Posts tagged "mental health"

Mommie Dearest: On Postpartum Depression

It’s no secret that becoming a new parent can be one of the most trying times in a person’s life. Seven years later, I can still vividly remember those first…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Remembering Ned Vizzini (1981 – 2013)

On Friday morning I had just sat down at my desk at work when I got the message: my friend Ned committed suicide the day before.

What? No,

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2013 - 11:00 am

The 3 Types Of Regret That Can Destroy You

The negative experiences in life can help mold and nourish it. There is no light without darkness and no laughter without pain. Let’s pick apart those regrets that mold us

Cracked | December 9, 2013 - 4:45 pm

20 Tips For Loving Someone With ADD

Being in a relationship with someone who has ADD presents some unique challenges. Conversations tend to jump rapidly from one topic to another. Shiny objects might distract them during important…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Lit Medicine: 11 Books To Save Your Ass (Or Just Your Weary Soul)

“There’s more to life than books, you know, but not much more.” Ah, the immortal words of my beloved Morrissey — they served as a kind of mantra for me as I…

Laura Barcella | November 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

This Brave Bus Driver Saved A Woman From Jumping Off A Bridge

Darnell Barton, a Buffalo bus driver, saw a woman who’d climbed over a guardrail and was leaning over traffic on the expressway below her. He knew he had to do…

Claire Hannum | November 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Congrats, You’re Not A Crazy Bitch: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Added To DSM-5

Well, you’re a crazy bitch for a reason, at least. The exxxtreme version of PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), has officially been recognized as a distinct mental disorder in the American Psychiatric…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mischa Barton Opens Up About Psychiatric Breakdown

Mischa Barton has opened up about her drug abuse and “full-on breakdown” around 2009, revealing that she was put into a psychiatric ward under a 5150 hold after she…

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2013 - 10:20 am

Amanda Bynes’ Mom Lynn Bynes Releases Statement: “We Know She Will Get Through This”

Did anybody else breathe a huge sigh of relief when Amanda Bynes was finally hospitalized? Watching her increasingly bizarre stints play out for as long as they did made me wonder…

Claire Hannum | October 3, 2013 - 3:40 pm

New York City Department Of Health Launches New NYC Girls Project

In the twelve years that Mayor Bloomberg has presided over New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (srsly, that’s for real, MENTAL HYGIENE) has been responsible for…

Rachel Krause | October 1, 2013 - 6:00 pm

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sex Addiction

Before Tiger Woods gave his celebrity endorsement to sex addiction, we debated whether it’s an easy excuse or a mental health issue. But now it seems more people are treating…

Pop Sugar | September 23, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Perfectionists, You Should Probably Watch This Video

Yesterday I tweeted that I was taking an abstract painting class in an effort to cure my perfectionism (more on that later!). I got a reply from a woman I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 10, 2013 - 1:00 pm

5 Ways To Be Good To Your Loved One With An Eating Disorder

Some say that love can conquer all. But a couple struggling with the effects of the pressures of an eating disorder may need a little outside help. Though eating disorders… | September 5, 2013 - 1:50 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | September 5, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 5, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Newser | August 31, 2013 - 9:30 am

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…

Avory Faucette | August 22, 2013 - 5:25 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2013 - 11:30 am

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2013 - 10:42 am

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…

Cracked | August 11, 2013 - 5:30 pm
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