How Family Support Can Help College Students With Stress Problems


As I've said in many earlier articles and more specifically in my last one called ''Causes of Stress in a College Student's Life'',  stress is a growing issue in our 21st century North American society and  especially when it comes to young adults. They are expected to go to college so they can get a good job later and when they make it there, the pressure they endure is sky high. Not only they have to upgrade their study methods and work harder than they ever did, they have to leave the family house and adapt to a completely new lifestyle. No wonder why they are crumbling under pressure.

Increasing Rates of Suicide and Strive for Perfection


On July 27 2015, New York Times posted an article discussing how the suicide rates are increasing and the reason for it is because everyone strives to be perfect. According to the article suicide rates among 15 to 24 year olds have increased from 9.6 deaths per 100,000 to 11.1 deaths. A survey done by college counselors found that 50 percent of their clients have extremely bad cases of psychological problems such as anxiety and depression; it has risen by 13 percent in just two years.

Violence against Children in the Native American Community


In an article published on November 18th, 2014  by written by Tara Culp-Ressler entitled, “The Shocking Rates Of Violence And Abuse Facing Native American Kids” sheds light on the horrifying abuse that affects children on Native American tribal reserves. The author reports that these children’s lives are being “destroyed by relentless violence and trauma.” The abuse and trauma has resulted in these children experiencing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Drop the Tough Guy Mask

Craig and Marc Kielburger demonstrated the struggle that men go through on a daily basis to avoid natural human behaviours. Their article, We Need to Talk About Toxic Masculinity, tells the story of a young man named Kevin who lost his father at a young age. In order not to seam week towards his classmates he suppressed all emotions linked to the death of his father. These emotions were bottled up for many months. One day when Kevin was in a support group lead by Ashanti Branch he finally broke the barrier between him and his emotions.

Head & Hands Volunteering Opportunity

An organization named Heads & Hands on the south shore aims to promote physical and mental well-being for youth. They approach this by being non-judgmental and allow anyone to be welcomed in. There are multiple small events that you are able to go to and volunteer for the day. If you believe you would like to volunteer you may contact them at or call them at 514-481-0277

Not so tough after all

This article is very straight to the point. It talks about masculinity and how it is directly linked with all the school shootings that happen all over the world. These school shootings all have one thing in common and it is the fact that the shooters are all white, middle-class males. When looking at this fact, it is very concerning since this category of males are the ones said to be the leaders pf society. If they are supposed to represent power and good leadership why is it that they are causing all this harm to innocent people?
The writer of this article clearly states that the way men are brought up makes them act in such an inhuman way. Men, from a very young age, have been taught not to show emotion because it makes them seem weak. They learn to keep all their sadness, pain and fear inside of them. They are strongly encouraged to be tough. The only emotion that is socially accepted for men to show is anger which results to violence a lot of times. In the article: But What About Men? On Masculinity and Mass Shootings by Meghan Murphy, Jackson Karz, a filmmaker tells us that "Men are rewarded for achieving certain goals and for establishing of dominance through the use of violence." When men show anger or get violent, it is as if they want to prove that they are dominant. Not only that, violence amongst men has become much normalized with the media.
Violence is everywhere whether it is in a movie, a video game or even in sports. People fight for a living like the wrestlers and boxers. They get paid to fight and people pay to watch people fight. How crazy is that? Little boys from the age of eight play video games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto where the main objective is to kill people. If boys get exposed to violence from this young how do we not expect them to be violent in the future? They grow up with violence and eventually violence is who they become. This is why men are the main cause of all the crimes in our society. In the documentary Tough Guise 2 it says that "99% of murders are committed by men, 61of the 62 last mass shootings have been committed by men." When looking at these statistics, the results seem unreal. Clearly there is a concerning problem with how some men are brought up and we have to find a solution as soon as possible in order to put an end to all these crimes. We have to teach men that it is ok to show emotion and that violence is not the right way.

Man the Guns and Join the Navy!

Chris Dugan, a former U.S. soldier recruited in high school at the age of 17, presents what he learned about military recruitment tactics during his service. He explains how U.S. recruitment officers need to recruit new soldiers any way they can in order to climb the ranks. The most successful recruiters often change their methods based on a person’s interests but most fall back to one tried and tested tactic, presenting the idea of becoming a ‘real’ man. 

Fight For Her? Or Not ?

This article, written by Stuart Heritage for the Guardian, covers the minor fisticuffs that broke out between Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom at a restaurant in Spain. Bieber, who is rumored to have been close to Miranda Kerr when she was still married to Bloom, seemed to incite the scuffle by yelling “What’s up, bitch”. Bloom quickly responded to the provocation by throwing a punch at Bieber. The latter ducked it, fled the restaurant and posted on Instagram pictures of Miranda wearing a bikini and Bloom crying shortly after the fight. klling

Masculinity…violence… to killing

Are you a "man"?

Die Like a Man: The Toxic Masculinity of Breaking Bad” by Laura Hudson is an article based on the T.V. series “Breaking Bad”. Throughout the course of her articles Laura Hudson demonstrates a new perspective to look at the show and points out to the audience what it takes in order to be a “man” in “Breaking Bad”.