This TikToker Is Going Viral For His Hack For Anxiety Relief, So I Asked A Psychiatrist If It Works — And To My Surprise, It Actually Can
If you struggle with anxiety, you might be deficient in these nutrients.
Many People Get Turned Away From Sterilization Procedures, So This Doctor Created A Running List Of Physicians Who Will Tie Your Tubes
"I was already performing these operations for my patients, so I wasn't even aware that so many struggled to have their OB-GYNs do the same for them."
"If I could choose just one superpower, I would choose calming down."
The Eve 6 Guy, Max Collins, is back to soothe letter writers’ despair.
“If there is texture or taste I did not expect, my heart would start racing and I would do anything in my power to prevent myself from swallowing.”
“There is a way to show support and concern without commenting on one’s body, weight, or shape. I always encourage people to pause and think about the words they are going to use, before they use them. Words matter and can impact someone’s mental health.”
Life is so hard. Get a little naked cherub doll to make it better.
This Psych Scholar Went Viral For Breaking Down The "Dandelions vs. Orchids" Theory When It Comes To Siblings Developing Differently
"Is one of you way more sensitive than the other one? And when I say sensitive, I’m not just talking about emotional sensitivity."
This Woman Hallucinated That Her Dead Father Was Still Alive. Now She Uses TikTok To Counter Schizophrenia’s Stigma.
“I’m fully capable of living life just like everybody else, even though I’m diagnosed with something that sounds horrible to the world.”
“They can offer some basic support, which is great, but not clinical support.”
These throws provide the comfort of a weighted blanket while still looking chic.
Yes, it’s sometimes true that April, along with March and May, can be the cruelest months. The lingering impact of the daylight saving time change may not be helping.
“Let’s face it. We lie in America by saying we really value mothers, motherhood, and women when we clearly don’t.”
The Eve 6 Guy, Max Collins, answers two very different letters about friends and friendship.
The Impacts Of The Pandemic On Mental Health Were “Minimal,” According To A Study, But People Are Saying That Was Not The Case
“We had Animal Crossing town meetings almost every morning”
An independent radio station in Seattle has grown a massive, devoted following based on music, mental health, and helping people feel a little less alone.
People Told Us The Worst Things A Therapist Ever Did And How It Changed The Way They Felt About Therapy
“It was awful, like my worst fears confirmed, that I’m an unlovable, aging freak.”
“I felt like I was drowning, head below the surface, looking up but not being able to break through for air.”
“I felt as if I was in a constant state of disassociation, being detached from feeling any form of extreme emotion.”
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a weighted stuffed animal. These plush toys can offer deep pressure stimulation that could help with anxiety and sleep problems.
It does not take a therapist to look at this bear onesie and think, “fabric cuddle.”
I Asked A Financial Therapist For Tips On Managing Money With ADHD, And Her Advice Is Genuinely Helpful
If an ADHD diagnosis has you reevaluating your money strategy, you're not alone.
We’re not telling you to wake up at 4 a.m. to start your day. However, here are a few things you can do to get up just a bit earlier.
“I am so happy with my decision — it was one of the best forms of self-care I practiced with myself this year.”
Old tech is the new trend, so I decided to try using a flip phone (remember the Motorola Razr?) for a week to cut down on social media use and improve my mental health. Here’s how I did it, and how it went.
During hypnosis for anxiety and relationship trauma, I felt guilty admitting that it wasn’t working, so I faked it. I talked to hypnotherapy experts to find out why that happened, and how the process can — and should! — work.
People are documenting their journeys and sharing tips on TikTok about how to quit vaping, including what to expect during nicotine withdrawal.
"Neil Young once howled that it’s better to burn out than to fade away. But I can tell you unequivocally that burning out is dreadful.”
Tyler James Williams Almost Died From Crohn’s Disease When He Was 24. Here’s How The Chronic Illness Affects Young People.
At one point, Williams needed surgery to remove 6 inches of his intestines and developed sepsis, dropping to 105 pounds.
“Almond Moms” Can Promote Disordered Eating. Here’s How TikTokers Are Calling Out This Toxic Behavior.
An “Almond Mom” is a parent or caregiver (it’s not just mothers!) who has an unhealthy relationship with food. Some people are making a conscious decision to avoid toxic language that promotes diet culture and disordered eating.
New year, same me — hopefully with more energy and less stress. You don’t have to give up everything you love to feel better in the new year.
Hailey Bieber Said She Experienced "A Little Bit Of PTSD" After Her Mini-Stroke: "It Was So Terrifying, So Jarring, So Discombobulating"
"It was so terrifying, so jarring, so discombobulating in every single way that you could imagine."
Whether it’s a lack of professionalism, dishonesty, or simply a bad fit, we want to hear about an experience you had with a therapist that was a red flag.
How To Tell Your "Winter Blues" Is Actually Seasonal Affective Disorder, According To Health Experts
Plus, the 16 ways you can combat it this winter season.
When it comes to health, 2022 was intense, to say the least. Even though there were outbreaks of RSV, flu, mpox, and more COVID, there was some good news this year.
FDA Wants Doctors To Better Inform Patients Of Possible LASIK Complications, Including “Psychological Harm”
The FDA wants doctors to use a decision checklist and better inform patients of potential risks and complications, as well as what to expect before, during, and after LASIK.
