Posts tagged "mental health"

Celebrate The Onset Of Your Seasonal Affective Disorder With These Depressing Pastries

Winter is coming. Which means that seasonal affective disorder season is right around the corner. I don't know about you, but the first thing I reach for when I'm depressed is a sugar fix. Miss Cakehead, the same company that brought you STD Cupcakes, wants to offer you a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 5, 2013

15 Ways To Be A Slightly Better Version Of Yourself

Last week, I dropped my boyfriend off at work at 6 a.m. and took a long walk through the city. I watched the sun rise over the river and pondered the meaning of life. I sipped a coffee and brainstormed some story ideas as I smiled at strangers who passed me on the nearly empty…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 5, 2013

Guys, You’re Just As Depressed As Women

Depression might be known more as a women's disease, but new research shows men suffer just as much—only differently. When rage, risk-taking, and substance abuse are taken into account, men are just as likely to be diagnosed with depression as women, the study says. In fact, if nontraditional symptoms are properly identified, men may actually…
By: Newser / August 31, 2013

The Soapbox: Chelsea Manning Has The Right To Healthcare In Prison, Transgender Or Not

Now that Chelsea Manning has expressed a desire to medically transition through hormone replacement therapy, there are a lot of questions circling about what Leavenworth looks like for a trans woman, and how exactly someone might transition from male to female in prison. While Manning’s case itself is complicated, the question of…
By: Avory Faucette / August 22, 2013

5 Stages Your Therapist Goes Through After You Quit Her Services (In GIFs!)

Therapy has done me good. Off and on ever since I was 14, I've seen a couple therapists for a couple of years at a time each. They've helped me through family craziness, adjusting to college, adjusting to life after college, a boss possessed by Satan, and bouts of depression and anxiety. Therapy isn't about "solving"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2013

“The Bachelor” Star Gia Allemand’s Suicide Details Emerge

Gruesome details have come out about reality TV star Gia Allemand's suicide: she hung hanged herself with a vacuum cleaner cord while on the phone with her mom. Allemand's boyfriend Ryan Anderson, a player for the New Orleans Pelicans, reportedly told her in a fight hours before that he didn't love her anymore. The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2013

5 Things To Remember When Your Life Goes To Hell

If there's an upside to spending most of your life in abject poverty and soul-sucking alcoholism, it's that you become an expert in shit-handling. Many of you out there can testify that it doesn't make you panic any less when personal disasters do pop up, but it seems like the more frequently you fall into…
By: Cracked / August 11, 2013

Amanda Bynes’ Psychiatric Hold Extended, Mother Granted Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes' 5150 psychiatric hold has been extended for an additional 30 days. A judge who visited Bynes in the hospital found the troubled actress to be "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder." Bynes has been hospitalized since July 22, when she started a fire in a stranger's driveway i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2013

True Story: I’m Delaying Going To College

I can't say that it was ever my concrete intent to eschew college altogether, but by the time I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth (yet with inexplicable honors in Astronomy), disillusioned and perpetually anxiety-ridden, I knew with all certainty that I didn't want to see the inside of a classroom agai…
By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2013

GIF Quiz! Are You Having A Quarter-Life Crisis?

Once you hit your 20s, there's a reason "Girls" becomes your favorite show. It's as if you were waiting in line for the quarter-life crisis you heard about and got called sooner than expected. All of a sudden you're trying to get your life together while juggling things like a career and dating (when really…
By: Tres Sugar / August 3, 2013

12 Things Your Therapist Says And What It Really Means

"What do YOU think?" That's the number one phrase I hear in therapy over and over — usually because I'm asking my therapist for her opinion about some shit that is going down. But as those of us in therapy know, a therapist is not there to give advice or to tell you how to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2013

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 and maddening anxiety can feel. The title alone refers to what people with anxiety can fixate on, feel or worry about, that may elude people…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2013

Amanda Bynes Reportedly Battling Schizophrenia

Doctors have allegedly diagnosed Amanda Bynes with "severe mental illness with schizophrenic tendencies." [Perez Hilton] Today, her parents officially filed for conservatorship of the actress in a California court. [TMZ] Also, "Pretty Little Liars" actress Ashley Benson posted a photo of herself on Instagram mocking a picture…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2013

Amanda Bynes’ Parents Fear Schizophrenia, Seek Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes' parents are reportedly seeking a conservatorship over the actress and requesting her 72-hour psychiatric hold be extended for two weeks. Her parents and doctors are afraid her erratic behavior over the past several months are symptoms of schizophrenia. The actress was arrested on Monday for starting a fire in a stranger'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2013

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 a lot of friggin' people -- and I…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 27, 2013

VICE Makes Light Of The Suicides Of Female Writers With A Fashion Editorial

Fashion thrives on controversy in all of its many manifestations, but how far is too far? VICE, which has been distributing its fair share of maybe-too-much content since 1994, wants to test your limits. The free monthly magazine's largely self-explanatory Women in Fiction issue brings us "Lost Words," a fashion spread featuring models styled and…
By: Rachel Krause / June 18, 2013

Amanda Bynes Claims, Via Text Message To Friend, Her Breakdown Is Just An Act

Nope. Nuh uh. Not buying it. [Daily Mail UK] Cue "Achy Breaky Heart" headlines: Miley Cyrus' momma Tish Cyrus has filed from divorce from Billy Ray Cyrus. If you recall, back in 2010, Billy Ray filed for divorce from Tish — over rumors she romped with Bret Michael…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2013

Study Says BDSM Correlated With Better Mental Health

People who are into kinky sex may be psychologically healthier than those who are not, says a new study. Researchers found that people who were involved in BDSM -- bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism -- scored better on certain indicators of mental health than those who did not bring kink into the bedroom, reported LiveScience. The study, which was published i…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / June 9, 2013

Amanda Bynes Arrested After Tossing Bong Out Window, Undergoes Psychiatric Evaluation

After months of disturbing online and real-life incidences, actress Amanda Bynes was taken into custody Thursday night and ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation. Bynes was arrested earlier i…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 23, 2013

MSNBC Host Mika Brzezinski Opens Up About Exercise Bulimia

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski has opened up about an eating disorder she has struggled with throughout her life: exercise bulimia — a compulsion to binge eat food and then overexercise to burn off the calories. People with exercise bulimia will exercise several times a day, multiple days a week even when they're sick…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2013