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The Portrayal of Suicide in Media Needs Change

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide spoilers for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and 13 Reasons Why. If you or someone you love is experiencing suicidal ideations, please call the
National Suicide Hotline at 1-800- 273-8255.

The 2010s should be a decade to remember. Now more than ever, media outlets are tackling hot-button issues with unprecedented insight and sensitivity. We are seeing shows, films, books, and
even video games successfully explore issues such as political unrest, racism, and drug/alcohol abuse respectfully, often with little sermonizing. It is a wonderful feeling to see these and other issues not be ignored, as they affect thousands of people every day and should get their time in the sun.

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5 Ways to Diffuse an Argument

By Kimberly Edwards
Writer, Contributor

Arguments are the inevitable part of social interaction. No matter how close, dear and loved a person is to you, there is bound to be an argument from time to time. Dr. Phillip Right said, “Arguments are a natural part of interpersonal relationships. Our goal is to turn more arguments into discussions through the argument diffusion strategy.” Continue reading 5 Ways to Diffuse an Argument

Gun Control: Mental Health is Real

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor 

School shootings are becoming more and more common.  Lives are lost, tears are shed, and the media is left repeating the same phrases: that the event is a tragedy; it should have been avoided, thoughts and prayers, etc.  Many media outlets blame the NRA, with some even suggesting the second amendment be abolished (which would cause more harm than good). It seems to me that a more obvious element is being ignored: mental health. Continue reading Gun Control: Mental Health is Real