Mental Health Week
How I Survived Life With My Mother’s Addiction
Accepting a parent with addiction problems is an extreme sport.
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.
This Is What Postpartum Depression Feels Like
"I felt like I wanted to pick up a baseball bat and walk down the street smashing windshields."
This Is The Difference Between People With Social Anxiety And Without
"Look like you're busy! Be normal!!"
19 Things People Living With Depression Want You To Know
It's not our choice.
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.
Here's How 10 People Visualize Their Depression
"Depression feels like a two-sided world."
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.”
15 Travel Tips Every Introvert Needs To Know
Napping on vacation is totally an activity.
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.
12 Classic Poems, Rewritten About My Depression
Do not go gentle into that good night / You have so many unresolved issues, unanswered emails, and unavoidable social interactions to worry about instead
18 Ways You Can Help A Loved One Going Through A Hard Time
"Being there ~with~ someone can be more powerful than being there ~for~ them."
What I Learned From My Neuroatypical Partner
While society sees my partner's neuroatypicality as a disorder, I see it as a big part of why the two of us are so good for each other. But I haven't spent too much time analyzing why our relationship works — I’ve been too busy loving him.
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.
12 Ways To Get Help When You Feel Completely Alone
You will never be weak for seeking out help.
Learning To Say The Word "Depression" Saved My Life
I spent too long feeling guilty about my privileges before learning to talk about my depression and finding a way out of it.
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.
18 Tweets About Health Insurance That Will Make You Laugh And Cry At The Same Time
Seeks mental health care to handle stress Gets more stressed because insurance won't cover it
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.”