Posts tagged "mental health"

Yes, I Have Emotional Disorders; No, I Won’t Be Ashamed Of It

I’ve said it briefly before, but I want to say it again in more depth: I’m not ashamed of my emotional disorder. In the six months since I started writing…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Exercise Is Possibly As Effective As Therapy Or Medication For Treating Depression

The results of a UK study on depression and exercise show that it’s possible that exercise is as effective for treating depression as therapy or medication. The researchers caution, of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 11:30 am

Mindfulness And The Bucket List At Museums

When I went to the MoMA, I went not knowing what exactly they had in their collection. I do that with museums — why spoil the fun of discovery? I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 9:31 am

Please, Please, Please Do Not Get A Weight Loss App For Your Kids

Oh, great, there’s a new weight loss app for kids. That’s awesome. I know I would’ve loved that when I was a kid.
You know what was the best…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm

“Doctor Who,” “Listen” And Coping With Trauma

I get behind on “Doctor Who” — being cable-less will do that to you — but this week’s episode was being widely touted as one of the best in years,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 18, 2014 - 10:00 am

5 Things I’ve Learned About Suicide Since My Dad Took His Own Life

Ever since I heard about Robin Williams’ devastating suicide, I’ve been thinking about this post and how I was going to write it. I’ve thought about it as I was drifting…

Melissa Blake | September 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

So Someone You Love Is Suicidal

“‘Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. The great clown…

Kitty Stryker | September 1, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Calling Suicide Selfish Is Selfish

Selfish (adj.): Lacking concern for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
Death is not profitable or pleasurable. It’s just nothing. It’s just not suffering. It…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Depression, Suicide & What I Do When I Need To Get Through The Day

I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for years. My darkest period was as recent as 2013. In fact, there was a day last September when I let my…

Carrie Nelson | August 12, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Robin Williams Struggled With Depression, Addiction

Robin Williams had checked into the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in June to help with a “deep, dark depression” and his ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction. Williams…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 10:30 am

Demi Moore’s Daughter Tallulah Willis Opens Up About Body Dysmorphia

Twenty-year-old Tallulah Willis, youngest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, gets really candid in a new video for the personal style site Stylelikeu, opening up about her eating disorder,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2014 - 11:30 am

The Soapbox: On Trigger Warnings & Facing Trauma

When I got to my friend’s place for my self-defense lessons last week, he told me we were going to do basic self-defense techniques and toward the end, simulated assaults.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

10 Things To Never, Ever Say To A Person With Depression

Clinical depression sucks and it’s only growing more common. Almost one in two people in the U.S. will suffer from depression or another mental health condition at some point and…

Laura Barcella | July 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

On Abuse & Seeing What We Don’t Want To See

Here are two things I never expected to be told in the same breath: “You’re so skinny! This will look cute on you,” and “I’m pretty sure you’re lying about…

Anonymous | July 15, 2014 - 11:00 am

8 Things To Understand About Panic Attacks & How To Deal With Them

I remember my first panic attack in more detail than I remember losing my virginity or the first time I drove a car by myself. (I guess vivid terror of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2014 - 10:00 am

Mom Of Son With Asperger’s Syndrome: “Armchair Diagnoses Aren’t Helping Anyone”

“After Elliot Rodger murdered six young men and women in Isla Vista, California, word spread that he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Asperger’s is a developmental disorder that was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 27, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Study: Being At Home Is More Stressful Than Being At Work

Spending time at home is way more stressful than spending time at work, according to a surprising new study by Penn State researchers. This comes as something of a surprise given…

Claire Hannum | May 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

19-Year-Old Girl Committed Suicide After Being Cyberbullied Over Amateur Porn

When Alyssa Funke of Minnesota was 18, she filmed an amateur porn for a site called CastingCouch-X, which features “Fresh New Amateur Girl Porn Videos.”

In March, the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Drunk Mom Author Jowita Bydlowska On Alcoholism, Parenthood & Writing

Motherhood. We all have a vision in mind of what it’s supposed to look like: warm, nurturing, saccharine, even beatific. Even the messier versions we allow — frazzled new parent…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

How To Tell If You Have ADHD

When people find out I take Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they often want to know what that feels like. What makes my brain different from theirs? I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2014 - 11:30 am
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