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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The Best Health & Wellness Books for Your 2023 Reading List

For readers who love psychology, healthy eating, and so much more, we've rounded up a healthy stack of the most-anticipated 


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23 Celebs Share the Self-Care Secrets They Never, Ever Skip

It might seem like the stars should have all the time and money in the world to feel healthy, look...


Want to Stop Stress? A New Study Found This Solution Was More Powerful Than Meditation

It's definitely not a knock on meditation, which research consistently shows can significantly soothe your mind and physiological stress...


Deepak Chopra’s #1 Meditation for Happiness

Research suggests meditation can drive a 40% increase in your baseline happiness level. Check out this Deepak Chopra meditation to...


Signs of Seasonal Depression? 7 Simple Strategies to Help You Feel Better

Doctors' tips to manage seasonal affective disorder are super accessible. Plus, here's who's most at risk for seasonal depression.


8 Best Mood-Supporting Vitamins and Supplements, from a Nutrition Psychologist

Here comes the sun! If you're researching supplements, a nutritional psychology specialist says a few particular nutrients and probiotics...


People Who Did This One Thing at Age 50 Were the Healthiest at Age 80

A new book from a renowned Harvard University doctor reveals why being happy is an even better predictor of...


The Happiness Diet: 7 Best Mood-Boosting Foods, from Nutrition and Brain Experts

Munch your way to a brighter day with the foods science increasingly suggests can make you feel happier.

Why Does Money Cause Anxiety? 5 Finance Habits to Transform Your Peace of Mind

No matter your financial situation, money and mental health are closely connected. Experts explain why this link is so...


Are You Faster Than Blake Leeper? The World Record Holder on Why ‘Discovering New Abilities Is...

On the new People Are Awesome show, Are You Faster Than Blake Leeper?, the eight-time Paralympic international medalist is giving us...


12 Sustainable Wellness Gifts This Holiday Season

Make holiday shopping fun and easy with these sustainable wellness products. There's something for everyone on your list.


Broadway Legend Sutton Foster’s Favorite Way to Decompress

A high-pressure job calls for a soothing hobby—and for Sutton Foster, this one's more than just a way to unwind.


Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Jewel Opens Up About Her Painful Past—And What It Took to Heal

Jewel reveals how she survived homelessness and abuse, and how it inspired the songs we knew by heart in the...


Why You Should Go Out When You Want to Stay In (Again), According to a Psychiatrist

Feeling "enh" about those plans? Canceling may be the right move—but first, hear what mental health specialists suggest you should...


Howie Mandel Details His Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: ‘People Need to Know They Are Not Alon...

Howie Mandel reveals to The Healthy @Reader's Digest how struggling with mental health can be "debilitating." After being diagnosed with OCD as an...


6 Agoraphobia Management Techniques We Can All Take from This Winter

Some psychologists say you can get too comfy in your comfort zone before it turns into unhealthy avoidance. These agoraphobia...


Agoraphobia Symptoms: Psychologists List the 5 Main Signs

Agoraphobia symptoms can include way more than the "homebody" stereotype. Here's how to know if your avoidance means something...

7 Essentials Fellow Shoppers Say You Need For a Cozy Mental Health Night at Home

There's no award for having the busiest social calendar. Soothe your mental health with time to restore this season...these products may...


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.