mental health

Addiction And Mental Health Are Major Themes At The DNC, And It’s About Time

It’s time we all talk about our mental health and “dirty little secrets.” More »


The UCLA Gunman Left A “Kill List” At Home Before Opening Fire On The Campus

Police have identified the UCLA gunman responsible for opening fire in the campus’ engineering building who then took his own life Wednesday night. More »


How One Teen Tried To Kill Himself 3 Times, And Became An Advocate For LGBTQ Safe Spaces

He was part of the reason I attempted suicide the first time, where I overdosed by mixing prescription and over-the-counter drugs with alcohol, and I slit my wrists with a knife under the desk in front of my teacher.” More »


I Love You, Effexor, But I Think I Hate You More

Two words: NIGHT. SWEATS. More »


Wentworth Miller Posts Wrenching Reply To Crappy Body-Shaming Meme

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller took to Facebook to reply to an especially crappy meme from the British bro site The LAD Bible. The meme made fun of Miller’s weight gain after Prison Break ended, contrasting a publicity still of the actor from the show, which required him to be ripped and covered in fake… More »


Let’s Bring These Queer Sexual Concerns Into The Light

LGBTQ+ sex therapist Rena McDaniel helps us understand what sexual issues are most prominent in the queer community. More »


Women Need More Sleep Than Men, Says Science

Couples will sometimes fight over who sleeps in more. And according to a study, it turns out your wife should be the one sleeping in, not you. The study examined 210 middle aged men and women, and found that women suffered greater health issues from lack of sleep than men. Read more on YourTango.com…More »


New Instagram ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ Illustrates Stories Of Mental Illness

The Instagram serves as a supportive platform for followers to share and submit their mental health or trauma related stories and feelings. More »


Maybe I’m Not “Meant” To Be A Mother (And That’s Okay)

Having never even considered what lay beyond the point of imaginary motherhood, my ticking biological clock took on a more foreboding sound, a countdown slog towards, well, death. More »


Crossfitter Snatches To “Single Ladies,” Talks About Masculinity, Wins At Life

Behold, the best thing maybe ever on the internet!

Crossfitter Khan Porter re-posted a video of himself doing a choreographed snatch to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” after seeing Channing Tatum dress in drag to perform “Run the World” on Lip Sync Battle. It went viral, so he used the opportunity to More »


Coming Out As Borderline

The internet is nasty to people with BPD – here’s what it’s really like. More »


Check Your Vibes: 11 Ways To Make Tough Decisions

Ugh, decisions. Some big choices are simple even though they come with high stakes, because somehow you just know exactly what move is right for you. You might even feel like you’ve known the right answer all your life. If you’ve ever had that experience, it just makes the tough decisions that much more frustrating,… More »


Check Your Vibes: How To Have The Perfect Weekend Getaway

I’m all about periodic quality weekend escapes (and I think everyone should be!), but there is a distinct art to them — getting out of town is only half the battle. Leaving your home base brings no guarantee you’ll feel any calmer or more refreshed than you do when you’re caught up in the rat… More »


Missy Elliott’s Anxiety Disorder & Why It Matters When Celebrities Come Forward

Clearly, Elliott hasn’t allowed her anxiety — or anything else — to define her. More »


The Things I’ve Shredded

I’m moving to Texas next week, and I’m not bringing the contents of my filing cabinet with me. Nor am I leaving them in the ALDI bag that’s been sitting in the corner of the bedroom of me and my husband’s Chicago apartment, waiting for me to decide whether to take them to a Kinko’sMore »


Check Your Vibes: 25 Ways To Calm Down Right This Second

First, take a chill pill. More »


Check Your Vibes: 10 Ways To Prioritize Yourself In A Needy World

All day long, women receive both spoken and unspoken signals prompting us to give up some or all of our own comfort for the happiness of others, because apparently, not doing so would be plain selfish. If our friends, partner, boss, or random acquaintance from knitting club is feeling a little needy, our job, we’re… More »


Check Your Vibes: 10 Reasons You Feel Busier Than You Actually Are

We all have the same number of hours in a day, so why is it so easy to feel like we’re more overscheduled and stressed than anyone else we know? Can we never escape the endless cycle that is “being busy”? It can seem like no matter how many things we accomplish or how “caught… More »


Worrying Is Good For You, So Stop Worrying That It’s Bad For You

Are you worried? Don’t worry. It’s okay. More »


Check Your Vibes: 9 Ways To Ace The Most Soul-Crushing Season Of The Year

Look, not to be a huge Debbie Downer or anything, but this season is the hardest of the year for a lot of the planet. Yes, the empty, frigid days of January and February are more brutal than October (if you live in a cold climate), but the hard part about this season is that… More »


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