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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
10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Person with HIV

"I don't think I need curing. I take one pill a day, and that being enough to stop me transmitting it, I feel that's all the cure I need."
Morgan Harries
11.7.16
Stuff

Being Gay in America Still Carries Stigma

In a study comparing the experiences of gay men from America and Africa, researchers found that Americans face much more stigma than one might expect.
Keren Landman
9.27.16
Art

'Silent Laughs' Is the Film Bringing Deaf Culture Mainstream

We learned how to say "dickhead" in Sign Language from the star of Natalia Kouneli's short documentary, 'Silent Laughs.'
Catherine Chapman
9.17.16
Health

What It's Like to Tell Your Boss That You're HIV Positive

By law, you can't be discriminated against in the workplace for having HIV—but the reality is that law can be completely ineffectual.
Chris Godfrey
8.8.16
Stuff

Some Indonesians Are Shackling and Imprisoning the Mentally Ill in Sheds

Because mental illness is often thought to be a result of spirit possession in Indonesia, an estimated 18,000 individuals are detained in sheds and backyards for years by their own families.
Stanley Widianto
4.14.16
Stuff

How Australia Ignores Female HIV Patients

Pregnancy, family, menopause, and double standards around gender make living with HIV a very different battle for women.
Chelsea McIver
12.11.15
Stuff

How Borderline Personality Disorder Put an End to My Party Days

When I was 19, my life became a waking nightmare, and even my doctor failed to understand what was wrong with me. Here's how I got better.
Harriet Williamson
8.10.15
VICE vs Video games

In the Aftermath of a Heart Attack, Gaming Guided My Mental Recuperation

The anxiety I had from nearly dying almost submerged my life in depression and fear. But I had an escape. I'd turn on a gaming console, play a bit, and it would all fade away—if only for a while.
Adam Cook
7.2.15
Travel

Inside Western Europe's Biggest Annual Gathering of Gypsies and Travelers

"People say: 'Why don't you lot go back to where you've come from?' But when we're on Appleby, we don't get that. Just for this week we get a sense of place, a sense of being, and a sense of ancestry."
Charlie Gilmour
6.9.15
Stuff

The Hard Reality of Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sufferers aren't just "being tired all the time"—their brains can't connect properly to the spinal nerve tracts and so fail to control vital bodily functions. It's time we started taking it seriously.
Rose Lewenstein
6.3.15
Stuff

Let’s Not Make Such a Big Deal About Genital Herpes

"It happens to so many people that it's kind of strange and unnecessary when people think they're alone when it happens to them."
Elianna Lev
5.15.15
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