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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BOO! 6 Reasons Getting Scared Is Shockingly Good for Your Health

It’s OK to freak out this Halloween—it can even be healthy for you.


9 Science-Backed Tricks to Boost Your Self-Confidence

We will not tell you to 'fake it til' you make it,' but we will give you advice that boosts...


If You Need an Instant Dose of Happiness, Focus on This

The next time you need to take a second to chill, visualizing this will help you get there.


Bad News Can Take a Toll on Your Mental Health—Here’s How to Cope

With natural disasters, health epidemics, and terrorist attacks dominating the news, it can be hard not to slip into a...


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9 Silent Signs You’re Not Taking Good Care of Yourself

Even if you live a healthy life, it may not be enough. Doctors share the signs your body might need...


If You’re a Vegetarian, You Could Be at Risk for These Mental Health Conditions

Cutting out meat to save animals and spare the environment is a noble cause—until it impacts your mental health.


The Simple Way to Stop Reliving Embarrassing Moments, According to Science

That time everyone witnessed your unreciprocated high-five? Here's how to move past it.


9 Signs You Could Have an Anxiety Disorder

We all worry sometimes, but when your anxiety starts negatively impacting your life, it might be an anxiety disorder—and time...

Health Benefits of Gratitude: 5 Ways Counting Your Blessings Can Improve Your Life

Thanksgiving will come and go, but the positive effects of gratitude can last all year.


11 Steps You Should Take to Heal from a Traumatic Experience

A traumatic experience can be difficult to cope with, but these psychological techniques can help you manage and potentially...



What Your Nail-Biting, Hair-Twirling, Knuckle-Cracking Anxious Habits Are Trying to Tell You

Your need to chew gum as an adult might have originally been mouth-stretching as a child. Here's why that matters.


The Sensitive Way to Recommend That Someone Needs Therapy

People dealing with relationship troubles or mental health issues may be hard to approach. While counseling could help, recommending therapy...


The Cure for Your Panic Attacks Could Be Right in Your Living Room

Mindless TV watching has gotten a bad rap over the years, but for people with anxiety, it could offer simple,...


If You Work Out This Much Each Week, Your Depression Risk Drops

Exercise is known to help keep your body in the physically best shape it can be in. But it can...


9 Reasons to Smile for World Smile Day

Smiling is a universal sign of happiness that crosses all borders. It's also free, makes you feel good, and is...


You Probably Have Nomophobia—and Don’t Even Know It

The condition is a separation anxiety of sorts.

This Is the Best Way to Lift Your Mood—You Just Have to Get Up Early to Do It

Daybreak is a world we rarely glimpse, but is worth the effort. This writer put herself through "sunrise therapy" and...


8 Smells That Can Make You Happier, According to Science

The key to happiness might be right under your nose.


10 Mood-Lifting Essential Oils That Are Instant Pick-Me-Ups

As if shopping for beauty products alone didn't boost your spirits, now you can purchase beauty products with aromatherapeutic qualities...


23 Eye-Opening Things Experts Wish You Knew About Domestic Violence

One in four women experience some form of physical, emotional, sexual, or financial domestic violence each year in the United...


Here’s Why You Scratch Yourself When You’re Stressed

It's totally normal — and it could save you from violence.


Touch Might Just Be the Most Important of All 5 Senses—Here’s Why

The world's leading neuroscientists agree that human contact is vital for our health, wellness and happiness.

Commuting to Work Like This Can Help You Beat Stress All Day Long—Here’s Why

Want a better day at work tomorrow? The key could be in how you choose to commute—and it's not in...


This Is the First Thing Most People Think About When They Wake Up

Spoiler alert: It’s not sex—or their phones.


This Is What It’s Really Like to Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Yes, there is such thing as worrying too much—and it might be a sign you have this very common disorder


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Deepak Chopra’s Simple Happiness Habit You Can Steal Right Now

Even if you slept through English class, it's never too late to appreciate a good poem. You'll be so glad...


15 Ways Reframing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Life

Our mind is the mighty force behind just about everything in our lives: Our thoughts can either hold us back...


Here’s Exactly How Many Different Emotions You Can Feel, According to Science

Apparently "really pumped" isn't the only emotion there is.