The VICE Guide to Mental Health
You Have No Idea What the Term 'Depressed' Really Means Until It Devours You
"Depression" was a just a word to me before, like "sandals" or "matinée". Now, I get a pang in my chest whenever I hear it and the memories of desperate, dark sadness flicker behind my eyes.
The Internet Is Not a Doctor
"The internet is the biggest source of misinformation about mental health that has ever been created," says Dr Robert Epstein, mental health expert and former Psychology Today editor-in-chief.
Being Mindful of the Language Surrounding Mental Health Isn't 'PC Gone Mad' – It's Basic Humanity
Considering the tabloid headlines surrounding Andreas Lubitz's depression, how far have we really come since the Sun's infamous "Bonkers Bruno" splash in the way we publicly acknowledge mental illness?
Where Did My OCD Come From?
There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe that OCD is genetic, that my mum's DNA – rather than her behaviour – gave me OCD. But I've realised that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.