Depression has been prominent in the news lately with the deaths of lead singer of Soundgarden and the lead singer of Linkin Park to suicide within weeks of each other. People are screaming that it’s an epidemic and it’s not uncommon to see comments on social media saying, “What’s going on?!?”
This week in Massachusettes, a verdict of “Guilty” to Involuntary Manslaughter was reached in the criminal trial of Michelle Carter. The beautiful 20-year-old girl who appeared so elegant and stoic in court up until the Judge’s rendering, had been doing her best to save face against the ugly accusations: that she had knowingly helped murder her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III.
Wikipedia describes Voyeurism as the “sexual interest in, or practice of, spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.” Psychology’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) explains it much the same way, indicating that the syndrome must cause marked “impairment or distress” to the patient due to their own internal struggle with the morality of the situation, or due to external sanctions like being sentenced to prison time.
There is a phenomenon online called “trolling.” It’s where a person, whose true identity is usually protected by a ridiculous avatar like this,
If you’re a fan of William Peter Blatty’s novel and the 1973 film, “The Exorcist,” you’re familiar with the case of “Roland Doe.”
While Columbine turned into what everyone would call a “school shooting,” it didn’t begin that way. It began as every Deadly Duo does: with a poisonous relationship.