Posts tagged "mental illness"

Missy Elliott’s Anxiety Disorder & Why It Matters When Celebrities Come Forward

Clearly, Elliott hasn’t allowed her anxiety — or anything else — to define her.

Katie Klabusich | November 24, 2015 - 9:00 am

Depression And The Privilege Of Just Staying Home

Sarah Silverman recently (exceedingly accurately) described depression as feeling “like I’m desperately homesick, but I’m home.”…

Hanna Brooks Olsen | November 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Lafayette Shooter’s Mental Health Didn’t Stop Him From Buying A Gun

Despite glaring proof that John Russell Houser was indeed mentally ill, it was still a breeze for him to purchase a firearm in the United States. Houser opened fire in…

Katrin Higher | July 26, 2015 - 11:30 am

You Can Now Study Selfie Theory At USC

Associate Professor Mark Marino says that the course is about how people construct “an image of their identity  their gender, their ethnicity, their sexuality, their socioeconomic status” through selfies.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 12, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Anthony Hill, Another Unarmed Black Man, Shot Dead By Police Near Atlanta

How many more?
Yesterday, a white, as-yet-unnamed police officer shot and killed 27-year-old Anthony Hill, a Black man who was seen naked and behaving erratically at his apartment complex near…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

CBS Really, Really Wants You To Know That Supergirl Will Have Feminist Themes

CBS is insisting that the new Supergirl show will have feminist themes. [Daily Dot]
Is it hypocritical for Hollywood to support “Je Suis Charlie” when they exercise censorship…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 13, 2015 - 6:30 pm

So Someone You Love Is Suicidal

“‘Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. The great clown…

Kitty Stryker | September 1, 2014 - 11:00 am

Robin Williams Struggled With Depression, Addiction

Robin Williams had checked into the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in June to help with a “deep, dark depression” and his ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction. Williams…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 10:30 am

Demi Moore’s Daughter Tallulah Willis Opens Up About Body Dysmorphia

Twenty-year-old Tallulah Willis, youngest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, gets really candid in a new video for the personal style site Stylelikeu, opening up about her eating disorder,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2014 - 11:30 am

10 Things To Never, Ever Say To A Person With Depression

Clinical depression sucks and it’s only growing more common. Almost one in two people in the U.S. will suffer from depression or another mental health condition at some point and…

Laura Barcella | July 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

On Abuse & Seeing What We Don’t Want To See

Here are two things I never expected to be told in the same breath: “You’re so skinny! This will look cute on you,” and “I’m pretty sure you’re lying about…

Anonymous | July 15, 2014 - 11:00 am

8 Things To Understand About Panic Attacks & How To Deal With Them

I remember my first panic attack in more detail than I remember losing my virginity or the first time I drove a car by myself. (I guess vivid terror of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2014 - 10:00 am

4 Ways To Spot A Narcissist Before He Becomes Your Boyfriend

A cute guy walks up to you in a bar. He’s totally full of himself, but makes you laugh as he flexes his muscles while telling you he’s the best.

Carolyn Castiglia | June 9, 2014 - 1:00 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

My Reaction To ABC’s New Drama “Black Box,” As A Person With A Bipolar Loved One

Leading up to last week’s pilot episode of “Black Box” on ABC, I’d seen a bunch of previews for the drama centered around Dr. Catherine Black, a talented neuroscientist harboring

Anonymous | April 28, 2014 - 9:00 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

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

Dating Don’ts: On Loving Someone With Mental Illness

For the majority of my last relationship, my partner was in the throes of a slowly unwinding nervous breakdown. He moved to New York at the same time I did,…

Megan Reynolds | January 28, 2014 - 12:00 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
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