Laughing at Death: How Maria Bamford’s “Lady Dynamite” Helped Me Deal With My Own Depression
The surreal show jokes about suicide and depression as a way to cope with their grim realities. Read more »
Locked Down: On Disability and Incarceration
As a culture, we never addressed the ableist biases that led us to want to lock up disabled people in the first place. Read more »
Ask Bear: I Think My Friend Is in a Downward Spiral. How Do I Help Her?
“Make lots of time and space for conversation to happen.” Read more »
Want to Write a Memoir? Make Sure You Get a Therapist!
Advice from author and comedian Sara Benincasa, whose new book is called “Real Artists Have Day Jobs.” Read more »
Backtalk: Game of Thrones & xoJane
This week, we talk about burning down the patriarchy in Game of Thrones and how the show’s female characters have evolved this season. Then, we discuss the desctructive clickbait culture seen in many online outlets—most specifically, xoJane, which published an... Read more »
The Raw Essays of "So Sad Today" Make Me Feel Less Alone With My Anxiety
Melissa Broder needed a safe space to vent about her feelings of anxiety and depression. So she turned to Twitter. Read more »
Ask Bear: Everything is Fine. So Why Do I Feel Like a Total Loser?
I have a job and friends and a place to live. But I feel like I missed about a billion steps to adulting? Read more »
New Music Monday: Sammus
“Now I see the past with some clarity / Glad I took my ass to some therapy,” sings Sammus on her new single. Among a million songs about heartbreak and sadness, it’s rare to hear one that speaks so honestly about the importance of reaching out for help. Read more »
A mixtape for people struggling with mental health—you are not alone. Read more »
Let's Talk About Sex and Depression
Many people who take medication for depression experience sexual side effects. But since both mental health and sexuality are stigmatized topics, many patients are left feeling alone. People have plenty of reasons to not want to talk about their depression and its impact on their sexuality. Read more »