The VICE Guide to Mental Health

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Magic Mushrooms Could Be the Future of Antidepressants

We spoke to Dr. Mark Bolstridge, a clinical psychiatrist searching for alternative and unusual treatments for depression.
Sophie Hyatt
5.25.16
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When Is Britain Going to Stop Marginalizing Black and Minority Mental Health Patients?

The UK government has all but abandoned the vital issue of race in mental health treatment—a frightening reality when you consider that the number of people from minority groups being admitted for crisis care vastly outweigh any other.
Joanna Fuertes Knight
5.1.15
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Prisons Are Acting as De Facto Mental Health Facilities for Indigenous Australians

Australia's correctional system is all too frequently the first place of treatment for indigenous people with mental issues.
Girard Dorney
5.1.15
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You Have No Idea What the Term 'Depressed' Really Means Until It Devours You

"Depression" was a just a word to me before, like "sandals" or "matinée." Now, I get a pang in my chest whenever I hear it.
Joe Bish
4.29.15
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Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early 20s

Is the appearance of mental illness in young people a matter of environment or biology?
Hanson O'Haver
4.29.15
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Where Did My OCD Come From?

There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe OCD is genetic, that my mom's DNA, rather than her behavior, gave me OCD. But I've realized that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.
Anonymous
4.29.15
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What Happens to a Family When Their Child Is Struggling with Severe Mental Illness?

The story of Sally Burke and her 13-year-old daughter Maisie, who has been placed in a psychiatric ward 118 miles away from home.
VICE Staff
4.27.15
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Inside Britain's Mental Health Crisis

A national bed shortage means people are being shunted all over the country for hospital care. Kids are waiting over two years for treatment and being admitted to adult psychiatric wards. What's happening?
Andrew McNicoll
4.27.15
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The Life, Death, and Possible Resurrection of the Asylum

Half a century ago, state mental hospitals closed after a series of horrific abuses—but in the aftermath, many mentally ill people were forced onto the streets or into jails. Now some are arguing it's time to bring these institutions back.
Harry Cheadle
4.27.15
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Welcome to the VICE Guide to Mental Health

The state of our minds in 2015.
Alex Miller
4.27.15
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Why I'll Never Stop Taking Prozac

I've tried to come off Prozac in the past, but felt awful when I did. Does that make me an addict? I've given up worrying—as a depressive, life is livable on them. That's all that matters.
Simon Hattenstone
4.27.15
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My Fear of Vomit: The Nightmare of Living with Emetophobia

The one thought that completely invades my brain when I'm awake (and even, at times, in my sleep) is: "Will I vomit today?"
Anonymous
4.27.15
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