Posts tagged "mental health"

4 Ways To Help Your Man Fight Depression

You've noticed that your partner seems sad, irritable, or overly critical. Maybe he has expressed hopelessness or guilt. You have noticed a loss of interest in his usual activities, concentration trouble, or changes in his sleep pattern. All these could be signs that your man is struggling with some form of depression. Depression isn't only…
By: YourTango.com / May 23, 2012

Stay-At-Home-Moms More Worried, Sad & Stressed, According To New Poll

As if the "mommy wars" need even more ammunition to make women feel bad about themselves: a new Gallup poll found that stay-at-home-moms were more likely to be unhappy than working mothers. Gallup surveyed nearly 61,000 women between the ages of 18 to 64 who had at least one child under the age of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Campus Confidential: Advice For Next Year’s College Freshman

There was a moment sometime during the weekend before finals week that I looked up from the copious U.N.-related documents assigned by my Intro to Human Rights professor that I had somehow failed to read during the semester and realized: “Holy shit my first year of college is basically over.” I thought back to about…
By: Julie Zeilinger / May 17, 2012

Girl Talk: Searching For A Therapist Is Driving Me Crazy

I'm a huge proponent of therapy. I think one of the most powerful and generous things we can do--for ourselves and for those around us--is to deal with our issues and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. This past year has been really rough, and I've been looking for a counselor to help me deconstruct…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2012

Girl Talk: How I Became A Problem-Solving, Cheerleading, People-Pleasing Caretaker — To A Fault

I think I can pinpoint when it happened, when I became a caretaker. My parents started having irreparable marital problems when I was 19 (they divorced when I was 20), directly brought on by a drug problem my dad had, somewhat suddenly, developed. One night when I was home from college for the summer, whe…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2012

11 Celebrity Moms Who Battled Postpartum Depression

Melissa Rycroft is perhaps best well-known for being proposed to and then dumped by "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick in favor of his runner-up. Since then, however, Rycroft has made the most of her unfortunate initial 15 minutes of fame, finishing third on "Dancing with the Stars," marrying the boyfriend she had before "The Bachelor," Ty Strickland,…
By: The Frisky / April 14, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Going Back To Therapy To Deal With My Anger

Last week, my mom and I were on one of our regular "dates," headed to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Discovery Times Square. Times Square is definitely an area of NYC that most New Yorkers try to avoid unless necessary -- it's overrun with tourists, who make it difficult to get to your…
By: Annika Harris / March 12, 2012

I Have ADD

When I first started taking Adderall, it wasn't prescribed to me -- it was my boyfriend's. It was 2006, and I had a fun but creatively unfulfilling job at a men's magazine. On the weekends, I was determined to grow a freelance career that, god willing, would allow me to quit. Freelance writing, especially whe…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2012

Girl Talk: In Defense Of Being Lazy

What do you do when one of the things you used to like about yourself the most, looking back, becomes one of the things that you like about yourself the least? From as young as I can remember, a rocket ship of ambition propelled me forward in all that I did. I didn't — and still…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2012

7 Tips For Finding The Right Therapist

There’s nothing quite like spilling all your secrets to a complete stranger. It can be liberating ... or it can be terrifying. Plus, going through your HMO's provider book isn’t going to tell you what you want to know about the therapist you’ll be working with. I’ve been seeing therapists on-and-off for a decade and…
By: Angie Jackson / January 10, 2012

Girl Talk: I Got Dumped By Two Shrinks

The first psychiatrist (“shrink”) I ever saw helped me through a rough time by prescribing me an anti-depressant. I figured I’d be on it short term until I was in a better place. That shrink took my health insurance. I didn’t realize how lucky I was.  Little did I know that once I relocated and…
By: Cristina Fahrbach-Connors / December 28, 2011

Panic Attacks, Explained In Cartoon Form

Here at The Frisky's offices, one of the most hotly anticipated books of 2011 is Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom, by the comedienne and all-around-awesome-lady Sara Benincasa. I love this girl for her balls-out honesty regarding her mental health struggles with agoraphobia and anxiety. Agorafabulous! is based on Sara's one-woman show of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2011

Abortion Not Linked To Mental Disorders, Study Says

Having an abortion does not increase a woman's chance of developing mental health problems, a British health agency has found. The U.K.'s National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health compared a number of studies conducted worldwide in the past 20 years and found that in cases of unwanted pregnancy, women who chose abortion were no…
By: Stefanie Blejec / December 9, 2011

Girl Talk: I’ve Got “Recovery Envy”

I'm not an addict, and I'm not an alcoholic. But as offensive as this may sound, I sometimes I wish I were, if only so I could have a language and a community to help me deal with what often seem like out of control urges—a structure surrounding me to help me cope with, well,…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / November 18, 2011

Limerence: A Psychological Condition To Describe A Crush That Won’t Go Away

My senior year of college, I fell head over heels in love (or so I thought) for the first time. Aaron* and I had an on-and-off friends with benefits type situation that I kept hoping would evolve into more. It didn't and I probably should have stopped hooking up with him because it really wasn't…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Oregon Jail Says “No Bail, No Abortion”

A jail in Oregon won't let a 23-year-old pregnant woman have an abortion unless she posts 1/10th of her $65,000 bail. You see, her abortion is not an "emergency." Um, hello? This woman is being treated for mental health issues! She doused herself with paint thinner! And lighter fluid! She sure sounds like an excellent…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2011

“Teen Mom”‘s Amber Portwood Attempted Suicide

"Teen Mom" was always real ... but it just got real. Emergency personnel responded to Amber Portwood's house in Anderson, Indiana, on Tuesday morning after a call from Gary Shirley's mother claimed the 21-year-old mother was depressed and threatening to kill herself. According to Star magazine, police arrived to find Portwood lying face-u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2011

Dater X: I’m In A Great Relationship, So Can I Stop Freaking Out Now?

Last Thursday, I prepared myself for what I thought would be a big milestone in my relationship with The Young One. His older sister—who serves double duty as his best friend—was visiting and I was going to meet her for the first time over dinner. That morning, I rummaged through my closet, trying to…
By: Dater X / June 8, 2011

Girl Talk: How I Overdosed On Self-Help

This is how I used to start my day: I'd meditate for five minutes, read the daily passage in The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie, and do the daily reading and writing exercises from my Buddhism book. Then I'd log onto my computer and type my gratitude list of 30-50 items I was grateful…
By: Jennifer Garam / May 31, 2011

Girl Talk: Why Do Girls Get Depressed After Losing Their Virginity?

I lost my virginity at age 15, in a double wide trailer. I remember his abs glowing under the black-light and the mood music--a Ginuwine album on repeat. I had snuck out on a snowy school night, holding my shoes in my hand. I felt sort of frozen and surreal, somehow knowing this wa…
By: Rachel White / May 3, 2011
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