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?

7 Everyday Habits That Could Up Your Risk For Depression

Avoiding these common habits may lighten your mood and lower your risk of sliding into full-blown depression.

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...

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14 Signs You Have Imposter Syndrome—and How to Deal With It

Feel like a fraud? You might have imposter syndrome. Here's the definition of imposter syndrome, plus how to gain...

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Love Personality Tests? What the Enneagram Test Can Tell You

The Enneagram personality test helps you think about your strengths and weaknesses. But experts caution that it can oversimplify...

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Post-Pandemic: Coping With the Anxiety of a Changed World

The pandemic isn't quite over, but many people are thinking ahead to post-pandemic life with a mixture of excitement and...

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Not an Introvert or an Extrovert? 8 Signs You Could Be an Ambivert

Ambiverts fall between introverts and extroverts, and that comes with advantages—and some disadvantages as well.

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This Is the Best Time to Meditate, According to Experts

When is the best time to meditate to reap big benefits? It depends. Experts share optimal times that...

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Here’s How to Use Meditation for Anxiety and Restore Your Inner Calm

Meditation can help manage daily feelings of stress and anxiety. Here's how to do it.

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How to Find the Best Therapy App for You, According to Experts

The virtual therapy market makes it convenient to see a therapist from your own home. Here's how to find the...

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Here’s What Therapists Think About the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

Spoiler alert: Psych pros think there are much better ways to measure your personality. Here's why the Myers-Briggs test...

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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination—Is This Keeping You up Late at Night?

If you delay sleep in favor of bingeing TV or browsing social media, you may be a bedtime procrastinator. Here's...

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This Is How I’m Grieving for My Husband—and a Future Without Him

When my husband, 30, passed away from a brain tumor, I had to say goodbye to our future. Here's...

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Here’s Why You Keep Self-Sabotaging—And How to Stop the Cycle

Here's what it means to self-sabotage, what this behavior looks like, and how to break the cycle.

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8 Ways to Be More Optimistic

Adopting an optimistic outlook may seem difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to be more optimistic—even if...

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Ambiguous Grief Differs from Typical Grief—Here’s How to Cope

A loss without closure—known as ambiguous grief—can cause you to get stuck in the grieving process. Here's why it...

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What Is Disenfranchised Grief?

When society doesn't recognize or validate your loss it can be hard to properly grieve. These expert-recommended tips can...

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What Is EMDR? How This Therapy Is Used for PTSD

Mental health experts explain how EMDR therapy works and how it might help you deal with trauma.

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Why Anticipatory Grief Is Different—and How to Deal with It

Mourning a loss that is expected but hasn't happened yet can be uniquely challenging. Here's how to identify and deal...

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18 Quotes About Mourning that May Help After a Loss

Grief can be complicated and confusing. Reading mourning quotes is a great way to learn from the experiences of...

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6 Happiness Books that Mental Health Experts Trust

Can you read your way to a sunnier, savvier, and more-grateful perspective? Here are some happinesss books mental health...

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How I Changed My Mindset to Conquer Fear and Find Happiness

After growing up unhappy, insecure, and fearful, a woman harnesses the power of positive thinking to build confidence and...

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What to Know About CBD and Depression

CBD is believed to alleviate anxiety symptoms, but can it also help treat depression? Here's what science...

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What Therapists Think About Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Mental Health

Neuro-linguistic programming focuses on changing your thoughts to improve your mental health. But can you really banish anxiety, fear, and...

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How I Used Silk + Sonder Self-Care Journals to Reach My Goals

Here's my review of Silk + Sonder, a subscription service that helps you reach your goals using beautiful self-care journals...

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How I Healed—and Found Peace—After Decades of Anger and Abuse

Rehab and therapy helped Kortney Olson triumph over addiction and trauma. Here's how she works through her anger issues today...

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How to Create, and Keep, a Daily Routine During a Pandemic

A daily routine can provide feelings of predictability, normalcy, and control during pandemic stress. Here's how to create and...