12 Things You Should Know Before Calling The 988 Suicide Hotline
Now that 988 is here, it’s easier for people in crisis to get support. So far, it seems to successfully be reaching more people.
A Family Member’s Suicide Made Me Re-Examine My Mental Health
I attempted suicide at age 12. It wasn’t until my uncle died by suicide years later that I realized how much mental health–related stigma in the Black community was hurting people's ability to get help.
How These Healthcare Workers Avoid Burnout By Relying On Spirituality And Mindfulness
Half a million healthcare workers left the profession in 2020 because of burnout, anxiety, and depression. Here’s how some doctors stay in the profession.
Why It's Hard To Find A Therapist Who Matches Your Identity
When it comes to therapy, it can sometimes help to see someone who matches your identity. But Black therapists are underrepresented in mental healthcare, leaving people searching harder for a mental health professional who gets them.
Light Therapy Lamps To Try If You Find Dark Days Depressing
If you tend to experience winter blues, or even seasonal affective disorder, the right light therapy lamp could make a difference. Here’s what experts recommend you look for.
Bleaching My Hair Blonde Made Me Realize I Might Be Having A Gay Crisis
Bleached blonde hair has become a signifier — or at least a meme — for poor mental health in the gay community. Was I having an existential crisis?
I’m Not Going To Force Myself To Drink Anymore
In honor of Sober October, I’ve decided that I will no longer have a drink — not even “just one”! — to make other people feel comfortable.
The Internet Loves A Short King, But Height Bias On Dating Apps Is Still Very Common
While a preference for taller men isn’t new, dating apps make it feel more blatant.
People Who Have Anxiety Are Sharing Their Best Coping Strategies, And As A Fellow Anxious Person, I Appreciate These Suggestions
"I try to be mindful of what that feeling is, where it is, and just be curious about it. Then, I try to welcome the feeling of anxiety. I often say something like, 'Oh hey, it’s you again. You can stay as long as you need. It’s safe here!'"
How Do You Deal With Loneliness? Share Your Story About What Worked For You.
Loneliness is extremely common, so we want to hear what you’ve done to overcome it — even if you’re still working on it.
Actually, Some People Are Happier (And Healthier) Being Single
“A Saturday night on my couch watching my Netflix with my cat and my glass of wine … don’t threaten me with a good time.”
9 Hot Yoga Products That Any Beginner Or Advanced Yogi Will Love
IRL fitness classes are making a comeback. These are the gifts and products — from a nonslip yoga mat to cute yoga pants — that can get you excited about your yoga practice again.
Jonah Hill Revealed He’ll No Longer Promote His Films In Order To Protect His Mental Health After Spending “Nearly 20 Years Experiencing Anxiety Attacks” Because Of “Public-Facing Events”
“If I made myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, I wouldn’t be acting true to myself or to the film.”
Tom Holland Said He's Taking A Break From Social Media To Focus On His Mental Health
"I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online and ultimately it's very detrimental to my mental state, so I decided to take a step back and delete the app."
Kaley Cuoco Staged An Intervention On Herself While Shooting “The Flight Attendant” To Help Her Deal With “Super Dark” Depression After Her Divorce From Karl Cook
“It was the loneliest I’ve ever felt, and I am not really someone to share that ... I wanted people to know that things just aren’t always what they seem. And things aren’t always so perfect.”
Medical Experts Are Becoming Influencers Amid All The Anxiety Over Monkeypox
Some are going viral for spreading misinformation, others are just trying to go viral.
Gen Z Readers Shared What They Wish Older Generations Understood About Being A Young Person In 2022, And Everyone Should Listen To What They Have To Say
"It's not that we're dramatic or looking for attention — we are genuinely horrified at the state of the world, all while being told that we have it easier than anyone has ever had."
I Have ADHD. Here Are 14 Genuinely Life-Altering Hacks That I Use On A Daily Basis
ADHDers, you can thank me later (if you remember).
“Stranger Things” Star Jamie Campbell Bower Just Opened Up About Being Hospitalized For His Mental Health When He Was Struggling With Addiction
Jamie’s addiction appears to correlate with when he started to find mainstream fame in Twilight and Harry Potter.
Shawn Mendes Has Canceled The Rest Of His World Tour Because Of His Mental Health
"I started this tour excited to finally get back to playing live after a long break due to the pandemic, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away."
Britney Spears Leaked The Alarming Text Messages She Sent Her Mom, Friend, And Lawyer In 2019 When She Was Being Held In A Mental Health Facility Against Her Will
Britney claimed she got “no response” from her mom after expressing fear that her doctor was “trying to kill” her while she was being held at a mental health facility.
19 Women Are Revealing The Habits Or Changes They Incorporated Into Their Everyday Life That Helped Them Deal With Depression
"I tried everything: eating well, exercising, prioritizing good sleep, meditating. And while my body was in good shape, my mind felt like it was drowning."
There's A Suicide And Crisis Hotline Called 988. Here’s Everything To Know About It.
If you’re having suicidal thoughts, a substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress, you can dial 988 to be connected to mental health support.
Khloé Kardashian Opened Up About Her Intense Anxiety Over Interviews And “Dreading” Public Backlash After Revealing That She Takes Medication For Her “Deteriorating” Self-Esteem And Confidence
“It’s the aftermath of what’s gonna come, who’s gonna chop this up and make this into something that it wasn’t supposed to be.”
People Who Take SSRIs For Depression Often Can Either Have Orgasms Or Mental Health, Not Both
Millions of people take SSRIs to treat depression, but often find the sexual side effects — including a lack of libido and inability to orgasm — are the price they pay for better mental health. There are some potential solutions, but they’re far from guaranteed.
Billie Eilish Revealed She Slept In A Bed With Her Parents And Brother Until The Age Of 11 Due To Her Debilitating Separation Anxiety
The 20-year-old singer opened up about her strong desire to start a family of her own in the future, revealing that she’d “rather die” than not have kids.
Here’s How To Deal With Health Anxiety, According To Therapists
Once called “hypochondriacs,” people with health anxiety often have a fear of the unknown, experts say, and it can be a diagnosable condition in its own right.
Texas Officials Blame The School Shooting On Mental Health And Not The Guns That Were Used To Kill 19 Children
Even though he repeatedly stressed that mass shootings are a mental health issue, Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooter “had no known mental health history.”
Meditation May Benefit Mental Health. These Tips And Tools Can Help You Get Started.
Meditation has health benefits. While you don’t need anything at all to meditate, these meditation apps, pillows, books, or even a weighted eye mask may help you get started and stick with it.
Shay Mitchell Opened Up About "Not Feeling Like A Glowing Goddess" During Her Pregnancy, And It's An Important Conversation
"It's okay to actually not feel amazing."