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Does #MeToo Have the Power to Take Down a Supreme Court Nominee?

The #MeToo movement does not exist to change the minds of misogynists—male or female. It is not about standing up, waving our arms, and screaming, …

Sexual Harassment

A Way to Talk About Race, 6 Words at a Time

If you were asked to sum up your thoughts about race in six words, could you do it?<p>Eight years ago, Michele Norris, former host of NPR’s All Things …

Activism

5 Myths We Need to Stop Believing About Mental Illness

Mental Disorders

What a Society Designed for Well-Being Looks Like

Activism

Mental Health Experts Say Trump Is Dangerous

Bob Woodward’s new book, <i>Fear</i>, describes a “nervous breakdown of Trump’s presidency.” Earlier this year, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> offered a …

Mental Health

5 Ways Small Actions Have Huge Power

To those who take the bus or refuse plastic toothbrushes: Don’t listen to the cynics. Research shows the little things matter.

Activism

Before You Try to Decolonize Your Diet, Read This

The land we now know as the United States was by no means ever “virgin soil.” For thousands of years, American Indians have sustained politically and …

5 Ways Communities Are Coping With Climate Anxiety

From action-oriented toolkits to talk therapy and meditation, these responses facilitate recovery, hope, and activism.

Forests

In Indian Country, Native-Led Businesses Get a Boost

Native-owned companies on the reservation have a hard time getting funding and expanding. Two Navajo entrepreneurs want to change that.

Mister Rogers, Neighborhood Nonviolence Radical

Kids have it really hard right now. Many adults have forgotten that a world where children are safe and cared for with dignity is not a utopian …

U.S. Cities Issue IDs to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

When Nate and his sister were children, their grandparents brought them to the U.S. from a rural farm town in Belize. They were fleeing domestic …

What All That Noise Is Doing to Your Health

Activism

For Women, by Women: A Sisterhood of Carpenters Builds Tiny Houses for the Homeless

A mostly female crew constructs a village of emergency shelters in north Seattle, and finds camaraderie along the way.

Homelessness

Can a Strict Vegetable Diet Cure Cancer?

A review of the documentary “The Food Cure,” which follows patients undergoing an intensive and controversial nutritional therapy.

Aretha Franklin, “Queen of Soul” and Civil Rights Icon

Why the Arrest of a Racist Police Chief Gave Me Hope

Sixty miles south of my home is a small municipality in New Jersey called Bordentown Township. The population is 11,367, according to the 2010 U.S. …

I Stopped Playing the “Strong Black Woman”

I never saw my grandmother rest. From morning to night, she appeared to be in service: cooking and cleaning, helping and caring for others.<p>She died …

Water Protectors Take Action to Keep Pipeline Out of Black and Indigenous Communities

Chants of “St. James needs an evacuation route!” came from the dozen-plus activists gathered at Louisiana Radio Network on July 18. The activists …

The Surprising Links Between Your Mental Health and Everyone Else’s

Johann Hari’s experience with depression is something of a lightning rod within mental health circles. Some cheer his nuanced views of the disorder, …

How Native American Children Benefit From Trauma-Informed Schools

At a Montana school, a fifth-grader threatened to strike his teacher with a chair. In many schools, the child would be suspended, expelled, or …

Mental Health

The Best Medicine for My Climate Grief

A climate scientist talks to a psychologist about coping with the crushing stress related to climate change. Here’s what he learned.

If Meditation Is Not Your Thing, Try a Walk in the Woods

Hiking is a near-perfect combination of elements known to relax us, raise our alertness, elevate our self-esteem, and physically prepare us for true …

Activism

What Wildfires Do to Our Minds

A Northern California community offers mental health first-aid to survivors of devastating fires.

How to Help Inmates Heal After the Trauma of Prison

New York’s Thrive provides a model to the rest of the U.S. for supporting incarcerated men and helping them find stable housing, education, and …

Compassionate Mental Health Reform Began With Taking Off the Handcuffs

The College Mental Health Crisis in 10 Sketches

The students are seated in neat rows. Left elbow in, right elbow out, head slightly tilted. Then, a figure out of line: lying down, arms flailing. …

Student Debt Anxiety Is Hard on My Mental Health

In the last 10 years alone, the number of people like me who owe at least $100,000 in student loans has quadrupled. But here’s how we can cope.

Research Shows Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings

Mental Health

Tomato Canning as Protest: How a Community Resisted Corporate Farming

Lawyers Turn to Activism as Civil Liberties Come Under Attack

To train a new generation of lawyers to fight for the rights of immigrants after the 2016 elections, Claire Thomas started an asylum clinic at the …