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Essays

What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.13.19
mental health

This Mental Health Podcaster Told Me How to Deal with the Death of My Friend

I spoke to comedian Mike Brown about what it means to be a black man in search of therapy.
Noel Ransome
2.12.19
therapy

Psychology’s Short-Lived Experiment With Nude Psychotherapy

Getting naked in therapy sessions was considered part of a search for authenticity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.13.18
body

The Long-Term Psychological Effects of Having Acne as a Teen

Women specifically reported greater impairment in their quality of life, and showed more symptoms than men.
Jesse Hicks
10.28.18
anxiety

How People Deal With Having Shy Bladder Syndrome

The condition—also known as bashful bladder and pee shyness—affects up to 20 million Americans.
Mark Hay
6.6.18
mental health

Why I Love It When Celebs Talk About Mental Health

Ryan Reynolds is the latest to talk about his battle with anxiety and depression.
Maroosha Muzaffar
5.31.18
relationships

Cousin-Couples: What It's Like to Keep It in the Family

In many parts of the world, marriage between cousins is extremely common, and the genetic risks to offspring are low. But the shame and stigma persist.
Sam Nichols
4.3.18
Dating

What It's Like to Date When You're HIV Positive

It's not as bad as I thought.
Amahl S. Azwar
3.14.18
Op-Eds

Could Springsteen Break Down Mental Health Stigma for Our Parents’ Generation?

How The Boss' autobiography tackles depression in a way that bridged a gap between my father and me.
Tom Connick
2.8.17
column

How the Stigma of Drug Addiction Hurts All of Us

As people in Canada continue to die en masse due to the opioid crisis, we look at how stereotypes surrounding drug use are holding society back everywhere.
Allison Tierney
2.7.17
10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Person with HIV

"I don't think I need curing. I take one pill a day, and that being enough to stop me transmitting it, I feel that's all the cure I need."
Morgan Harries
11.8.16
Art

'Silent Laughs' Is the Film Bringing Deaf Culture Mainstream

We learned how to say "dickhead" in Sign Language from the star of Natalia Kouneli's short documentary, 'Silent Laughs.'
Catherine Chapman
9.15.16
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