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.
'The Mountain' Is an Eerie Look at America's Experiments With Lobotomy
The first trailer for the VICE Studios film depicts a surreal roadtrip with an unsettling Jeff Goldblum.
College Kids Who Take Mental Health Leave Can't Always Come Back
While taking time to heal can be beneficial for mental health issues, colleges often leave people in the dark as they try to navigate an opaque system.
Colleges Say They Don’t Have Money for Mental Health. Here’s What They Should Do
The model, called stepped care, is kind of like triage.
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.
College Students in Crisis Are Increasingly Turning to Religious Leaders for Help
Chaplains are now part of the mental health ecosystem.
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.
Offices Can Be Hell for People Whose Brains Work Differently
Work spaces today come with strong smells, harsh light, lots of chatter, and constant messages on email or Slack. For neurodivergent people, this can be a big ask.
Is '13 Reasons Why' Really as Dangerous as People Say? It's Complicated
Two recent studies suggest the Netflix show can be both harmful and beneficial when it comes to suicide risk.
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
The Sugar High Might Be a Myth
That afternoon treat might not improve your mood, and could make you more tired within the first hour of eating it.