Mental Health

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

Why New Year's Can Be Toxic When You Have An Eating Disorder

In the coming year, make a resolution to think and talk differently about food and fitness. You might just save someone's life.

How To Spot A Fake Service Dog

Service dogs helps hundreds of thousands of people live their daily lives, but counterfeits muddy the waters and create chaos. That's why Lon Hodge and his dog Gander are trying to educate people.

After Deadly Earthquake, Living With PTSD In Mexico City

On September 19th, a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City, killing hundreds. Those who survived still live with the trauma.
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How Crohn's and Depression Pushed This Man Into Law School

After chronic illness caused him to spiral into depression, JD Ward is studying to help people like him from falling between the system's cracks.

TV Dinners With Anxiety

For someone with general anxiety disorder, eating in front of the TV isn't about laziness. It's about self-preservation.

What Depression Means When You're An Immigrant's Kid

If you're a first-generation American, how do you tell your family about your depression when they believe that the answer to everything is to lift yourself up by your bootstraps?

Beautiful Girl On A Distant Planet

In the '70s, my best friend seemed like a prophet and a poetess from outer space. But she had schizophrenia, and as her symptoms worsened, I failed her.

This Doctor's Mysterious Brain Infection Taught Him Empathy Through Depression

Patrick Mbaya was always a good doctor, but it wasn't until he became ill himself and powered through the subsequent depression that he became a great one.

This Super-Smelling Pup Sniffs Out Students' Stress

Each morning, Cali, a four-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback, greets pre-K through 12-plus students as they walk through the doors of The Calais School. She’s checking their stress levels.