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Essays

What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.13.19
mental health

This Mental Health Podcaster Told Me How to Deal with the Death of My Friend

I spoke to comedian Mike Brown about what it means to be a black man in search of therapy.
Noel Ransome
2.11.19
skin

What Is Vitiligo and Why Do People Develop It?

Winnie Harlow and Amy Deanna, models who have vitiligo, are defying the stigma associated with the skin condition but it’s still a burden for many people.
Julie Stewart
1.4.19
therapy

Psychology’s Short-Lived Experiment With Nude Psychotherapy

Getting naked in therapy sessions was considered part of a search for authenticity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.11.18
disability

This Single Mom Trained Five Hours a Day for the NYC Marathon

She’s also a grad student, employed full-time, and hopes to qualify for the Paralympics.
Michelle Wheeler
11.2.18
body

The Man Who Sees in Black and White

His colorblindness, he says, developed over the course of several months during his sophomore year of high school.
Nick Keppler
10.30.18
body

The Long-Term Psychological Effects of Having Acne as a Teen

Women specifically reported greater impairment in their quality of life, and showed more symptoms than men.
Jesse Hicks
10.24.18
addiction

Should Tanning Be Considered Addictive?

Currently only one behavioral addiction, gambling disorder, is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, and that behavior was only recognized a few years ago.
Kat Eschner
9.4.18
Living With It

I'm Living With an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

"I got MRSA during the winter break of my senior year of college. My first outbreak lasted six months and was all below the belt. I had it on my genitals, along my ass, and down my legs."
AnnaLee Barclay
8.28.18
disability

Disaster Planning Often Leaves Disabled People Behind

Disabled people, older adults, and parents of young children all have specific needs that aren't always well addressed in disaster planning—sometimes with horrific results.
s.e. smith
8.27.18
STDs

'Flesh-Eating' STI Reportedly Confirmed in the UK

Known as granuloma inguinale or donovanosis, the STI is caused by a bacteria and rarely occurs in the US.
Allison Tierney
8.23.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This farmer is taking rural America's mental health crisis into his own hands

Once suicidal himself, he's now trying to get his fellow farmers to open up about their struggles
Mark Scialla
Mary Grace Lucas
Evan McMorris-Santoro
8.16.18
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