mind

High Wire

An Unprecedented Drop in Overdose Deaths Is Sadly Not Reason to Celebrate

We know that politically, when turning points in crises are identified, both attention and money are drawn away from the issue.
Maia Szalavitz
5 hours ago
mind

The Worst Effects of Online Death Threats Are Things No One Can See

"I confined myself in my home for nearly a month. I lost half my hair and gained 20 pounds.”
Philip Eil
5 hours ago
mind

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.
Kristi Pahr
3 days ago
Smoking

What Will It Take for the Remaining 19 Percent of Smokers to Quit?

People have a few ideas.
Denny Watkins
4 days ago
mind

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.
Shayla Love
7.16.19
mind

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.
Nick Keppler
7.15.19
climate change

'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."
Mike Pearl
7.12.19
mind

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.
Louise McLoughlin
7.5.19
climate change

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
7.4.19
mind

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?
Shayla Love
6.26.19
lifestyle

Depressed People See the World More Realistically

And happy people just might be slightly delusional.
Stephanie Bucklin
6.26.19
mind

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.
Shayla Love
6.22.19
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