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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
5.14.19
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
2.12.19
therapy

Psychology's Short-Lived Experiment With Nude Psychotherapy

Getting naked in therapy sessions was considered part of a search for authenticity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.12.18
body

When Is Peeing Too Often the Sign of a Problem?

“I talk to people who just let it drop that they go to the bathroom 20 times a day. They don’t realise that’s unusual.”
Nick Keppler
7.24.18
anxiety

How People Deal With Having Shy Bladder Syndrome

The condition – also known as bashful bladder and pee shyness – is a lot more common than you'd think.
Mark Hay
6.5.18
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
4.4.18
Dating

What It's Like to Date When You're HIV Positive

It's not as bad as I thought.
Amahl S. Azwar
3.14.18
mental health

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

If you're not frustrated at the lack of state help, I can only assume you've never had to rely on the NHS for treatment.
Hannah Ewens
4.18.17
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
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
Art

'Silent Laughs' Is the Film Bringing Deaf Culture Mainstream

We learned how to say "dickhead" in Sign Language from the star of Natalia Kouneli's short documentary, 'Silent Laughs.'
Catherine Chapman
9.17.16
Stuff

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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