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Health & Fitness | Health Tips

Always Waking Up at 3 a.m.? Here's What Your Body's Trying to Tell You

Waking up at 3 a.m. every night? Nighttime awakenings are typically harmless, but sometimes indicate sleep disorders, apnea, circadian rhythm or nightmare disorder.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

988 Lifeline Dialing Code Launches

On July 16, 2022, the dialing code 988 will become available across the US to route callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.

Psychology | Psychology

Research: Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain

A new study from academics at UCL may change the way we view and treat depression. Find out more about the implications.

Health & Fitness | Health

You Can Basically Trick Your Mind Into Falling Asleep With These 3 Expert-Approved Techniques

If racing thoughts or worries are keeping you awake, try one of these three mental tricks to fall asleep, straight from sleep doctors.

News | News

PODCAST | The Independent Truckers Strike Back: This Ain't Canada

After we address the attempted assassination of US Rep. Lee Zeldin who is running for Governor of New York, we discuss how the independent truckers in California are artfully expressing their outrage at a new law that coerces them into union membership.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

The facts about abortion and mental health

Scientific research from around the world shows having an abortion is not linked to mental health issues but restricting access is.

Psychology | Psychology

14% of students quit college because of mental health challenges | Fortune

Mental health struggles prevented a significant portion of students from earning their college degree, according to a new report from Sallie Mae.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

How mindfulness and dance can stimulate a part of the brain that can improve mental health

The brain’s somatosensory cortex may help enrich our emotional experiences and improve our mental health. Mindfulness and dance movement therapy may be effective ways to activate it.

Psychology | Psychology

An Unusual Sign of Depression | Psychology Today

Stimulation-seeking behaviors such as theft and infidelity are often overlooked.

News | News

PODCAST | Uvalde: Limited Government Is Essential For The Common Good

While the political opportunists scream in an attempt to score points for their shallowly naive and uneducated positions on “gun control” regarding the Uvalde school shooting, the tragedy – and that’s what it is, a tragedy – spotlights some poin

Psychology | Personality

How to Identify the 4 Subtle Steps a Narcissist Takes Before Invading Your Life

How to recognize even the most subtle and covert phases of narcissistic control, according to a psychologist.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Striving for mental health excellence in the workplace

Organizational leaders are well-positioned to influence a positive culture shift and normalize mental health in the workplace.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Restricting access to abortion likely to lead to mental health harms, APA asserts

APA is deeply concerned regarding the emerging possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will eliminate the constitutional right to obtain an abortion, citing decades of research demonstrating the harm to women’s mental health if abortions are outlawed or

Psychology | Psychology

Can a child with ADHD lead a normal life?

Our agony aunt, Mary Fenwick offers her advice to one woman who asks: can a child with ADHD lead a normal life?

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

15 Best Mental Health Podcasts of 2022

This collection of podcasts addresses mental health issues, for anyone looking for self-help advice on different conditions and improving emotional wellness.

Psychology | Psychology

Why can't I enjoy music when I'm depressed?

Experts explain what stops the brain from translating music into pleasure.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Surprising Link Between Daytime Naps And Cognitive Decline

New study finds surprising links between daytime naps and impacts on cognitive health like Alzheimer's disease risk and dementia.

Psychology | Psychology

New psychology research uncovers an interesting link between inflammatory responses and depression

People who experience high inflammatory reactivity to socially stressful situations are more likely to develop depressive symptoms, according to a new study published in Psychological Science. The findings provide new insights into how interpersonal stres

Psychology | Personality

The Dark Side of Resilience

Could too much resilience be a bad thing, just like too much muscle mass can be a bad thing?

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Shame and Mental Health

To overcome shame, you have to believe that it’s possible to heal. If you’re ready to get started, take that small first step in finding someone you trust. You might be surprised by how quickly you can find freedom.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Is This the End of the Private Practice Therapist? - Mental Health Match

What does the growing "uber-ization" of therapy mean for private practice therapists, their clients, and the future of therapy?

