How Letter Writing Became an Unexpected Mental Health Aid
More people have realized how taking pen to paper can force you to consider the nuances, logic, and depth of your thoughts.
Long Walks Were the Antidote to My Fear of Failure
The meditation of walking in a city is not as internal as that of hiking. You do not lose yourself in the silence; rather, you melt into the physical beat of observation.
How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness
Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.
How Do You Help an Online Friend Who Seems Depressed?
When you barely know someone, it's hard to tell what’s a mental health crisis and what’s just run-of-the-mill venting.
What Happened When I Stopped Going to Therapy
"During the last loss of both therapist and psychiatrist, I became technically homeless for four months."
This Week in Science
More People Are Feeling Despair and it Might Be Killing Us
A study of over 18,000 Americans found that despair increases in your 30s and could be leading to an increase of "deaths of despair."
I Tried Rope Bondage as a Coping Mechanism for My Anxiety
It felt like yoga—a steady, reliable movement from discomfort to comfort and I was in control of the pace.
The Idea of 'Manifesting' Your Future May Be Bad for Mental Health
The Law of Attraction says thoughts eventually become reality. That's an anxious person's worst nightmare.
When Psychedelics Make Your Last Months Alive Worth Living
“I am at peace with what’s next. The more I prepare to say goodbye, the more at peace I become with that reality."
How Bad Is It to Take a Quick-Fix Anxiety Pill?
When online health company Hers suggested taking their anxiety pill for a first date, Instagram got mad. But just how bad is it to take one?
The Stress of Living on a Boat Was Just What My Anxious Brain Needed
When you are far from land, the need to be completely self-reliant is key, and every small accomplishment is an affirmation of survival itself.
This Week in Science
Giving Parents Therapy Can Help Their Anxious Children
This week in science: a new approach to brain stimulation for hard-to-treat depression, and how parents could inadvertently be encouraging their kid's anxiety.