We live in contradiction. How we confront that fact matters.
- Absurdism is the philosophical school that recognizes the tension between meaning and a meaningless universe.
- Camus and Kierkegaard wrote extensively on the topic, though modern thinkers continue to contribute to the literature of the Absurd.
- In a politically divided time, the Absurd has come to the forefront of national discussion.
Lengthening daylight isn't necessarily good news where mental health is concerned.
A new study shows that nearly 40 percent of Americans report being stressed out by U.S. politics.
- The study, published in PLOS One, is based on a YouGov survey of 800 Americans.
- The results showed that, because of politics, approximately: 4 percent had considered suicide and about 20 percent have had friendships damaged.
- The researchers said it's important to better understand how politics are affecting our mental, physical, and social health.
Suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria.
When Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, it didn't just flatten houses and flood hospitals – it plunged the island into a darkness that many islanders have yet to emerge from, both literally and metaphorically.
The "dangerous people" framework is a myth.
- A new study by University of Texas Medical Branch researchers states that gun access, not mental health, leads to gun violence.
- The team discovered that mental illness and personality traits are not reliable indicators of gun violence.
- This line of research could have important implications for legislation and rehabilitation.