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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12 Ways to Avoid Holiday Depression

Here are the best expert tips for managing holiday depression that will help you navigate the season this year.


11 Ways to Beat Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Follow these expert-backed tips to help you cope with seasonal affective disorder, from spending time with animals to positive...


10 Surprising Ways Stress Can Be Good for Your Body

Stress is almost always the bad guy in life, but—surprise!—small or moderate amounts of it may actually make you feel...


14 Little Ways You Can Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder

Don't let this seasonal mood disorder get you down. Read on for expert-approved strategies for getting through the winter months,...


10 Surprising Tricks to Be Happier (Without Really Trying)

The simplicity of these science-backed happiness habits—and how easy they are to incorporate in your life—may surprise you.


Experts Say These Magic Words Will Change Your Life

Small language tweaks may help you lose weight, beat stress, and strengthen your marriage. Use these tips to teach yourself...


50 Ways to Have Your Healthiest Holiday Season Ever

Think it's impossible to stay sane, healthy, and happy during the holidays? Our experts show how to do exactly that—without...


10 Silent Signs You May Have Seasonal Affective Disorder

These symptoms can help you tell the difference between temporary sadness and seasonal affective disorder.

9 Types of Depression You Didn’t Know You Could Have

People don’t realize that depression can take many forms. That bad mood you’re in might be diagnosable—and treatable. Here’s what...


The 7 Most Influential Self-Help Books of All Time

New to self-help books? Start off with the groundbreakers, the ones that changed millions of lives and stood the test...


13 Things Local Food Pantries Really Wish You Knew This Holiday Season

Have you heard of food insecurity? One in seven people in the United States know the term well—meaning they don't...


11 Best Foods to Help Reduce Stress

Stress is sometimes unavoidable, but research suggests that certain nutrients, such as complex carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium,...


8 Medical Reasons That Might Explain Why You’re Always in a Bad Mood

If you have the moody-blues, seem mad or are just all-around in a bad mood, there be underlying medical reasons...


This Is the Difference Between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist

While these professionals can work together in a treatment team to provide help, their backgrounds, education, and approaches differ. Learn...


17 Things Psychologists Wish People Knew About Depression

We debunk the myths and misinformation about mental illness that keep people from getting the life-changing help they need.


12 Things Psychiatrists Wish You Knew About Schizophrenia

Psychiatrists stress that you're not getting the real story from Hollywood's portrayals of this mental illness. Here's what schizophrenia really...


6 Signs Your Commute Is Making You Sick—and What to Do About It

A morning routine that involves gridlock or train delays could take a toll on your health over time, though we...

What Your Fears Reveal About Your Personality

These nerve-wracking phobias aren't entirely irrational—and they might just say a lot about your inherent character.



This Is the Exact Age When the Average Person Is Most Confident

Move over 20-year-olds: You're going to have to wait a few decades to feel your most confident.


12 Telltale Signs You’re Stressed More Than You Realize

Your brain can get so used to being stressed out that it seems normal. But these clues from the new...


8 Hidden Signs of Depression to Watch Out For

Depression, especially milder cases, doesn’t always involve crying or feeling obviously unhappy. These subtler mental clues could also indicate you...


Can You Ever Stop Taking Antidepressants?

The answer is most likely yes, but the process might look different for different people depending on their health, outlook,...

Bad Stress vs. Good Stress: How to Know the Difference

Everyone focuses on the negative side of stress, but some stress is actually good for you. Here's how to...


9 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder You Shouldn’t Ignore

Unstable relationships could come from a legitimate personality disorder. Here are the symptoms to recognize, according to therapists.


The Simple Trick I Used to Conquer My Panic Attacks

It took some practice and a therapist, but this is what ultimately helped


30 Big (and Little) Things to Be Grateful For

September 21 is World Gratitude Day — here are a few ideas to get you inspired!


This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Actually Relax

If you think you thrive on stress—think again. Here's what happens to your body when you reach that sublime state...


8 Early Signs of OCD to Take Seriously

This destructive disorder can creep up on people. Familiarize yourself with the early symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder to help protect...