How do I explain an existence dominated by the bleakest, darkest moods? And do I even want to? By Jenny Diski.
What does it mean to be HIV positive today? Patrick Strudwick meets four people living with the virus to find out.
There are a few things science doesn’t know about the menopause: what it’s for, how it works and how best to treat it. Approaching her second – yes, second – menopause, Rose George finds herself with more questions than answers.
In Northern Ireland, more people took their own lives in the 16 years after the Troubles than died during them. Why? Lyra McKee finds out.
One morning, completely unexpectedly, Samantha Anderson woke to find that she could no longer swallow. Three-and-a-half years and many medical appointments later, she’s finally regaining her ability to eat. Bryn Nelson finds out more.
Why are some people able to become happy, well-adjusted adults even after growing up with violence or neglect? Their life stories – from 1950s Hawaii to the orphanages of Romania – could provide answers that will help more children to thrive. By Lucy Maddox.
Martha Henriques finds out what it’s like growing up intersex and meets the people fighting to improve intersex rights.
The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated. Andrea Volpe reports.
Who would risk their own safety tending to the injured and recovering the dead in one of the most violent cities on earth? Samira Shackle rides along with a driver from the world’s largest voluntary ambulance service.
Researcher Áine Kelly is using her experience of growing up in care to help others in the system. What role does first-hand experience have in expertise? Michael Regnier meets her to find out.
Falls kill over 420,000 people every year. So why don't we know more about how to fall better? Neil Steinberg investigates.
What happens when dissociative identity disorder takes away your sense of being an individual?
Catherine Carver recounts her terrifying journey into postpartum psychosis – and how she found healing in unexpected ways.
The challenges people face accessing abortion and contraception in two very different countries – India and the USA.
Joanna Moorhead on the decision she made not to have a mastectomy.
The rest of the world can learn from Puerto Rican communities rallying together to recover from a natural disaster fuelled by climate change.
Smiling is one of the fundamental ways people communicate, so what happens if your face can’t do it?
What it’s like to live with trichotillomania.