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suicide

I Feel Guilty for Surviving My Suicide Attempt

I’m going to spend the rest of my life trying to internalize the idea that I lived, and that’s okay.
MacKenzie Reagan
a day ago
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

The Size of My Boobs Never Let Me Have the Body I Wanted

"Though my hip bones stuck out and my collar bones protruded enough to catch water during a rainstorm, I was still big-breasted."
Gabriella Geisinger
a day ago
mental health
mental health

I Turned My Depression and Anxiety Into a Hit Instagram Comic

"Blair is here to say, 'This shit sucks and I'm going to bed.'"
Mike Darling
a day ago
guide to healthcare
guide to healthcare

Trump’s New Health Plans Are Only Cheaper Because They Offer Less Coverage

Most short-term coverage excludes benefits for maternity care, preventive care, mental health services, or substance abuse treatment.
Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
3 days ago
anxiety
anxiety

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.
Nick Hobson
2.16.18
mental health
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
mental health
mental health

Am I Depressed or Just Really Sad?

It can be easy to confuse the two.
Michelle Malia
2.15.18
addiction
addiction

Running Might Be an Effective Way to Help Smokers Quit

This new quit-smoking technique has a higher success rate.
Maggie Puniewska
2.15.18
What's Freaking Me Out
What's Freaking Me Out

The Grief and Terror of Realizing Your Parents Are Aging

The shift from “my parents are healthy and indestructible” to talking about mortality on the drive back from Costco feels crazy.
Emily Cassel
2.13.18
suicide
suicide

Suicide Research Underrepresents People of Color

It's treated like it's just a white people thing
Kimya N. Dennis
2.13.18
Race
Race

The Test We Use to Detect Depression Is Designed for White People

Depression looks different for young black Americans and our current screening is leaving many of them undiagnosed.
Melissa Pandika
2.13.18
mental health
mental health

The Health Repercussions of Being a Latina Nanny

Job insecurity, stigma, and the disparity in privilege are all factors that take a toll on women of color who work in childcare.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
2.12.18