depression

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
2 days ago
mental health

The Dark Truths Behind Our Obsession With Self-Care

What this growing trend reveals about the flaws in mental healthcare.
Shayla Love
4 days ago
This Week in Science

Tortoise DNA Might Hold the Answers to Living Longer

The scientists used the DNA of Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise.
Shayla Love
12.7.18
therapy

This Is How One 28-Year-Old Manages Pain and Anxiety

To cope, I go on shopping binges. I work myself past exhaustion. On the positive side, I go dancing with friends. I host a drawing night to build community and foster creative energy. I make art, I listen to music.
Tonic Editors
12.6.18
mental health

Lifting Weights Has a Surprising Effect on Mental Health

In a new paper, researchers took a closer look at the connection between depression, anxiety, and working out.
Christian Finn
12.5.18
depression

My 'Revenge Body' Was Actually a Cry for Help

How do you tell someone who’s just paid you a compliment that you’re borderline suicide hotline fodder and one well-meaning remark away from relapse?
Tracey Duncan
11.30.18
mental health

11 Gifts for Your Openly Depressed or Anxious Friend

This is not one of those gift guides with tea, stress balls, and positive-affirmation coasters. No, these are gifts for people with a sense of humor about their mental health.
Susan Rinkunas
11.29.18
mental health

I’m So Into Therapy That I Might Be Self-Sabotaging so I Can Stay in it

If I keep myself buried in the muck of my mind, I could continue to absorb the compassion, empathy, acceptance, and support my therapist gives me twice a week.
Michael Stahl
11.26.18
HIV

The HIV-Positive Inmate Who Spent a Year in Solitary for Having Consensual Sex

John Dorn's case stands to change wider prison policy around HIV criminalization.
Sony Salzman
11.26.18
mind

Dreams Can Help People Deal With Grief and Breakups

During painful transitions such as breakups, divorce, and the loss of loved ones, dreams can become so vivid that even the biggest skeptics take notice of their nocturnal visions.
Alice Robb
11.20.18
grief

Experiencing Loss Can Make Celebrating Other People’s Joy Incredibly Painful

Since Jamie died, I’ve tried to protect myself by limiting my exposure to others’ happy life events.
Katie Hawkins-Gaar
11.16.18
Sex

Dating With Bipolar Can Be an Exhausting Cycle of Intensity and Bailing

Here's how to not let it get in the way of your relationships.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
11.13.18
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