mental health

mental health

Echoism Is the Little-Known Condition that Affects Victims of Narcissistic Abuse

Echoism is a condition that can arise as a result of sustained abuse at the hands of narcissists. It's now gaining awareness as survivor communities push for recognition.
Clare Wiley
12.12.18
this is fine

Announcing Our New Sunday Newsletter: This Is Fine.

A weekly look at the highly personal and specific ways we go about improving our days.
Broadly Staff
12.6.18
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'I Absolutely Have PTSD': When Stalking Ruins Your Mental Health

Stalking doesn't just end when the perpetrator leaves you alone. It can have a lifelong and damaging impact on some victims' mental health.
Dominique Sisley
11.29.18
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7 Abuse Victims in the UK Died By Suspected Suicide in the Last 5 Years

An exclusive Broadly investigation reveals that multiple victims of abuse across the UK have died by suspected suicide—even after speaking with police.
Sirin Kale
11.22.18
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My Ex Abused Me and Stalked Me. Then I Developed OCD

I started making lists and timelines so I could deal with my stalker ex. Then it became a compulsion.
Suzannah Riggs
11.21.18
Op-Ed

As an Autistic Woman, My Biggest Barrier to Care Is Sexism

This has led to diagnostic problems, mental health issues, and cultural stigma for many autistic women like me.
Laura James
11.16.18
Life

I Tried Cryotherapy to Cope with My Global Warming Anxiety

Spoiler alert: It was cold.
Zing Tsjeng
11.16.18
mental health

The Unique Struggle of Being a Nurse with Depression

When I was a nursing student, all I wanted was to be seen as an efficient caregiver. That became difficult when I couldn't take care for myself.
Risa Kerslake
11.9.18
My First Time

What It's Like Having Sex While in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

After Laura Hearn left a residential treatment facility for an eating disorder, she didn't just need to reset her relationship with food: she had to learn how to exist as a sexual being in the world.
Laura Hearn
9.20.18
mental health

Breaking Up with a Depressed Partner Doesn't Make You a Bad Person

When my partner Max was struggling with depression, I tried to be everything to him—but sometimes, you need to let the people you love seek professional help on their own.
Shanti Das
9.11.18
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

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
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