Often a tic begins with what some call an obsession (hence Tourette’s Syndrome’s vague categorization as an obsessive-compulsive disorder), an unpleasant thought or image that lingers in one’s mind until they succumb to the compulsion to make tic. This alleviates the mental discomfort, but then others’ response to the tic often becomes the problem, causing sadness, stress, and anxiety causing further tics. It’s a vicious cycle.
Breaking down the stigmas surrounding STD testing is another hugely important area in which there have been great strides within this city, but there are still more to be made.
“I want a dyke for president. I want a person with aids for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn’t have a […]
The state of Louisiana has more for-profit prisons than any other state, which unsurprisingly brings one out of every 86 adults behind bars. Yes, medical marijuana policy is inciting positive change, but this change must move more quickly. People’s lives are at stake, specifically those in marginalized groups who already face oppression! Louisiana incarceration […]
Mental health issues affect everyone; mental illness is indiscriminate of variables such as race, ethnicity and gender. However, there are factors particular to the African American community that can perpetuate the predisposition.
In Colorado, money put in the “Marijuana Tax Cash Fund” is going towards low income housing plans, mental health support for incarcerated individuals, and health plans in schools. These accumulated funds are going towards incredibly worthwhile programs; many of which New Orleans desperately needs.
We live in Louisiana. We live in a state where there are no laws prohibiting workplace, in school, or housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Yes, we live in Louisiana, so no, marijuana is not legalized for recreational use at this time. But! Not all hope is lost.
(The following article represents the opinion of the editorial board of Bigeasymagazine.com) To call modern Louisiana a Conservative values state would be an understatement. Recently, we passed the most restrictive abortion legislation in the country and every now and then we continue to press schools into teaching regressive, anti-science curriculum. It can be daunting, having […]
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