depression

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

Columbia University Freshman, 18, Jumps To Her Death From 14th Floor

There is no way to discuss this in a manner that’s particularly comfortable or even couth, so I’ll start with the facts: Martha Corey-Ochoa, an 18-year-old Columbia University incoming freshman,…

Rachel Krause | August 30, 2012 - 9:20 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

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

4 Ways To Help Your Man Fight Depression

You’ve noticed that your partner seems sad, irritable, or overly critical. Maybe he has expressed hopelessness or guilt. You have noticed a loss of interest in his usual activities, concentration…

YourTango.com | May 23, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Bad-Boy Club Drug Could Be The Answer To Depression

Wow, I never thought I’d see the day: Special K is about to get a makeover! Remember the drug’s sleazy clubbing days in the ’90s? The highly-addictive drug, called ketamine, started off as…

The Stir | January 31, 2012 - 11:10 am

Girl Talk: In Defense Of Being Lazy

What do you do when one of the things you used to like about yourself the most, looking back, becomes one of the things that you like about yourself the least?

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Most Depressed Place To Live In The U.S.? Philadelphia!

Philly, how you feeling? Everything okay? According to info from Google, you guys are the most depressed city in the country. At least based on your Googling habits. According to…

Julie Gerstein | January 12, 2012 - 4:40 pm

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

25 Percent Of American Women Take Mental Health Medications

According to Medco Health Solutions Inc., more than 25 percent of women took at least one drug to treat psychiatric conditions in 2010, most prominently for depression and anxiety. The use of…

Stefanie Blejec | November 18, 2011 - 3:20 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

Kirsten Dunst Thinks You’re A Weirdo If You Haven’t Been Depressed

“People are embarrassed to talk about [depression]. I would never put anyone down [who] was in that kind of space … I think most human beings go through some sort…

Ami Angelowicz | September 27, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Dealbreaker: The Unmedicated Guy

It didn’t take long for me to figure out something about Nick* was different. Everything about him was outsized, super-charming and a bit impulsive. For our second date, he seriously…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Danielle Staub Says Reality TV Made Her Suicidal

Disclaimer: You may want to flog me for what I’m about to say, but I must say it. As a person who has suffered a serious bout of depression, I…

Ami Angelowicz | August 18, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Zoe Saldana Got The Literal Blues After The Release Of “Avatar”

“The year after ‘Avatar’ was just emotionally overwhelming. I was traveling all over the world, waking up in different time zones. Your body gets exhausted, and by the end of…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 14, 2011 - 11:00 am

Doughnuts Cause Depression

Let me preface this depressing news by saying that I’ve never felt anything but supreme joy when eating a doughnut. However, according to the British Dietetic Association, doughnuts are dangerous…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 28, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Sad Keanu: The Book

Kleenex ready? Because it sure looks like Sad Keanu has inspired a book. In April, Keanu Reeves released the book, Ode To Happiness, along with artist Alexandra Grant. Made up…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 21, 2011 - 6:20 pm

A Test For Depression? Plus, Three Other Unexpected Things You’ll Soon Be Able To Test Yourself For.

In a few years, the following scenario could actually happen. If you’ve been feeling down, sleepy, and just generally like the color has been zapped out of the world, you…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | May 27, 2011 - 11:40 am

Girl Talk: Why Do Girls Get Depressed After Losing Their Virginity?

I lost my virginity at age 15, in a double wide trailer. I remember his abs glowing under the black-light and the mood music–a Ginuwine album on repeat. I had…

Rachel White | May 3, 2011 - 1:00 pm