Psychology | Psychology

Differences in men and women's brains may reveal better ways to treat depression

Scientists uncovered biological mechanisms that can, in part, explain why men and women experience severe depression differently.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How to Work Out for Your Mental Health

Get physically fit while also paying mind to anxiety and depression.

Science & Technology | Science

Brain Signals Associated With OCD Discovered by Scientists For First Time


Scientists have been able to observe brain activity linked with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in more detail than ever before – and if these neural signals can be identified, it opens up the possibility of being able to change them as well.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why mental health breaks are so important when working from home

As we enter a new year of working from home, we explore why mental health breaks during the working day are more important now than ever.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Walking for Fitness: What Muscles Does Walking Work?

Walking does great things for your mental health and cardiovascular fitness, but did you know that a good walk can also help you build the muscles in your legs and abs?

Psychology | Psychology

U.S. Psychologists See Big Spike in Demand for Mental Health Care | Health News | US News

US News is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. Track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in politics, business, health, and education.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The dark side of wellness: the overlap between spiritual thinking and far-right conspiracies | Health & wellbeing |

Extreme right-wing views and the wellness community are not an obvious pairing, but ‘conspirituality’ is increasingly pervasive. How did it all become so toxic? By Eva Wiseman

Psychology | Psychology

New research in suicide prevention

Researchers study who is at most risk of suicide and when.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

6 Unexpected Ways Decluttering Can Help You Destress, Calm Down, and Take Care of Your Mental Health

Decluttering can feel stressful, but it can pay off in major ways. Mental health experts weigh in on the mental health benefits of decluttering and streamlining your space.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

How Mental Health First Aid Can Help Reduce Stigma - Mental Health First Aid

It’s easy to see why talking about our mental health may not be easy. Research shows that public stigma, or society’s negative attitudes and behaviors surrounding mental health, and self-stigma, the internalization of those attitudes, prevent many fro

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention (Inside Mental Health Podcast)

Did you to know that the risk of suicide among LGBTQ youth is almost 4 times higher than for non-LGTBQ youth? Listen to this podcast to learn more from the Trevor Project.

Psychology | Psychology

Naomi Osaka and the Cost of Saying No

Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, a women’s mental health psychiatrist, shares what we can learn from the tennis star’s French Open decision.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Waking Just One Hour Earlier Cuts Depression Risk by Double Digits

Changing your sleep schedule by one hour has a significant impact on risk factors for major depression. Going to sleep and waking one hour earlier than usual was associated with a 23% decreased risk of developing depressive disorders.

Psychology | Psychology

Depression: A Family Affair

Can depression be passed on to future generations, and if it can, how can treatment help?

Miscellaneous | Opinion

What Would Jello Do? Part 92: The Return of Mass Shootings

Mass shootings are back with a vengeance. Jello examines the causes of these shootings and what we should do about it. What Would Jello Do? is an informal sp...

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

SCIENCE: White Libs More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems

White liberals are significantly more likely than other racial and ideological groups to be diagnosed with a mental health condition, according to science.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Stanford: 'Zoom fatigue' is real and now we know what causes it

It's not your imagination -- all those hours of video calls take a toll on your body and brain that regular office work doesn't. Now scientists say they know why.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Mental Health Day: How to Make the Most of It

Mental health days are important, but they can often be ineffective. Here’s how to make the most of your time off so that you return to work feeling refreshed and ready to go.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Arianna Huffington: This Is Our Opportunity to Take Action on Mental Health

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, this Mental Health Month, we have an opportunity to take steps to identify our signs, stressors and solutions.

Psychology | Psychology

Why science says the pursuit of happiness has a dark side - CNET

As counterintuitive as it might sound, chasing happiness so closely could be making us miserable.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Natural Health: Why Nature is the New Rx - Rose Hahn

Natural Health in the form nature prescriptions by doctors is on the rise. Research is showing time in nature is vital to your physical & mental health.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Taking the Long View on COVID-19

In the midst of this crisis, there are opportunities to lay the groundwork for a healthier future.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

When Covid Hit, I Started Walking 20,000 Steps a Day. It’s Changed My Life

Setting a daily goal made me fitter, boosted my mood and allowed me to explore parts of New York I’d never seen before.

