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Mental Health

Ask Ada: Newlywed and Hearing Impaired

Plus: what to do when your roommate starts exhibiting mental health problems.

Ask Ada: How To Get My Family Back On ‘Team Mom’ After Illness?

Plus: what to do when a family member believes you've just 'given up' about your illness.

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Surviving Is A Noble Fight

The ultimate lesson I've learned from a life fighting diabetes, heart disease, and depression? I'm worth it.

Ask Ada: My Mother With Dementia Thinks I Abandoned Her

Plus: how to help a person sliding into depression after a breakup.

Phoebe Ryan On Being A Pop Star With Depression And Anxiety

It's not always easy being green (haired)... but it sure can be fun.

Our Shared Sickness

When one person in a relationship struggles with their mental health, their partner suffers too.

How Getting A Puppy Saved My Health

Getting a dog didn't immediately cure me of depression brought on by my host of chronic illnesses. But Rusty still spurred me to set up much healthier habits for myself.

When Breastfeeding Feels Like A Dementor Attack

D-MER. or Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex, makes lactation hell for untold numbers of women. But what can be done about it?

What I Learned In The Psych Hospital

When I was 14, I spent five days in a psychiatric hospital. It was where I really learned to value human touch.

My OCD Diagnosis Allowed Me To Stop Shaming Myself

Sometimes a diagnosis is a window into what *isn't* wrong with you.