Mental Health

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

Madness, Medication, And Music

Abused as a child, acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes combats PTSD with Mozart and Bach.

Inside The Rhyme Sayer's Brain

Hot on the heels of the international Hey Kirby tour, musician and producer Aesop Rock talks to Folks about his lyrics, latest album, and life-long battle with mental illness

The Late President of Protest

Folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs gave voice to the righteously rebellious 1960s, while trying to keep his depression in check.

Ghana's Purple People

In Ghana, where mental health issues are widely misunderstood, a homespun support group helps people suffering from anxiety and depression.
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When Doctors Couldn't Help Me, I Saved Myself

Doctors couldn't explain Coshandra Dillard's sudden seizure, but a lifetime of health literacy helped her heal herself.

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.

Beating Anxiety With Drumsticks

For Patti Niemi, becoming a professional symphony percussionist meant first coming to terms with her anxiety.

I'm Still Here: What It's Like To Live With Dementia

In a brave and important interview, Kim Ovard opens up about her own diagnosis, and challenges assumptions about what people with dementia are capable of.