Psychology | Psychology

A Dialogue on Psychosis and Trauma | Psychiatric Times

Joining together to discuss psychosis, 3 doctors share their experiences and opinions on the various ways to respond and help patients with trauma.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Pandemic winter dread is real. Here’s how to conquer it. - Vox

Psychology points to one simple principle that’s highly effective at improving our mental health and well-being.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Nearly 1 In 5 Are Diagnosed With Mental Disorder : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Those recovering from the coronavirus were more likely than other groups of patients to be diagnosed with a mental disorder within three months, according to a new study.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Resilience in the age of devastating storms

Psychologists are providing research-based care to stave off long-term mental health challenges and boost resilience among natural disaster victims.

Psychology | Psychology

Why Having OCD Does Not Prepare You for Covid-19 | Psychology Today

No, I haven't been training for this moment for years. Contamination OCD is not a superpower.

Psychology | Psychology

Why So Many People Are Reluctant to Try Therapy

There should never be a sense of shame or embarrassment in raising your hand for help when you need it.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Maintaining a Healthy Mind in Uncertain Times - Sunlighten

Now is a time most people are stressed due to the pandemic. Learn 7 natural ways to improve your mental health.

Psychology | Psychology

The Process Of Psychological Recovery Begins While A Stressful Event Is Still Going On, According To Study Of Early Stag

By Emma Young. Feelings of autonomy increased across early weeks of pandemic, suggesting at least some aspects of psychological recovery begin during stressful experience.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

The Disguises of Depression | Psychology Today

It's National Depression Awareness Month. If sufferers of depression are going to be recognized, it's high time we deconstruct popular culture's stereotypes of the condition.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Feeling Sleepy? Six Findings That Reveal The Nuanced Effects Of Poor Sleep – Research Digest

By Emma Young. Too little sleep can be bad for us — but it's not always the disaster it’s held up to be.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Anxiety From The Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be Making Eating Disorders Worse

A new international survey of those with eating disorders found that symptoms were worsening, even in those who had previously been stable and in remission, over Covid-19.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Big Health study shows digital CBT for insomnia also improves depression symptoms | 2020-08-18 | BioWorld

Big Health’s digital therapeutic Sleepio may not only improve insomnia but also reduce symptoms of depression, a study to be published Aug. 19 in the Journal of Sleep Research shows. Sleepio is a fully automated digital sleep improvement program designe

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Handgun ownership is a 'major risk factor' for suicide

Owning a handgun is linked to a significantly higher risk of suicide, and particularly suicide by firearm, according to a large study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Suicide Rates Among Millennials Are Rising - The Atlantic

Suicides and overdoses among young adults were already skyrocketing before the pandemic started. Now experts fear that the situation is going to get even worse.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

8 Proven Techniques for Parents to Prioritize Their Mental Health During the Pandemic

Parenting experts and influencers share how they are managing stress and anxiety throughout COVID-19.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Understanding How We Respond to Stress Is Key to Improving Our Mental Well-being

Taking steps to improve our mental well-being is critical in this time of uncertainty and beyond.

News | News

UNPACKED - Is There a Connection Between Spirituality and Good Mental Health?

UNPACKED – Is There a Connection Between Spirituality and Good Mental Health? There’s increasing evidence that people who are “spiritual” have fewer symptoms of depression, lower incidence of suicide, and less severe alcohol or substance use.

News | News Items

Mental Health & the Impact of This Pandemic: | Dr. Dyan

How can we protect and support our mental health during the global pandemic? Here are 7 simple tips that can grow our awareness and help us stay strong.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Social Media Isn’t Actually Creating Anxiety Or Depression In Teens

An eight-year study conducted by Brigham Young University found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Living With Consistent Low-Grade Anxiety

Seven weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, one working dad reflects on the challenge of excess stress and the loss of cherished rituals.

