Arts & Culture
The comedy series “Shrinking” is a runaway hit, but many psychologists say its message about therapy is fatally flawed.
Twenty-five Years On, Author Hua Hsu Finds Solace in Writing About a College Friend’s Senseless Death
For Hsu, writing the memoir didn’t diminish his grief, but it did allow him to convey how much his friend mattered and to offer him the ultimate honor: staying true.
The memoir Stay True is a powerful tribute to a friendship cut short by tragedy and to writing as a tool for survival.
Surviving the Tiger Pit: How a Journalist’s Family Story Pushed Her to Report on a Failed Mental Health System
In a moving memoir, journalist Meg Kissinger tells the story of her own family’s struggles with mental illness, and how those experiences fueled her passion to be an investigative reporter and storyteller.
This festive hashtag has become the go-to place for disabled people to affirm and celebrate their lives.
Breaking Away from Hate: A live panel discussion on the psychology of hate – and strategies that can combat it
Thursday June 15th | 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT Hate crimes in the U.S. have been rising for years and white supremacist organizations represent by far the biggest domestic terror threat, according to the FBI and organizations who track the activities of organizations espousing hate and violence. So what leads…
“Watching the protagonists try to solve world-threatening problems made my own feel smaller and easier to handle.” -Kendall Covington, writer
Two young writers explore fantasy fiction’s soaring popularity during and after the pandemic and write about its importance to their own mental health..
“By reading fantasy fiction, I got to see people like me overcome obstacles I thought impossible.” –Hermes Falcon, writer.
During the pandemic, “our worlds became very small, and fantasy fiction provided this vast opportunity to delve into worlds unknown.”
Damour wants us to realize that stress, irritability and unhappiness are as normal in teens as joy.
The information on eating disorders is often complex, thorny and conflicting. Here are two recent books for parents that can help guide you and your child through this grueling time.
A theatre production designed to help teens find hope and comfort in each other and themselves has played to some 18,000 Miami students.
The cast of Ted Lasso, the hit Apple TV+ show about a fictional British soccer team, came to the White House to meet with President Biden and talk about mental health, a major theme of the show. They also made a brief appearance in the White House press briefing room.…
Youth Mental Health: A Live Conversation with MindSite News, Born This Way Foundation and BeMe Health
On Thursday March 30, join MindSite News and BeMe Health for a live discussion with youth advisory board members from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. We’ll hear from young leaders about the mental health problems today’s youth are grappling with and learn what the Foundation is doing to support…
The Imposter Syndrome: Why Some Asian American Youth Destroy Themselves Trying to Live Up to the “Model Minority” Ideal
An interview with scholar erin Khuê Ninh about her remarkable book Passing for Perfect: College Imposters and Other Model Minorities.
Gabor Maté’s book explores childhood trauma’s devastating impact on people and our society – and what we can do to reverse the damage.
The memoir Spare explores the young prince’s prolonged grief over the loss of his mother and his fervent belief that she was still alive.
The young star suffered from anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Therapy and “The Tools” helped him find relief.
Actor and singing superstar Selena Gomez chronicles her mental health struggles in the unsparing documentary “My Mind and Me.”
Loneliness is natural, “designed to alert its host to a need, just like sensations of hunger or thirst or exhaustion.”
MindSite News continues our conversations on psychedelic research and therapies with a live interview with Dick Simon and Josh Hardman. A replay of previous interviews in the series can be viewed on YouTube.
Author Maia Szalavitz makes a formidable case that embracing harm reduction will help end the opioid overdose epidemic.
“Crying in H Mart” helps a Korean-American family through grievous loss.
This captivating series shows how intergenerational care can bring both the very old and the very young joy and comfort.
MindSite News is excited to continue its series of conversations on psychedelic research and therapies with a live interview with David Bronner on October 13, 2022. A replay of our first conversation, with author and journalist Michael Pollan, can be viewed on YouTube.
