Mental Health

Intentionally Hidden: Mia Mercado’s “Weird but Normal” Honors Shame

“The idea of female sexuality is scary to a lot of people.”

There Is an Art to Showing up—and Rachel Wilkerson Miller Has Mastered It

“You have to take care of yourself first. And that doesn’t make you selfish.” Read more »

Traci Medeiros-Bagan Wants to Uncouple Sickness from Otherness

Your therapist isn’t necessarily going to know more about you than you know about yourself. You’re the expert about yourself. Read more »

Good Grief: Why Does Mourning Have an Expiration Date?

The raw reality of a grief that cannot be muffled after some quiet crying in the bathtub is disruptive to a world where discussions of mourning often include the phrase “moving on.” Read more »

Trial by Firing: Are Unions the Cure for Post Traumatic Press Disorder?

The vulture capitalists currently doing their damndest to gut and consolidate the media cannot be trusted. Read more »

Saved by the Bells: “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” Helps Us Cope with Our Mental Health

Animal Crossing provides comfort to those of us who, sometimes, need a little help coping with our mental health. Read more »

Where the Green Grass Grows: Cultivating a Haven Away from outside Violence

Having a place to recharge is essential for everyone, but for people who are both oppressed and personally affected by the terrors of the outside world, relaxation is part of resisting. Read more »

A $2 Lifeline: Astrology Apps Give a New Meaning to Universal Healthcare

The planets and stars function as a lifeline for many of those who can’t access traditional healthcare. Read more »

“Steven Universe Future” Hasn’t Backed down from Mental Health

Steven Universe Future has brought Steven’s mental health to the forefront. Read more »

Stephanie Wrobel on Writing a Monstrous Mother

We have less sympathy for perpetrators when their illness hurts someone else.  Read more »

The Inescapability of Social Media’s Sexual Violence Discourse

How can I navigate a media cycle that can cause flashbacks, panic attacks, and anxiety if I’m receiving push notifications about rape with no trigger warnings? Read more »

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