social anxiety


Socially Anxious People Are Taking MDMA and Other Psychedelics to Cope

Scientists say that combined with therapy, these drugs could be a promising treatment option.


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?


'The Dark Knight’ Helped Me Recognise My Fear of People

Christopher Nolan’s superhero epic nailed how society deals with anxiety, and I know that from personal experience.


When Will You Be Able to Use Ketamine For Social Anxiety?

Yet another study has heroed the drug as a potential treatment for severe mental conditions, this time for social anxiety disorder. But there's a while to go until we can easily access ketamine via pill or spray — especially where anxiety is concerned.


My Family Spent a Year Without Power and it Was my Fault

At first I thought I could adjust, but in reality, my year was a nightmare.


I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."


The Artist Has Nothing to Say in This Week's Comic from Anna Haifisch

How it feels to say nothing for 40 minutes at a party.


How LARPing Helped One Man Deal with His Autism

In this excerpt from VICE's new film "LARPing Saved My Life," we learn about the mental health benefits of live-action roleplaying.


LARPing Saved My Life

In this episode of "Profiles by VICE" we meet Jon Gallagher, a LARPer with Asperger's syndrome who says live action role-playing has helped him make friends, learn social skills, and get a job.


What You Call Depression I Call the Truth

Does the truth really set you free, or does it only fuck you up?


This Gay Orc Dating Sim Is All About Inclusivity and Diversity

'Tusks: The Orc Dating Sim' explores sexual diversity, ableism in gaming, and our uncomfortable relationship with mental illness.