Posts tagged "mental health"

Girl Talk: Why Do I Feel So Depressed Around The Holidays?

The irony about people who cope with depression is that some of us are actually quite happy people. We are not, contrary to stereotype, slogging through life with the weight…

Jessica Wakeman | December 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Liza Long, Blogger Behind “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” Appears On CNN

Liza Long, the blogger behind the post “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” which went viral following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday, appeared on CNN last night to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 18, 2012 - 3:20 pm

The Soapbox: Thoughts On The Senseless Tragedy In Connecticut From A Girl Who Experienced An Attack On Her School

As our entire nation follows the story of a senseless massacre in Connecticut, people are weighing in with their opinions. We don’t have all of the facts straight yet, but…

Kaitlin Marie | December 18, 2012 - 12:00 pm

True Story: How To Reclaim Your Sex Life After Surviving Sexual Assault

One in every five women has been sexually assaulted. And most of those assaults happen before the age of 25. I am a woman. I’m 25 years old, and I…

Charlotte Lewis | December 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Catherine Zeta-Jones Opens Up About Her Bipolar Disorder

Catherine Zeta-Jones has opened up to InStyle about her struggle with bipolar disorder, a mental illness for which she sought treatment in early 2011. “I’m not the kind of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Too Crazy For Health Insurance

Unlike my future captor Tom Cruise, I’m a big fan of psychiatry. Why? Well, it’s given me opportunities I never could have experienced without medical intervention for depression, agoraphobia and panic attacks.

Sara Benincasa | November 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Victoria On “America’s Next Top Model” And The Scourge Of Faux Concern

Every reality show competition has its oddball and Victoria on “America’s Next Top Model” fits it to a ‘T.’ She was homeschooled, attends online schooling at uber-religious Liberty University, and…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2012 - 2:00 pm

True Story: My Therapist Told Me I Had Asperger’s

I’ve been seeing my therapist, Jennifer*, for years. I love her. She’s helped me through a lot of hard times and she’s one of the first people I want to talk…

Lauren Capen | October 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Hot Links: Is “Saved By The Bell”‘s Lark Vorhees Suffering From A Mental Disorder?

The mother of Lark Vorhees, who played Lisa Turtle on “Saved By the Bell,” says her daughter is bipolar, but Lark is denying it. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 4, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Girl Talk: It Got Better

I used to be the sort of person who was always looking for the next big thing. In high school, I wanted to be in college. In college, I wanted…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Schizophrenic Young Girl Jani Appears On “Dr. Phil”

You may remember Jani Schofield from a particularly haunting episode of “Oprah” a few years ago. Jani’s parents noticed that something wasn’t right with their daughter fairly early on, but…

Julie Gerstein | September 26, 2012 - 8:30 am

Columbia University Freshman, 18, Jumps To Her Death From 14th Floor

There is no way to discuss this in a manner that’s particularly comfortable or even couth, so I’ll start with the facts: Martha Corey-Ochoa, an 18-year-old Columbia University incoming freshman,…

Rachel Krause | August 30, 2012 - 9:20 am

8 Common Anxiety Dreams And What They Mean

Let’s talk about anxiety dreams, shall we? They suck. But we all have them, no matter how much we have our act together in real life. Anxiety dreams happen when…

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2012 - 10:00 am

5 Kinda Weird Ways My OCD Manifests Itself

I don’t obsessively wash my hands; in fact, I spend most of my time barefoot, germs faze me that little. I don’t feel an inexplicable need to count things. I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Saturday Playlist: Songs That Helped Us Deal

In honor of How To Deal Week, today’s Saturday Playlist is a collection of songs that helped us get through tough times in our lives. These are the songs we…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

12 Self-Help Books That Actually Work

Self help books get a bad rap sometimes, I think. They’re seen as the province of walking, talking “Cathy” cartoons and hippie-dippie-fruit-loop types. That couldn’t be less true:  there are…

Jessica Wakeman | August 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Had An Eating Disorder

This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

A week before my high school graduation, my doctor told me…

Katie Elliot | August 24, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Being A Control Freak Ruined My Life (And How I Learned To Let It Go)

This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

I suppose in some ways I was destined to become a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

5 Reasons It’s Important To Ask For Help

This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

As an oldest child/perfectionist/control freak/Taurus, asking for help is one…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 24, 2012 - 10:00 am

4 Ways To Dump Your Shrink

As is the case with any relationship gone south, sometimes you need to break up with your therapist. Maybe you feel ready to fly in the world on your own,…

Ami Angelowicz | August 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm
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