Gila Lyons' writing about mental health and social justice has appeared in The New York TimesSalon, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Vox, GOOD Magazine, Bust Magazine, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Morning News, Ploughshares, Brevity, Tablet, The Forward, Fusion, Bitch Magazine, and other publications. Her pieces have been shared and reviewed on Reddit, The Huffington Post, Longreads, Vela, New York Magazine, and anthologized in books and collections. She holds an MFA in literary nonfiction from Columbia University, and teaches college writing and literature. Gila is at work on a memoir about seeking a natural cure for panic disorder but falling prey to the underbelly of the alternative health movement. Follow her on Twitter @gilalyons and on Facebook here