News | News

UNPACKED - Tal Ben-Shahar's Tips for Happiness and Good Mental Health

UNPACKED – Tal Ben-Shahar’s Tips for Happiness and Good Mental Health Author and lecturer Tal Ben-Shahar has spent his exceptional career researching and promoting positive psychology, which makes him an ideal person to discuss the Covid-19 em

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Waiting for Sleep: Did Insomnia Prepare You for This? | Dr. Dyan

Waiting for sleep has taught you important tools that can help you to deal with covid-19. And understanding more about waiting can support better rest.

News | News

Coronavirus pandemic may lead to 75,000 "deaths of despair" from suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, study says - CBS News

Job loss, isolation and anxiety could lead to more deaths from suicide and substance abuse over the next 10 years, researchers say.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

How NASA Astronauts Maintain Their Mental Health

Being stuck at home for days on end can be extremely damaging to your psyche. Check out these tips from three people who know a lot about coping with isolation.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

COVID-19: 'Striking' Rates of Anxiety, Depression in HCPs

A significant proportion of healthcare workers treating patients exposed to COVID-19 have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study finds skipping breakfast is linked to a greater risk of depressive symptoms

Workers who omit breakfast show a heightened risk of depressive symptoms, according to a study published in Psychiatry Research. Depression is a ...

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

A growing number of states ban sexual orientation change efforts

Twenty states have now passed laws banning 'conversion therapy,' even as psychologists continue to battle other efforts that seek to undermine LGBTQ rights.

Psychology | Personality

Separation Stings: Study Finds Social Isolation May Cause Physical Inflammation

Researchers at the University of Surrey and Brunel University London say that social isolation may lead to increased bodily inflammation.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Self-Medication: Study Finds Deep Sleep 'Rewires' The Brain To Eliminate Anxiety

Falling into a deep sleep soothes the brain into a relaxed state, allowing it to reset inter-neural connections and reinvigorate itself, a new study finds.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Children Involved In Organized Sports Less Likely To Have Emotional Difficulties - Study Finds

Children who play organized sports starting at a young age are less likely to deal with emotional issues or difficulties by the age of 12.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Hypnosis Changed My Life and my Sleep

When my anxiety and insomnia returned, my therapist suggested a new form of treatment. The results challenged my inner skeptic.

News | Animal Links

Depressive Symptoms Lessened by Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin/paracetamol, statins, and antibiotics, can safely and effectively curb the symptoms of major depression, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence.

Psychology | Personality

Surgery Helps Transgender Individuals in Terms of Improved Mental Health

Transgender individuals are six times as likely to seek mental health care, and surgery can help, a new study shows.

Health & Fitness | Health

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression, scientists find

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression effectively and could be a safer alternative than antidepressants, a major new study suggests.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

When Sleep Improves so Does Anxiety, Depression, and Paranoia

Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Exposure to Air Pollution Bad for Kids Mental Health

Three studies have found that exposure to air pollution in the United States may be especially detrimental to children's mental health.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Advances in the Science of Microdosing....

Is the hype around microdosing psychedelics justified? We don’t yet know. So far, citizen science has outpaced rigorous research.

Food & Drink | Food

Red meat halves risk of depression - Telegraph

Women who reduce lamb and beef in their diets are more likely to suffer
depression, according to the new study.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: What Is Your Microbiome?

Trillions of bacteria and other tiny organisms make up your microbiome. Learn about its links to your health and ways you can boost it.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Brain Benefits more from Short Spurts of Exercise

Much has been written about the great mental health benefits that come with regular exercise. Now a new study shows that hitting the treadmill every morning -- even for a short period of time -- offers another brain benefit: it may make you smarter.

Psychology | Personality

Podcast on Mens Mental Health

We might need to rethink our treatment of men in psychological settings. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Redlands' Fred Rabinowitz explores the basis for these new guidelines.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

When Trauma Gets Trapped in the Body

If we don't face our pain and acknowledge our trauma, it continues to haunt us from the shadows where we let it reside.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Feeling Disconnected from How One Used to Be is Linked to Depression

By Christian Jarrett. To the researchers' surprise, greater derailment preceded reductions in depression.

