Mental Health

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

Ask Ada: My Husband Is Scaring Me About My Pregnancy!

Plus: a friend is accusing me of having an eating disorder because I lost weight during the pandemic. WTF?
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My Body Doesn't Hate Me. It's Just A Little Glitchy.

I always thought my body hated me. Then I got cancer, and realized that my body was a wonderful, glitchy machine.

Warrior Surf

After coming home from Iraq, U.S. Marine Andy Manzi helped treat his PTSD through surfing. Now he's bringing the gift of the ocean to other traumatized vets.

When Alcoholism Killed My Partner, The COVID Shutdown Helped Me Heal.

When Scott died earlier this year of alcoholic hepatitis, my daughter and I struggled with our grief. But ironically, it was the pandemic that gave us the space to start healing.
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Ask Ada: Should I Disclose My Depression On My Dating Profile?

Plus: how can I help my chronically ill child socialize with friends during the pandemic?
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Dollhouse Artisans Refurbish Their Health, One Tiny Object At A Time

For both artisans and consumers grappling with chronic illness and mental health issues, the world of miniatures has become a healing refuge.
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Ask Ada: Quitting Smoking Again During COVID

Plus: I'm having dealing with both my pandemic weight gain and managing my eating disorder!
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One Little Farm's Big, Inclusive Dream

At Common Roots Farm, the vision is simple: to create an inclusive, accessible community where anyone can find meaningful, purposeful work, no matter their abilities.