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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.

When It Comes To Health, It’s Time To Hold Hollywood To A Higher Standard

The cavalier way that movies and television fictionalize illness and disability spread misinformation, reinforce stigma, and lead to real-world deaths.

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.

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.

Ask Ada: When Is It Too Soon To Worry About My Children Being Depressed?

Plus: how to shut people down when they ask inappropriate questions about your condition.

What To Do When Your Teenager Has Depression

I was a teenager with depression. Here’s what parents need to know.
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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 […]

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.

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.