depression

therapy diaries

My Insurance Didn’t Cover Therapy, So I Coped With Weed and Alcohol

"I couldn’t afford it anymore so I quit. As a result, I started getting into a very dark place mentally."
Tonic Editors
3 hours ago
COPING

Why Does Depression Make Me Want to Be Alone?

This week in the Coping newsletter: Numbness as a very real symptom of depression, and what to do when you feel like withdrawing from friends.
Tonic Editors
2 days ago
Phys Ed

An Ode to Yogis Who Bring Darkness to Yoga

Yoga doesn't have to be unrealistically positive to be helpful.
Rajul Punjabi
2.15.19
mental health

Expressing Myself Through Clothing Has Helped Me Deal With Depression

But I worry that I'll become image-obsessed.
Philip Eil
2.14.19
mental health

Sleep Deprivation Was More Powerful Than Antidepressants for Me

If I'd known a decade ago that staying up at night could help with depression, I'd have been less likely to dismiss my own experience as just a curiosity.
Jesse Noakes
2.6.19
mental health

When Watching a Movie Can Induce Psychosis

Esmé Weijun Wang describes what it's like for your mind to get pulled away from reality in her new book of essays.
Shayla Love
2.6.19
mental health

On Friends Who Want to Die

I was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Turns out the best person to talk to was someone who was coping with the same things.
Aisha Mirza
2.4.19
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
This Week in Science

Birth Control Might Change Who Women Feel Attracted To

Women may be drawn to certain men because of the way they smell, and hormonal birth control could interfere.
Shayla Love
1.11.19
therapy

Recording My Therapy Sessions Helped Ease My Panic Disorder

When I listened to the recordings, it felt like half of the conversation was totally new to me.
Gwen van der Zwan
1.10.19
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
relationships

Breakup Regret Is a Common and Salient Human Experience

An older British man admitted he thought of his high school sweetheart daily, even though he was married to another woman and they had adult children.
Nick Keppler
1.4.19
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