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 ...

Guest Post: 'Our family has to deal with our daughter's suicide every day'

By  Debbie Berman  Meant to Live Guest Writer It occurred on Aug. 23, 2008. Alexa Berman, 14 years old, three days prior to beginning h...

Nic Sheff: 'Suicide is not a relief. It's a screaming, agonizing horror.'

In my last post , I warned those who may be depressed or considering suicide that Netflix's  13 Reasons Why could be a trigger. But, ...

My mixed review of '13 Reasons Why'

I just finished watching the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why." It was a show that several people recommended to me because it'...

Why I'm proud of my best friend

Even though I grew up as an only child, my best friend Felicia, who I met in kindergarten, has always been like a sister to me. Sometimes ...

'Sesame Street' debuts first Muppet with autism

When I was a kid, I loved Sesame Street , as can be witnessed by the home videos of me, as a baby, dancing around on our very-80s orange ...

11-year-old Tysen Benz kills himself after girlfriend fakes suicide

I've said, time and time again, that suicide is not funny. It's not something to joke about. Yet, many people don't take suici...

Community mourns Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon

Amy Bleuel, founder of the global movement "Project Semicolon," described a semicolon as representing "a sentence the auth...

My cat suffers from anxiety

A veterinarian told me that my cat suffers from anxiety. And I had to laugh to myself. Of course me, of all people, would get a cat who ha...

Thank you 'This is Us' creators for portraying a character with anxiety

In 1669, Margaret Hughes was credited as the first actress on the English stage. In 1895, the first gay couple was portrayed in the film &q...

To Lady Gaga body shamers: You disgust me

So, I can GUARANTEE you that, if I wore tight pants and a midriff-baring shirt, you could see my muffin top from a mile away. And I bet ...

What do you think about this Tweet posted by The Onion?

We live in a world more concerned with political correctness than the generations before us. Sexist jokes, racist jokes and calling someone ...