Venida Browder died of complications from a heart attack Friday, just 16 months after her son hanged himself in the wake of three horrific years on Rikers Island.
Starting Lexapro, I had no idea the toll it would take. Sure my intense panic attacks dulled, but losing your emotions feels like dying.
Helping a suicidal loved one often means a drastic shift in your relationship. We asked people who have been there what they needed most in a friend.
Making eye contact is like being stabbed by a Phillips-head. I compulsively imagine eating my dog's shit. Do you ever feel the same? Let's talk about it.
"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."
I thought I was only moderately depressed. Then I took four different online depression tests, and they all said I have "severe depression."
A new study has found that taking hormonal birth control pills as a young woman makes you more likely to experience depression.
When you look past the alien starships and the haunted skulls, Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is a perfect snapshot of what it feels like to work a thankless job in 2016.
What will I do with this column and my Twitter account if the sadness doesn't end? Do I keep writing about the experience of living with depression and anxiety, and exploring the nuances of sadness forever?
A manic episode is like a frenzied bukakke party in my head, and I'm all the participants at once.
Hillary Clinton cancels her California trip after pneumonia diagnosis, more NFL stars protest during the national anthem, six people were shot after a peace rally in Alabama, and more.
Helaina Hovitz had just started seventh grade in Lower Manhattan when the planes struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
So Sad Today went to this year's festival to talk to musicians whose work is "sad," "dark," "nostalgic," or "melancholic" about what happiness is, what it means to them, and how to get it.
A "frictionless" cash system is creating the perfect shitstorm for people with money trouble. It's making people ill—and it's making ill people poorer.
I spoke with the writer and mental health advocate Notte about her upcoming presentation at this weekend's Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, and what she found when she spoke to 1,300 people about navigating sex, relationships, and depression.
We speak to the Welcome to the Dollhouse director about feeling like an outsider and making movies about mortality.
The longer I stay out of the game, the more I see my intentions behind things—the way I sexualize life.
Historical data suggests that young people who don't go to college are at a higher risk of suicide.
I take solace in the realization that the river of haterade is going to flow no matter what.
An animated talking horse is arguably the most realistic depressed alcoholic on TV.
The Emotional Freedom Technique is the New Age therapy of the moment and involves tapping yourself over your body to cure physical and mental ills.
Strangers are suspicious, our friends are patronizing, and stay-at-home moms often won't let you into their club.
Lately, I feel that the way I've lived for years—in hyperconscious, hypervigilant awareness of everything I put in my mouth—no longer serves to quell my depression and anxiety. It actually exacerbates it.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we go to a weekend retreat in Spain where participants take ayahuasca to go on a spiritual journey.