mental illness


Disability, Deception, and the People Who Pretend to Be Blind

Blindsimmers, or people who pretend to be blind, feel a visceral desire to obscure their own vision, sometimes leading them to take drastic measures.
Tori Telfer
Post Mortem

How to Have Sex on Your Deathbed

Just because you're slowly dying of a terminal illness doesn't mean you're not thinking about sex.
Simon Davis

PREMIERE: "Corrine" by Brighton Pop Group Black Honey Will Save You From Yourself

Poptimism to a tee.
Bryn Lovitt

Living with a Partner Who Has OCD Is Hell

Because of his OCD, my boyfriend won't touch anything he perceives as "dirty"—public door handles, chipped cups, even his own girlfriend.
Maya Rue Zemi

How Borderline Personality Disorder Put an End to My Party Days

At the time I was suffering most from the mental illness, everyone from my friends to my GP failed to understand what was wrong with me. Here's how I got better.
Harriet Williamson
so sad today

Nothing Bad Happened Except My Mind

There is a voice in my head that tells me I am constantly on the verge of a catastrophe. Mysteriously, over the last few weeks a new voice has emerged and it's telling the first one to shut the fuck up.
So Sad Today

Australia Has Closed Its Most Controversial Ketamine Clinics

Aura Medical Corporation ran a chain of facilities where people could treat depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD with ketamine – but these clinics were recently shut down amid controversy.
Dan Nulley

Has CBT Had Its Day as a Treatment for Depression?

With more people than ever turning to antidepressants, is the death knell ringing for the treatment?
Sarah Graham

Anxiety Is Slowly Killing Me

There is nothing more uncomfortable than feeling as though you are not in complete control of the systems that function within you. You know there is no logical reason for feeling this way. And yet, in spite of it all, you do.
Megan Koester

How Solitary Confinement Can Drive Inmates to Suicidal Thoughts

"Some people think that solitary confinement is basically just spending some alone time," one former prisoner says. "It's not. It's like being buried alive."
Seth Ferranti

Can We Ever Change Our Attitudes Towards Paedophiles?

With her film Daniel's World, Veronika Liskova explores the struggle for acceptance in a society that sees no difference between active offenders and those – like her subject – who are seeking help to never act on their desires.
Nell Frizzell

This Is the Reality of Living With M.E.

M.E. doesn't just mean "being tired all the time" – the brain can't connect properly to the spinal nerve tracts and so fails to control vital bodily functions. It's time we started taking it seriously.
Rose Lewenstein