Mental Health

Stories about remarkable individuals living with mental illness, including depression, anxiety, ADD, and more.

ADHD Looks Different In Women. If I’d Known That, I Wouldn’t Have Been Divorced Twice By 25.

I could have saved myself a lot of pain in life if I knew earlier that ADHD is a spectrum, not a single set of symptoms.

Therapist Grandmas On The Friendship Bench

In Zimbabwe, a bench set up in public spaces where trained volunteers can help people experiencing mental health issues is saving lives.

For OCD Me, Lockdown Was Easy. It's Going Back To 'Normal' That Scares Me

If COVID-19 was my worst nightmare, the freedom I found in lockdown was a dream.

Being Queer And Depressed In Zimbabwe Taught Me How To Create My Own Safe Space

When I returned to my home country, I looked for safe spaces... but soon, came to discover the only place I could feel truly safe was within myself.
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How I Dug Myself Out Of My Post-Cancer Depression

When I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, I didn't realize that my bigger health battle would ultimately be with depression.
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"Your Rights Get Parked At The Door": Life In Prison With A Disability

Abuse of disabled people is rampant in our prison systems. Here's some of their stories.

How Vintage Clothing Helped Save Me From My Body Dysmorphia

Rediscovering the joys of childhood dress-up helped me combat my eating disorder, and learn to like my reflection again.
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What My Mom (And HIV) Taught Me About Caregiving

When my mother's health declined, I used the skills I had learned from my own chronic illness and the empathy I learned from her to be there for her.