suicide

Suicide is on the rise, especially among young people. Tonic dug deeper than the statistics to find out why.

suicide

Do Suicide Hotlines Work?

Just because calls increase doesn’t necessarily mean suicide rates decrease.
Cole Kazdin
6.13.18
mental health

You Couldn’t Tell From My Instagram That I Was Thinking About Killing Myself

We need you to show up when we’re unable to ask for it.
Ali Wunderman
6.11.18
grief

We Asked a Therapist Why We Grieve Celebrities Like We Knew Them

The grief for a celebrity once they’re gone might take up more emotional space than the feelings we had about them when they were alive.
Rajul Punjabi
6.8.18
Meducation

An Ingredient in Cough Syrup Could Work as an Antidepressant

It works a little like ketamine.
Mike Wang
3.7.18
gun violence

States with Stricter Gun Laws Have Fewer Homicides and Suicides

“This study is really an argument encouraging states to pass laws because they can work.”
Dan Roe
3.5.18
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
2.23.18
mental health

Am I Depressed or Just Really Sad?

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

Suicide Research Under-Represents People of Color

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

Suicides Increased in the Months After Robin Williams’s Death

Irresponsible news coverage about the method of suicide probably didn't help.
Jesse Hicks
2.7.18
mental health

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.
Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi
2.5.18
LGBTQ health

The Mental Health Repercussions of Identifying as a Bisexual Woman

Bisexual women are often erased from or rejected by both dominant society and the LGBT community.
Laura Dorwart
2.1.18
LGBTQ

Why It’s So Hard to Find God as a Gay Man

The mental health effects of being gay and Christian.
Matt Terrell
1.19.18