mental health
rick springfield
I meet Rick Springfield at the counter of Starbucks in the Malibu Country Mart.
Fashion has always been considered a form of non-verbal communication.

May 28, 2014 at 2:30pm | 34 comments

I am tired of the stigma surrounding black women and mental health.

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

mental health
I was a funny person. I laughed a lot. I was just unhappy a lot of the time.
chiara de blasio
If you’ve never been pregnant or you’re not a woman, you might not be aware of the pressure that is placed upon women to breastfeed.
I suffer from anxiety and depression and sometimes even the affirmations I teach don’t help.
I tested the residue of one of the capsules we had leftover. When I got those results, a knot settled into the pit of my stomach. "What have I done?" I asked myself.
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.
your outfits of the week
Even though internally I am a hot mess, on the outside my appearance is the same.
you are the advice columnist
It is at the point where it’s affecting the way I feel about our friendship.
Sometimes what people refer to as “positivity” is actually denial. I’m all for having a positive attitude, but I have also battled major depression and I’ve had enough of people scolding me in the name of “positivity” if I express a negative emotion.
Rediscovering my long-lost hobby is helping me get my life back on track.
Know what I did this Christmas? I wrote something called "My life is a failure," and I couldn't stop crying.

Dec 30, 2013 at 9:00am | 185 comments

I'm still figuring out if I have better quality of life off of antidepressants, but I know one thing: I get sad easier. Here's how I'm coping.
happy things
Shopping malls, neglected animals and horror crap -- am I alone in this madness?
My acupuncturist tells me that my liver is fatigued, and I know that antidepressants are harsh on the liver. So.
Every once in a while, I'll read some article about how keeping a journal is good for managing stress, and I'll feel tempted to start up a diary again. Then I get over it.
Fine, one is a Morrissey song, but whatever, same diff. THEY MESSED WITH MY HEAD, MOM.
mental health
(Trigger warning for suicide and depression talk, y'all.) When I was 9 years old, I had this plan.