Category: Mental Health

The first time my anxiety was misunderstood was when I was in high school. A group of eight girls were staying the night at the house of one of...

While motherhood for many is a time of great beauty and cuddles with your newborn (in among the exhaustion), for one in seven Aussie women it comes with added...

I’m tired. My 4-month-old is inconsolable and screaming at the top of her lungs. My boobs hurt from nursing around the clock — it’s the only thing that consistently...

One of my good friends recently became a new mom, and I wanted to reach out to her about postpartum depression without seeming like I was being too invasive....

FEATURED VIDEO That is, unless you’re a mom with an anxiety disorder. A mom like me. If you’re like me, if you suffer from anxiety, especially if your anxiety...

FEATURED VIDEO I guess for me, it just feels honest. Suicidal ideation is big part of my life–a repetitive intrusion that abruptly interrupts my day, the way some notes...

FEATURED VIDEO Anxiety has always been the comfort in the chaos — an imaginary friend with a cape and a sword, ready to both save me and destroy me....

Back in the ’90s, when I was a teen, sullen seemed to be in. Dark hair matched dark moods, and there were times when I honestly thought we invented...

I should have known what was happening. I was an OB/GYN physician myself. I had delivered hundreds of babies before having my own child. I had a degree in...

Chris Bergelt/EyeEm/Getty We like to claim we understand mental illness. We like to say that we know mental illness is a disease, not a moral failure. That we know...