Mental Health

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

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Virginia Woolf's Powerful Essay On Illness

In "On Being Ill", the feminist author asked an important question: why isn't illness one of the great themes of literature, alongside love and battle?
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A Bird's Eye View Of Depression

By attaching a time-lapse camera to her ceiling, Leah Miriam Cooper is turning her depression into an animated flip book
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The Duchess Of Depression: "Lithium Saved My Life."

Always a great actress, Academy Award winner Patty Duke credited proper medication as what gave her the right tools to be a good mom.
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The Scholar With Schizophrenia

Elyn R. Saks was just a teenager when she started believing her thoughts could kill other people. But with treatment, her schizophrenia didn't stop her from living a happy, intellectually-fulfilling life.
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Changing Ideas About Autism In The Developing World

Mary Amoah and her beautiful daughter Renata are challenging preconceptions about what it means to be normal in the African nation of Ghana.
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Survival Of The Fittest

Charles Darwin's own illnesses may have influenced evolutionary theory. Here's how.
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The Textile Artist Who Weaves Tapestries With Trichotillomania

Through repetitive, mindful weaving, Erin M. Riley keeps her impulse to pluck her hair out under control.
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Destigmatizing Mental Illness In The Church And Beyond

A feminist priest shares the story of her own bipolar disorder, and gives advice on what the spiritual and unspiritual alike can do to fight mental illness.