Mental Health

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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02 Jun 2017

5 Creative and Free Alternatives to Therapy

By Katie Barbaro Let’s face it: therapy is expensive and rarely covered by insurance. You’ve probably asked yourself, “Do I want to pay out of pocket for an hour-long therapy session or feed myself for a month?” (Answer: FEED YOURSELF, per Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.) Ideally, therapy will someday be

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18 Feb 2016

What to do When Someone is Having a Mental Health Crisis on the Street

Justin Keller’s absurd, entitled, whiny, anti-homeless rant got me thinking about this. Not long ago I was walking near Church and Market and suddenly there was a bunch of hubbub behind me. You know what I’m talking about, it’s not loud and raucous but there’s some kind of disturbance that sets

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