The Anxiety Series, Introduction, Sociology, Social Psychology

This.  New.  Century.  Has.  Been.  Weird!

And 2020 walked in bringing another dynamic to the landscape.

As a result, we have earned a certain amount of stress which none of us wanted, or needed.

Over the next few weeks, this blog will discuss stress and anxiety and their many components to bring awareness on these topics, and methods in reducing these health difficulties.

The first part is Sunday.

See you then.




Delicate Subject Series – Anti-Bullying Film “Between the Cracks”

Warning: Graphic images

It’s an epidemic and becoming worse every year.  Young people being harassed, threatened, humiliated, reputations questioned, destroyed. The targets frequently take matters into their own hands through violent means, while others commit suicide.

Between the Cracks “…show the devastating factors that can exist with children who are bullied and find no help from adults” (Epp Films, 2013, Dec. 6). Parents and children are encouraged to see the film together at festivals scheduled this year.  Additional information about the film can be read here.

The following is the trailer:



Epp Films. (2013, December 6).  Between the Cracks Trailer Teaser. [Video file].  Retrieved from


Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic steroids (aka anabolic-androgenic steroids) are non-prescribed drugs composed of the male hormone testosterone for muscle enhancement (“the ideal body”), and sports performance enhancement.  These drugs come in the form of injections, pills, and gels/creams.  Even though many users don’t take them on a continuous basisthe usage history fosters many consequences.

Adolescent Males

  • Psychiatric difficulties
  • Aggression
  • Violence
  • Growth inhibition (i.e., height, genitalia)
  • Suicide

Adolescent Females

  • Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Potential psychiatric difficulties
  • Growth inhibition (i.e., height, breasts)
  • Acne
  • Ceases/prevents menstruation


  • Psychiatric difficulties
  • Ceases menstruation
  • Significant breast size decrease
  • Diminishes female sculpture
  • Pregnancy difficulties
  • Cancer
  • Death


  • Psychiatric difficulties
  • Significant breast size increase
  • Genitalia reduction
  • Aggression
  • Violence
  • Cancer
  • Death

The bodily effects from anabolic steroids are irreversible for many users.