Teen’s story of depression goes viral

For years Kevin Breel hid his depression behind jokes and laughter. The aspiring stand-up comedian couldn’t talk to anyone about his pain until it got so bad he considered taking his life. What kept him from sharing his struggle and looking for help was the stigma surrounding the mental illness, he says in a new TED video that’s gone viral. “ [I] was one of the lucky ones, one of the people who gets to step out onto the ledge and look down but not jump,” he says on the video. Breel spoke … [Read more...]

Social Pressures Teen Girls Face

30 Blogs Addressing the Social Pressures Teen Girls Face Teenage girls suffer a daily barrage of views and opinions on how they should look, dress and behave. With so much external pressure, these girls can often suffer from both physical and psychological health issues. Since the advent of social media, the pressures that teenage girls face have greatly increased. Cyber bullying is only the tip of the iceberg, as there are other less apparent pressures, such as targeted advertising, … [Read more...]

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