Not Mentally Mainstream Part 2: Can Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy be prevented or treated?

After learning that some people consider anxiety and depression "mainstream" or "socially acceptable," it made me realiz...

Not Mentally Mainstream Part 1: Let's talk about schizophrenia

I've recently read some articles that referred to anxiety and depression as "mainstream" or "socially acceptable&quo...

Burger King releases 'Real Meals' for mental health awareness

I worked at McDonald's the summer after high school and the first couple years of college. The over-sized red button down shirt wi...

'Getting old ain't for sissies:' How to combat depression resulting from aging

Two months ago, I started working for a health insurance company. One of my recent (and most time consuming) tasks has been to read throug...

'It's a sign of absolute strength:' Britney Spears focuses on her mental health

You probably remember one of the internet's first viral stars, Chris Crocker — who rose to YouTube stardom after posting a video of h...

Two Parkland survivors and Sandy Hook father die from apparent suicides

Depression and anxiety have many different causes. For me, I’m pretty sure I came out of the womb with a chemically imbalanced and anxiou...

Momo may be a hoax but it has inspired copy cats

A couple weeks ago, my cousin Ariah asked me to write about Momo, a distorted smiling woman with chicken legs coming out of her cleavage...

New job anxiety: 10 tips on how to overcome it

I think there are two types of people in the world. People who define themselves by their jobs. And people who define themselves by what ...

How one cat helps alleviate the stress of an entire fire department

Whenever I have a bad dream (which happens a lot because my stupid brain hardly ever gives me good dreams), my cats are always lying next to...

What to do if you can't afford psychiatric services

Working for the state government, I have above average health insurance. Even still, the coverage when it comes to my mental health ki...

Actor Chris Sullivan (aka Toby from 'This is Us') talks about his real-life mental health struggles

Today, as soon as the clock struck 5, I was out the door - rushing home from work. No, there wasn't an emergency. It was because...

Reasons why weighted blankets help anxious people

For Christmas, my parents got me a weighted blanket. This was the only thing I asked for during the holidays because I heard that weighted...

New Year's Resolutions worth keeping in 2019

If you're planning to exercise today, you may have to wait an hour to use an elliptical machine. Every gym is sure to be filled wit...