Mental Health

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.

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.

I Have Bipolar 2, and This Is How I'm Managing My Mental Health During the Pandemic in NYC

Living in the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic has thrown my mental health into a tailspin. To manage the symptoms of bipolar 2 — depression, hypomania, and anxiety — I thrive on routine. Before the pandemic hit, that meant getting up early, going to the gym or a fitness class, making a protein shake, getting ready, and taking the subway into the office. As my schedule and daily life changed completely, it really took a toll on my 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).

Why Mental Health Matters

When I was 14, I was diagnosed with depression. I had spent the entire school year feeling empty, like each day was a hopeless endeavor in a life that wasn't worth living. When I wasn't in school or at play practice, I was sleeping. Previously an honor student, I struggled to maintain Bs and Cs. I frequently contemplated suicide, envisioning the scenarios in which I could take my life while inflicting the least amount of trauma on my family.
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