mental health

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…

YourTango.com | 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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2013 - 8:00 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | August 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Pop Sugar | August 3, 2013 - 1:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 26, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2013 - 8:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2013 - 8:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | June 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | June 18, 2013 - 12:40 pm
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