Posts tagged "mental illness"

Feminist Blogger Reveals Eating Disorder, Apologizes To Readers

Living one’s values are difficult for any human. Living one’s values when those values are idealistic, compassionate, and come from a deep and open heart can be extremely difficult. Life…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Fetishes 101: All The Basics About Having A Sexual Fetish Or Paraphilia

“I have a shopping fetish!”

“I have a total fetish for caramel-covered popcorn — it’s my favorite snack!”

“She watches the Kardashians’ shows because she has

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

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

Science Says That Diets Are Actually Depressing, Not Just Hyperbolically

Dieting is probably my foremost hobby. It might even take precedence over my two other main interests, which are 1) lying on the sofa complaining of feeling faint like a…

Rachel Krause | December 13, 2012 - 12:20 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

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

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

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

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…

Daley Quinn | July 3, 2012 - 3:40 pm

8 Disorders You Didn’t Know You Had That Could Be Affecting Your Relationships

After what seems like a petty argument, your S.O. blurts out, “Sometimes I swear there’s something wrong with you.” While this kind of statement is likely to piss anyone off,…

Terri Huggins | April 13, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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?

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Angie Jackson | January 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Unmedicated Guy

It didn’t take long for me to figure out something about Nick* was different. Everything about him was outsized, super-charming and a bit impulsive. For our second date, he seriously…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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.”…

Jessica Wakeman | July 5, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Is Charlie Sheen Bipolar? Mental Health Experts Say ‘His Head Is As Large As The Moon’

It’s the week that Charlie Sheen came unhinged. Since production on his uber-popular sitcom “Two and a Half Men” was derailed over fallout from his latest bender, the star has…

PopEater | March 2, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Oscar Theory #10: The Academy Loves A Crazy Female Character

I’m not sure exactly how time is passing so quickly, but we are now only nine days away from the Oscars. To be clear—that’s one week and two days. As…

Kate Torgovnick/ | February 18, 2011 - 7:00 pm