mental health

Here's What MDMA Did for My Anxiety That Meds Couldn't

"I don’t have an opinion on what anyone else should do, but numbing the fear was not the answer for me."
Suzannah Weiss
Safe Sesh

Everything You Need to Know About Mixing MDMA and Antidepressants

It's difficult to get high when on SSRIs, but is trying to do so actually doing you any damage?
Hannah Ewens
mental health

Meeting the Maker of My Mind: An Interview with the Guy Who Invented My Antidepressants

Since I started taking Citalopram I've wanted to thank its creator for changing my life.
Kyle MacNeill

Trying to Be Creative When You're on Antidepressants Isn't Easy

Starting Lexapro, I had no idea the toll it would take. Sure my intense panic attacks dulled, but losing your emotions feels like dying.
Amy Smolcic

Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.
Mike Pearl

How Self-Employment Can Impact Your Mental Health

Being a freelancer requires an amount of togetherness. Drop beneath a certain threshold and it all starts falling apart.
Frankie Mullin

What It’s Like to Be Pregnant, Depressed, and Scared of Meds

"You're going to give birth to a beautiful Zoloft baby!"
Elizabeth Brown

Could 5-HTP Be the Answer to the UK's Antidepressant Dependency?

Investigating the mysterious natural supplement that has been a wonder drug for many, even though nobody seems to know very much about it.
Hannah Ewens

The Men Who Use Antidepressants to Last Longer in Bed

Off-label use of SSRIs has proven a promising treatment for premature ejaculation, but not all doctors are convinced taking them to last longer is a good idea.
Dave Simpson
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

Female Hormones Can Make a Bloody Mess of Your Mental Health

It's time people took the mental repercussions of periods seriously.
Nell Frizzell
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

Where Did My OCD Come From?

There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe that OCD is genetic, that my mum's DNA – rather than her behaviour – gave me OCD. But I've realised that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

How It Actually 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 like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.
Eleanor Morgan