Three mental health professionals share insights on anxiety causes and the medical realities of anxiety.
The Dark Side for Women Working From Home
For many women working from home, a personal home office is empowering. But it also means facing insecurities and the repression of female creativity.
The Key to Combatting Anxiety in Adults? Start With Children
Anxious kids turn into anxious adults. Behavioral neuroscientist Dr. Jee Hyun Kim explains how treating early fear-based anxiety in children can change that.
You Can Be Both a ‘Nice Girl’ and a ‘Boss’
Letting go of the good girl complex doesn’t mean compromising who you are, and it could help to boost your career.
Violence of the Mind: Women and Manic Disorders
Despite the strides that have been made in recent decades toward understanding mental illness, we’re still uncomfortable admitting that women can be violent—a discomfort that may have dangerous consequences.
Jerilyn Ross’ Journey From Patient to Advocate
After overcoming her anxiety, Jerilyn Ross started the Anxiety and Depression Association of America—and helped millions.
Overcoming Ecophobia: Environmentalists Battle the Existential by Getting Their Hands Dirty
Environmentalists struggle with anxiety and helpfulness, but it’s possible to overcome ecophobia.
How One of the First Women Journalists Became an Advocate for Mental Health
As one of the first investigative journalists, Nellie Bly exposed deplorable practices in women’s mental health treatment.
How Learning to be Mindful Can Change Your Life
The increasingly popular practice of mindfulness emphasizes how the future is shaped by the present.
How Yayoi Kusama Turns OCD Into Art
“Polka dots can’t stay alone,” Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama once said of her attraction to the pattern that dominates her work.
Jackie “Moms” Mabley: The Original Badass Comedian
A floppy hat and housedress became tools for subversion in the hands of comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley.
I Have No Regrets—How Creative Leaps Shape Careers
A recent Forbes article reported that two million Americans quit their jobs every month, mostly out of a sense of dissatisfaction and disempowerment.
It Never Ends by Margherita Urbani
Margherita Urbani is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director. She was born and received her education in Italy before moving to the States in 2008. Her comics have been published in The New York Times, IL Magazine, Apartamento Magazine and others.
Art by Gretta Johnson
Art from our Anxiety issue by Gretta Johnson, “Rope” – Watercolor, colored pencil on paper.