I Can't Stop Ghosting My Therapists
Cost, distance, and scheduling conflicts are common reasons people don’t make a second appointment—but sometimes it’s deeper.
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I Eat the Same Fast Food Every Day to Manage Anxiety About the Gig Economy
Working in a familiar place and eating familiar, anodyne food gets me through the chaos of life as a freelancer (and life in general).
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The Vaccine That Could Prevent Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
As mental health disorders run rampant, scientists are trying to make an immunization from bacteria that could help.
The Rise of a Mysteriously Effective Therapy for Trauma
An increasingly popular treatment called EMDR utilizes a bizarre technique. But mainstream psychologists are embracing it.
'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life
"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history."
Sleep Deprivation Can Be a Weapon in the Hands of an Abusive Partner
Unlike other types of physical abuse, sleep deprivation doesn’t leave a mark.
Plane Crash Investigators Describe the Horrors of Digging Through Wreckage
Going to crash sites, talking to grieving families, and listening to black box recordings takes an emotional toll.
If Climate Change Makes You Feel Hopeless, Maybe Religion Can Help
People suffering from climate despair are turning to spiritual leaders. This is the advice they get.
Opheli Garcia Lawler
The Chilling Mystery of High-Altitude Suicides
U.S. counties above 4,000 feet have twice the suicides as counties at 2,000 feet. Is it because there's less oxygen in the air, or is something else going on?
Starting an Instagram Clique Fixed My Fear of Group Friendships
My friendships with other women were hard-earned, closely guarded one-on-ones, until I accidentally started a thriving Instagram community.
The Case for an 8-Hour Work Week
Robots may be coming your job, but a new study finds we don’t need to work that much anyway.
The Pursuit of High Self-Esteem Is Making Us Miserable
“We think of boosts to self-esteem as analogous to sugar: tasty but not nutritious.”