Illustrator Naomi Romero creates 'the Anxiety Fox'

Do you know how, whenever your name is said, your "spidey senses" start tingling and, even if someone is talking about you across ...

Only six months left in my 20s — Why does this make me anxious?

I was in the middle of interviewing a guy at work when I suddenly felt the color drain from my face. A thought had popped into my mind — &...

Sometimes I act like I'm drunk when I'm having a panic attack

Yesterday, I had a normal and productive workday. And I had these grandiose plans for when I got home – to iron my clothes (which have be...

Do mirrors trigger anxiety?

I have a rearview mirror attached to the upper shelf of my desk at work. Yes, a rearview mirror like you would have in a car. I do it beca...

Why I debated posting 'Me Too' on social media

In the last few days, you have probably seen several friends posting "Me too" across social media. It started with actress Alyss...

'Without Merit' by Colleen Hoover — a must-read for anyone affected by mental illness

"We're all a degree of f**ked up." No truer words have been said. Maybe I should get them tattooed on me (just kidding, Mo...

Saying this was a tough week is an understatement

One of my favorite books is "The Secret Life of Bees" by author Sue Monk Kidd. For those of you who have read the book or seen the...

Laying out some truth after kick-boxer Andrew Tate tweets, 'Depression isn't real'

Last week, kick-boxer and ex-Big Brother housemate Andrew Tate tweeted, "Depression isn't real. You feel sad, you move on. You w...

How one man is erasing the mental illness stigma

There's a battle, I believe, that happens in the mind of someone contemplating suicide — the battle between not wanting anyone to...

I can panic without having a panic attack

Within the last few weeks, my 8-month-old cat, Finn, has developed a newfound fascination of what's on the other side of my apartment do...

My opinion (rant) about the Sarahah app

There's a new fad this month — the Sarahah app, which allows people to send you anonymous messages. And I cannot even begin to tell ...

Terrifying online game 'Blue Whale' ends with teens killing themselves

I recently watched "Nerve," a movie about an underground online game which challenges players to accept a series of online dares...

YouTube star Stevie Ryan loses life to suicide after death of grandfather

I just finished listening to  "Mentally Ch(ill), " a podcast about depression by YouTube star Stevie Ryan and comedian Kristen C...

Drugs didn't kill Carrie Fisher, mental illness did

With actress Carrie Fisher's autopsy report being made public earlier this month, one fan had the perfect response: "If an autops...

What it's like to fall in love when you have anxiety

If there's one thing that triggers my anxiety, it's this — love. I'm not afraid of spiders or snakes or heights or small space...

Jon Hamm: 'Medical attention is medical attention whether it’s for your elbow or for your teeth or for your brain'

There aren't many celebrities who I admire for who they are as people. I don't really get crushes on actors (okay...maybe Channing...

What to do (and not do) when I have a panic attack

When I have a panic attack, it's not logical, so I know it's hard to know have to react. So here are some tips: 1. Don't kee...

Sure, you may be famous for a week, but is suicide really worth that?

One of my biggest fears is that someone will read an article about a person who killed themselves and all of the people interviewed who are ...

'I wish he would've kept living' - Michigan fans devastated by Chris Cornell's death

Photo by Andreas Eldh My boyfriend, Sean Boughton, worked late on Wednesday night so he passed on the chance to go to Soundgarden's ...