Mental Health

A Depressed Black Teen Takes Center Stage in Morgan Parker’s YA Debut

“It’s unfair to make a book that is only the dark because we know that that’s just not how life happens.”

Not A Stereotype: 5 TV Shows That Depict Mental Health Surprisingly Well

TV is slowly making progress and learning how to tell the stories of characters with mental health conditions. Read more »

Popaganda: Feminism beyond Burnout

Carmen Rios is challenging listeners to envision a feminism beyond burnout—and commit to making it possible. Read more »

Writing Toward Truth: Bassey Ikpi’s New Book Reckons with the Lies Mental Illness Weaves

“…the lie that sustained itself for so long becomes true in its own way. It becomes a part of the story.” Read more »

We Have a Gun Problem—and It’s on Politicians, Not the Mentally Ill

As gun violence continues to skyrocket, the GOP is looking everywhere but inward on their quest to find someone to blame. Read more »

Less Than Perfect: What I Left off of My College Admissions Applications

For all the warmth and safety I was provided at school, I was never completely honest with anyone about the full extent of the turmoil happening at home. Read more »

Mental Health Advocates to Know, Read, and Listen To

Shame combined with a lack of information and resources contributes to a culture in which mental health concerns aren’t taken seriously. Read more »

5 Powerful Lessons Arya Stark Teaches about Surviving Trauma

Arya Stark’s darkness is not minimized or sugarcoated. Read more »

A Darker Shade of Blue: Depictions of Postpartum Depression Onscreen Paint a Dire Picture for Moms Watching at Home

One in seven mothers experiences postpartum depression, but most never seek help. Read more »

Esmé Wang Finds Meaning in “The Collected Schizophrenias"

There are no easy solutions to the problems Esmé Weijun Wang poses, but she has provided us with the truth of her own story. Read more »

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