The Vaccine That Could Prevent Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
As mental health disorders run rampant, scientists are trying to make an immunization from bacteria that could help.
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'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."
If Climate Change Makes You Feel Hopeless, Maybe Religion Can Help
People suffering from climate despair are turning to spiritual leaders. This is the advice they get.
Opheli Garcia Lawler
The Chilling Mystery of High-Altitude Suicides
U.S. counties above 4,000 feet have twice the suicides as counties at 2,000 feet. Is it because there's less oxygen in the air, or is something else going on?
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.
I Lost My Own Therapist to Suicide
It’s been about a year since Mark’s death. In that time, my perspective on empathy has changed dramatically.
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.
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."
What It's Like to Be Diagnosed with Depression at Eight Years Old
"In the fourth grade, getting up each day was a battle for me and my parents. I began finding it difficult to walk. I started getting excruciating headaches."
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.