Three mental health professionals share insights on anxiety causes and the medical realities of anxiety.
“Fastest Woman in the World” Olympic Champion Wilma Rudolph
WilmaRudolph1940–1994 Born prematurely in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee, Wilma Rudolph overcame multiple childhood illnesses, including polio, to become an Olympic champion in track and field. In the 1960’s games, she became the first…
Waiting to Inhale: Reflections on Historical Illness During COVID-19
Art historian Yassana Croizat-Glazer sheds some light on the historical context of epidemics like COVID-19.
The Magic and True Meaning of Hysteria
Emotion has historically been silenced as a sign of female weakness and labeled as “hysteria” in our culture.
Kate Spade’s Red Scarf
Even Kate Spade’s farewell had a touch of glamour. What does that haunting red scarf mean for how we understand depression?
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.
The Burning Season
Uncertain if she should stay close to home, Minoru goes off to work for a nonprofit in Thailand to pursue her passion: train with professional Muay Thai fighters who themselves are fighting for stronger bodies and a chance to escape poverty.
Jennah Ferrer-Foronda’s Killing Pain With Wonder
Writer and photographer Jennah Ferrer-Foronda describes the “thrive instinct” she developed after being hit by a mysterious autoimmune disease. Her story is one of resilience through art, beauty, and wonder.
How Chronic Lyme Disease Changed My Life
After numerous doctors confirmed that I did not have Lyme disease, one doctor finally told me I did. I cried of happiness.
Jerilyn Ross’ Journey From Patient to Advocate
After overcoming her anxiety, Jerilyn Ross started the Anxiety and Depression Association of America—and helped millions.
This Is Me: How Chronic Illness Taught Me to Stop Hiding
After a year in the hospital, after blood transfusions and surgeries and chemotherapy not for cancer but to halt my immune system’s war against me, the appearance of my 15-year-old body had drastically changed.