mental illness
Parents are familiar with tantrums. But imagine extremely violent episodes that can last for hours or even days, with children lashing out, destroying furniture, harming themselves, or hurting family members and pets.
weekend
anxiety
I want to make my own money and be professionally fulfilled, but something in my brain won't let me.
mental health
It’s no more selfish or cowardly to suffer from depression—to be killed by depression—than to die from lupus.
mental illness
suicide
I opened the door to the garage. My son and I both saw him hanging there.
positivity
The rules of a “thought cleanse” are simple, and deceptively so. Think positive, don’t think negative, and think positive.
friendships
I have the kind of depression that is really, really difficult for other people to deal with.
suicide
At 20, I decided that if the world wasn’t going to do me the favor of killing me off young, I’d do it myself. But now what?
seasonal affective disorder
Do I have some kind of reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder?
social media
As we exploit visibility for success, our real friends rely on social media to see us.
mental health
suicide
I am tired of the stigma surrounding black women and mental health.
in

May 23, 2014 at 12:00pm | 67 comments

healthy
I’m in the fetal position on the floor of my locked bedroom, 16 years old, sobbing hysterically, shielding my eyes from a piece of plastic vomit.
mental health
I was a funny person. I laughed a lot. I was just unhappy a lot of the time.
anxiety
My "Number Thing" is always nibbling at the edge of my brain.
in

Apr 23, 2014 at 11:00am | 78 comments

dissociation
Within dissociation, we can experience depersonalisation, which is the feeling of not being in your own body -– almost as if you are watching your life go by.
mental health
I thought that like mayonnaise and Celine Dion, depression was a white thing.
quitting smoking
Stop the cycle of self-destruction and move on with your life like a person who actually cares about your own wellbeing.
traveling
I’ve always been depressed, but that shouldn’t hold me back from traveling. I already have enough to worry about, from graduating university to saving for my next trip and planning where to go.
therapy
Today's my first free Thursday afternoon in over 3 years, and it feels weird-good.
in

Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30am | 131 comments

you are the advice columnist