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ashley-uzer-traveling-cured-problems-hellogiggles
Travel

Traveling was a temporary fix for my problems, until it wasn’t anymore

Along with yoga, meditation, and face masks, traveling is often regarded as a “cure” for…

Maisie Williams
Maisie Williams
News

Maisie Williams got real about fixating on “all the things I hate about myself,” and we’re listening

Game of Thrones fans know Maisie Williams as the courageous and badass Arya Stark. She’s been…

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Moody teenage girl sitting on the street
Health & Fitness

How the “teen angst” stereotype prevented me from recognizing my mental illness

For Mental Health Awareness Month, HelloGiggles is publishing “The Support You Deserve,” an essay series…

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woman reading
News

This choose-your-own-adventure fantasy book is designed to help with anxiety and depression, and we needed this yesterday

Although mental illness is still often stigmatized, society is finally starting to accept that there’s…

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Illustration of wallet and credit cards on a green and pink background
Money & Career

How I’m challenging my toxic relationship with retail therapy

There was very little my parents kept from me and my sister when we were…

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evan rachel wood
News

Evan Rachel Wood wrote a deeply personal essay about her time in a psychiatric ward, and this is required reading

Evan Rachel Wood has been open about her past sexual abuse and rape and even…

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Picture of Best New Books Black Is the Body
Entertainment

The best new books to read this week: Black Is the Body, Golden Child, and more

If you haven’t already had this thought, allow me to be the first to say:…

DJ Quiana Parks
DJ Quiana Parks
Money & Career

Painter, DJ, and cancer survivor Quiana Parks talks making her passion a full-time job and coping with illness

I rarely come across people my age who aren’t multi-hyphenates. The internet—plus millennial curiosity—has made…

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Elf starring Will Ferrell
Entertainment

How Elf helps me deal with seasonal depression

“SANTA!!! I know him!! I know him!!” I was 9 years old, sitting in a…

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break up with your therapist
Lifestyle

How to know when it’s time to break up with your therapist, because sometimes it’s for the best

There was a gnawing feeling in my stomach for a while before I knew what…

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eating well mental health
Health & Fitness

What is mindful eating? Why eating well matters for your mental health

Whenever I’m feeling depressed, I never seem to have enough energy to prepare healthy food…

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Comfortable couple sleeping in underwear and t-shirts
Relationships

Talking to my boyfriend about my antidepressants isn’t always easy, but it’s important

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Nine months ago, I was living my life…

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what is depression
Health & Fitness

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Depression

Your mental health matters.

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Watercolor painting of woman
Health & Fitness

Why I now celebrate going to therapy instead of hiding that I need it

Sometimes I’m still a little nervous to say that I see a therapist. When I…

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picture-of-how-not-to-fall-apart-maggy-van-eijk-photo
Entertainment

How Not to Fall Apart is the book that finally understands mental health, and it’ll make you feel infinitely less alone

Maggy van Eijk knows what it’s like to live with anxiety and depression. She knows…

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katy perry vogue australia
News

Katy Perry opened up about suffering from situational depression after her last album, and here’s how she sought help

Katy Perry is a wise woman. After a string of wildly successful studio albums, Perry…

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michelle williams depression
News

Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams revealed that she’s seeking help for depression, and we stand with her

In a candid Instagram post on July 17th, Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams revealed that…

Author at grad school graduation
Author at grad school graduation
Lifestyle

How it feels to be a first-generation college student dealing with depression

In the summers between school, I often rested my head against my bedroom floor and…

Medications could cause depression, study finds.
Medications could cause depression, study finds.
News

A new study found that one-third of adults could be on medications linked to depression and suicidal thoughts

In recent years, depression has been on the rise in the United States, as have…

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Picture of Suicide Awareness Books
Entertainment

These 8 books will help you cope if you’ve been affected by suicide

It’s been a difficult week: On June 5th, news broke that beloved designer Kate Spade…