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Sophie Turner Opens up About Her Mental Health, and It Is an Important Discussion to Have

Growing up in the public eye cannot be easy. But one thing that's important, especially for young fans of actors, is the open nature with which some are talking about their mental health.

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How One Day at a Time Powerfully Tackled Mental Health

The charming, winning sitcom works as both a hilarious family story and a vehicle for social commentary and never once sacrifices an iota of heart to convey the message.

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Sophie Turner Claps Back at Piers Morgan’s Ignorant Comments About Mental Health

Feed him to the dogs, Sansa.

There's three things you can count on in this life: death, taxes, and Piers Morgan's ability to be an unbelievable asshat.

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Let’s De-Stigmatize the Conversation Around Mental Health in 2019

You're not alone.

"If all we do is highlight our highest of highs while being quiet about our lows, we're bound to make the world a lonelier place."

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Holidays, Mental Illness, and Surviving Being an IRL Grinch

Being happy is hard sometimes, but surrounding yourself with people who love you and taking the time to be kind to yourself can give you something to actually smile about during this holiday season. 

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Big Mouth Powerfully Examines Female Sexuality & Depression in Season Two

Netflix's Big Mouth has remained one of the streaming service's best examinations of the complex world of puberty.

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Here Are Five Positive Things to Do with Your Rage and Sadness Over the Kavanaugh Vote

Because it's been a week.

Here are five positive, soul-affirming actions you can take to heal, re-energize, and move forward.

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Demi Lovato’s Hospitalization Is a Reminder About the Dangers of Mental Health Stigma

The language we use around addiction is already problematic, but when it comes to women in the public eye we tend to feed off their pain, while simultaneously not believing them when they say they are hurting.

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How Self Care Went from Personal to Profit

Do we really need to constantly slap on a face mask and pronounce ourselves cured?

This is not to say that face masks, spa days, and other traditionally feminine activities and things are inherently bad. But we need to consider how it's become a commodity of sorts, a way for us to spend more money. It also paints a different look at self care than what we necessarily need.

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“It’s Okay to Admit That Life Is Terrifying”: Michelle Wolf on Mental Health in the Wake of Celebrity Suicides

Comedian Michelle Wolf had a brilliant segment on The Break with Michelle Wolf about how much our culture of pretending everything is fine and dandy contributes to silence about our own mental health and the stigma around mental illness.

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Chef, Author, and Influencer Anthony Bourdain Found Dead at 61

R.I.P.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255. En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889. Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

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“Struggle and Pain Is Real”: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Opens Up About His Teen Depression

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's powerful statement about depression brought the internet together. "You’re not alone." 

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New 13 Reasons Why S2 Intro Shows Attempt to Better Handle Sensitive Topics

People have been wondering why a second season of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why is necessary, considering that the first season wrapped up the story of the book on which it's based pretty firmly. Yet Season Two is coming, and the show seems to want to do better by teens who may be struggling with the sensitive issues depicted on the show. Take, for example, the show's new intro in the video after the jump.

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Why Don’t We Have Universal Mental Health Screenings for Young People?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has now issued updated guidelines aiming to combat depression in adolescents. Their suggestion: universal annual screenings for depression, starting at age 12.

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Gun Violence is a Mental Health Issue, Not a Mental Illness Issue. Yes, There’s a Difference

Words matter.

Gun violence is not caused by mental illness, but it is a mental health issue, and that's a small but important distinction that needs to be made.

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Five Reasons Why You Need to Be Watching S2 of Netflix’s One Day at a Time

I've been a huge fan of Netflix's reboot of the classic Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time since its first season. However in the back of my mind, I worried about something that I think everyone worries about when they love something right out of the gate: the Sophomore Slump. Thankfully, I had no need to worry. Season Two of the show recently launched on Netflix, and it improved on an already stellar first season.

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Rick & Morty’s Heartbreakingly Honest Take on Therapy Was the Most Painful Thing on Television This Week

"I'm Pickle Rick!"

It says a lot of about the brilliant, weird state of television today that one of the most psychologically astute pieces of modern entertainment centered around a man who turned himself into a pickle.

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Woman’s Exchange With Her Boss Goes Viral, Proving How Hungry We All Are to Crush the Stigma Around Mental Health Issues

An email exchange between a web developer named Madalyn Parker and the CEO of her company has gone viral after she wrote to her team saying she was taking a few days off "to focus on [her] mental health." That in itself is a level of honesty that has struck many as uncommon. Even more surprising was her boss' response.

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Things We Saw Today: The Cast of the Animated Justice League Reunited for a Fun Live Read!

The cast of Justice League (the animated one, not the upcoming movie we're not entirely looking forward to) got together at Denver Comic Con to do a live read of the show's three-part series finale. It's a whole lot of fun and Kevin Conroy even slips in a little musical surprise.

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Britain’s Young Royals Have a Refreshingly Honest Talk About Mental Health

More of this.

I never thought I would see future monarchs discuss their own emotional travails so candidly.

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