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Mental Health

Life & Style

Why Is Sound Therapy Having a Moment?

I’d never really given much thought to the idea of sound therapy—that is, until I attended a wellness retreat at Maine’s Hidden Pond resort back […]

City Life

Inside Boston’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

They are the words that no parent wants to hear from their child: I need help. I feel like I’m going to hurt somebody or […]


How Do You Say Goodbye to Your Therapist?

As soon as Adelaide’s face appeared on my computer screen, I felt the upswell of an urge to cry. I had been seeing Adelaide, on […]

City Life

Another Summer of Fireworks Hell Is Coming to Boston…Or Is It?

Like more or less everyone in Massachusetts, I’ve been known to appreciate some good illegal fireworks every now and then. Nothing beats blasting off a […]


JC Monahan: Breaking My Silence

I could hear their voices, soft and muffled. I couldn’t make out what they were saying. Eventually, they grew louder. Two, maybe three male voices? […]


We’re All Grieving Right Now, and It’s Okay To Show It

It was one of those cold, gray mornings during the early days of COVID when I don’t think any of us understood what was going […]

City Life

Test Your 2020 Memory: When Did This Happen in Boston?

It has been nine whole months since the effects of the pandemic really took hold in Boston, and life as we knew it changed dramatically. […]


How to Find Mental Health Care in Boston: An Essential Guide

Signs to Look For Not sure whether it’s garden-variety blues or something more serious? Here’s how to tell if you (or your loved ones) might […]


Inside Boston’s Looming Mental Health Crisis

Read more about Boston’s mental health crisis If I asked how you are doing today, how would you answer? You might say “pretty well”—after all, […]


Mental Health Resources for the Black and Brown Community in Boston

“I am not well if WE are not well” has become the tagline of the dance cardio studio, Trillfit, in Mission Hill, owned and operated […]


How to Help Children Cope with Depression and Anxiety Right Now

Growing up like a “regular kid” is anything but regular these days. From virtual learning to days on end spent with parents and siblings instead […]


Eight Ways to Cope with Your Feelings of Grief During the COVID Pandemic

During the past couple months, I’ve heard many times that the feelings of the pandemic are sort of like riding a roller coaster. Everyone is […]


Where to Find Free Mental Health Resources around Boston

Finding the right therapist can be hard. And if you need help right now, it can be even harder and more frustrating to go through […]

City Life

Why Stress Baking Is Everyone’s Favorite Way to Cope

Typically, I do one of two things when I’m stressed: I run from my feelings or I eat them. A month ago, when the coronavirus […]

Arts & Entertainment

Have You Heard the One about My Crippling Depression?

On the evening of October 11, 1993, 23-year-old would-be standup comedian Gary Gulman, a towering, well-put-together man from Peabody who had failed as a tight […]