The Last Taboo—Is It More Acceptable to Have an STD Than Depression?

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Limpet Girl asks why we don’t talk about the mental health issues affecting men—those who are least likely to seek help and most likely to need it.

Learning to Live With Dread

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Matthew Rozsa shares his secret for not worrying about the end of world and everything else that makes him anxious.

A Dad’s Wish: Child, May You Never Be Sad

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A child asks dad about death. In answering, he discovers a deep and profound wish.

7 Ways to Pick Yourself Back Up When You’re Feeling Down

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Leo Babauta has some suggestions to help you when you’re feeling overwhelmed or a little down.

Our Exclusive Conversation with Dr. Andrew Solomon

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Lead Editor Mike Kasdan’s far ranging conversation with Andrew Solomon covers mental health, issues of identity and gay rights, parenting, social justice, and the storytelling that ties us all together.

The Cure for a Closed Heart

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Jason Natzke knows what it feels like when your heart closes, and he can show you how to open it again.

Beyond Survivorship — How to Own Your Life

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We have all been victimized, in some way, at some point in our lives. One way to know you’re over being a victim.

What Holds Men Back From Healing?

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Men are socialized to be tough, stoic, even impenetrable. Learn to release these emotions so you don’t burst from within.

Outsider Art Can Refashion How We Think About Mental Illness

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Can we fashion a new understanding of mental illness that will improve lives?

Detained Children Risk Life-Long Physical and Mental Harm

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Children exposed to cumulative stressors for long periods of time become less able to learn, more difficult to settle and console, and are unable to enjoy the fun and games of childhood.

Never Cut a Tree in Winter and Other Truths About Decisions

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How to avoid giving up in the dark before dawn, the snow storm before spring, the funk before the breakthrough.

The Sun Still Rises: Surviving and Thriving After Grief and Loss

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When all seems lost, keep pushing forward.

No Matter How You Feel Today, You Are Not Alone

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There is always someone out there for you. Sometimes you have to reach out instead of waiting to be reached.

Why Do We Murder the Beautiful Friendships of Boys?

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An epidemic of loneliness is killing millions of American men. Here’s why.

Larry Sanders on Walking Away from The NBA: “Don’t Forget The And”

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In his Player’s Tribune piece, ‘Why I Walked Away From the NBA,’ former Milwaukee Buck Larry Sanders reflect on who he is and what he values beyond being a basketball player.

Dear Dad: Won’t Happen Overnight

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This Mother of 3 is haunted by the trauma of her deliveries. She needs her husband to be more open about it, but it will take time.