Tonic Editors

Wellness Lies

The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked

Here's some healthy skepticism about Keto, colonics, charcoal, and more.
Tonic Editors
4 days ago
COPING

How can I tell if I have PTSD?

This week in the Coping newsletter: Sometimes people get PTSD when they haven't been through something particularly traumatic. Other times, trauma can lead to very specific symptoms.
Tonic Editors
1.27.19
therapy diaries

Trying to Fix My Own Mental Health Issues Was a Huge Mistake

“I was sitting in my room doing my nightly guided meditation before bed, and this sudden feeling of doom and dread sucked into my chest."
Tonic Editors
1.25.19
COPING

Why Do I Google My Symptoms Even Though it Makes Me Anxious?

This week in the Coping newsletter: The internet is not a good doctor.
Tonic Editors
1.22.19
COPING

I'm paranoid that everyone's judging me—how do I control those feelings?

This week in the Coping newsletter: the people who find small talk excruciating, gender differences in anxiety, and how to deal with the fear that people are judging you.
Tonic Editors
1.13.19
COPING

How do you make friends in college when you're depressed?

This week in the Coping newsletter: mental illness among college students, medical privacy in therapy, and that age-old question about how to make friends when you're depressed.
Tonic Editors
1.6.19
COPING

How Do I Deal With Nighttime Anxiety?

This week in the Coping newsletter: What to do when worry keeps you awake, why New Year's Eve is so depressing, and a sanity checklist for 2019.
Tonic Editors
12.30.18
COPING

How Can I Keep My Anxiety About One Thing From Affecting Other Things?

This week in the Coping newsletter: A simple strategy for quarantining your worries, how to deal with family over the holidays, and advice for enjoying vacation even while anxious.
Tonic Editors
12.23.18
therapy diaries

I Spend Almost a Quarter of My Income on Therapy

My insurance doesn't cover any kind of mental health visits or offer any partial reimbursement for my eating disorder and anxiety treatment.
Tonic Editors
12.19.18
COPING

How Do You Cope With Fear of Death?

This week in the Coping newsletter: Meditating on your death can make you happier.
Tonic Editors
12.16.18
therapy diaries

When I Couldn’t Find a Therapist I Liked, I Tried Brain Stimulation

I originally wanted to find a talk therapist about my depression, but it didn’t seem like that was going to happen anytime soon.
Tonic Editors
12.13.18
healthcare guides

The Tonic Guide to Healthcare

A comprehensive, easy-to-follow FAQ about getting medical care, whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all.
Tonic Editors
12.11.18
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