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...


New Research: This is the #1 Exercise for Reducing Depression Symptoms

Plus, doctors' fascinating scientific formula helps you determine exactly how long—and how hard—it would help to move your body each...

Gabby Douglas Comments on Prioritizing Self-Care Amid Forgoing the Olympics

The fan-favorite gold medal gymnast recently opened up about authenticity, mental health, and the growing passion for women's sports.


I Tried Horse Therapy for a Week—Here’s What Happened

Spending a week in the majestically peaceful company of horses taught this reluctant health editor even more about herself than...


I Tried Hypnotherapy for Anxiety—Here’s What Happened

A health editor describes her experience with hypnotherapy, with insights from a clinical expert on the science behind this unusual...


Love True Crime? New Data Says It Could Be Doing This To Your Brain

You relish the thrill, chill, and disbelief that it's real—but research suggests our collective craze for crime content is feeding...

The #1 Fastest Way to Lower Your Cortisol Instantly, from an Expert Doctor

Some moments, it's almost as if you can feel your cortisol spike. A Cleveland Clinic doctor offers strategies to get...


New Stanford Study: Eating This Many Carbs May Optimize Your Brain

New research from expert doctors suggests a link between "metabolic abnormality" and psychiatric disorders...with carbohydrate consumption as a...


I Took the New Postpartum Depression Pill—Here’s What Happened

A new mom shares how the recently approved two-week postpartum depression drug was a game-changer to combat a notably common...


‘Weekend Catch-Up Sleep’ Can Lower the Risk of a Disorder That Affects 30% of Americans,...

You have our permission to read this, then go back to bed: New science says a good sleep-in session can...


Stress-Eating and Can’t Stop? New Research Just Found a Scientific Explanation

Stress-eating is often triggered by unhealthy forces we wish we could shut out from our lives, and can lead...

Sarah Michelle Gellar on the Power of Unplugging: “Everyone You’re Around Is Happier”

Here's how this icon still slays as a mom, wife and friend, as she shares the little things that help...


Heart Doctors: 80% of Americans Say This Is Their Biggest Holiday Regret

New data offers inspiration (and permission) not to let the shift in routine take you off course from what really...


The 10 Self-Care Ideas From 2023 We Predict Are Here To Stay

Our shopping and entertainment writer reports on science-backed practices and products that feel too good to give up in the...


Drybar Founder Alli Webb on When Burnout Leads to a Breakdown

"My life fell apart," says the entrepreneur, sharing tough lessons as the #girlboss era is eclipsed by a collective quest for greater...


Live in This Northeastern State? There’s a Fierce Chance You’re Clinically Burnt-Out

Online search data reveals the #1 most-searched symptom that has Americans desperate for relief from stress, overwork, and lack of...


What Is “Swedish Death Cleaning”? An Expert Explains Why It’s the Secret to a Happ...

It might seem like Marie Kondo gone macabre—but, a happiness psychologist says, "There's not a person walking the earth who...


TV War Reporter Trey Yingst Reveals What It’s Like to Cover Conflict on the Ground: “I&#...

The 30-year-old FOX News correspondent opens up about the rarely discussed mental health experience of reporting from the field.


A Trauma Recovery Expert Lists 6 Gentle Ways To Protect Your Psyche When the Headlines Hurt

It's so tempting to dive into the details—but a trauma specialist invites you to take a breath before you actively...


New Research: This One Thing Is Necessary to Be Happy at Work

Plus, the number-one trait young professionals are looking for in their leaders.

Can Depression Cause Memory Loss? A Neurology Expert Explains

Depression causes sadness, fatigue and lack of interest in things that otherwise bring us joy. But can depression cause...


New Report: This Is the No. 1 Happiest State in America

Happiness may be a state of mind—but according to a new report, it's also abundant in one highly elevated...


Actor Rainn Wilson Opens Up About Mental Health, Spirituality and His Climate Change Crusade

Known best from The Office, the actor, producer, author and activist explores the powerful connection between the health of planet...


How to Manage Anxiety, According to an Expert

Anxiety is now the #1 most common mental health issue in the US. Here's expert advice on how to manage...



Queen Latifah: ‘Obesity Isn’t a Choice’

Actress, singer, and winner of more awards than we can count, Queen Latifah shares her private and public struggles with...