Posts tagged "mental health"

Dealbreaker: He Told Me I Needed To “Be Happier”

On our last date, we sat next to each other on the floor of an Afghan restaurant, sharing a plate of kaddo bourani and a bottle of wine. He looked at…

Allison McCarthy | March 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

On The Unhappy Anniversary Of My Rape

At the exact time that I’m writing this (8:30 a.m. ), on this exact day two years ago, I was reporting my rape. It had happened after midnight on March…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Anthony Hill, Another Unarmed Black Man, Shot Dead By Police Near Atlanta

How many more?

Yesterday, a white, as-yet-unnamed police officer shot and killed 27-year-old Anthony Hill, a Black man who was seen naked and behaving erratically at his apartment…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Facebook Has Serious New Suicide Prevention Tools

Yesterday, Facebook announced new measures to help users who might be at risk for self-harm. It’s become too common that we hear stories about Facebook users who speak to their…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

6 Things I Learned From Deleting All Of My Facebook Activity One By One

Over the last five months, I’ve been going the Nick Briz Facebook escape route and, instead of “deleting” my profile with the possibility of coming back to it later, I’ve…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

Four in 10 Teenage Girls Report Being Coerced Into Sex

More than 40 percent of high school-aged girls in England report being coerced into sex. [The Guardian]
A memo to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: Judges who disagree with…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

What Are We Feeling When We’re Feeling “Fat”?

Remember the “fat is not a feeling” hashtag? The phrase has been around for a long time, but it trended as a hashtag last October, when Facebook added “fat” to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 9, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: I’m A Parent With Postpartum Anxiety

When it started, I thought it was just a stomach thing. I had probably unwittingly eaten some dairy, my usual digestive foe. But the mild nausea showed no signs of…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Jeff Bridges’ Sleeping Tapes: An Insomniac’s Review

I woke up at 2 AM last night and didn’t go back to sleep! It was great, and by “great” I mean nerve-wracking and tiresome. The night before that, I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Screw You, Stupid Study: Binge-Watching TV Is Awesome For You

Today in Conclusions That Could Have Been Reached After A 10-Minute Phoner With Me As Opposed To An Exhaustive Study! A study from the University of Texas has found that

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Dater X: A Penny For Your Thoughts

It’s been a few years since I’ve seen a therapist, but with the new year comes new self-discovery. Just last week, I bit my ring fingernail down to a three-centimeter…

Dater X 2.0 | January 29, 2015 - 12:15 pm

5 Things People Don’t Get About Borderline Personalities

It’s not everyone who can watch a horror thriller, point at the villain and say, “Hey, that’s me!” But you can if you have  borderline personality disorder — that’s the condition…

Cracked | January 28, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic]
Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian]
Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Frisky Rant: There’s A Difference Between Being Critical And Being “Too Angry” — Trust Me, I Know

Some of the feedback I get online is that I’m “too angry.” When people tell me I’m “too angry” in my writing, my immediate thought is somewhere along the lines…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos]
Even Björk can’t get anything done in the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2015 - 6:30 pm

When Psychiatrists Distrust Their Patients, Their Patients Can Only Respond In Kind

I’ve been seeing psychiatrists — doctors whose purpose is primarily to examine and diagnose an emotional disorder or condition, then prescribe a plan of treatment, whether therapeutic or pharmaceutical –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Head Shrinking: On The Couch With 8 Reality TV Therapists

I am therapy’s biggest champion. I’ve been seeing my therapist for … oh, nine years now? Dr. A is my longest term relationship, outside of my family. I credit her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Trauma, PTSD & A Lifetime Of Loss

A note: There’s a lot of trigger-y, very heavy material in this particular essay, including descriptions of graphic fictional violence (in nightmares) and mentions of sexual violence. I included it

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 9:30 am

It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year

Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm
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