anxiety

mind

I Eat the Same Fast Food Every Day to Manage Anxiety About the Gig Economy

Working in a familiar place and eating familiar, anodyne food gets me through the chaos of life as a freelancer (and life in general).
John Paul Brammer
a day ago
climate change

'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life

"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history."
Mike Pearl
7.11.19
mind

Biking in New York Traffic Forced Me to Learn to Take Up Space

I'm not “getting in people’s way,” because I have a right to be here, too.
Tiana Reid
7.1.19
mind

The Pursuit of High Self-Esteem Is Making Us Miserable

“We think of boosts to self-esteem as analogous to sugar: tasty but not nutritious.”
Shayla Love
6.19.19
mental health

Why Is It Still So Hard For Young People of Color to Get Therapy?

More Black and brown millennials are seeking therapy, but there are still major obstacles in a mental health care system designed for white people.
Rajul Punjabi
6.4.19
body

After I Got Hit By a Car, I Never Expected Crosswords Would Save Me

When I felt isolated or resentful, puzzles helped me remember how to connect with the world outside my head.
Rachel Davies
6.3.19
mental health

Postpartum OCD Is Real. This Is What You Need to Know About It

The sheer volume of terrifying thoughts can transform new-parent nerves into unmanageable anxiety.
Mary Sauer
5.31.19
Health

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.
Kamila Rymajdo
5.17.19
body

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.
Judnick Mayard
5.13.19
mind

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.
Jamie Friedlander
5.7.19
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.
Emily Cassel
5.6.19
therapy diaries

What Happened When I Stopped Going to Therapy

"During the last loss of both therapist and psychiatrist, I became technically homeless for four months."
VICE Staff
5.2.19
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