Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown is a writer, mental health advocate and non-profit director based in Washington, DC. Brown came of age in a town that banned students from reading VICE in schools, so he's happy to contribute to its health vertical. He also fosters a passion for African American health and educating impoverished communities.

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Six Musicians Told Us How They Avoid Feeling Like Shit on Long Tours

Regular people who drink/smoke/party like you're on tour, take note.
Ryan Brown
3.9.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is It to Eat Buffet Food?

Well, an infectious diseases specialist called them "cesspools for bacteria."
Ryan Brown
1.11.18
skin

Growing a Beard Solved My Lifelong Acne Problem

Dating was a nightmare, leaving the house seemed daunting, and I was self-medicating with prescription pills and alcohol.
Ryan Brown
12.12.17
Asking for a friend

How Nasty Is it to Never Clean Your Toilet?

That moldy ring means it's been at least three weeks.
Ryan Brown
11.17.17
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Med Students at Black Colleges on How to Fix Healthcare for People of Color

Many of them have experienced the challenges themselves.
Ryan Brown
11.8.17
We Asked

Anxious People Tell Us How Hip-Hop Is Therapeutic

"I find myself mimicking 2Pac's demeanor and living my life unapologetically."
Ryan Brown
10.2.17
We Asked

TV and Movies Get Cancer All Wrong

According to people with cancer.
Ryan Brown
8.11.17
mental health

My Black Barber Remains My Therapist

Healthcare is in flux, but my haircuts never are.
Ryan Brown
6.30.17
Meducation

Everyone Can Now Afford the Anti-OD Drug

So why don't people at risk have it on hand?
Ryan Brown
6.5.17
Fighting Words

We Can Blame the Rise in Veteran Suicide on the Healthcare System

Half the vets who killed themselves told someone they were considering it.
Ryan Brown
5.24.17
Tonic

Med Students at Black Colleges on How to Fix Healthcare for People of Color

Many of them have experienced the challenges themselves.
Ryan Brown
5.12.17
Tonic

What It's Like to Come Out as a Gay Football Player

What is this, the 1980s?
Ryan Brown
5.2.17
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