Stories About

depression

Ghana’s Purple People

In Ghana, where mental health issues are widely misunderstood, a homespun support group helps people suffering from anxiety and depression.

Bipolar, Face-Blind, And Internet Famous

Comedian Michael Noker wants everyone on YouTube to know his face... even if he can't know it himself

We Are Legion, We Anxious People

Author and ex-dominatrix Kat Kinsman talks about how to defeat "the feral cat to depression's black dog" and "coming out" as mentally ill.

Princess Leia’s Patronus

Therapy animals like Carrie Fisher's bulldog, Gary, are more than just pets. They're soothers of the soul.

Virginia Woolf’s Powerful Essay On Illness

In "On Being Ill", the feminist author asked an important question: why isn't illness one of the great themes of literature, alongside love and battle?

A Bird’s Eye View Of Depression

By attaching a time-lapse camera to her ceiling, Leah Miriam Cooper is turning her depression into an animated flip book

The Duchess Of Depression: “Lithium Saved My Life.”

Always a great actress, Academy Award winner Patty Duke credited proper medication as what gave her the right tools to be a good mom.

Survival Of The Fittest

Charles Darwin's own illnesses may have influenced evolutionary theory. Here's how.

The Health Coach Who Refused To Be Wounded

After years of suffering from Hashimoto's Disease, Celiac, and depression, Allie Stark wondered what would happen if she stopped identifying as a sick person. It changed her life.

Destigmatizing Mental Illness In The Church And Beyond

A feminist priest shares the story of her own bipolar disorder, and gives advice on what the spiritual and unspiritual alike can do to fight mental illness.