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Ask Ada: Pre-Eclampsia, Postpartum, and Desperate. Help!

Plus: what to do when you know someone's cancer diagnosis, but you're sworn to secrecy.

How Diagnosis Can Lead To A Better, Happier Life

Diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence. Sometimes it can lead to a better life.
A man waiting for a subway.

Ask Ada: When Is It Okay To Help A Disabled Person?

Welcome to Ask Ada, Folks’ bi-weekly advice column for people impacted by health issues or disability. Want Ada to help you with a problem? Email Ada at askada@pillpack.com or tag @folksstories on Twitter with the #askada hashtag. What’s The Best Way To Offer My Help To Disabled People? Dear Ada, I’m a commuter and spend a huge amount of […]

How My Daughters Taught Me To Open Up About My Mental Health

It took my daughter's own battle with depression to recognize that for years, I'd been ashamed of my own mental health.

Why Are We Ashamed To Need Medication?

Our society's poisonous belief in mind over matter when it comes to medicine isn't just wrong. It's dangerous.

The Stigma Of Fun When You’re Disabled

Why do so many people assume that just because I'm in too much pain to work, I shouldn't be allowed to do anything else?

Ask Ada: Will I Ever Feel Normal Again, Post Illness?

Plus: how to recover from addiction while maintaining your privacy.

Paintings Everyone Can See, From An Artist Who Can’t

When Japanese-Mexican artist Shino Watabe lost her sight, she thought her career was over. But then she realized there were other ways to see.

Ask Ada: Help Me Deal With My Panic Attacks!

Plus: Ada reminds us all that grief takes many forms, and it's okay for anger to be one of them.

Ask Ada: Should I Tell My Daughter I Have Skin Cancer?

Plus: how do you help a family member through their grief when they prematurely lose someone?