Reading science fiction and fantasy can help young people learn how to cope with stress and anxiety.
Health & Happiness
There is something medicinal in choosing the kinds of scars that mark us.
An Indigenous Indian tribe once embraced voluntary and assisted euthanasia in specific contexts, a cultural practice fundamentally driven by a care for the common good.
The FDA’s latest move represents a seismic shift for gay and bisexual men as well as for the critically low U.S. blood supply.
Seeking safety and support when fleeing domestic violence can feel like navigating a terrifying video game—but there are “cheat codes” and secret power-ups to be unlocked, if you know the right words.
“I know I’m the best mother when I start from the inside out.”
Three ways to practice community care for movement organizers, unionizers, and other folks on the ground keeping good trouble going.
The culture and availability of guns in the U.S. means that domestic violence often includes the use or threat of firearms.
From the streets of Iran to the corridors of power in the U.S., the forces that police our morality undermine our mental health and wellbeing.
Leah Penniman encourages us to recognize Earth as teacher, text, and kin.
And not just for transgender people.
A mother, author, and advocate reflects on her own journey out of domestic violence in hopes of helping others break free.
It was like money falling from the sky. Except the city of Los Angeles would be sending it to her in a debit card every month. A thousand dollars. To
Access to electrical power during outages is an equity issue for low-income California residents, especially those with children who rely on medical devices.
Politicians and media are in their latest wave of ascribing young people’s mental health problems to anything but their real source: dysfunctional adults.
Faced with a national shortage of nurses, children with disabilities or chronic illnesses in California are unable to access the home nurses to which they’re entitled by the state. Advocates say the problem is fixable.
Even after leaving a domestic violence situation, survivors are often saddled with mountains of debt incurred by their abusers. Can a new California law offer protections?
Colonization and capitalism have distorted our relationships with food. How do we return to its physical and social sacredness?
Companies like Amazon and Google present mindfulness as a secular technology for stress relief. But authentic Buddhism cannot be harmed.
Harm reduction was adopted by public institutions to help stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. But it originated in self-advocacy by drug users, sex workers, and trans activists.
Parents and caregivers are a critical link in addressing the urgent mental health crisis among teens.
Pregnant people across the country lack safe drinking water—so grassroots organizations are stepping in.
A law supposed to protect patients from hidden charges on medical bills is still riddled with loopholes. Only universal health care will fix it.
As the U.S. gets hit with multiple illnesses, public health messaging is critical. Here’s how to ensure it reaches the communities most impacted.
adrienne maree brown reflects on the lessons they’ve learned authoring this column for the past year, and lays out a path for what’s to come.
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