Mental Health

11 Signs You May Have Alcohol Use Disorder, and When You Should Seek Help

Enjoying a glass of wine at dinner or a few drinks on the weekend is usually no cause for concern; many people can drink in moderation and continue to live happy, successful lives. Some people, however, can't just stop with one or two drinks; they find that alcohol interferes with their everyday life and often leads them into dangerous situations. If you fall in the latter group, you may be one of the 16 million US adults who have alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Ever Wonder What Bipolar Disorder Really Is? Here's Your Answer, Straight From a Doctor

Mental illness is much more complicated than physical illness; after all, when the disorder is in your brain, there aren't any physical symptoms or blood tests you can run to reach a proper diagnosis. And while the conversation surrounding mental illness is growing, slowly etching away the negative stigma, mental disorders are still widely misunderstood — chief among them being bipolar disorder.

This Therapist Is Changing How Asian Americans Seek Therapy

We've all heard horror stories about therapy gone wrong. Maybe your therapist can't understand where you're coming from or you just didn't connect with a mental health professional. But licensed marriage and family therapist Yin J. Li, MA, LMFT, is flipping the script on what it means to find a culturally informed therapist with her project Asians Do Therapy, which is a website destination and also a podcast.

Want to Start Therapy but Not Sure Where to Turn? Let This Article Be Your Guide

I saw my first psychologist when I was 14. She asked me to call her by her first name, Kris, and she specialized in treating adolescents. We spent an hour every couple weeks talking about everything: which classes were stressing me out, what my parents did to piss me off, my boyfriend (and eventual ex-boyfriend) who cheated on me with one of my best friends, and what my suicidal thoughts looked and sounded like (totally unrelated to the ex-boyfriend/ex-friend drama).

How the Media Treated Britney Spears in 2007 Made Me Scared to Come to Terms With My Own Mental Health

By now, it's pretty clear that the tabloid and news media from the early-mid 2000s owes Britney Spears an apology. If you didn't feel cringey looking at old headlines — "Inside Britney's Breakdown," "Babies in Danger," "Who'll Be Forced Into Rehab Next?" — then it certainly came to light if you watched the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears.

Real to the People Launches Free Mental Health Services For Black Women, People of Color, and Allies

Real, a membership-based organization for therapy and mental health services, launched Real to the People in March 2020 to offer free therapy services to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in the aftermath of the killings of Black Americans George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Nina Pop, among others, Real to the People is offering free group support sessions via large digital events that hold up to 400 people.
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