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The emotional life of men: 'you'll be right' isn't enough anymore

I love my father. He’s kind and caring.<p>He grew up in a rural family of boys. He learnt from his father, who in turn learnt from his father, that expressing emotion didn’t coincide with his maleness. Not only was vulnerability not a choice, it just wasn’t an option. Things were left unsaid. The …

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14 Pictures That Capture What Anxiety Actually Looks Like

It’s not as simple as a typical stock photo.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i><p>Not all anxiety looks the same, for more information check out Mind's page on anxiety.

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Sleeping with the enemy: Australians struggling to sleep as we take tech to bed

"There's a lot going on in that hour before bedtime when we're meant to be unwinding," Reynolds says. "People are saying the quality of their sleep …

Doctors’ Notes: Stop portraying childhood disability as tragic or inspirational

A colleague of mine, Crystal Chin, is a young woman with cerebral palsy who now uses a wheelchair for mobility. Crystal spent a huge amount of her …

Addiction is Not a Disease — A Neuroscientist’s Perspective

For decades the medical profession has largely treated addiction as as a chronic brain disease. The US government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse …

7 Things People With Generalized Anxiety Disorder Wish Others Would Stop Saying

<i>Joy Green of The Mighty on what people get wrong about generalized anxiety disorder.</i><p>Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive, …

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With Depression

Depression is more than simply feeling sad or being upset—it's a serious mental illness that impacts more than 15 million adults in the United …

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I'm Depressed, But Is That Actually a Problem?

Maybe my depression isn't the problem. Maybe it's a collective symptom of being a black person in Australia.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia/New Zealand</i><p>It's 8:30 AM, my alarm has gone off for the fifth time and I can't get out of bed. It's 11:30 AM and I get an email saying I've …

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