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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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...


Exhausted From Living Through Stressful Events? A Resilience Expert’s 6 Tips to Stay Encouraged

The Ohio State University's director on stress, trauma, and resilience research offers right-now tips to help preserve your mental...


10 Science-Backed Ways to Lower Your Stress This Instant (Really!)

Stressed? We feel you. Here, science comes to the rescue with actual proven ways to decrease your stress level—right now.


The 7 Best Sunrise Alarm Clocks for Seasonal Affective Disorder, From Shoppers

Seasonal depression affects a reported 25 percent of us—but also, who couldn't use some support to sleep better? To help...

The 11 Best Self-Care Ideas Trending for 2023, Tested by Our Editors

It's easier to be happy when you feel healthy. Here are the products our team has sneak-previewed to help you...


How to Ask for Help During the Holidays Without Feeling Like a Burden

Therapists share their tips to help you get what you need to have a happier, healthier, and less stressful holiday...


What to Say to People Who Push Food on You During the Holidays

Most food pushers are well-intended, if misguided, but others may be trying to hurt or sabotage you. Here are expert...


How to Keep a Gratitude Journal, With 16 Prompts to Help You Get Started

According to experts, keeping a gratitude journal can have numerous health benefits. Here's what the experts want you to know...


How to Forgive Yourself, and Why

We all beat ourselves up over mistakes from time to time—but never forgiving yourself can be brutal to your mental...


What Is Gratitude Meditation, and How Can It Help?

Practicing regular gratitude can benefit your overall health and emotional well-being. Here's why it's important, and how gratitude meditation could...