Mental Health

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 »

Moderating Mental Health: The Dangers of Social Media’s Report Button

Developing protocols for content that discusses suicide requires a much more nuanced process than social-media platforms are equipped for.  Read more »

An Ode to Diane Nguyen, Depressed Feminist Writer

“You’re responsible for your own happiness.” Read more »

Over It: Is There Room for Anxious Black Girls in Music?

We owe Black women musicians the space to take care of themselves. 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 »

Blue Humor: “That’s Mental” Is a Hilarious Meditation on Life with—and Stigma against—Bipolar Disorder

Comedian Amanda Rosenberg is doing something extremely important: disrupting the stigma that keeps so many people silent about their pain. Read more »

A Dangerous Scapegoat: Monitoring Mentally Ill People’s Phones Is an Orwellian Nightmare

It’s based on the idea that technology could predict mass shootings before they happen—an idea that Trump has indicated support of. Read more »

How-To Guides Might Be the Future of Self-Care

“Self-care is so overwhelming.” Read more »

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.” Read more »

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 »

Pages