For those who are being bullied, the key thing for them to remember is that bullying is not a show of strength but a show of weakness on the bully’s part.
Not a day goes by that I don’t have unsolicited correspondence from someone who is depressed and needs help, or from someone who is gay and suffering for it.
Merkin is capable of being at once melodramatic and finely nuanced; she has so many good phrases about depression that it’s hard to choose among them.
It’s the proximity of mental illness rather than its obscurity that makes it so scary. But it should be scary in a “fix the broken care system” way or in a “figure ...
Transgendered people face discrimination and mental health risks, but society can ease their path.
Pregnant women often fear taking the antidepressants they rely on. But not treating their mental illness can be just as dangerous.
The rights of minority groups should not be predicated on their lack of choice.
It is not helpful when the complexity of the decision is belittled.
A lack of friends can suck someone into solitude – sharing the language of affection could help to ease the pain.