News | Education News

Kindergarten Teacher Talks Quitting Job in Controversial Post: My Mental 'Health Was in Jeopardy'

Jessica Gentry says she loves children, but had to leave the profession for the sake of her mental and physical health

Miscellaneous | I Like This

6 Benefits of Reading Every Day | Mental Floss

Committing part of everyday to reading printed books can make you a smarter, kinder, more relaxed individual—and the positive effects can be felt at any age.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Brian Wilson Postpones Tour to Address Mental Health | PEOPLE.com

Beach Boy Brian Wilson has been open about his struggles with mental illness for many years

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Being A Righty Or Lefty Matters In Mental Health Treatment - Study Finds

As it turns out, long-discovered emotional structure of the brain is reversed in left-handed people, affecting and calling into question how they respond to certain treatments, according to recent research out of Cornell University.

Psychology | Personality

Scientists determine four personality types based on new data: Comprehensive data analysis dispels established paradigms

Researchers have sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents and found at least four distinct clusters of personality types exist: average, reserved, self-centered and role model. They are based on the five widely accepted bas

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Just One Serving Of Fruit And Vegetables Daily As Good For Mental Health As Taking A Walk - Study Finds

We all know that eating more fruit and vegetables can help us keep the extra pounds off and improve physical health, but a new study shows that even as little as a single serving also boosts mental health.

Psychology | Psychology

Brain scans show promise in spotting suicidal thoughts - CBS News

Comparing scans of people's brains thinking about the word "death," you get different results in a person who has thought about suicide and one who has not

Psychology | Personality

Hopkins Study: Half Of Schizophrenia Cases Misdiagnosed, Most Just Have Anxiety - Study Finds

A significant number of people declared schizophrenic by their doctors may be misdiagnosed. A small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC) with diagnoses of schizophrenia found that about half didn't hav

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

High-School Athletes Are Struggling With Mental Illness - The Atlantic

When high-school sports replicate the training methods and intensity seen at the college level, players feel the toll.

Psychology | Personality

Beyond Early Attachment: How we Learn Trust and Know What We Know

It is time to retire Attachment Theory from its privileged place in psychology.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Key To Happiness? Just Smile, Study Suggests

If you're having a rough day, one way to help turn that frown upside down may be as simple as doing just that. A new study reveals that smiling actually makes people feel happier.

Psychology | Personality

What is it like to experience mental health problems? – Research Digest

A roundup of the research we've covered over the years that's explored what it's like to live with mental health problems, from OCD to hearing voices

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Digital Hoarding Could Be Harmful to Your Mental Health | HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks looks at the concept of digital hoarding and how it compares with other forms of hoarding.

Politics | Gender Insanity

Hormones, surgery, regret: I was a transgender woman for 8 years — time I can't get back

At first I was giddy for the fresh start. But hormones and sex change surgery couldn't solve the underlying issues driving my gender dysphoria.

Health & Fitness | Health

Best mental health apps for sleep, anxiety and depression

Technology is often criticised for worsening our mental health, particularly social media. New figures released for Time to Talk Day (February 7) demonstrate that though the average person in London has 540 friends on social media, 20 per cent of people s

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

8 Ways to Tackle Morning Depression and Successfully Get Out of Bed

Depression can make it hard to get out of bed in the morning, especially when it’s kept you up all night or given you restless sleep. Here’s eight ways to tackle difficult mornings with a little self-care and consideration.

Health & Fitness | Health

What Can We Do To Stop Suicide?

NOTE: If you are depressed or suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.

Health & Fitness | Health

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work - BBC News

Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

Psychology | Psychology

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat? - CNN

Teens' happiness and self-esteem can be linked to the amount of time they're spending in front of their screens, a new study says.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

World Health Organization is recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition

The World Health Organization is officially recognizing gaming disorder, or video game addiction, as a mental health condition.

