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."
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."
What It's Like to Be Diagnosed With Depression at Eight Years Old
"In year 4, getting up each day was a battle for me and my parents. I began finding it difficult to walk. I started getting excruciating headaches."
How to Navigate Mental Illness in a Relationship
According to people with depression.
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.
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.
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.
This Breathing Exercise Can Calm You Down in a Few Minutes
“It’s totally private. Nobody knows you’re doing it.”
Meryl Davids Landau
This Week in Science
Giving Parents Therapy Can Help Their Anxious Children
This week in science: a new approach to brain stimulation for hard-to-treat depression, and how parents could inadvertently be encouraging their kid's anxiety.
Depressed People See the World More Realistically
And happy people just might be slightly delusional.
This Week in Science
Your Choices Can Be Seen in Your Brain Before You’re Conscious of Them
This week in science: taking nutritional supplements can't prevent depression, a video of a droplet doing something you've never seen water do, and researchers predicted people’s choices before they made them.