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Study: Fear Of Eternal Loneliness Makes Single People Settle For Crappy Relationships

You probably want to sit down for what I’m about to tell you because it’s going to blow the lid off everything you thought you knew about relationships. A new…

Ami Angelowicz | December 3, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Cuddling With A Stuffed Animal May Help Cure Your Depression (Seriously!)

Most of the “scientific studies” in the Daily Mail make me chuckle (new survey from a contact lens manufacturer says that 90% of people feel self-conscious about wearing glasses!) but…

Ami Angelowicz | November 19, 2013 - 9:20 am

Robert Pattinson Talks Anxiety, Insecurity, Being “Quite Sensitive”

The more Robert Pattinson speaks, the more I am convinced that he is The Boyfriend for me. This confounds my better judgement, because there are few things in the zeitgeist…

Rachel Krause | September 17, 2013 - 3:00 pm

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

Photographer John William Keedy was interested in trying to visualize the dark edges of anxiety. In his series, It’s Hardly Noticeable, Keedy generates powerful visual metaphors that encapsulate just how oppressive…

Julie Gerstein | July 26, 2013 - 1:20 pm

7 Sort-Of Rules For Living (And Being Okay) With Anxiety

Do you have anxiety? You’re in good company. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there’s around 40 million people dealing with anxiety disorders in the U.S. alone. That’s…

Julie Gerstein | June 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Going Off Of Antidepressants Will Make You Feel Worse Than Depressed

Greetings from zombie-land.

That’s where I’m currently residing as I go through antidepressant withdrawal. It’s a horribly dizzying place, filled with bouts of insomnia, nausea and an episode…

Julie Gerstein | February 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

7 Majorly Anxiety-Producing Movies

According to prominent horror critics, the things that scare us as a culture usually have a lot to do with whatever we repress and suppress. Horror is about the thin…

Julie Gerstein | November 1, 2012 - 10:00 am

Girl Talk: Going To A Nude Beach Made Me Feel A Little Better About Life

I am not a beach person. The way seagulls swoop over your head like rats with wings terrifies me. I hate that feeling of sand caked in every crevice.

Rachel White | October 8, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: It Got Better

I used to be the sort of person who was always looking for the next big thing. In high school, I wanted to be in college. In college, I wanted…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2012 - 1:00 pm

8 Common Anxiety Dreams And What They Mean

Let’s talk about anxiety dreams, shall we? They suck. But we all have them, no matter how much we have our act together in real life. Anxiety dreams happen when…

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2012 - 10:00 am

12 Self-Help Books That Actually Work

Self help books get a bad rap sometimes, I think. They’re seen as the province of walking, talking “Cathy” cartoons and hippie-dippie-fruit-loop types. That couldn’t be less true:  there are…

Jessica Wakeman | August 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm

12 Totally Free Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

We all feel a little crazy sometimes (for me, “sometimes” means at least three times a day), and while we’re big proponents of therapy and other structured forms of mental…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Let’s Go Ahead And Add This To Our Lengthy List Of Things To Have Anxiety About

Great news, my fellow hand-wringing, self-flagellating, twitchy-eyed neurotics: our anxiety about life, death, and everything in between is actually going to help kill us! Oh, the irony. Even negligible levels…

Rachel Krause | August 3, 2012 - 11:20 am

Olivia Munn Pulls Her Eyelashes Out Because Of Rare Anxiety Disorder

f you’re a “My Life on the D-List” fan like myself, you probably had your first experience with trichotillomania on that series. Tom, Kathy Griffin’s tour manager, compulsively pulled his eyelashes out. Now, a…

The Stir | August 2, 2012 - 4:10 pm

10 Surefire Ways To Deal With Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a kid. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, earthquakes used to be a huge source of stress for me, and I’d often lie…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 1, 2012 - 10:00 am

Panic Attacks, Explained In Cartoon Form

Here at The Frisky’s offices, one of the most hotly anticipated books of 2011 is Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom, by the comedienne and all-around-awesome-lady Sara Benincasa. I love this…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Abortion Not Linked To Mental Disorders, Study Says

Having an abortion does not increase a woman’s chance of developing mental health problems, a British health agency has found. The U.K.’s National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health compared a…

Stefanie Blejec | December 9, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Girl Talk: Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Writing about eating disorders feels like an exercise in vulnerability, not because I am ashamed to share my story, but due to the extremely emotional nature of the topic for…

Skylar Grey | October 17, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Hello, Anxiety

The past four months of my life were really, really s**tty and hard. I got dumped suddenly by someone with whom I was in love. I moved out of the

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2011 - 2:00 pm

How To Handle Awkward Moments Without A Panic Attack

Karma’s a bitch, dude. This morning, I was frolicking through Starbucks, smiling to myself about how awesome my life has gotten. On Friday, I’m moving out of my parents’ house…

Jessica Wakeman | March 30, 2011 - 3:00 pm