How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness
Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.
How Do You Help an Online Friend Who Seems Depressed?
When you barely know someone, it's hard to tell what’s a mental health crisis and what’s just run-of-the-mill venting.
What Happened When I Stopped Going to Therapy
"During the last loss of both therapist and psychiatrist, I became technically homeless for four months."
Instagram Might Remove ‘Likes’
One small step for Instagram, one giant leap for… mental health?
More People Are Feeling Despair and it Might Be Killing Us
A study of over 18,000 Americans found that despair increases in your 30s and could be leading to an increase of "deaths of despair."
I Tried Rope Bondage as a Coping Mechanism for My Anxiety
It felt like yoga—a steady, reliable movement from discomfort to comfort and I was in control of the pace.
A Cynic’s Guide to Meditation
After a string of upsetting life events, I threw myself headfirst into meditation to deal with my anxieties—despite my apprehension that the practice was yet another bit of BS modernity.
The Idea of 'Manifesting' Your Future May Be Bad for Mental Health
The Law of Attraction says thoughts eventually become reality. That's an anxious person's worst nightmare.
When Psychedelics Make Your Last Months Alive Worth Living
“I am at peace with what’s next. The more I prepare to say goodbye, the more at peace I become with that reality."
How Bad Is It to Take a Quick-Fix Anxiety Pill?
When online health company Hers suggested taking their anxiety pill for a first date, Instagram got mad. But just how bad is it to take one?
Giving Up Drinking Changed My Life
I’d been using alcohol to treat my anxiety, but it wasn’t helping.
The Stress of Living on a Boat Was Just What My Anxious Brain Needed
When you are far from land, the need to be completely self-reliant is key, and every small accomplishment is an affirmation of survival itself.