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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
mental health
mental health

I Did Hypnosis with My Mom to Try and Cure Our Shared Anxiety

I don't know if my tendency to panic is inherited, learned, or a combination of the two. What I do know is that my mom feared the devil might possess me as a baby.
Allie Volpe
11.8.17
tv
tv

How to Make Good TV About Eating Disorders, According to Survivors

In the wake of Netflix's "To the Bone" and the new BBC3 series "Overshadowed," women with EDs tell us how they want pop culture to portray their illness.
Kate Leaver
10.3.17
Essays
Essays

'My Mad Fat Diary' Author on the Messy Reality of Surviving a Breakdown

Rae Earl writes about the way breakdowns rumble like a storm in the distance for weeks and months—and how they finally arrive in your brain and crush you.
Rae Earl
8.14.17
mental health
mental health

Yes, You Can Suffer from SAD In the Summer

Almost everyone is familiar with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that is related to the seasons. But most don't realize that 10 percent of SAD sufferers identify the warmer months—not winter—as their trigger.
Elle Griffiths
8.4.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

We Need to Acknowledge Male Rape Victims' Trauma, Researchers Say

A new study debunks the theory that women are more likely than men to experience emotional trauma following a sexual assault.
Kimberly Lawson
7.10.17