Early Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

New relationships can be fun and exciting as you start a new chapter in your lives together. In the beginning, everything seems perfect, and you couldn’t imagine anything going wrong. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Sometimes your partner ends up having some flaws. And while some flaws are okay, like they love chocolate ice cream and you love vanilla, there are some red flags that can be unhealthy later on. Here are some behaviors to be on the lookout for in a new relationship:

Handling Conflict During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! From Thanksgiving to Christmas to Hanukkah, these couple of months are bound to find you spending time with family — although sometimes it may be more family time than you would like. We love our families, but sometimes they can be difficult. Not all of us agree on politics, lifestyle choices, or religion. However, that shouldn’t put a damper on the holiday cheer.

Here are some tips to deal with difficult family members this holiday season:

The Real Impact of Shoplifting

The holiday season is approaching, and with that comes the likelihood someone will shoplift. While it may not seem like a big deal, shoplifting has a bigger impact than many realize.

For starters, it happens fairly often: it averages 550,000 incidents a day across the nation, resulting in over $13 billion worth of goods being stolen every year — and that number is rising. While nearly 1 in 11 Americans admits to shoplifting, shoplifters are caught only 1 in 49 times, and only 50% of the time is a guilty party actually turned over to the police.

5 Resources for Veteran Mental Health

Yesterday was Veterans Day. From everyone at 3rd Millennium Classrooms, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who is serving or has served in the armed forces for your dedication and service to our country!  We are forever indebted to the sacrifices you have made while serving.

This kind of service can take a toll on the body and mind:

Why Non-Prescription Stimulant Use DOESN’T Work

What is non-prescription stimulant use?

The number of high school and college students using non-prescription stimulants (NPS) has increased significantly in recent years. Stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin are often prescribed to individuals with conditions like ADHD, and have proven to be effective; however, the results can be different for individuals who take them without a prescription.

5 Ways You Can Help Victims of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

It’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you’re wondering how you can take action, here are 5 ways you can help a victim of domestic or intimate partner violence:

5 ways you can help victims of domestic and intimate partner violence

#1 Know the signs.

Here are some red flags that can indicate someone is being abused:

A Lesson in Human Decency

There is really no way to avoid it: the recent brutal sexual assault by a Stanford college student was all over the news and was all the media could talk about. So was the case of the preventable death of a Penn State student who died from injuries received during a fraternity hazing. No matter where you turn, there are violent and sad stories of young people whose lives have been ruined, or lost, due to excessive drinking and the lost quality of human decency.