By Malcolm Out Loud | Resources that help us live a more complete and fulfilling life. Understanding our ailments opens us a plethora of possibilities. 

We need to rethink how we classify mental illness

Psychiatric diagnosis must serve an ethical purpose: relieving certain forms of suffering and disease. Science alone can’t do that<p>How do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological?<p>This is essentially what a select group of psychiatrists decide each time …

Mental Disorders

People Who Go Through Painful Breakups End Up Stronger And Happier

There's no easy way to explain the emotional side effects of a breakup, just like there's no easy way to actually go through a breakup in the first …


🎧 She Didn’t Hate Her Life, But She Almost Ended It!

She tried to commit suicide 3 times, and it wasn’t even that she hated her life, she just wanted her brain to stop going haywire as it was driving …


No One Knows if Porn Is Bad for You

Recent reports claim exposure to porn at a young age can turn men into misogynists. Is it really that simple?<p>No matter your introduction to porn—finding a stack of dirty mags in the back of dad's closet, a furtive group viewing of Girls Gone Wild at a pal's sleepover—it's a formative experience. <i>How</i> …


To the Bone: The Big Picture for our Big Problems

A new premiere on Netflix has given me much to think about.<p>Netflix’s release of <b>To The Bone</b> with Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins got some very mixed …

Mental Health

🎧 Mental Health and The Campus Life

Recognizing signs of depression in yourself and others can be tricky. Everyone has off days, or times when they become overwhelmed with life, but …

Mental Health

US drug overdose deaths reach new record high

<b>(CNN) —</b> The latest government numbers reported find that drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite ongoing efforts to stem the the overdose epidemic.<p>According to the National Center for Health Statistics, estimates for the first nine months of 2016 were higher than the first nine …


Extreme internet use linked to mental illness in teens

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“How I Learned Compassion through the Energies of Grief”

Today I am writing from a quiet space—a sacred space I choose every year on the anniversary of my son’s death. As Victor Frankl advises, I am …

Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try the 10-Minute Rule and Get More Done

Get into the habit of tackling those tasks you're tempted to put off.<p>"I know what I need to do. I just can't make myself do it." That's a statement I've heard more times than I could count in my therapy office.<p>Procrastination is a bad mental habit and that can get worse over time. But the 10-minute …


What do you do when all you can think is: "I don't want to be here"?

A first-hand account of depression, seeking help and group CBT<p>It's the night of November 21st, and I am standing in a packed west London venue …

Mental Health

Depression Makes You Better

Would you say you're a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not easily tricked? Can you clearly and persuasively express yourself in writing? Congratulations, you're probably a depressed sack of shit!<p>Would you say you’re a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not …

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