Banned Books

By Kristance Harlow | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Books have been banned and burned for as long as the written word has been circulating in print. That’s why you need to read each one of these — before you can’t.

Yes, Trump and Hitler Are Similar – But It Isn’t Too Late To Stop Trump

By Kristance Harlow | February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Deportation raids are happening en masse across the country. Refugees have been turned away at the border, echoing a shameful past when Holocaust refugees were refused entry to the United States in 1939. The ACLU is defending infamous white supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos, even though Holocaust survivors have said hate speech is a precursor to genocide. Xenophobia…

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What Bigoted Rev. Jeffress’ Private Sermon Tells Us About Trump

By Kristance Harlow | February 7, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Jeffress’ presence at the inauguration and his role on Trump’s evangelical advisory board can tell us something about Trump’s plans. Just before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Reverend Robert Jeffress delivered a sermon privately for Trump and his family. It was a decision that, like many of Trump’s decisions, drew controversy. In 2010, Jeffress gave a sermon…

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Trump’s Lies: Why He’s Good at Them and Why People Believe

By Kristance Harlow | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Moral values are appealed to through stories — and Trump is a storyteller. His false narratives are easier to believe than reject. The present is legitimized by the stories told about the past, and we are more likely to believe a story that aligns with the ones we’ve always been told.

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Puerto Rico’s Economic Demise is the Fault of the U.S. Federal Gov.

By Kristance Harlow | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Donald Trump is the President-Elect, and it is not good news for mental health care. Unlike Hillary Clinton, who had a comprehensive mental-health-care program as part of her platform, it’s difficult to discern what Trump’s plan is — or if he has one at all.

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Stigma Punishes Victims, Helps Perpetrators

By Kristance Harlow | December 30, 2016 | 3 Comments
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Donald Trump is the President-Elect, and it is not good news for mental health care. Unlike Hillary Clinton, who had a comprehensive mental-health-care program as part of her platform, it’s difficult to discern what Trump’s plan is — or if he has one at all.

8 Bizarre Facts About Animal Reproduction

By Kristance Harlow | December 26, 2016 | 1 Comment
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There’s no rule that regulates how animals obtain the necessary genetic material to reproduce—and as a result, there is a lot of weird animal sex going on out there.

Advice for Traveling with Chronic Illness

By Kristance Harlow | December 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Use language that makes you the authority on your health, but don’t use language that makes it sound like it is your fault or completely in your control.

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Is Guilt Selfish? Regret, Shame, and Relapse

By Kristance Harlow | November 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Since guilt is cited as a frequent relapse trigger, we need to uncover the layers of internal regret. Looking back over journals from different periods in my life, guilt has always been a major character in my evolving chapters of self-destruction. I have heard it said that alcoholics tend to think they are the piece…

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Crisis Text Line
Text: “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Lifeline
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Call: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

The Trevor Project
Text “START” to 678678
1-866-488-7386

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

Americas

911

The Americas
Europe

112

Europe
Africa

112 & 999

Africa
Asia

112, 999, 110

Asia
Oceania

112, 911, 999, 111, & 000

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These online and international resources may help you anywhere you are located. Looking for local support outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

DV Support Abroad
Call toll-free worldwide
1-833-723-3833

I'm Alive Virtual Crisis Center
Live chat with trained volunteers

Crisis Connections
24/7 crisis support with interpretation in 155+ languages