4 Mental Health Myths That Are Seriously Dangerous

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From Seventeen

If you start down the rabbit hole that is looking up mental health terms on Google, you’ll realize that there’s a lot of competing and confusing information. If everyone thinks I’m happy, am I not depressed? Do teens only die by suicide because of bullying? If you have some questions that feel unanswered, keep reading. We’re here to debunk some common mental health myths that really need to disappear.

1. If no one notices you’re depressed, you must be fine: FALSE.

Some people are just able to mask it better than others. If you’re continuing to earn A’s, maintaining a social presence, and acting like things are great, that doesn’t mean you’re not depressed. It’s how you feel on the inside that matters most.

2. Dumping a depressed friend is okay: True—and False.

You have to take care of yourself, so if a friendship

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Doctors express concerns regarding new, dangerous trend called the “Benadryl Challenge” | News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – An allergy medicine you likely already have in your medicine cabinet is now the center of attention regarding a new, dangerous online trend.

The “Benadryl Challenge” on TikTok dares teens to take a large amount of Benadryl until they hallucinate. 

“I think it’s really scary and I think it’s really sad that this is happening,” said Nena Bowman of the Tennessee Poison Center. 

The challenge killed a teen in Oklahoma and sent three more to the hospital in Texas. The Tennessee Poison Center has been aware of the trend/challenge for weeks, but has yet to hear of any cases here.

“It’s still actually a medication even though it’s not prescription and the directions for use are really important,” Bowman said. “If you take Benadryl in excess, it can kill you.”

Symptoms of overdose could look like extreme sleepiness, confusion and people will usually grow very agitated

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Medical Marijuana – A Wonder Drug Or A Dangerous Herb?

Marijuana is a known dangerous drug that is kept illegal alongside other dangerous substances like cocaine, PCP and heroin. To some people, it should remain that way, however, there are some who strongly insist that marijuana should be legalized. This is because they believe that this herb brings no danger to one’s self or anyone. There are even groups of individuals pointing out the medical benefits of marijuana, which should not be denied to people. Still, there are some people who believe that marijuana should be further explored before making any actions.

As debates and arguments regarding medical cannabis continues to drag on, more and more researchers are continuing with their tests regarding the use of medical marijuana. Others have even come up with various strains of marijuana, which can help in treating certain illnesses. As more of these tests and researches provide scientific and credible results, more and more … Read More