BY BUST Magazine
on Nov 17, 2015
Suicide is historically burdened with the tenacious stigma of being “taboo”—a label that once meant the conversation was not suitable for mixed company (or any company) and should be quarantined to the likes of medical professionals. As talking openly has become inextricable from progress, this dated label has gone the way of matrimonial twin beds. No conversation is out-of-bounds anymore. Now when we say “taboo,” we mean to point out that our persistent reluctance has become a detrimental hindrance to growth.
To be fair, suicide is complicated and heavy and sad. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jul 01, 2015
Missouri is making great changes: Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill explicitly stating the types of eating disorder treatments insurance companies must provide. For those of you who haven’t been affected by eating disorders in your life, either suffering yourself or watching a loved one suffer, insurance companies followed vague terms in regards to eating disorders - and mental health coverage in general - resulting in a disparity between necessary treatment and provided treatment.
The frustrating thing about eating disorders is that they can be difficult to measure. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 22, 2015
I was as stoked about the new Disney/Pixar film Inside Out coming out on Friday, June 19 as any 6-year-old in America. A movie, starring Amy Poehler, about feelings going on inside a preteen girl’s head? What could be better?
When I saw the movie with a few high school friends on Friday night (at 9:30, past the little-kid rush) I wasn’t disappointed. Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on May 27, 2014
I’ve been an intern at BUST since February and I have to say, it’s been a wild ride. When I started my internship, I knew that I wouldn’t have a difficult time finding stories to talk about (luckily women are so awesome and talented that there is always something new and exciting to share!) But, as I’m about to finish my time at BUST, I can say I truly had no idea what I was in for.
My most recent reflection came from the absolutely tragic UCSB shooting this weekend and the resulting #YesAllWomen hashtag. Check out our coverage of it here. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 28, 2014
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain.
It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.
"When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know that what you need to do is possible to do, even though difficult, and sense of time disappears. You forget yourself. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 06, 2013
Just when you thought humanity had reached its lowest point, a woman on a business trip to Britain was forcibly sedated so a c-section could be performed and her child could be taken from her. This came after she suffered a mental breakdown while on the trip and social services deemed her "unfit."
The woman was not allowed to spend time with her child following the non-consensual operation, as adoption proceedings commenced almost immediately. The woman herself was "dispatched with undue haste" back to her home country of Italy. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jul 12, 2013
Amanda Seyfried rose to prominence as the girl who was blessed with ESPN boobs in Tina Fey’s brilliant Mean Girls.
She was just shy of 20 when the movie blew up, and now, almost a decade later, her career has all but followed the same progression.
Between her turn as flaxen-haired, honey-voiced Cosette in the critically acclaimed Les Miserables, and her upcoming role as porn star Linda Lovelace – Ms. Deep Throat herself, Seyfried is unquestionably killing it. Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Jun 07, 2013
Mental illness is a major issue in both the health care community and society. Chances are, you know people who have either depression or anxiety, and of those people you know, it is probable that they are women. At least, that's what a new study coming out of Oxford University says. According to the results, which looked at 12 major studies done throughout the world in the last 20+ years, women are 40% more likely to develop mental illness than men as well as women being 75% more likely to report suffering from depression and 60% more likely than men to report having an anxiety disorder. Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Mar 21, 2012
A recent study conducted by Medco, a company that manages prescription benefits, found that in 2010, women took medication to treat depression or anxiety at a higher rate than men. In a study of two million patients, pharmacy records showed that 26 percent of women took drugs to treat mental-health issues in 2010, compared to 22 percent in 2001. Only 15 percent of men took the same medications in 2010 (up from 12 percent in 2001).
Though the precise reason behind these findings isn't clear, Dr. Read More