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Everyone is Biased, Even You Have Bias

By Kristance Harlow | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Every perspective is naturally biased because of the cultural lens through which it is viewed. No one can truly be entirely subjective all the time.

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6 Movies That Portray Mental Health and Depression Realistically

By Kristance Harlow | November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Movies have the power to shape how we perceive the world. Here are several films that protray mental illness respectfully and honestly.

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8 Super Relatable Songs About Addiction and Recovery from the Last 5 Years

By Kristance Harlow | November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Drug-fueled parties, overdoses, stories of survival and despair. These songs deal with all that and more.

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Finding Meaning in Tragedy: Addiction, Trauma, and Activism

By Kristance Harlow | November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Turning grief into activism is a powerful way to process and give meaning to the pain of traumas like the death of a loved one who struggled with addiction.

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Can 12-Step Programs Treat Dual Diagnoses?

By Kristance Harlow | November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Effective treatment needs to include both the substance use disorder and the co-occurring disorder in an integrated approach because the two conditions build on each other.

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What Is Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment?

By Kristance Harlow | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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There is no one-size-fits-all solution; any list of evidence-based treatments is going to include a wide variety of approaches.

7 Innovative Architectural Ideas With World-Changing Potential

By Kristance Harlow | March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Our ancient relatives, Homo heidelbergensis, were constructing shelters at least 400,000 years ago, and architectural innovation has been a defining feature of societies since then, changing to suit the needs and desires of the builders and occupants as they evolved. From energy-efficient designs to community-based spaces, these seven designs could help shape the future. 1. Silver Architecture…

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How Does AA Work? A Review of the Evidence

By Kristance Harlow | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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AA is cloaked in misconceptions and mysticism: a society of “former drunks” who tout spirituality as a means to cure the chronic, genetic, and life-threatening disease of alcoholism.

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Addiction or Mental Illness: Which Should You Treat First?

By Kristance Harlow | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Substance use can alter behaviors, moods, and personalities so severely for people with addiction that without specialized knowledge and experience, it’s difficult to determine underlying causes such as mental illness or trauma.

The Truth About Sexual Assault

By Kristance Harlow | October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Breaking down some of the most devastating and important statistics about sexual violence.

Find help for a crisis by texting, calling, or chatting online with these free crisis organizations. Looking for one outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

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

Oceania

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