Mental Health

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

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How Gardening Healed My Mother After Her Stroke

My 93-year-old mother never really cared about her garden. Then she had a stroke, and growing vegetables became her passion.
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This 'Bipolar Babe' Stomps Out Stigma With Storytelling

The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade prove that anyone can be isolated by the stigma around depression, says Andrea Paquette of the Stigma-Free Society.
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My Body, The Stranger

When you have borderline personality disorder, recovery can often be like learning to love a voodoo doll.
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Folks Video Story: An Orchestra For Everyone

In our first Video Story, we visit the world's only classical music ensemble for the mentally ill to see how Bach and Beethoven can help keep depression in check.
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Depression Doesn't Happen After Pregnancy Only

I wanted to have a big family, but my struggle with antepartum depression ultimately led to me reconsider how many children I wanted to have.
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My Long-Leggity Beastie, Anxiety

A helpful therapist and a high-school spelling bee taught me to finally confront the monster that was haunting my life.
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Moleskines & Memory

After a stroke at 33 left her with amnesia, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee turned to journals to make sense of her present, her future, and her past.
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The Diagnosis That Wasn't

Learning about my son's ADD has finally helped me better understand what was going on with my brother, the black sheep of the family.