Examining the particular stress of 2017.

This Is What ‘Self-Care’ Looks Like When You Have a Mental Illness

Singer Shamir Bailey, who has bipolar disorder, breaks down the difference between indulgence and self-preservation.

Shamir Bailey

I Visited a Forest-Dwelling Witch to Cure My Crushing Existential Dread

I have been drinking Susun Weed's calming herbal tinctures for months in an attempt to stave off my impending mental breakdown. But I knew it was not enough; I needed to meet the wood witch to receive her blessings directly.

Callie Beusman

This Artist Is Using Drone Music to Help People With Anxiety and Depression

Kristel Jax's drone therapy combines personal stories about mental health and drone music.

Katie Jensen

For Black Professionals, Secondhand Racism Is an Unending Stress

In the course of their work, black lawyers and journalists are forced to confront the ugliest examples of our nation's racial inequity.

Chauncey Alcorn

Shabbat Is an Underrated Way to Destress

Wine, weed, and unplugging—your ancient Jewish guide to modern-day stress relief.

Madison Margolin

This Is How People Who Hold Others' Lives in Their Hands Deal With Stress

You think your job is stressful?

Rajul Punjabi

I Turned the Stress of Living In New York Into a Science Experiment

I enlisted a team of experts to hack my own stress, while understanding what makes New York a vibrant and difficult city.

Ankita Rao

When Panic Attacks Me

It took me years to realize that people can’t see panic attacks.

Michael Byrne

The ‘Father of Stress’ Was a Tobacco Industry Shill

How one of the twentieth century’s most respected scientists was bought by the tobacco industry.

Daniel Oberhaus

Video: Comparing Weed and Xanax for Anxiety Relief

We talked to Weediquette's Krishna Andavolu about two popular anxiety drugs.

Ankita Rao

Video: Why High Sex May Not Be That Great

Smoking weed and having sex can have consequences.

Tonic Staff

How Members of Congress Keep Calm in the Age of Trump

"Go gaze upon the ocean and take in it's vastness. Go hold some babies. But seriously, do something that helps put it all in perspective.​"

Eve Peyser