Someone gave me a copy of the Stars and Stripes which is the military newspaper. It was given to me because it had a story of a soldier’s suicide and the investigation that stemmed from the incident. The below summaries just have to do with “mental health” related stories:
One Army, Two Failures: The front page story outlining the bullying and maltreatment of two Army soldiers who ultimately committed suicide.
Sexual Assaults Reported at Veterans Affairs Facilities: A story of abuse of patients and staff of these facilities who were abused or committed abuse.
Weiner latest NY Official Caught in Scandal (tells you how old this paper is!): The story of Anthony Weiner’s poor choice in his pornographic Tweets and the history of several other NY politicians who have met with similar indescretions.
‘Hotness Delusion Syndrome’ Wields Power: An opinion column on why Anthony Weiner and others would perceive that young females would be interested in seeing pornographic pictures of him.
Series Shows NHL Still Struggling with Violence: A story of Nathan Horton’s injury during the Stanley Cup finals.
I’m sure that any other newspaper I chose to pick up would have a set of similar headlines. Now I understand that newspapers are desperate to sell. Maybe they have tested this out and these are the types of stories that get readers. It seems to me that we have our full quota of negative news every single day. I prefer to expose my brain to more uplifting extracurricular information.
What do you think? Do you feel the news impacts your outlook on life? Try doing without it for a while and see if anything changes in your life.