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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What Is Agoraphobia? Three Psychologists Explain Why It’s Suddenly So Common

Some therapists say the pandemic led to an increase in this specific type of anxiety. Here are the top situations...


5 Science-Backed Reasons Volunteering Is Actually a Powerful Way to Feel Healthier

Talk about feel-good vibes: recent research suggests kindness actually improves your health, fights depression (including in teens)—and might even help...


An Environmental Psychologist’s 7 Best Home Design Secrets for Less Stress

Interior design isn't just fun. Your home has the potential to refresh, rejuvenate and revitalize you every single day. Therapists...


The ‘Sunday Scaries’ Are Way Milder for People Who Live Here

One survey even honed in on the exact time on Sunday when many Americans start to feel dread about Monday....


Next Time You Feel the Sunday Scaries, Psychologists Say These 7 Products Could Help You Deal

Stop losing your Sunday to pre-work-week anxiety. Therapists share their favorite wellness products to help you ditch the Sunday...


Here’s the First Thing Amanda Kloots Does When She Gets Out of Bed in the Morning

The Talk host Amanda Kloots spoke with The Healthy @Reader's Digest about the power of positive thinking, her go-to mantra and...


How to Overcome the ‘Sunday Scaries,’ According to a Therapist

Feel like you're missing out on half your weekend dreading Monday's arrival? Experts share how to overcome these all-too-common


Ever Get the ‘Sunday Scaries’? Psychologists List 5 Reasons This ‘Anticipatory Anx...

Sunday depression is real. Mental health specialists assure us that the "Sunday scaries" are a widely shared experience, and...

4 Eating Habits That Are Damaging to Mental Health, a Dietitian Says

A quick trip through the drive-thru may be convenient, but it could also be affecting your mental health beyond just...


5 Eating Habits That Benefit Your Mental Health, a Registered Dietitian Says

Hey—when you're feeling down, these tips are worth a try: a nutrition expert explains how your diet can cause...


Feeling Depressed? Change This One Common Habit, Says New Study

A public health study highlights two healthy habits that researchers found might help lift your spirits.


Here’s What Made Jessica Alba Decide Life ‘Can’t Revolve Around Career and Work...

Jessica Alba shares how the pandemic has changed her attitude about stress, burnout, and taking time off, and the daily...


I Tried It: How Trauma-Informed Dance Therapy Helped Me Love My Body Again

Rape and infertility left Fiona A. feeling betrayed by her body, but trauma-informed dance therapy put her back on the...


9 Ways ‘Trauma-Informed Exercise’ Is Different, Says an Abuse Survivor-Turned-Trainer

A lot of gym workouts are accompanied by pumping music, loud noises, tight spaces, shouting, and sometimes-harsh messaging about...


988, the New Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 7 Key Facts for Everyone to Know

Here's what mental health professionals told us about 988, the new three-digit mental health crisis hotline that just may save...


9 Mental Health Reasons You Actually Need a Good Cookout, from Therapists

A cookout's a win for your tummy! Find out how gathering in this special way is also good for your...


Why ‘Re-Entry Travel Anxiety’ Is Super Normal Right Now…Plus 5 Rules to Venture Ou...

Don't let unexpected nerves keep you from getting away this summer. Experts explain why this post-pandemic travel anxiety is...

Tennis Pro Sloane Stephens on Staying Positive and ‘Growing the Game’ Ahead of Wimbledon...

As tennis superstar Sloane Stephens heads to Wimbledon 2022, she discusses managing her mental wellness, her best trick to...


‘It’s OK to Slow Down’: The Story Behind TikTok’s Plant-Growing Guru, @Creat...

This fan-favorite influencer with 6 million followers shares how nature restored his spirit in tough times. Here we explore how...


Here’s What ‘Ecotherapy’ Means (Plus Its Awesome Effects on Your Health), from Exp...

What is ecotherapy, you ask? Psychology and gardening experts say it may explain one of the biggest home...


‘I Left My Career in the City to Open a Plant Shop—and I’ve Never Been Happier’

March 2022 data from the Census Bureau shows that hundreds of thousands of Americans saw the pandemic...


The 8 Best Indoor Plants for Mental Health, Say Wellness Experts

Science shows our plants take care of us, too.


Healing My Gut with Probiotics Relieved My Depression: I Tried It

Her young daughter's headaches led this worried mom to follow a doctor's dietary advice, which turned out to help...

Research Says This One Goal Will Motivate You to Exercise—and It’s Not Weight Loss

Plus, a yoga teacher-dietitian lists six questions to help you focus less on the way your body looks, and...


5 Ways Stress-Eating Impacts Your Gut Health, Mood, and More, Say Eating Psychology Specialists

Indulging in a massive comfort food session might feel like a relaxing outlet in the moment...but stress-eating leads to more...


The 16 Most Life-Changing Health & Wellness Books of 2022, Say Therapists and Readers

Transformation is exactly what we seek when we pick up a new book. These have all appeared on the leading...


I Tried It: A Rage Room “Felt Amazing” for Dealing with Pandemic Wedding Stress

A canceled wedding (thanks to the pandemic) brought this bride to her breaking point. How did she deal? Well ......


A Psychologist Says This Trending Way to Handle Anger May Actually Be Good for Your Heart

For those moments when your temper reaches the brink, a mental health expert—along with a former NCAA Division I team...


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Looking for a “Rage Room”? A Therapist Suggests You Should Know This One Thing

Rage rooms are popping up all over the country. Is this fad a healthy way to deal with our pent-up...