Lady Gaga arrives at the Los Angeles premiere screening of "American Horror Story: Hotel" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lady Gaga’s Outlook On Anxiety Is Genuinely Refreshing

“Lady Gaga is using her public status for good by sharing a message of hope for those who suffer from mental health conditions. The singer and “American Horror Story” actress chronicled her own anxiety and depression in Billboard magazine this[…]

$30 Million Program to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Get Mental Health Care

“New York is set to begin a $30 million program aimed at providing mental health services to low-income residents with little or no access to care.  The program, Connections to Care, will tap existing community organizations that reach low-income residents[…]

Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection

“America’s culture of hyperachievement among the affluent has been under scrutiny for at least the last decade, but recent suicide clusters, including the deaths of three high school students and one recent graduate in Palo Alto, Calif., have renewed the[…]

Brains of People with Recurrent Depression Have a Significantly Smaller Hippocampus

“Published in Molecular Psychiatry, the ENIGMA study is co-authored by University of Sydney scholars at the Brain and Mind Research Institute.  The research is the largest international study to compare brain volumes in people with and without major depression. It[…]

Mom Opens Up About Daughter’s Suicide: ‘I Didn’t Know My Child’

‘The numbers are tragically high: every year, approximately 2 million U.S. adolescents attempt to end their own lives. An estimated 2,000 succeed, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness…Yet suicide experts say it’s not uncommon for parents to be[…]

by Elizabeth Swados

New HBO Doc MY DEPRESSION Wants Us to Open Up

“Depression. Anxiety. Emotions!!! We’ve been talking about all of them on Smart Girls a lot lately because frankly, we think it’s time to put an end to the stigma around mental health. Another Smart Girl who is looking to end[…]