Sarah Sheeto

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In The Battle Against Mental Health, One Doctor Conquers Her Demons

Dr. Z met me at a coffee shop on a rainy day in San Francisco. We sat across from each other, sipping hot coffee as funky 70s music boomed from the speakers. It felt horribly out of place considering what our meeting was about: her suicide attempt.<p>She was apprehensive and I understood why. …

Are Opioids the Next Antidepressant?

ONE of the most painful experiences of being a psychiatrist is having a patient for whom none of the available therapies or medications work.<p>A while back, I was asked to do a consultation on just such a patient. This person had been a heroin addict in her early 20s. She had quit the opioid five …

This text line is helping teens talk about mental health without saying a word

"He won't stop raping me. He told me not to tell anyone."<p>In August 2011, teen-focused social change organization DoSomething.org received this …

Mental Health

My Impossible, Depressing Quest to Find the Right Depression Meds

One woman's not-uncommon journey through the land of On And Off And On Again.<p>I took my first psychiatric medication when I was 19 years old. I'd been diagnosed with depression and an eating disorder, and was handed a whole slew of drugs to try. It was like whack-a-mole with my brain chemistry.<p>To …

Mental Health

Ab Workouts: Our Top 10 Abs Exercises

Abdominal Hold<p>This is the sort of move that looks so wonky, you sure hope your roommate doesn't catch you doing it — unless she also gets to see you …

The real psychology behind 'Inside Out' is blowing our minds

Video essayist Evan Puschak, aka The Nerdwriter, is known for dissecting the realities behind pop culture phenomenons. In his latest segment on the …

Psychology

Your Panic Attack Doesn't Care If You're Happy

Sometimes life with a mental illness can feel very all-or-nothing. We either have good days or bad ones. We are doing well or are completely incapacitated. And sometimes that's true, but most of the time it isn't. There's a gray area.<p>A few weeks ago, my work was picked up by Huffington Post, and I …

Mental Disorders

Humorous Illustrations Show What Anxiety and Depression Feel Like

As Grenville Kleiser (1868–1935) said: <i>“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business</i> …

Inside the mind of a pathological shoplifter

<b>The thought of shoplifting may well conjure up images of teenagers trying to impress friends, but for one woman - who has been shoplifting for over 20 years - it has become a compulsion that is dominating her life.</b><p>For Laura - not her real name - it all began at the age of seven, when a friend's …

For 80 Years, Young Americans Have Been Getting More Anxious and Depressed

Generally speaking, sweepingly pessimistic statements about society should be taken with a grain of salt. When someone claims pop music is getting …

Life With Borderline Personality Disorder and Overcoming Trauma: An Interview With Jasmin Kim

Jasmin Kim is a queer trauma survivor, social activist and poet. She has worked with Asian-Americans for Equality and the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center. She is currently pursuing a degree in Medicine and Public Health at Hunter College and studying Global Health, Human Rights and Public Policy. In …

Telling the Story of Serious Mental Illness

It’s spring semester on campus, and graduating seniors are pondering two important questions: “Where am I going for Spring Break?” And, “Where am I …

WATCH: 5 Celebrities Open Up About Struggling With Depression

Demi Lovato, Jack Antonoff and more tell HuffPost Live about learning to ask for help.<p>The feelings of sadness, anxiety and helplessness that come with mental illness are challenging enough, but the stigma around those issues means many who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder or other …

How to Rebuild Your Life After a Mental Illness Hospital Stay

It may seem like your life is turned upside down. But trust me: it's not. In seven years I've been hospitalized three times for a total of 32 days. Each hospitalization has taught me more about myself. And luckily, each hospital stay has gotten shorter. Meaning, I'm recovering at faster …

Mental Disorders

The Downside Of Treating Mental Illness Like A Physical Problem

One of the most established arguments in the fight against mental health stigma is a biological one. Those struggling with mental illness deserve the same level of empathy as those struggling with <i>physical</i> illness, the narrative goes. To accomplish this, many highlight the underlying neurological …

Bipolar Stories: Real-Life Experiences

I'm settled into the first stability I have ever had as an adult. I have been living in the same place for the longest time since I left my childhood home. I am mostly glad I decided to live, and vastly grateful that I managed to pay into Social Security every year from the age of 15 to the age of …

Construction Industry

Watch what Matthew Perry says when a dude says his drug addiction is his choice.

What Does Mental Illness Really Look Like?

If you’ve read a story about mental illness lately, the illustration used probably included someone in classic “headclutcher” pose, hunched over with …

The ugly truth about body dysmorphia

Some children see only things to hate about the way they look. Their condition can lead to depression, anxiety, self-surgery and even suicide<p>A man took a razor blade and very carefully cut open his nose lengthways. His aim was to remove the cartilage and replace it with that of a chicken. Finally, …

Dear Media: People With Mental Illness Are Not Monsters -- Stop Making Them Look Like They Are

We beg people who are suffering and suicidal to get help while at the same time shaming and stigmatizing them. We give mixed messages. Our shame is dated, unethical and cruel.<p>Dear Media,<p>I get it. I get why you constantly scare people. Fear gets higher ratings than brilliance.<p>But I am wondering, …

Mental Health

I Survived a Panic Attack and All I Got Was General Anxiety

This week, my new therapist and I did some detective work and stumbled upon something that in 15 years of panic attacks I had never discovered before.<p>I've come to learn that no one outside of myself can fix me, and perhaps there is no psychological endpoint at which I will arrive and be totally …

A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Set up a WordPress Website

Raise your hand if you believe creating a website is a difficult task!Back to the time I first stepped into this industry, I had always kept this …

Lawmakers are finally sobering up to the reality of opioid addiction

By Editorial Board<p>SLOWLY BUT surely, like the proverbial aircraft carrier, the U.S. government is changing to a new and better course on the long-neglected issue of opioid abuse and addiction. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took an emphatic stand against the loose …

Pot is Bad News — No Ifs, Ands or Butts

While the chorus singing marijuana’s praises seems to be growing louder in some areas of the country, a stronger body of evidence is showing that the …

​How Ketamine Infusions Saved My Life

Many are calling ketamine the biggest advance in depression treatment in years.<p><i>I'm going to die soon</i>. For months, this is what the voice inside my head told me, repeating over and over. I was plagued by a deep depression, an eating disorder, and drug addiction. I had tried everything from therapy …

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

It isn't about getting attention.<p><i>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings</i> …

Mental Health

Here's What It's Like When Mental Illness Affects A Relationship

We're told that love conquers all. But sometimes antidepressants help, too.<p><i>Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice.</i><p>One …

Mental Health

There Will Be More Hunger Games Movies

But there's a twist.<p>Back in July, Josh Hutcherson appeared on Conan O'Brien's show with Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence, and accidentally hinted that more <i>Hunger Games</i> films were coming after <i>Mockingjay - Part Two</i>. The group played it off as a slip, but Josh wasn't wrong. Lionsgate <i>is</i> reportedly …