Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Caroline Shannon-Karasik is a writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to contributing to Tonic, her work has been featured in Narratively, Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Yahoo. She is a mental health advocate and currently writing a collection of essays. 

Eat This

What Are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

ACV looks and feels harmless, making it easier for people to believe its holistic benefits.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
4.13.18
Parental Advisory

This Is How Parents Around The World Get Their Babies to Sleep

From rain apps to fennel seeds, these parents have tried everything to get their infants to go the hell to sleep.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
3.7.18
mental health

There's a Creative Benefit to Watching Trashy Reality TV

A short break from thinking could yield your best work yet.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
2.16.18
We Asked

5 Women Explain Why They Chose Not to Breastfeed

"It was so painful—I asked them to double check that she wasn't born with teeth."
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
1.11.18
We Asked

Therapists Told Us What it's Like to Lose a Patient to an Overdose

During the drive to his funeral, I asked myself over and over again: What did I miss?
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
12.22.17
mental health

This Is What Being Stalked Can Do to Your Mind

"I felt like a prisoner in my own house."
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
12.19.17
We Asked

This Is What it's Like to Be Pregnant After an Eating Disorder

I had spent more than 17 years trying to not gain weight, so pregnancy was the scariest time in my life.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
12.11.17
mental health

‘Black-ish’ Addressed Postpartum Depression Better Than My Doctor

It’s the PSA of my goddamn dreams.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
10.11.17
mental health

Ivanka’s Depression Reveal Is the Ultimate Hypocrisy

Because she wouldn't need the healthcare the GOP wants to take away.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
9.21.17