MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
Nighttime used to be the absolute scariest time for me. As soon as the sky began to darken, I knew my crippling anxiety was approaching. The night became one of my biggest triggers, and like clockwork, I would start to feel short of breath as soon as my head hit the pillow.
Anxiety isn't a qualifying condition for medical marijuana use in most states, but it's still being used for that condition In case you missed it, cannabis is no longer just the stuff of stoners. People from all walks of life are turning to cannabis as a remedy for what ails them - including chronic pain, epilepsy, and anxiety - and not necessarily as a means of getting high.
How would you feel if what you thought was a hard-and-fast treatment for your chronic illness was failing you? This is something many people living with mental illness face.
"That will be $50, please." I handed my debit card over to the receptionist. She swiped the card and checked her texts as the transaction took place. An older man behind me in line paced back and forth, talking to himself. He must be new here.
When Poppy was born, I sprinted in platform shoes through the hospital to get to my sister, whom I found looking as blissful as she did exhausted, staring down at the tomato-faced baby who just exited her womb. I'd never seen her look at anything or anyone else that way.
Relationships are hard, and they're even harder when you or your partner's mood isn't in check. Though mental illness, especially depression, is scarily common in America, there is still a stigma attached to it. Society's at a point where we can talk openly about sex and even the wildest of fetishes, but revealing histories of mental illness is still a hard topic to broach-the last taboo.
When I was 13 and already on my third therapist, I was terrified of everything. Each session, I ran through a list of things that gave me anxiety. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder at 12, so I knew too much about how it worked and could easily identify loads of “triggers.” Math class. Sleepovers. Kissing boys. Trains. Planes. Basically any transportation method. You name it, I was scared of it, and I could come up with a hundred horrible outcomes for each scenario.
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Britney Ortiz is disrupting LA's pilates scene with a strong core, reformer machines...and cannabis. With Puff N Pilates, Ortiz has developed a high-tened pilates experience that will elevate your mind, body, and soul. The one-of-a-kind fitness experience was created when Ortiz fused together two of her favorite things-cannabis and pilates.
There is no modern-day performer who brings it live quite like Lady Gaga. Whether she's performing alone with her piano, or with a full band and a crew of backup dancers, she commands the crowd like no other.
The emo icons of the 2000s are still here and still rocking, but instead of partying hard on their time off, they're... doing yoga and barre? Talented as ever, Bert McCracken of The Used and Anthony Green of Circa Survive will be playing for audiences across the country during the Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival.
John O'Callaghan of The Maine isn't a rockstar, nor does he want to be. All he wants is for The Maine to be known as a good band made up of good people. "Wholesome, well-intentioned individuals," as he puts it. And, yes, he actually means it.
The first Emo Nite was supposed to be a small gathering of friends, a toast to the rock subculture that brought angsty hooks and whiny vocals to the mainstream in the early to mid-2000s. Los Angeles residents Morgan Freed, T.J.
Photos by: Ryan Muirhead] On a patio in sunny Los Angeles, Bert McCracken, frontman of , has his legs curled up in a chair while chainsmoking, spewing knowledge about life and death. The release of The Canyon, the band's emotionally charged seventh studio album, is only days away.
Even the prince of emo sometimes forgets his own lyrics. And when he does, it's incredibly endearing. I'm on the phone with Chris Carrabba, Dashboard Confessional frontman, and I've just asked him what his favorite lyrics he's ever written are. He takes a long pause and apologizes.
Photo via @neckdeepuk Instagram / Photographed by Elliott Ingham "Pain, pain, go away, come back another day, I just wanna get one up on life before it kills me." The audience is scream-singing the lyrics to Neck Deep's single, "Where Do We Go When We Go," as show-goers not-so-gracefully crowd surf while recording themselves, presumably for Snapchat.