mental health

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
Film

'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.
Taylor Hosking
5.10.19
mind

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.
Matt Jancer
5.9.19
mind

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.
Mark Hay
5.8.19
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
mind

College Students in Crisis Are Increasingly Turning to Religious Leaders for Help

Chaplains are now part of the mental health ecosystem.
Mark Hay
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
mind

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.
Shayla Love
5.6.19
mind

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.
Kasandra Brabaw
5.3.19
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
mental health

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."
Kieron Passaway
4.24.19
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.
Shayla Love
4.12.19
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