Mental Health Week
The World Watched Marlene Pinnock Get Beaten By A Cop, So Why Is She Still On The Streets?
When a woman living with bipolar disorder was beaten by a police officer on a video that went viral, her family thought legal action would lead to justice. They couldn’t have anticipated that a battle with her own lawyer would leave them feeling more hopeless than ever.
This Is What It Feels Like To Recover From Maternal Mental Illness
Nineteen mothers discuss the process of starting to feel better.
Asking For Help In A System That Doesn't Speak Your Language
It isn't just stigma keeping elderly Asian immigrants from getting mental health care — it's also the lack of facilities that understand their languages and cultures.
13 Powerful Stories About College Students Living With Depression
"I'm not OK. But I think I will be."
29 Ways To Manage Your ADHD At Work
As if life wasn't a big enough distraction itself.
12 Confessions From People Who Struggle With Depression
“I’ve beaten depression before, I can beat it once again.”
21 Of The Most Beautiful Lines In Literature About Anxiety
“Think about someone getting hit in the face with bread… that visual takes my mind off anxiety.” — Grace Helbig
38 Gorgeous Quotes From Literature That Might Help You Cope With Your Depression
"Make not your thoughts your prisons." ―William Shakespeare
My Therapist Wrote My Breakup Text
I assumed my therapist would tell me to get off my phone and have a “real” face-to-face interaction. And truth be told, I felt a little ashamed about having this conversation over text.
These Incredible People Are Changing How Isolated Asian Groups Deal With Mental Illness
When it comes to mental health, one size does not fit all. That’s the message from a pioneering clinic in Sacramento, California.
The Halfway Houses Keeping Mental Health Patients Out Of Hospital
Recovery houses take pressure off psychiatric wards and allow patients a more meaningful recovery, but precarious funding could threaten their future.
What Your Doctor Is Looking For When Diagnosing Mental Illness
A glossary of common mental health conditions and their symptoms, according to guidelines by the World Health Organisation*.
Mental Illness Cost Eddie Davison His Freedom — Will It Also Cost Him $2 Million?
Locked up in a psych ward under the false premise that he was a convicted sex offender, Eddie Davison sued New York state for false imprisonment. Now the state is charging him $2 million.
Here's How Ten Countries Approach Mental Health
We asked our colleagues in ten BuzzFeed offices to talk about what mental health is like where they live.
What People Who Go To Therapy Want You To Know
"Going to therapy is like getting a PhD in who you are."
Here's What It's Like When Mental Illness Affects A Relationship
We're told that love conquers all. But sometimes antidepressants help, too.
Running Helped Me Cope With Depression, But Then I Got Injured
Running regularly gave me a sense of control. It became something I needed to do. But a sudden injury meant I temporarily lost both the ability to run and that crucial sense of control.
12 Confessions From People Who Struggle With Anxiety
“My anxiety gets in the way of everything.”
How This Writer Learned To Cope With His Stepbrother's Schizophrenia
“The most important thing I’ve learned about mental illness from dealing with my stepbrother is to try to accept him on his own terms rather than control or change him.”
My Mother And I Finally Opened Up About Our Depression And Anxiety
Because my mother never acknowledged her depression, I never opened up to her about mine. Now that she's in treatment for both depression and anxiety, we finally talked about the open secret between us.
Why Are Some British Muslims Going To Faith Healers To Treat Mental Illness?
Faith healing is a popular medical treatment among some British Muslims. But experts warn it could be used as an "alternative to professional mental health treatment".
21 Black People Give Their Best Advice For Taking Care Of Your Mental Health
"As a black woman, I feel like my depression isn't taken as seriously since black women are usually perceived as being 'strong' and 'confident.'"
Here's How Much Mental Healthcare Actually Costs
There's no such a thing as a "normal" cost.
Joe Hill Calls Bullshit On The Crazy Artist Cliché
"What I discovered was that getting help didn’t make me less creative."
34 TV Shows That Helped People During Their Depression
"I always watch it when I'm having bad days."
These Mumbai School Students Self-Published A Mental Health Book To Help Out Youngsters
Looks like the future is in good hands.
This Husband Made An Incredible Gesture In Response To His Wife's Depression
Everyone go home, Tim and Molly have won love.
How To Find Help For Your Mental Health
Everyone needs a little help sometimes.
These People Shared What Their PTSD Really Looks Like
"It may never be the same, but it can get better."
13 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself In The Face Of Islamophobia
The world is a pretty terrible place right now. Here are some ways to deal with it all.