The New York Times By Matt Richtel Feb. 18, 2022 A new C.D.C. study underscored the mental health issues facing teenagers in the past few years. During the pandemic, emergency rooms across the country reported an increase in visits from teenage girls dealing with eating and other disorders, including anxiety, depression and stress, according to new... read more
The Washington Post By Angela Haupt February 25, 2022 The first time Bethany C. Meyers heard the term “body neutrality,” it didn’t sit well. “I genuinely felt enraged — I felt so mad about the idea, I think because I had been trying to get to this positive place with my body,” the New York-based... read more
What does ‘high-functioning depression’ mean? We asked experts.
The Washington Post By Allyson Chiu Feb 17, 2022 After Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst died by suicide on Jan. 30, one phrase dominated the conversation on social media and in the news: “high-functioning depression.” In a statement to Extra, an entertainment news outlet where Kryst was a correspondent, her mother, April Simpkins, said the 30-year-old “was dealing with... read more
How to help a stranger on the street in a mental health crisis
Los Angeles Times By Faith E. Pinho Jan. 19, 2022 You’re walking down the street, and you encounter someone crying. Or perhaps the person seems worked up in another way — screaming at the air or rocking back and forth in distress. A disquieting feeling follows. Do you attempt to say something? Call emergency services?... read more
The Promises and Perils of Psychedelic Health Care
The New York Times By Kat Eschner Jan. 7, 2022 Many recreational drugs known for mind-altering trips are being studied to treat depression, substance use and other disorders. Here’s what you need to know. Oregon is legalizing mushrooms. Ketamine can be delivered to your home. People are microdosing LSD to treat pandemic-related anxiety and Wall Street is pouring... read more
Why Are More Black Kids Suicidal? A Search for Answers.
The New York Times By Christina Caron Nov. 18, 2021 Mental health experts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emergency evidence suggests that is not the case. Joe was 17 when he decided life wasn’t worth living. He was tired of the violence in his Boston neighborhood, where... read more