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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

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Over exaggerating emotions understates real mental illnesses

Anjali Noel Ramesh February 4, 2020

Unnecessary jokes about mental illness dramatize the real conditions and should not be a habitual tendency. Around one in five teenagers in the U.S. experience a mental health disorder between the ages...

Depression does not condemn you

Depression does not condemn you

Turner DeArmond October 28, 2019

For most of my life, I believed I was just like the kids around me. Maybe I was a little more sensitive and a little more emotional than my peers, but I thought that was just my personality. I had days...

Art by Rachel Stevens

Panic at the VSCO: yet another way to put down girls

Sarah Ding October 11, 2019

If you listen closely in the jungle that is high school, you might hear the howls of screeching chairs pulled out from under desks, the teachers sighing as they grade their 50th assignment of the day or...

Cell phone addiction is proven to have an indirect relationship with depression and anxiety in teens, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a worrisome statistic. Photo from Envato Elements.

iGen experiences blue light addiction

Maddie Orr October 1, 2019

From the rise and fall of internet sensations on platforms such as YouTube and TikTok to “Netflix and Chill,” the world has been remarkably altered in the 21st century by the Internet, Google and technology...

To Write Love On Her Arms worker Chad Moses speaks with festival goers during Roots N Blues Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Bailey Stover.

People of Roots N Blues – Chad Moses

Bailey Stover September 29, 2019

Chad Moses works with the organization To Write Love on Her Arms as a way to spread hope and create a community for those in need who are looking for help. During the festival, the group had a tent...

Cherries are sweet, tart, or somewhere in between. Add some ice and it becomes a sight for the eyes as well.

Love them while they are here

Atiyah Lane December 20, 2018

Hearing the saying, “People don't love you until you're dead,” I began to understand it more and more. I live in a generation where so many people bury their feelings, and they make it aware that they’re...

Art by Isabel Thoroughman

The musical mad scientist

Bailey Stover November 1, 2018

Internal conflict can consume every aspect of life, generating a feeling of confinement between internal expectations and motivations. As time progresses, one develops coping mechanisms to satisfy both...

Mental illness shouldnt be self-diagnosed

Mental illness shouldn’t be self-diagnosed

Elad Gov-Ari May 6, 2018

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) makes the day-to-day lives of those afflicted extraordinarily difficult. Whether that be turning a light switch on and off 14 times or washing hands before and after...

Maya Bell

Need for comfort from phones brings depression alongside

Katie Whaley September 29, 2017

Sophomore Harper Dailey stands in line at the cash register, waiting for the customer in front of her to finish checking out. Dailey pulls her phone out from her back pocket, happy to find a text from...

Blogger psychiatry misleads the ill

Blogger psychiatry misleads the ill

Skyler Froese March 25, 2016

Art by Neil Cathro [dropcap color="#" bgcolor="#" sradius="0"]T[/dropcap]he aphorism “mind over matter” has been suffering abuse, for your mind can’t be allowed always to be in control. A person’s...

Hiding from hunger

Hiding from hunger

Caylea Ray April 16, 2015

Dealing with the danger of eating disorders Eating disorders aren't just a phase; this was one of the points the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) made during its annual week of awareness, Feb....

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British scientists identify hormone cortisol as initial possible biomarker for depression

Anna Wright March 30, 2014

Researchers at Cambridge University discovered what they believe may be the first biomarker for clinical depression. Their study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS),...

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