Arts & Culture

Portrait by Chinese artist Xiao Hong










Throughout human history, the workings of the mind have been a rich subject for artistic representation and exploration. This page contains stories about famous artists who have struggled with mental health conditions, historical accounts, book and film reviews, thought-provoking essays, and challenging reflections on how our evolving understanding of mental health is shaping our society.

Using improv to enhance confidence, combat stigma that surrounds mental health disorders

When it comes to improving the quality of life for people with mental health and substance use disorders, improvisational comedy is no joke. Just ask Rutgers School of Public Health student Mark Lee, who teaches vulnerable populations to gain confidence, communicate better, be spontaneous and trust others through improvisational exercises.

How To Pitch Essays To BuzzFeed Health For Mental Health Week

From October 2 through 8, 2017, BuzzFeed Health will be publishing a lineup of content (reporting, essays, first-person accounts, videos, and more) on mental health, mental illness, access to care, treatment, and related topics. It’s timed to coincide with Mental Illness Awareness Week and our goal is to amplify the voices and stories of people Read more

Nonwhite Students Slow to Seek Mental Health Counseling

Surveys show that nonwhite students are often more stressed than their white classmates, but experts say they’re less likely to seek psychological help. This further complicates efforts to increase the proportion of black and Hispanic students who succeed in earning college and university degrees, and who graduate at rates lower than whites.

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