Feeling anxious or depressed about the climate crisis is normal, and experts say getting involved, joining a support group, and making more sustainable decisions can help.
Nineties alternative rocker Max Collins returns with his advice column Heart in a Blender.
So. Much. Pressure.
“Loneliness is one of the saddest burdens to bear. But the truth is, we all feel it.”
19 Genuinely Worthwhile "Life Hacks" That've Actually Made A Major Difference In The Lives Of People Who Tried Them
"I started doing it as a kid in high school, and now, I'm retired. I still do it every day for my piece of mind."
Hello darkness, my old friend.
And it can be delivered right to your front door within two days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Months After Simu Liu Opened Up About Healing From His Childhood Trauma, He Bought His Parents A Tesla
"Your boy might be 33 and a Marvel superhero, but he needs his mama to set him straight every once in a while. Thanks, ma."
Burned-Out Adults Are Revealing The Manageable Meals They Cook When They're Exhausted, And They Actually Sound So Comforting
I need to try those "depression tacos" ASAP.
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!'"
Loneliness is extremely common, so we want to hear what you’ve done to overcome it — even if you’re still working on it.
“I’m constantly nervous that I won’t be able to get my medicine, and I’ll get fired and not be able to find another job and turn back into a gross depressed garbage monster who hates himself for not being able to do his laundry.”
“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.”
People Are Sharing When They Knew They Needed To Leave Their Therapist, And It's Actually Really Enlightening
"She needed therapy more than I did."
Exhausted Adults Are Sharing The Low-Effort Meals They Swear By When They're Feeling Burnt Out, And I'm Bookmarking All Of Them For My Next Breakdown
"When I've hit a wall, eating this simple meal helps me feel better about my choices, which in turn helps me feel better emotionally."
Bill Hader has been very open about dealing with anxiety since childhood, having "full-blown panic attacks" while on SNL, and sharing how he manages it.
Essential Workers Such As Teachers And Healthcare Professionals Are Revealing How Much They Are Paid For Their Labor, And It's Mind-Boggling
"I have been punched, bitten, kicked, had objects such as desks thrown at me, had hair ripped out, etc. All for $20 an hour."
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.”
"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.”
What's Your Go-To Meal To Cook When You're So Burned Out That You Can Barely Even Take Care Of Yourself?
Your dish could help out a fellow struggling adult.
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."
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.
"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."
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.
"It's Such A Small Adjustment, But It Feels So Good": People Are Sharing The Everyday Habits And Hacks That Have Significantly Improved Their Day-To-Day
"It's such a small adjustment, but the impact on my mental and physical health has been huge."
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 Are Candidly Opening Up About The Reasons Why They've Chosen To Become Estranged From Their Family
"I came to realize that I don’t owe my parents anything — but I do owe myself the chance to be happy and stable."
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.
Whatever your reasoning is, this is a safe space to share it.
People Who Experienced Terrifying Moments As A Child Are Finally Revealing What They Saw, And It's Beyond Creepy
"My dog even was barking at someone, clearly looking at something and watching it move. We were alone. Then I heard a window open."
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 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."
Making life easier, one post at a time.
Skin picking, hair pulling, and other body-focused repetitive behaviors can be diagnosable health conditions known as trichotillomania and dermatillomania. In addition to the right treatment, these expert-recommended products may help keep symptoms under control.
Sophie Turner Spoke In Depth About Her Recovery From An Eating Disorder, And Said A Therapist Lived With Her When She Was "Quite Sick"
"For a long time, I was quite sick with an eating disorder and I had a companion."
This Woman Opened Up About Having "Hourglass Syndrome" — A Disorder That Results From Sucking In Your Stomach Too Much
"If it isn't the consequences of my mother and grandmother's actions."
"I Saw Her, But She Died 10 Years Ago": Adults Are Revealing Their Most Haunting Memories As Kids, And It's Beyond Horrifying
"When I told my parents what happened, they suddenly looked terrified, then told me to keep my window locked from then on."
This Lawyer Shared Her Morning Routine As Someone With High-Functioning Depression, And It's So Refreshingly Real
"This is my very realistic, non-aesthetic morning routine as a lawyer who is depressed."
"Instead of telling me why I'm frustrated, she said things like 'Mercury is retrograde.'"
A Woman Who Used To Go To Fat Camp Went Viral On TikTok, And Here Are Her 14 Most Eye-Opening Stories
"I was proud of myself when I'd eat less than the prescribed diet."
You Can Book An 8-Hour Cuddle Therapy Session With A 'Cuddle Therapist', And I Have So Many Questions
"One of my clients said I made them feel human again."
Traumatized People Are Sharing The Most Horrifying Things They Experienced, And I Won't Be Sleeping At All Tonight
"I called my dad and asked, 'Is this real? Am I still asleep?' because the sight was so shocking that I thought I was dreaming."
If You've Seen Multiple Therapists Before Finding A Fit, We Want To Know Why You Broke Up With Your Original One
You've got to do what's right for your mental health, and sometimes that means dumping your therapist.
This Architect Is Breaking Down The Subtle Ways Your Home Decor Choices Can Affect Your Mood, And It’s Fascinating
It seems like everyone is talking about biophilic design these days — and it's easy to see why.
"My anxiety felt so bad, I was like, 'I don't feel like I can work.'"
Therapists on Instagram and TikTok have greatly increased access to mental health advice, but opened the door to cultlike relationships without providing actual care.