Mental Health Week
“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.”
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.
From symptom trackers to games.
"It feels empowering to make something out of a blank sheet of paper, and it makes people happy in a way that nothing else does for me."
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".
"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.'"
There's no such a thing as a "normal" cost.
"You're about to become a lot more familiar with loneliness."
"What I discovered was that getting help didn’t make me less creative."
Remember you're a friend, not a therapist.
"I always watch it when I'm having bad days."
Looks like the future is in good hands.
We're here to help.
Everyone go home, Tim and Molly have won love.
"I learned that I'm more important than a fucking exam."
Mental illness is so stigmatised in India that some parents would rather ignore their children's difficulties than diagnose them and deal with them. Here's a note to mine.
Everyone needs a little help sometimes.
There are many reasons people need help - and there's no shame in seeking it out.
"It may never be the same, but it can get better."
The world is a pretty terrible place right now. Here are some ways to deal with it all.
Mental illnesses like anxiety, OCD and body dysmorphic disorder are a different experience for everyone. Let's find ways to not let it rule our life, and get out of our heads.
For many returned diggers, the hardest battles lie ahead.
"You just have to deal with this."
"It's not a disorder of not knowing what to do, it is a disorder of not doing what you know."
"You don't have to be grateful that it isn't worse."
It isn't about getting attention.
"Writing about my experience with mental illness has really helped me understand myself."
As a result of antidepressants, my weight has always been just outside my control. But when I changed my medication and unexpectedly lost a noticeable amount of weight, I was forced to confront body image issues I thought I was intellectually above.
It’s not about needing to drink. It’s about having the option.
In You’re the Worst, I found what I've always been looking for in television — reassurance that I’m not alone.