mental health

An Interview with the Guy Who Invented My Antidepressants

Since I started taking Citalopram, I've wanted to thank its creator for changing my life.
Kyle MacNeill

Trying to Be Creative When You're on Antidepressants Isn't Easy

Starting Lexapro, I had no idea the toll it would take. Sure my intense panic attacks dulled, but losing your emotions feels like dying.
Amy Smolcic

Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.
Mike Pearl

The Mental Health Costs of Studying Abroad

International travel can severely screw with your mind.
Nathalie Lagerfeld

How Self-Employment Can Impact Your Mental Health

Being a freelancer requires an amount of togetherness. Drop beneath a certain threshold and it all starts falling apart.
Frankie Mullin

What It’s Like to Be Pregnant, Depressed, and Scared of Pills

"You're going to give birth to a beautiful Zoloft baby!"
Elizabeth Brown

Could This Natural Supplement Be the Answer to Antidepressant Dependency?

Investigating the mysterious natural supplement that has been a wonder drug for many, even though nobody seems to know very much about it.
Hannah Ewens

The Men Who Use Antidepressants to Last Longer in Bed

Off-label use of SSRIs has proven a promising treatment for premature ejaculation, but not all doctors are convinced taking them to last longer is a good idea.
Dave Simpson
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

Female Hormones Can Make a Bloody Mess of Your Mental Health

It's time people took the mental repercussions of periods seriously.
Nell Frizzell
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

Why I'll Never Stop Taking Prozac

I've tried to come off Prozac in the past but felt awful when I did. Does that make me an addict? I've given up worrying—as a depressive, life is livable on them. That's all that matters.
Simon Hattenstone
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

Where Did My OCD Come From?

There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe OCD is genetic, that my mom's DNA, rather than her behavior, gave me OCD. But I've realized that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.
Anonymous Author
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

This Is How It Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But thanks to the right treatments and techniques, I've discovered how to live my life.
Eleanor Morgan