Psychology | Psychology

Those who need it most don’t get psychiatric care. It's a mental health crisis | Vyom Sharma | Opinion | The Guardian

People die without getting adequate psychiatric help, and it turns out even killing someone else isn’t enough to qualify for care. The system is failing

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

After a Hurricane, New Confidence

Psychologists call it ‘posttraumatic growth’ and they see people emerge from scary times with confidence for new ventures, writes Elizabeth Bernstein in ‘Bonds: On Relationships.’

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Is Your Mobile Phone Use Bad for Your Mental Health? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

It’s Not Your Fault You’re a Narcissist

It’s become a simple put-down—so recognizing narcissism in others gets easier and easier, while recognizing it in ourselves is ever-more challenging. Who wants to be the (self-absorbed) bad guy?

News | In the News

Depression could be linked to single gene, say Dutch scientists

A gene has been linked to depression in a study which researchers hope will shed light on the little-understood condition. To investigate the mental illness which affects over 300million people worldwide, researchers studied the genetic makeup of a group

Health & Fitness | Mind & Body

This Is What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness As Though It Were Physical Illness - Ideapod blog

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Kids Need Mental Health Days Too

Adults get personal and sick days — why shouldn’t kids get them too? Let's teach our children that their mental health is important.

Science & Technology | Technology

How Pokémon GO Is Helping With My Autism and Depression | I'm Not a Robot

So I've been playing a lot of Pokémon GO lately. Along with almost everybody else. I'm thinking this game is a unifying cultural phenomenon second only to

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Help Eliminate the Stigma around Mental Health

Mental health matters to everyone. Pledge today to promise to learn about mental health, see the person not the illness and take action!

Health & Fitness | Health News

Stronger by Nature - 30 Minutes of Nature Will Strengthen Mental Health

It's always a welcome thing when science confirms that the beautiful things can strengthen us. A new study has found the difference a dose of nature can make

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Finding the Right Antidepressant - Depression Medication Trial and Error

I've been on and off so many prescription depression medications: Effexor, Klonopin, Prozac.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

What Happens When People Reveal Their Mental Illness to Their Boss?

This is the second part in a series about revealing mental illness at the workplace. The first part, "

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

All the Reasons Complaining Is Bad for You

Whether you have a student debt load that’s higher than your salary, a roommate who never does the dishes, a smartphone that’s two generations old, or all of the above, you probably have endless things to complain about. Hey, no one said adulthood was dreamy. But rather than giving you catharsis, regularly airing your grievances might negatively impact your health.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

24 Things You Can Do With 24 Hours Of Tech-Free Time

Not only does constant connectivity negatively affect your sleep, it also can take a toll on your mental health and can lead to workplace burnout. Ditching your devices gives your brain a much-needed rest.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. Claudia Hammond investigates.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

When Is It OK To Claim You're 'Having A Panic Attack?'

Throwing around mental health-related terms in a casual manner perpetuates a negative stereotype about people with mental illness.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Owner's Manual For The Uninitiated | Meredith Arthur

A friend put it well: "I realized that I did everything in a rush. Even simple things like brushing my teeth or making coffee. And 80 percent of what I do on a typical day does not require hurrying and rushing. That creates a lot of stress and worry

Health & Fitness | Health

The Importance of Emotional Energy | Ornish Living

by Mimi O' Connor We work hard every day. We pour our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy into our home life, our work life, and our community. Not surprisingly, we often feel stretche

News | News

Michael Dukakis’ Final Campaign

Can he and Kitty lift the stigma from the electric shock treatment that saved her life?

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Reiki Healing and Mental Health: What the Research Shows | Psych Central

Healing touch therapies, the best known being Reiki (pronounced RAY-key), are ancient practices in increasingly wide use today. According to the

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Unexpected Cure for 3 A.M. Anxiety | Millie Grenough

One of those crazy mornings. Awake at 3 a.m., thunderstorm outside, mind thrashing with things I must do today... and tomorrow... and the next day... I must be nuts if I think I can carry it all off