mental health


On Being "Crazy": A Day In My Life With Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatric illness is still stigmatized. And that’s hard when you have a psychiatric illness. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   11.20.14   |   SHARE
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The Good And Bad Of My Bipolar II Diagnosis And Demeanor

I’m lucky to be smart, to have an astonishingly good memory. Or maybe I’m lucky to be bipolar. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   11.19.14   |   SHARE

An Open Letter to the Media: Stop Your Irresponsible Coverage of Robin Williams' Death

It’s time to institute best practices for covering mental illness. Happily there are years of in-depth research designed to do just that. The media Read...
Kelley Calkins   |   08.12.14   |   SHARE

New Study Reveals Our Brains Use Standard Code To Process Emotions

While computer-like elements of our noggins abound, the idea that our most "illogical bits" are organized the same way makes us seem like cyborgs. Read...
Kate Zaliznock   |   07.14.14   |   SHARE

5 Reasons You Need to Spend More Time Outside

Being outdoors helps with everything from bone growth to life longevity. Why not swap out your Yosemite screensaver for some real-life trees? Read...
Kate Zaliznock   |   07.10.14   |   SHARE

Dear Bolivia: Child Labor Should Not be the Answer to Your Economic Woes

In Bolivia, children as young as 10 can now enter the workforce. How will the country's youth be affected by this decision? Read...
Kate Zaliznock   |   07.9.14   |   SHARE

The Surprising Truth About Your Crazy Phobias

New research suggests that seemingly irrational fears may stem from traumatic memories passed down through the generations. Read...
Kate Zaliznock   |   07.2.14   |   SHARE

This Week in Hillary-World: Karl Rove Resorts to a Mental Health Slam

This week, age-ism against Hills was the name of the game. Are we really that surprised? Read...
Nikki Gloudeman   |   05.16.14   |   SHARE