mental health

Is It Okay to Self Diagnose?

Mental illnesses are serious and sometimes deadly problems. Nearly 44 million American adults experience mental health problems in any given year, and nearly 14 million experience serious, debilitating mental illness! Depression is the number one underlying cause of suicide,┬ábut it and other mental illnesses are largely underrepresented. Therapy, and sometimes medication, can be essential in… Continue reading Is It Okay to Self Diagnose?

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The terrifying reality of corrective rape in South Africa

She was only 12 years old when it happened. Pearl Mali’s mother suspected she might be a lesbian, and so she invited over an elderly man from church to rape her into heterosexuality. This went on for four years, culminating in the birth of Pearl’s son. Her mother took her son away from her, fearing… Continue reading The terrifying reality of corrective rape in South Africa