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Why are we so afraid of being lonely?

Studies have found Gen Z to be the loneliest generation yet, with social media to blame. We asked some experts how, why and what can be done about it.
Alyson Zetta Williams
2 days ago

a recent study links air pollution and mental illness

Depression and bipolar disorder were found to be more common in major cities.
Nicole DeMarco

the scientific reason why 'depression watching' is so comforting

There's a quiet solace in binge-watching your favourite series alone.
Jenna Mahale

here's more proof that social media is hurting young people's mental health

A new study suggests that each hour of screen time increases the severity of depressive symptoms in teens.
Nicole DeMarco

a new study finds shrooms boost creativity for up to a week

The magical fungus is considered the "safest drug" and can also improve empathy.
Nicole DeMarco

adut akech opens up about her experiences of depression on instagram

The i-D cover star wants to help break down the stigma around mental health with a New Year message posted to her account.
Roisin Lanigan
mental health

we all know social media can seriously harm your mental health, so what now?

Despite the detrimental effects of social media, we’re still completely hooked. Refinery29 Editor at Large Sarah Raphael shares her tips on how to use it safely.
Sarah Raphael
mental health

do you have seasonal sadness, or are you actually depressed?

How to tell if your perpetual gloom and existential crisis needs a Deliveroo, or a doctor.
Kate Lucey

most lgbtq people experience anxiety and depression, a study finds

One in eight have attempted suicide.
Nicole DeMarco
Think Pieces

what it means if you hate having your picture taken

For those of us who prefer not to be the focus of attention, it used to be so much easier to hide.
Christian Jarrett

this publication hopes to end the stigma around men’s mental health

'HIM + HIS' is an anthology of visual and written contributions exploring the strengths and weaknesses of men and mental health.
Steve Salter
Think Pieces

why this tweet about mental health services went viral

Going to A&E in the midst of a mental health crisis, writer Emily Reynolds was turned away with nothing more than a pamphlet. When she tweeted about the absurdly inadequate treatment, the response from others about similar experiences was overwhelming.
Emily Reynolds