Thirteen Reasons why

13 Reasons Why: Problematic Text to Promising Adaptation

Major Spoilers Ahead! The latest book-to-television adaptation in the young adult world is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher—a book that has been highly acclaimed

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mental illness

No Apology Necessary: Self Care, Accountability, and Mental Illness

Sometimes, I compare my mental illnesses to hurricanes. Diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and PTSD, it’s not uncommon for me to have to pick up

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sociopath

Our Obsession With Sociopathy Is Distracting Us From Fighting Rape Culture

You’ve seen the articles, self-help books, and countless pop culture references. How to Tell if You’re Dating a Psychopath, the headlines read. And you naturally

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mental health services

Finding Mental Health Services When Your Government Doesn’t Care About You

Welcome to the new Age of Oppression, folks, one where a petty, ignorant Cheeto has the power to wipe out our access to social services

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What Sylvia Plath Taught Us About Women & Mental Illness

Sylvia Plath is known for her confessional poetry, her chronic depressions, her tumultuous relationship with Ted Hughes and her head-in-the-oven suicide in 1963. Over the

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girl interrupted

Girl Interrupted & The Romanticizing of Mental Illness

Girl Interrupted, the Susanna Kaysen memoir turned feature film, has had a strange impact on the work that I do. I am a Clinical Social Worker. I’ve worked

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mental illness

Stigma and the Choice to Disclose Your Mental Illness

Mental illness, though it is largely an issue of biological and environmental factors interacting to enforce certain maladaptive behaviors, is misunderstood. It is a common

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Stop Using Mental Health as a Substitute for a Debate on Gun Control

The presidential debates are upon us, and there are many controversial topics that we, as constituents, need answers to. In the wake of the recent

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A Tribute to My Feminist Hero and Friend

Editor’s note: Identifying information has been excluded from this article in order to maintain the anonymity of the author, as well as other friends and

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Mental Health Stigma and Social Power

Editor’s Note: The following article contains discussion that may be difficult for some folks to read including references to sexual assault, suicide, and slavery. There

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Sexism and Mental Illness: A Brief History

About six months ago, I started taking Prozac for severe depression and anxiety. I was depressed for about a year and half before I started

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