Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

After being diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder in 2018, I had to start taking medication for my mental health. Both the physical and mental side effects were brutal, and since my psychiatrist often wasn’t available, I ended up in the emergency room multiple times while trying to find the right medication. The process of finding the right prescription took months. During the wait, I realized my psychiatrist’s lack of availability is a symptom of a much larger problem — mental health services aren’t prioritized in the same way physical health services are.

‘Endometriosis is so much worse than a bad period’

My 14-year journey with the illness, in comic form

Something terrifying happened to me. I miss the person I used to be before trauma.

I long for the old me, who used to laugh easily

I thought I had to be skinny to explore my gender identity. Here’s how I learned to dress without fear of judgment.

Society tends to only accept fat women who are feminine and dressed in ‘flattering’ clothes