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 VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
How Mobile Apps Have Whitewashed Mindfulness Practices
On today's podcast episode, we talk about how the traditional Buddhist practice has been commodified.
Understanding Anhedonia, the Depression Symptom That Numbs Pleasure
"Nothing is fun anymore. You don't go out because you just think, what's the point?"
Three People Share How They Fought Depression and Won
"There was a moment with friends when I looked around and felt, for the first time in a really long time, happy."
Yes, I'm a Needy Woman
Even if I'm not allowed to be.
How Memes Taught Millennials to Talk About Mental Health
Between the DMs and tags, starter packs and TFWs, memes have emerged as a unique language to support our generation's growing mental health dialogue.
Instagram Is the Worst App for Your Mental Health
It’s official, your favourite app is making you feel terrible.
I Keep Worrying I've Accidentally Killed People With My Mind
OCD isn't just thinking you've left the oven on.
Mania Is Not a Superpower
It’s tempting to believe the manic periods of bipolar can be somehow made productive. In my experience, they can’t.
The Quest for a Pill to Stop the Pain
One of the hardest aspects of living with a mental illness is the searching for the right medication, and then the right dosage.
The VICE Guide to Uni Life
Most of Australia's Uni Students Are Depressed and Anxious, Study Finds
A national survey from Headspace has found 70 percent of students rate their mental health as "poor."
Can an App Really Help Manage Your Mental Health?
Or will the proliferation of apps designed to help mental wellbeing provide an excuse for keeping mental health services underfunded?