Mental Illness Affects a Fifth of People Living in War Zones [Reuters] One in five people living in war zones suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. It’s not hard to see why. The World Health Organization highlighted the long-term impact of war, and the “urgent need” for mental health interventions.
The Changing Mentality About Mental Health [Ad Age] As more marketing professionals speak up about their personal struggles, the subject of mental health is finding its way in offices and even ad campaigns. “It’s a recognized problem that is exacerbated by the cutthroat nature of what we do.”
Lee Daniels: I Hate F—ing Being Sober [Page Six] In a new interview, Empire creator Lee Daniels was brutally honest about being sober. The writer, director and producer reflected on his past drug and alcohol use. “I never really even liked to drink, but I drank because my father told me if he ever saw me with a man, he would kill me.”
Dark Web Drug Sellers Dodge Police Crackdowns [NY Times] Despite cracking down on internet drug sellers “over the last six years that led to the shutdown of about half a dozen sites, there are still close to 30 illegal online markets.” With each shuttered marketplace, more pop up in its place.