“We’re BFF’s but if you ever have problems with me, keep them to yourself.” A fair-weather friends is there when things are going well for you, but disappears during your rough patches. A clear-weather friend is there as long as it’s smooth sailing, but if you ever want to process a disagreement, suddenly you’re the Read more
Speaking for my gender, there are two qualities that define most men: We seldom like to ask for help, and we do not like to talk about our feelings. Combining the two—asking for help about our feelings—is the ultimate affront to many men’s masculinity.
Although our real-life partners may deviate from our ideals (just as our own looks or personality characteristics may deviate from the ideals we hold for ourselves), we can be perfectly happy with our imperfect mates.
A new study illuminates how discrimination messes with your mind.
She said that sisters of her sorority, which is open to all women, including transgender women, act as guardians of one another’s mental health, watching for signs of emotional distress and coming to their aid to share coping mechanisms or just hugs.
By ignoring race, people are ignoring someone’s culture, heritage, and part of their identity. It amounts to a flattening out of the person.
Professors Elaine Fox, from Oxford University, and Chris Beevers from the University of Texas at Austin reviewed a number of studies for their paper in Molecular Psychiatry. They say that there is a need to combine studies in mental health genetics with those that look at cognitive biases.
The two are having a candid conversation about mental health. While they are sure to note that the realities of mental health struggles may involve a lot less glamour and more sweatpants than the velvety, floral wall-papered world of Novak’s webseries, they take comfort in the indulgence of this fantasy.
After my patient fired me, I began to recognize how important it is not just to dial down misery but to also cultivate mental strength. It became increasingly obvious that developing the skills to successfully navigate one’s way through daily ups and downs is as essential as treating symptoms.
“There is no norm. We are all different; none of us is entirely wrong; to understand is to forgive.”
When deciding whether to help, we take into account the perspective of the other bystanders.
Over the course of five weeks, with only one three-hour meeting per week, the students were expected to write a publishable creative nonfiction narrative from start to finish.
I have trichotillomania, TTM for short, the uncontrollable urge to pull out hair strand by strand, causing baldness in extreme cases. My first therapist gave my mom a photocopied magazine article to explain my diagnosis.
Then Fox got a call from a woman named Claire Nuer. She was a leadership consultant, a Holocaust survivor. She said he wasn’t dealing with his real problem: his fear.
At this point, Daniel [Johnston] is regarded as a genius, a notion that has never been called into question. What does come into question, however, is his daily life; not because it is frowned upon, but because it is mostly a mystery. What we do know about Daniel as a person is brought on by Read more
Deep down, we all find it draining having to talk to too many people.
The author shares the personal account of his son’s battle with severe mental illness and points to the shortcomings of today’s mental health system, which centers public-policy changes needed to improve mental health.
I thought I loved Judy Collins because her voice was ineffably crystalline, because her songs were the soundtrack of my youth, because her “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?” becomes ever more relevant as I get older. But now that I’ve heard her converse with Here & Now host Robin Young, I understand something more: Read more
The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled out requiring psychological testing for airline pilots in favor of enhanced mental health support programs in response to a crash last year in which a German pilot deliberately flew an airliner full of passengers into a mountainside, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Thursday.