In 2014, two 12-year-old girls lured a third into the woods and stabbed her repeatedly. The stabbings tell a tragic story about the deficiencies of the mental health and criminal justice systems in the U.S. – and the terrible things that often happen when they collide. Kathleen Hale tells this…
MindSite News, Ken Burns Presents and WETA present a live back-to-school event: A Conversation About Youth Mental Health and the Making of Hiding in Plain Sight
As students return to school after 2-1/2 years of pandemic stress and setbacks, concerns about the mental health of young people have never been greater. We invite you to join us for a MindSite News Live Interview focused on youth mental health. Our guests will be some of the people behind…
Sylvia Plath was lauded for her genius as a poet, but danger was lurking. This novel examines her profound legacy.
Michael Pollan’s 2018 book How to Change Your Mind, a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, premieres as a four-part Netflix docuseries on Tuesday, with each episode devoted to a different hallucinogen.
A new PBS documentary aims to show how commonplace and universal youth mental struggles really are — and to encourage young people to get help.
This documentary looks at the youth mental health crisis through the eyes of more than 20 young Americans who have struggled with mental illness.
Sam Quinones offers a powerful journalistic account of how fentanyl and P2P meth came to ravage our country and users’ psyches – and how people addicted can recover.
A teenage girl learns to embrace her inner panda — the weird, emotional, creative, messy parts that lie within us all.
There’s a culture shift in media coverage of OCD. Once played for laughs, it’s now recognized as exhausting, debilitating and relentless.
Talented journalist Stephanie Foo thought she had conquered her demons from an abusive childhood. So why was she so bereft?
We Black people—Black Americans in this case—know hard times, but our lives also sparkle with joy. Black joy, and not just Black trauma, is our inheritance.
Some librarians used to make jokes about Fahrenheit 451 as they pushed back on threats of censorship. But now it hits too close to home.
We are in the #GoodVibesOnly age, and it’s kind of a bummer. The book Toxic Positivity points the way toward authenticity.
As with the fight for civil rights or climate change, it’s going to take a movement, with families at the core of that effort. We need to reframe this crisis as more than a medical challenge: It is an issue of social justice.
An enthralling film for both children and adults, Encanto features a cast of Latinx females attempting to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma. As a Nicaraguan American, I know that most of us who identify as First-Gen often relate to “ni de aqui ni de allá” – a feeling of…
In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker makes a compelling argument to embrace neurodiversity while tracing the stigma of mental illness back to the Industrial Revolution.
Teletherapy not only increases access and affordability to therapeutic insights, the author argues, it generates a sense of safety for those who prefer anonymity.
Caring for her brilliant husband who developed early onset Alzheimer’s, Pru is isolated, exhausted and lonely. But she has no intention of sending him to a nursing home.
When should sorrow be considered sickness? Historian Jonathan Sadowsky ponders this question as he explores the history of depression treatments.
Welcome to the newest section of our arts and culture coverage: The MindSite News Review of Books. We’ll be bringing you the latest book reviews, recommendations, dispatches and author interviews about all things mental health from critics, authors and reporters. We also welcome ideas on new books to review –…
The 2018 sleeper hit is the most important song about teen boys that most adults have never heard of.
Researchers studying three events where the song was highlighted found an association with 10,000 more calls to the Lifeline.
Everyone, it seems, loves Ted Lasso. His fans include Diane Sawyer, Dolly Parton, and Ryan Reynolds — no small feat for a fictional football coach from Kansas City who finds himself in charge of a struggling English Premier League soccer team. “Ted Lasso”, the winsome Emmy-winning comedy series on Apple+…
The film shows how Bourdain’s public image contrasted with his private, shy, introverted self.
A streaming series set in an Australian psychiatric ward explores mental health with humor, compassion, and insider insight. Created by screenwriter Kristen Dunphy, the drama won over Aussie critics and premiered on Showtime Oct. 19. Wakefield was never going to be an easy sell. An intense drama unfolding in a mental…