depression

LGBT

Trans Teen Takes Her Own Life Weeks After Giving Moving Speech on Acceptance

Shortly after coming out as transgender in a moving speech to her classmates, 18-year-old CarlEmilia worth died by suicide. Despite the staggering rates of suicide in the trans community, hope remains for trans youth in crisis.
Diana Tourjée
2.7.17
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Trump to Rig the Economy for His Monstrous Banker Friends, Reports Say

Today, Trump reportedly plans to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act. Instituted by Obama in response to the recession, the act was considered by many to represent "the most comprehensive financial regulatory reform measures taken since the Great Depression."
Amanda Arnold
2.3.17
mental health

When Mental Illness Is Mistaken for Demonic Possession

When Nadia was 18, her parents took her to a Muslim faith healer who claimed to be able to exorcize her depression.
Emily Korstanje
12.19.16
mental health

Understanding the Hidden Suicide Problem Among Women in Medicine

Female health workers in Australia suffer higher levels of psychological distress than the general female population, and take their lives three to four times more often. But stigma around poor mental health makes the issue difficult to address.
Rebecca Kamm
12.7.16
Science

Comparing Yourself to Facebook Friends Is Bad News for Your Mental Health

New research comparing all existing studies into social media and depression confirms what most of us already knew—Facebook is making us all miserable.
Sirin Kale
11.29.16
abuse

'It Was Definitely About Power': The Horrendous, Hidden Impact of Sibling Abuse

Violence between siblings, including rape, can and does destroy lives. Which makes its frequency, and the fact it goes largely undiscussed in mainstream society, all the more frightening.
Jennifer Neal
11.27.16
Health

Can You Take Antidepressants When You're Pregnant? We Asked Some Experts

SSRIs might be bad for your baby, but going off them might be bad for both you and your baby. It's a gut-wrenching Catch-22 faced by millions of women every day.
Katherine Gillespie
11.24.16
history

The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret

A 2016 study sheds light on the alarming relationship between hormonal birth control and depression. But the findings are only the latest in a long line of battles between women and their doctors over accurate information.
Bethy Squires
10.17.16
mental health

What Your Social Media Use Says About Your Depression

Multiple researchers have discovered that the way people use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr correlates to symptoms of depression.
Steven Blum
9.11.16
mental health

'We Just Don't Talk About It': How Movember Plans to Help Men’s Mental Health

The famous mustache non-profit has launched a new campaign to improve male mental health, which correlates to suicide rates and violence in relationships.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.10.16
teens

Queer Teens Facing 'Unacceptable' Levels of Physical and Sexual Violence

A survey released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that teens who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual are significantly more at risk for violence and depression than their straight peers.
Kimberly Lawson
8.12.16
ask-hole

Why People Smoke Weed to Treat Depression

Smoking weed to feel less depressed is a well-known phenomenon—but does it actually work?
Bethy Squires
7.13.16