mental health

This Photo Project is Redefining What Mental Illness Looks Like

The collection of free stock photos shows people dealing with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder – without cowering in their bathrobes.
Kate Antoniades

The Guilt of the Oldest Brother

I couldn’t protect my brothers from my dad, so what good was I?
Jordan Foisy

How Long Until We Can Grow Medicinal Magic Mushrooms: An Investigation

A wave of studies say psychedelics can treat depression, end-of-life anxiety, addiction and more. So we asked experts when we'll legally be able to grow medicinal shrooms at home.
Sarah Berman

Researchers Have Found a Link Between Keeping Several Social Media Accounts and Depression

But they aren't sure what it actually means.
Isabelle Hellyer
Vice Blog

Andrew W.K. on Life's Ups and Downs

Very intense, uncomfortably strange inner sensations can be experienced as joyous and delightful.
Andrew W.K.
High Wire

Shrooms Could Make Cancer Patients Less Terrified of Death

Psilocybin can help cancer patients cope with depression and anxiety, according to two new US studies. But will President Trump fund research in what could be a revolutionary development in psychiatry?
Maia Szalavitz
so sad today

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.
So Sad Today

Should You Tell Work About Your Mental Health Condition?

It can still be dangerous to disclose your condition to your line manager, so how can we change work culture to protect the mentally ill?
Hannah Ewens

The VICE Guide to Getting Through a Mid-Twenties Crisis

A collection of thoroughly scientific ways to help you stop stressing about your shit life.
Hannah Ewens
The Sick Day Issue

Photos of a Reimagined Childhood

In Kevin Aranibar's senior-thesis work, 'Over the Fence,' he explored his adolescent anxiety and the struggle to find an identity growing up.
Kevin Aranibar

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."
Patrick Marlborough

Why Sweden's Youth Take More Antidepressants than Ever

Reports of depression and use of antidepressants among Sweden's youth have increased. Is this an outcome of a deteriorating mental health, or merely a reflection of increased awareness?
Hanniel Larsson