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The VICE Guide to Mental Health

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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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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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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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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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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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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What Are Recreational Drugs Doing to Our Mental Health?

Millions of us take drugs. But for those who aren't feeling great about themselves, the need for escapism can be stronger. Unfortunately, this chemical sanctuary can worsen people's mental health.
Max Daly
4.27.15
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What It's Like Recovering from a Suicide Attempt

More people below the age of 35 die from suicide in the UK than any other reason. This is what it's like to reach a point where death seems like the only rational option, but also how the experience can be a catalyst for recovery.
David Whelan
4.27.15
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This Is How It Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But thanks to the right treatments and techniques, I've discovered how to live my life.
Eleanor Morgan
4.27.15
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LGBT Mental Health: Are We Doing Enough?

The results of a five-year-long study have found that 34 percent of young LGB people had made at least one suicide attempt in their lives.
Patrick Cash
4.27.15
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How Do You Help Someone You Love When They're Depressed?

One in five of us will experience depression in our lifetime. Here are some tips on how to help someone when they are unwell.
Kit Caless
4.27.15
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Why the Words We Use to Talk About Mental Health Are Important

The stigmatizing of mental illness continues to discourage people from seeking help or speaking openly about their experiences.
Oscar Rickett
4.27.15
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