mental health

Hurricane Dorian

The Hidden Psychological Crisis That Hurricanes Leave in Their Wake

Some local Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas are hoping to address the PTSD that results from our increasingly frequent weather disasters.
Harron Walker
sexual health

1 in 16 Women Report Their First 'Sexual' Experiences Were Rape or Assault

Extrapolated to the whole U.S. population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation."
Jesse Hicks

Keeping Up Appearances As a 'Model Minority' Can Have Serious Mental Health Consequences

The importance of maintaining "face" in Asian cultures goes back thousands of years. In the US, where Asian Americans also grapple with a rampant high-achiever stereotype, people are suffering silently.
Shayla Love

'Every Single Separated Kid Has Been Terrified': The Devastating Effects of Trump's Zero-Tolerance Policy

A new report from a federal watchdog echoes the warnings from mental health experts.
Gaby Del Valle

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.
Shayla Love

Mental Health Is for Rich People

Canada loves being The One With Universal Health Care. But if your illness is in your brain, that universality is a lie.
Anna Mehler Paperny
Drugs Policy

The Fight to Make Shroom Therapy Legal in Oregon

Denver and Oakland have decriminalized magic mushrooms, but campaigners here want to go even further.
Alex Norcia

Pete Buttigieg Has an Ambitious Plan to Make You Less Lonely

Health insurers sometimes refuse to cover mental health services like therapy. The South Bend mayor wants to change that.
Allie Conti
mental health

My Painful Attempt at Treating My Depression Through Online Therapy

I was drowning in my hectic schedule, and online therapy just felt like one more thing to do.
Graham Isador

ICE “Deliberately” Denies Medical Care to Detainees, Lawsuit Says

Two diabetic immigrants have been denied insulin, the suit alleges, among a host of other complaints from detainees in eight ICE facilities.
Gaby Del Valle

Cops Who Led Handcuffed Black Man Down the Street by a Rope Won't Face Investigation

The man's family said he’s been homeless and seeking treatment for mental illness over the past several years.
Emma Ockerman
mental health

What Happens When an Abortion Doesn't Fully Work

I had an incomplete abortion last year. This is what I wish I'd known about them.
Rose Stokes