mental health

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

Remembering Nancy Lanza, The Sandy Hook Shooter’s Mother

The first person that Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, killed on December 14, 2012, was his own mother. She was…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Girl Talk: It Isn’t Easy Dating Someone With OCD

At the beginning of our relationship, my now-wife “Charlotte” came over to my place for the first time and my room was immaculate. The pens and pencils on my desk…

Anonymous | February 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

17 Tested & Approved Self-Soothing Techniques For Every Manner Of Meltdown

Even if you’re generally a very “together” person, that doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to the occasional freak out, because LIFE. Maybe your hot water broke again right before work…

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 21, 2014 - 10:00 am

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

When Sasha Menu Courey woke up one morning in February 2010, she had no idea that her life was about to change radically in a few short hours. Courey, a…

Claire Hannum | January 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

8 Tips On How To Beat The Winter Blues

This time of year is tough. These cold months between the holidays and the first day of spring are like one giant, perpetual Monday staring you in the face. I’m generally…

Claire Hannum | January 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Oh Dear: Study Finds Comedians Have “Psychotic Personality Traits”

Comics have high levels of psychotic personality traits, according to a new study which should come as a surprise to exactly no one who spends time around comedians. In other breaking…

Jessica Wakeman | January 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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
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