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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
2.11.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This farmer is taking rural America's mental health crisis into his own hands

Once suicidal himself, he's now trying to get his fellow farmers to open up about their struggles
Mark Scialla
Mary Grace Lucas
Evan McMorris-Santoro
8.16.18
relationships

Cousin-Couples Talk About Keeping It in the Family

In many parts of the world, marriage between cousins is extremely common, and the genetic risks to offspring are low. So why does the shame and stigma persist?
Sam Nichols
4.3.18
Drugs

Don’t Judge People Addicted to Opioids, Canada’s Health Minister Says

Yes.
Allison Tierney
9.22.17
column

A Hostile Climate for People Who Use Drugs Hurts Everyone

We’ve made much-needed societal progress on mental health and sexuality, but drug use stigma remains common.
Allison Tierney
7.12.17
mental health

What the Reaction to Prince Harry's 'Stigma Shattering' Says About Mental Health in the UK

Criticising the prince for not acknowledging cuts isn't "anti-Royal for the sake of it"; it's completely and totally fair.
Hannah Ewens
4.18.17
column

Why We Need to Destroy the Concept of What a Drug User Looks Like

Images of aged, dirty, and scabbed faces don’t help anyone. But neither does our obsession with attractive, white victims of overdose death.
Allison Tierney
3.7.17
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 continue to die en masse due to the opioid crisis, we look at how stereotypes surrounding drug use are holding society back.
Allison Tierney
2.7.17
10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Person Who Is HIV Positive

"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
11.7.16
Health

What It's Like to Tell Your Boss That You're HIV Positive

By law, you can't be discriminated against in the workplace for having HIV—but the reality is that law can be completely ineffectual.
Chris Godfrey
8.8.16
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