Mental Health

People | Mental Health
Nature or Nurture: Insomnia and What We Pass On to Our Children

“How do I teach her letting go, when my hands are still gnarled in the shape of everything I’ve ever lost?”

Jul 25, 2018
People | Mental Health
What to Do with Self-Hate: A Comic

Try to give it to a stranger. Try to feed it to the dog. Marry it.

Jul 9, 2018
People | Mental Health
Nietzsche and Kanye Don’t Know Shit About My Migraine Pain

“Migraine is deceptive pain. It lies when it begins, and it lies about what it signifies. It signifies nothing.”

May 24, 2018
People | Mental Health
Treating Migraines: How Women Are Harmed by Gendered Medical Language

I’ve gotten incapacitating headaches since I was a kid.

Feb 6, 2018
People | Mental Health
Tics of the Saints: On Conversion Disorder, Mental Illness, and Searching for a Voice

On the gendered aspect of conversion disorder, how it might have historically manifest in nuns and mystics, and the strange comfort of being diagnosed.

Jan 23, 2018
People | Mental Health
Capturing Dementia’s Voice: Postwar Memories Under Siege

If I collect Oma’s memories, if I truly remember my grandmother, I too can retain what is slipping away.

Nov 8, 2017
People | Mental Health
How to Prepare for an Emotional Disaster: A Comic

Keep a notebook of all the ways things could go wrong so as to curb expectations.

Jul 25, 2017
People | Mental Health
The Future of Traumatic Memories

Notes on surviving a terrorist bombing.

Jun 1, 2017
People | Mental Health
Postpartum Tea: Taking Care While Changing Identity

“It is a bewildering and lonely thing to be so attached to another human and also feel so adrift and so alone.”

May 26, 2017
People | Mental Health
We Need to Recognize Complex PTSD in Order to Treat It

Our communities lack fundamental solutions to the scars of complex trauma.

Apr 26, 2017