Mental Health

Mental health contributes to your overall wellness. Learn about types of mental illness and how you can improve your overall outlook.

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When You Need to Unwind: 10 Healthy Alternatives to Booze

Booze is not the only way to relieve that pandemic stress. We give you no-alcohol alternatives—and some can even give you a buzz!

21 Depression Memes that May Make You Feel a Little Better

Humor can help you deal with day-to-day darkness. And one way to laugh is with depression memes.


Let It Out: 14 Ways a Good Cry Affects Your Body and Mind

We cry when we're happy, sad, angry, frustrated, and moved... but why?


How This BIPOC Mental Health Podcast Got Me Through Covid-19

mental health podcast with meditation specifically for BIPOC helped me practice self-care and stay calm during the pandemic.


I Have Anxiety—and Here’s How It Actually Helps Me

I was diagnosed with panic disorder 20 years ago at age 19. I quickly learned that treating anxiety requires a...

10 Tips for Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Everyone feels anxious and a little panicked now and then, but when worry becomes excessive and starts to affect everyday...


I’m a Psychotherapist—Here Are the 5 Keys to Letting My Stress Go

If you count tending to others and listening among your responsibilities, you might benefit from this doctor's ideas for managing...

Experts Agree This Is Officially the Most Stressful Time of Day

If you've experienced morning stressors, you won't be surprised when you learn this is the most stressful time of...


How To Relax Your Mind

Stressed to the max? Try these four proven techniques to calm your mind down instantly—plus, experts share how to train...


What Is a ‘Slow Morning’? Here’s How To Have One

Is "rise and grind" culture making your days start off stressful? Here's why experts say you should embrace a slow...


What Is a ‘Slow Living’ Lifestyle?

Feel like you're living life on autopilot? Learn why a slow living lifestyle is an antidote to today's high-paced,

Ellie Goulding’s Real Reason for Getting ‘Fitter, Calmer, Stronger’

Artist, activist, mother and new author Ellie Goulding reveals the mindset shifts that have helped her find the brightest...


Jewel’s Got a New Title To Take On Mental Health—In the Metaverse

After working for two decades in mental health advocacy, the Grammy-nominated singer makes a major announcement about a new...


The Best Health & Wellness Books for Your 2023 Reading List

For readers who love psychology, healthy eating, and so much more, we've rounded up a healthy stack of the most-anticipated 


23 Celebs Share the Self-Care Secrets They Never, Ever Skip

It might seem like the stars should have all the time and money in the world to feel healthy, look...


Want to Stop Stress? A New Study Found This Solution Was More Powerful Than Meditation

It's definitely not a knock on meditation, which research consistently shows can significantly soothe your mind and physiological stress...

Deepak Chopra’s #1 Meditation for Happiness

Research suggests meditation can drive a 40% increase in your baseline happiness level. Check out this Deepak Chopra meditation to...


Signs of Seasonal Depression? 7 Simple Strategies to Help You Feel Better

Doctors' tips to manage seasonal affective disorder are super accessible. Plus, here's who's most at risk for seasonal depression.


8 Best Mood-Supporting Vitamins and Supplements, from a Nutrition Psychologist

Here comes the sun! If you're researching supplements, a nutritional psychology specialist says a few particular nutrients and probiotics...


People Who Did This One Thing at Age 50 Were the Healthiest at Age 80

A new book from a renowned Harvard University doctor reveals why being happy is an even better predictor of...


The Happiness Diet: 7 Best Mood-Boosting Foods, from Nutrition and Brain Experts

Munch your way to a brighter day with the foods science increasingly suggests can make you feel happier.


Why Does Money Cause Anxiety? 5 Finance Habits to Transform Your Peace of Mind

No matter your financial situation, money and mental health are closely connected. Experts explain why this link is so...


Are You Faster Than Blake Leeper? The World Record Holder on Why ‘Discovering New Abilities Is...

On the new People Are Awesome show, Are You Faster Than Blake Leeper?, the eight-time Paralympic international medalist is giving us...


12 Sustainable Wellness Gifts This Holiday Season

Make holiday shopping fun and easy with these sustainable wellness products. There's something for everyone on your list.


Broadway Legend Sutton Foster’s Favorite Way to Decompress

A high-pressure job calls for a soothing hobby—and for Sutton Foster, this one's more than just a way to unwind.

Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Jewel Opens Up About Her Painful Past—And What It Took to Heal

Jewel reveals how she survived homelessness and abuse, and how it inspired the songs we knew by heart in the...


Why You Should Go Out When You Want to Stay In (Again), According to a Psychiatrist

Feeling "enh" about those plans? Canceling may be the right move—but first, hear what mental health specialists suggest you should...


Howie Mandel Details His Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: ‘People Need to Know They Are Not Alon...

Howie Mandel reveals to The Healthy @Reader's Digest how struggling with mental health can be "debilitating." After being diagnosed with OCD as an...


6 Agoraphobia Management Techniques We Can All Take from This Winter

Some psychologists say you can get too comfy in your comfort zone before it turns into unhealthy avoidance. These agoraphobia...


Agoraphobia Symptoms: Psychologists List the 5 Main Signs

Agoraphobia symptoms can include way more than the "homebody" stereotype. Here's how to know if your avoidance means something...


7 Essentials Fellow Shoppers Say You Need For a Cozy Mental Health Night at Home

There's no award for having the busiest social calendar. Soothe your mental health with time to restore this season...these products may...