Why?

Positively Caviar, Inc. or CAVIAR influences our culture to promote the imperative message of positivity and optimism through digital content, a unique lifestyle brand, self-empowerment workshops, and other various events. Find out why we do what we do!

 

We spend 10-11 hours in front of screen each day, specifically adolescents and children. Digital content and media influences and can alter our behaviors, decisions, and our perceptions about ourselves and the world around us.

(Source: Nielsen Company)


Hyperconnectivity, the increasing digital interconnection of people and things, has the potential to change patterns of social interaction, as face-to-face time may be substituted by online interaction.

(Source: World Economic Forum)


One of the most powerful lessons that we can teach our children is that they have the power to control their thoughts. Cognitive science has confirmed that positive thinking is a learned trait and that the more children practice this skill the stronger their neural connections become.

One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression.

(Source: MentalHealth.gov)

 

1 in 4 inner-city youth witness a murder by age 17. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 1 in 3 inner-city youth suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

(Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network)


We spend more time on media each day than sleeping. We now spend more time online than we do anything else.

usatoday.com, dailymail.com, wired.com


The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention concluded in a May 2014 research report, that undiagnosed childhood neglect or trauma is widespread among American adults and is the root cause of mental health and behavioral problems in adulthood.


13.2% of the U.S. population identifies as Black or African American. Of those, over 16% had a diagnosable mental illness in the past year. That is over 6.8 million people. More than the populations of Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia. 

(Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.

(Source: MentalHealth.gov)

The overall human attention span has fallen from an average of 12 seconds in the year 2000 to just eight seconds today. Humans now have less of an attention span than a goldfish (nine seconds average). 

This suggests the human attention span is smaller due to the growing presence of these gadgets. The desire to be constantly connected can compromise attention

Source: MedicalDaily.com


Depression affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S.population age 18 and older in a given year.

(Source: National Institute of Mental Health)

Researchers say the average human has about 60,000 thoughts per day. 86% of those thoughts are considered negative.