I'm paranoid that everyone's judging me—how do I control those feelings?

This week in the Coping newsletter: the people who find small talk excruciating, gender differences in anxiety, and how to deal with the fear that people are judging you.


What Dealing Weed Did to My Mind

Paranoia was my constant companion.


We Asked People About the Time They Got so High They Called 911

Weed is a pretty chill drug, but for some users, the experience results in a hilarious disaster.


What It's Like to Believe You're Constantly Being Watched

VICE meets up with a few Americans who claim they're victims of "gang stalking"—a vast organized surveillance plot.


"Lift," the Radiohead Hit That Never Was, Finally Has a Video

Thom Yorke deals with the claustrophobia of modern living once again.


The Dirty Hackers Who Steal Passwords for Jealous Lovers

Phishing really is a threat when the hackers are closer to home.


Why Some People Can't Handle Their Weed

The search for relaxation drives the consumption of marijuana, but some find it ramps up their anxiety and paranoia.


This 'Pizzagate' Art Was Made While High on Infowars' Brain Drugs

Artist Michael Green made political art out of #Pizzagate while under the influence of BrainForce, a neural activation drug purchased on


Boogie to the Paranoia of James Supercave's "Esther Reed"

The slinky 'Better Strange' outtake draws on the true story of an identity thief and the temptation of escapism.


Four Mind-Bending Things 'The X-Files' Taught Us About the Bill Clinton Era

Berlin-based producer Heatsick explored the cult TV show as part of PAN's takeover of London's ICA.


Your Coffee Table Needs This Lavish Collection of Retro UFO Pulp Fiction Art

Speculative fiction writer Jack Womack's new book 'Flying Saucers Are Real!' is a window into the paranoid American psyche.


The Nightmarish Online World of 'Gang-Stalking'

The internet creates an echo chamber for delusions and conspiracies.