mental health

Internet
Internet

Why Memes Express the Feeling of Disassociating Better Than Words Do

Disassociation is an isolating and sometimes indescribable experience in which sufferers feel disconnected from reality, or even from their own identity. For some, memes are the best way to describe that feeling.
Leonie Shinn-Morris
7.31.18
immigration
immigration

The Lasting Impact Family Separation Can Have on Parents

Immigrant children who are separated from their parents at the border are at risk of longterm damage to their wellbeing. Medical experts say that parents, too, may see lasting effects to their mental health.
Kimberly Lawson
7.12.18
Bodies
Bodies

I Turned My Own Jawbone Into Earrings

I wanted to make a part of myself into something wonderful.
merritt k
7.10.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

These Candid Polaroids Celebrate Body Diversity and Self Acceptance

Photographer Rochelle Brock is on a journey of self love and discovery.
Rochelle Brock
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Loneliness—and Comfort—of Being Online

I’m into the internet as a gateway to systems of care—the kind of care that turns a sad finsta post into a spontaneous visit, a phone call, a gift; turns a silent question into 1,000 late-night answers, turns the monster within into a collective hum.
Aisha Mirza
6.18.18
mental health
mental health

Mariah Carey Opens Up About Being Bipolar, Helping to Fight a Dangerous Stigma

"It sends a great message that says, ‘Wow, not only can I persevere and be resilient, but also it’s OK for me to talk about it. I don’t have to hide anymore.'"
Kimberly Lawson
4.11.18
Take Care
Take Care

How 'Project Runway' Helped Me 'Make It Work' When I Was Depressed

Although I hate to admit it because it makes me feel sappy and basic, the show is inspiring—and Tim Gunn is a literal angel.
Juliet Escoria
2.8.18
You Know Who Rules?
You Know Who Rules?

'Sad Girls Club' Founder Elyse Fox Says Teens Will Change the World in 2018

After launching an organization to help young girls of color who are struggling with mental health, Elyse Fox tells Broadly about her goal to expand internationally.
Linda Yang
12.4.17
Health
Health

The Pioneering Therapy Helping Sexual Violence Survivors

EMDR therapy helps victims of abuse reprocess their trauma by moving their eyes around or tapping them on the leg. Some say that treatment has changed their lives.
Sirin Kale
11.24.17
Drugs
Drugs

Some Good News for Once: Smoking Weed Won't Give You Anxiety

A new analysis debunks the myth that cannabis use causes anxiety disorder symptoms.
Gabby Bess
11.8.17
mental health
mental health

Why Some Anxious People Find Comfort in Horror Movies

It may not make sense, but some people with anxiety disorders–myself included—love nothing more than calming down with a terrifying film. I talked to researchers to find out why.
Abby Moss
11.8.17
Social Media
Social Media

The Cathartic Doom of Existential Dread Twitter

In an age of constant misery and creeping fascism, Twitter accounts like Kim Kierkegaardashian, Medieval Death Bot, and Nihilist Arby's give a deadpan voice to our deepest fears.
Bethy Squires
11.8.17