mental health

The More I Allowed Myself to Feel My Anxiety, the Less it Bothered Me​

My coping mechanisms had been avoidant behavior all along.
Sarah Watts
3 days ago

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
mental health

College Students Aren't Always Given Medical Privacy

What you say in therapy can get passed to parents, college administrators, and even job prospects.
Matt Jancer
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

Psychology’s Short-Lived Experiment With Nude Psychotherapy

Getting naked in therapy sessions was considered part of a search for authenticity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
mental health

The Dark Truths Behind Our Obsession With Self-Care

What this growing trend reveals about the flaws in mental healthcare.
Shayla Love
Living With It

When Support Groups Make You Feel Worse

Support groups are meant to offer the insight of others who "get it," but for some people, they can be terrifying—or depressing.
Suzannah Weiss

How Do I Know If I Have OCD?

This week in the Coping newsletter: How our staff writer dealt with an OCD diagnosis, and what to do if you think you might have it too.
Tonic Editors
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
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

How Can I Be More Outgoing?

This week in the Coping newsletter: What it means if you apologize a lot, why math gives you anxiety, and how to be a more social introvert.
Tonic Editors

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Service Dog

Here's who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do.
Cindy Kuzma