Mainstream Mental Health Is Hazardous for Your Mental Health
"Mental health" going mainstream has not actually translated into more connection and healing. Instead, what is mainstream is an individual, isolating notion of "disease."
Loneliness Is Deadlier Than COVID
What we are being required to do and what many are rightly electing to do for their own health—that is, social distance, isolate and quarantine—are exacerbating the felt sense of loneliness that was an epidemic long before the present crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has made it obvious that the precious-sounding axiom “we need each other” is quite literal.
The Club Where You Bare Your Soul to Strangers
From The Atlantic: A new movement called Authentic Relating is hosting events across the country where people participate in exercises and games to learn the...
The Misery Filter
In this op-ed for The New York Times, Ross Douthat discusses the way we tend to "filter for misery," failing to recognize the private struggles...
Here’s a Great This American Life Segment About Being Neurotic
From Science of Us: This week's This American Life, which addresses questions regarding whether extraterrestrial life exists, reveals a great deal of truth about what it...
New Findings Suggest Masculinity is a Risk Factor for Suicidal Thinking
Men who report being self-reliant may be at greater risk of suicidal thinking.