Posts tagged "mental health"

Girl Talk: I’m A Former Cutter

Since I’ve just marked my 30th year on this planet, I’ve lately found myself reflecting on my life. As it stands now, I’m in love with a man who freely admits he’s pretty nuts about me too, I’m lucky enough to be translating my passions into (albeit meager) paychecks, I volunteer, I vote. All good…

By: Setacie Corvallis / August 22, 2012

8 Totally Tragic Mental Health Disorders Of Famous Celebs

Okay, okay, we’re clearly, obviously, not highly trained psychologists. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not aware that there are some serious problems happening in Hollywood. No, we’re not talking about the drug use, or rampant sluttiness, or insane egomania. We’re talking about how Miley Cyrus is constantly changing her hair. How James Franco think…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2012

12 Totally Free Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

We all feel a little crazy sometimes (for me, “sometimes” means at least three times a day), and while we’re big proponents of therapy and other structured forms of mental health support here at The Frisky, there are times when limited funds or busy schedules make it tough to get professional help. In honor of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 21, 2012

Therapy 101: 6 Popular Types Of Psychotherapy

The word therapy conjures an image of a serious man with a steno pad taking notes while a patient reclines on a black, leather couch, talking about her childhood. I’ve been to therapy a bunch of times and never once have I reclined. One of my therapists was a tough talking Texan who threw a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 21, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m The Girl Before The Therapist

“Do you think I need therapy?” Evan asked. “I probably should start seeing a therapist.” He sighed and I shrugged.

“I can’t really answer that for you,” I said. “But it’s really helped me.” Evan and I had been fuck buddies off and on for over a year, but in the last few…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2012

I Have OCD

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

I have five fingers on each hand. I use them like this: I hold up my thumb and whisper, “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.” Then my pointer…

By: Abby Sher / August 20, 2012

Let’s Go Ahead And Add This To Our Lengthy List Of Things To Have Anxiety About

Great news, my fellow hand-wringing, self-flagellating, twitchy-eyed neurotics: our anxiety about life, death, and everything in between is actually going to help kill us! Oh, the irony. Even negligible levels of psychological distress, significantly lower than amounts that would encourage a formal diagnosis of anxiety or depression, have now been officially linked to an early…

By: Rachel Krause / August 3, 2012

Girl Talk: My Birth Control Gave Me A Mental Breakdown

This piece by Jessie Lochrie was originally published on xoJane.com.

I can count the number of times I’ve had sex without condoms on one hand. This isn’t to brag about how I’m some model of safe sex — it’s because with the exception of a brief, two-week period, I have never been on birth control.

I’m…

By: Jessie Lochrie / August 2, 2012

Dr. Drew Bribed To Prescribe Wellbutrin, Government Claims

Dr. Drew Pinsky is facing allegations that he was bribed and had accepted $275,000 to talk up the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin SR during his radio and television show “Loveline.”  While hosting the shows “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and “Sober House,” Pinksy made sure to discuss the benefits of taking Wellbutrin SR, including its ability…

By: Daley Quinn / July 3, 2012

Help! How Do You Deal With Nightmares?

A few nights ago, I watched a giant spider slowly creep across my bedroom wall, leering at me with eight beady eyes. I held my breath as its hairy legs traversed framed pictures, approaching me with increasing speed until it finally leapt off the wall and landed in my hair. I screamed and madly raked…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2012

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.

Depressio…

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…

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 —…

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
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