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Black Gay Boys Struggling With Depression and Crystal Meth -- You're Going to Be OK

Crystal meth use rates seem to be rising among black and Latinx gay and bisexual men in most parts of the U.S. This is one young man's journey to mental health and recovery.

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Antidepressants Can Be Hard to Withdraw From. Here's How to Do It Right.

Knowing how to manage your antidepressants is as important as managing your HIV medications.

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FDA May Soon Approve Version of 'Special K' for Severe Depression

That's right -- the anesthetic and club drug ketamine can provide dramatic, swift relief when antidepressants cannot.

Brian Belovitch in 2018 and in 1981.

Mental Health Expert Uses His Life to Help Others Navigate HIV and Gender

Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.

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Mental Health and HIV

Good mental health will help you live your life to the fullest and is essential to successfully treating HIV. Learn more about managing your mental health and seeking treatment.

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A Lust for Life and Anthony Bourdain

In contemplating Bourdain's suicide and her own battle with depression, Sherri Lewis writes, "I discovered that my problems were not about dying, but about how to live."

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HIV and Mental Health

If you are living with HIV, it's important to pay attention to both your physical and mental health. This fact sheet provides information on how people with HIV can take care of their mental health.

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Efavirenz Side Effects Include Suicide Risk; It Could Have Been Me

Reports on higher rates of suicide or self-harm in people with HIV on efavirenz -- particularly among those diagnosed with mental health conditions -- don't surprise Matt Ebert, who says he lived through it, but barely.

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A Counsellor's Perspective: It's About More Than Just a Virus

"Depression, anxiety and trauma -- that's just the name of the game, especially for clients who have been around HIV for a long time or who come into the marginalization of HIV from a previous experience of marginalization," writes counsellor John La...

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10 Under-the-Radar HIV Stories From 2014

There were many developments in HIV this year: some big, some small. While not all HIV research is groundbreaking, many results are noteworthy. They didn’t make many headlines, but here are 10 important stories about HIV this year that went under the r…