ADHD diagnoses have spiked among adult women. In a thoughtful personal essay, Carla Ciccone describes what it’s been like to be diagnosed at nearly 40, and how it’s helped her reframe the way she sees herself — and her past. But women aren’t suddenly waking up with a neurological disorder. It’s likely been there all […]
“A tragic stretch in April 2020 shone a light on the mental health issues facing the mountain community. With the new school year set to start, area residents are continuing to heal while asking themselves how they can learn from the past.”
“I’d sometimes wonder if my dad had bees of his own. Little creatures that spoke to him in his native tongue, telling him he wasn’t good enough, too.”
At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, cruise companies “went to great lengths to repatriate vacationers.” But for crew members, it was a different story.
Blake Butler writes movingly about his late wife, poet Molly Brodak.
“People are dying after joining a “pro-choice” suicide forum. How much is the site to blame?”
“I couldn’t help anyone. I couldn’t do anything. I just wanted to help people, and I couldn’t do anything.” Dr. Lorna Breen was “a consummate overachiever, one who directed her life with assurance.” Then the pandemic hit.
Sarah Miller thinks about climate change and other current horrors, and what it’s like just being sad forever.
You can understand how the dura mater connects to the arachnoid mater, but that doesn’t mean you understand the mind.
“I think a good way to describe my depression is an inability to feel happiness. It’s just this gray zone. I have this beautiful life that I can’t appreciate.”