One in three LGBTQ+ Americans (including more than three in five transgender Americans) faced discrimination in the past year. And, unsurprisingly, that mistreatment worsened their mental well being. We explored how prejudice took root, progress being made to support LGBTQ+ people, and how to be a better ally.
We took a look at common mental health problems and disorders and what they do.
The pandemic has produced a laundry list of emotions. And it's natural to want to sweep it all under the rug. But our guide has coping tactics to work through them.
If you read to relax, great news. These books take it one step further: each one aims to explore or improve some aspect of your mental health.
Plus, what to know about the different types of therapy out there and whether insurance covers it.
Seems like everyone's into “alternative” or integrative medicine these days. But turns out, many of these treatments have been around for thousands of years. Here's theSkimm on tai chi, acupuncture, cupping, and more.
If you're feeling anxious about the world opening back up, you're not alone. We're here to help you explore and understand what you may be feeling, because the pandemic impacted all of us differently.
Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect your period? The short answer is maybe, but only temporarily, and you should still get vaccinated anyway. Fertility physician Dr. Natalie Crawford explains.
You know that climate change threatens the planet. But you might not know that it threatens our health, too.
Whether you've experienced trauma firsthand, are supporting someone who has, or are constantly taking in traumatic news events, your mental health is likely feeling the side effects.
You know what birth control is and does. But you might not know what options are out there to help you plan for your future — whether that involves kids or not.
If getting pregnant is all about timing, ovulation is like an alarm going off in your body. And if you're looking to hit snooze on starting a family, knowing when it's happening can help with that, too.
For those TTC: Science can help. Here's a breakdown of the process and price of different fertility methods.
If you've suffered from a miscarriage, you're not alone. Here's a look at how to grieve a pregnancy loss, and how to be there for someone going through it.
Abby never expected to have problems getting pregnant. Watch to see her journey, plus her message to other women struggling with fertility issues.
It involves a lot more than just having your period roughly once a month.
Whether you’re struggling to conceive or interested in learning more about the journey of someone close to you, these reads will help illuminate the infertility experience.
About 1 in 8 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Fallon was one of them.
Whitney was working for a mental health organization while secretly dealing with her own mental health issues. Watch to see how she found a therapist, navigated medication options, and took control of her diagnosis.
Stressed about your stress? Deep breaths. Here are some fresh ways to tame the beast.
Anxiety isn’t “just in your head.” Like taking your temperature, we all need to check in to make sure we’re feeling mentally well, not just physically well.
A little stress can go a long way towards getting sh*t done. But a lot of stress can go a long way towards giving you health issues.
Even before COVID-19, around one-third of adults said they’ve suffered from sleep problems. Read up, then rest up.
This list has a weighted blanket, a delicious tea mix, lightweight pajamas, and more. Sweet dreams.
Weird dreams and a pit of uncertainty got you staring at the ceiling? We're here to help you get some shuteye.
Rest easy. Here's how to overhaul your bedtime routine to get quality sleep.
The gov extended the ACA enrollment period to August 15, 2021. Here’s what that could mean for your health (and health coverage).
Since the outbreak, there are fewer in-person treatment options available. Enter: virtual therapy.
Picking a health insurance plan probably sounds about as fun as going to the doctor. But choosing the right one is an important step in taking care of yourself.
There are lots of choices –– and terms –– when it comes to insurance coverage. We Skimm’d the big ones for you here.
Millions of Americans could lose their health insurance after becoming unemployed due to the pandemic. Here’s how to get covered.
The US is one of the only countries that doesn’t guarantee paid parental leave. We Skimm’d how this impacts you.
Chances are you’ve complained about feeling ‘hormonal.’ But you might not know what that word actually means.
Let's talk everything from latching and leaking to feelings and formula. Because breastfeeding is a lot more complicated than it sounds.
There’s a lot more to sex than... just sex.
Whether you believe ‘you are what you eat’ or have muted all nutrition and wellness coaches on your IG, you have the right to know that not all foods are created equal.
Retweet if you spent most of 2020 refreshing your social media feeds. This might not be the healthiest move.
Does looking at your iPhone stress you out? Relax. Here's how to clean up your home screen.
People of color face a disproportionate level of health risk compared to white people in the US. Here's why.
The CDC says that 7.3% of all coronavirus cases reported to the organization as of August were among children. Meet Jill...Her newborn is part of that statistic. They both tested positive for the virus.
If your 9 to 5 has become your 9 to 7...or 8 or 9, check out our tips for setting boundaries and working smarter from home.
"People were scared. And it was on me and the rest of the leadership team to say 'We’re going to be here with you.'"
"I did not think about failure. I did not think about success. All I thought about is we have to come up with something that stops this pandemic."
"When you first start [a new] job, take the time to invest in people and build relationships."
"The...really important thing we did for one another was...help each other to feel less alone."
"I'm a big fan of faking it till you make it."
The co-founder of Suja Juice and creator of Lawless Beauty isn't afraid to break into a new field.
The Susan G Komen Foundation founder recommends starting with the end in mind.
Stress motivated the founder and CEO of Love Wellness to make a change.
The Huffington Post founder told us how she took a step back after working 18-hour days and from there created Thrive Global.
The SoulCycle CEO talks about taking over the SoulCycle community and having a millennial mentor.
The Founder and Executive Chairman of ClassPass talks about how the brand failed before it evolved.
"The beginning was really hard. I decided to go into therapy at that point because it was really intense."