Author Josh Malerman writes a horror novel about anxiety

  Before I had a name for my anxiety disorder, I thought of it as a demon, possessing my brain. As a child, my anxiety – or the monster in t...

Do you need more sleep if you have a mental health condition?

It would be awesome to be able to teleport — it would save me a lot on gas, and I could travel the world in the blink of the eye. But when I...

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please don't stay silent

When someone loses their life to suicide, it's easy to blame them, and it's easy to blame ourselves. How could they do that? How cou...

What to do if you’re worried about yours or a loved ones’ substance use

I never met my grandpa on my dad’s side – he died long before I was even an idea and when several of his 14 children were still just kids. B...

If Halloween is your favorite holiday, does that make you mentally unstable?

I’ve recently seen several Instagram reels of people who joke that you’re mentally unstable if your favorite holiday is Halloween (see below...

Oakland County Suicide Prevention Task Force creates safe space to spread awareness

In its first in-person event since the onset of COVID, the Oakland County Suicide Prevention Task Force held a suicide prevention community ...

When you make a huge mistake, that doesn't mean you deserve to die

When someone is considering suicide, we tell them, "It will get better." We tell them how great they are, how much potential they ...

The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline will help save lives

About seven or eight years ago, I went through a bad bout of depression. I remember sobbing in my living room in my apartment by myself. I w...

When life feels pointless, what should you do?

In the series finale of the show "This Is Us," these words said by the character Randall Pearson stuck with me: "A depressing...

Playtime and physical activity can improve yours and your children's mental health

Physical activity has been proven to relieve stress, improve memory, boost your overall mood and also treat mild to moderate depression and ...

Moon Knight, a superhero with a mental illness, joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I love that, in the last two phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we aren't just watching the stories of big tough white guys. Now, ...

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: 'Domestic abuse is a behavior, not a symptom of a mental illness'

Mental illnesses can be the cause of a lot of things. It can be the reason you randomly start crying in the middle of the day and the reason...

How to protect your mental health while dating

The horror movie "Fresh" pretty much epitomizes how terrifying modern dating is. Without giving any spoilers about the rest of the...