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mental illness

I Hear Voices In My Head. Here's What It's Actually Like

"A few months ago, I told a classroom full of people that I hear voices."

Charlie Ross
August 9 2016

The Surprising Habit That Helped Me Lose 30 Pounds

How the Olympic Games can be life-changing even when you don't win a gold medal.

Sophie Livingston
July 15 2016

5 Things I Wish More People Knew About Binge-Eating Disorder

I’d come home each day from a job that was making me unhappy, living in a body that I didn’t like, and beeline for the fridge. Fifteen minutes later,...

Kyla Sokoll-Ward
June 15 2016

13 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Their Mental Health + Why It Matters

With such large followings, they can really get a productive conversation going.

Emi Boscamp
May 31 2016

What I Always Tell My Patients Who Want To Heal From Depression

As a functional medicine doctor, I take a different approach to depression: I look for the underlying cause. We eliminate things that cause imbalances...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
May 3 2016

Meditating Before You Exercise Could Help You Fight Depression

Meditation and exercise affect the same areas of the brain in different ways. So, what happens if we combine the two?

Emi Boscamp
March 16 2016

This is What ACTUALLY Causes Addiction

The more times a child is traumatized, the greater the likelihood of addiction and other later-life problems.

Rob Weiss
February 23 2016

5 Reasons Everyone Needs To Be Aware Of Eating Disorders (Even If You Don't Have One)

Today marks the start of this year's Eating Disorders Awareness Week. If you aren't personally struggling, you might be wondering why this should...

Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, BCD
February 21 2016

How 4 Key Survival Traits Hurt Our Health Today: A Doctor Explains

The four traits that helped our ancestors survive collectively explain more than 40 percent of deaths in the United States today.

Dr. Lee Goldman
February 2 2016

The Two Most Important Things We Can All Do To Protect Our Brain Health

When I was in medical school in the 1960s, the prevailing belief was that once we reached physical maturity, our brains ceased to make new brain...

Roger Landry, M.D., MPH
November 8 2015

See What It's Really Like To Live With Schizophrenia

"Loony," "nutter," "weirdo," "schizo," "psycho."

Emi Boscamp
October 6 2015

John Oliver: After A Mass Shooting Is "The Worst Time To Talk About Mental Health"

"It seems there is nothing like a mass shooting to suddenly spark political interest in mental health," John Oliver says in his latest Last Week...

Emi Boscamp
October 5 2015

My Son Has A Mental Illness. Here's The Conversation I Wish We Were Having About Mass Shootings

On the night of the latest mass shooting, I made beef stew and cinnamon rolls with my children. After dinner, we gathered on the living room floor to...

Liza Long
October 2 2015

I've Had Bipolar Disorder For 20 Years. Here's How I've Learned To Manage It.

While perusing the internet one evening earlier this summer, I came across an essay about a marriage falling apart. The author attributes the failing...

Lisa Rabey
September 17 2015

I Compulsively Pull Out My Own Hair. What It's Like To Live With Trichotillomania

There's one rare word, a very hard-to-pronounce word with many tongue-twisting syllables, that has affected me my whole life. It's a secret I hardly...

Ashley Knapp
September 11 2015

I Was Afraid My Son Would Become A Mass Murderer

In December 2012, after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, I thought I was the only mother in America who asked myself, “What if that’s my son...

Liza Long
August 28 2015