Mental Health

22 Nov 2019

Finding Mental Health Care Drives New Yorkers Insane

by Hannah Harkness A year after moving to NYC, I tweeted out “I have an NYC therapist and a Philly therapist because only a Philly therapist understands what 30 years of living in Philadelphia does to your mind.” Like a lot of jokes on my Twitter feed, this was less

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23 Oct 2019

Kaiser Candlelight Vigil Honors Mental Health Patients Who Committed Suicide

About 40 people held a predawn candlelight vigil in front of Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland early Wednesday morning. They were there to remember former patients who committed suicide after their requests for mental health care were denied or detrimentally delayed. The group consisted of some of Kaiser’s mental health

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10 Oct 2019

5 Accomplished, Incredible People Who Attempted Suicide

One of the hardest parts about suicidal thoughts (other than the whole, you know, wanting to die thing) is the shame. You can feel weak. You can feel inadequate. You can ask yourself: Why is this so hard for me? Why can’t I just carry on like everyone else? It’s

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19 Sep 2019

Why Are Rich New Yorkers So F***ing Weird?

by Jackson Curtin I’m new to the city. Since moving here, I’ve noticed a new kind of interaction has become a part of my life… It was after work on a weekday. I was walking to the 6 station, and saw a middle-aged man in an expensive suit, trendy haircut,

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20 Dec 2018

The Labor Crisis Happening in the Bay Area’s Mental Health Profession

Guest post by Sarah Dardick, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Social Work and Counseling Master’s students typically spend two to four challenging years in graduate school. During this period of study, students are referred to as “trainees” or “interns” and are required to complete one or two full years in

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06 Sep 2018

Surviving ADHD as an Adult

By Rachel Fogletto So, you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, and you’re probably thinking, “What do I even do with this information?” If you’re anything like me, you’ll write a painfully funny standup bit about it and pray your doctor doesn’t ever look you up on YouTube. If

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18 May 2018

How Working in Retail Destroyed My Self Esteem

Guest post written anonymously Once upon a time I was freshly 21 and applied for a job that, at that time, was my dream job. I didn’t have any formal experience in that field, but my freelance background seemed to make up for it. On my third and final interview

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22 Mar 2018

News to Know: March 22, 2018

Major news outlets are pretty focused in on keywords like Tillerson, McCabe, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, porn star and Playboy. It’s been an interesting week in the gutter of national news. Here are a few stories from the Bay and beyond that seem more relevant than the president’s unprotected extramarital affair

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