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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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...


How to Stop Procrastinating

We're all familiar with this urge to procrastinate, but why do we put something off even when we know there...

Can Music Help With Meditation?

Music can be integral to many types of meditation. The key is choosing music with the right rhythm, melody, and...


What Is Perfectionism, and How Can It Affect Your Mental Health?

Think you're a perfectionist? Learn more about the types of perfectionism, how perfectionism can affect mental health, and how to...


What Is Catastrophizing?

Does one bad date make you fear you'll be alone forever? You may be catastrophizing—a type of cognitive distortion that...


What Emotional Labor Really Is and How it Saps Your Mental Health

Emotional labor is an extra, psychologically exhausting effort that people have to make at home, work, or in relationships.


How to Set Intentions to Get Un-Stuck and Improve Your Mental Health

Setting intentions, or stating what you intend to do, could help you take action, reach goals in a more mindful...


18 Resilience Quotes to Help You Overcome Adversity

Resilience isn't something you're born with. It's a learned skill that can benefit you in every area of your...

Do Your Emotions Feel Larger Than Life? 7 Signs You Might Have Dysregulation

Emotional dysregulation is more than just having intense, overwhelming feelings—it's acting out on those emotions in unproductive ways. Here's...


Are You an Avoider? Recognizing—and Overcoming—Avoidance Behavior

We'd all rather sit home some nights—but when you do it all the time you may be indulging in avoidance...


Can Stress Cause Hives? 8 Things to Know About Stress Hives

Yes, there's such a thing as a stress rash or hives. Find out more about stress hives and...


12 Things Mental Health Experts Want You to Know About Naomi Osaka’s French Open Withdrawal

Tennis star Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open for her mental health. Here's what the therapists have to say...


9 Ways to Build Resilience, According to Mental Health Experts

It is possible to start building resilience at any age, experts say, but you need support from friends and...


How Meditation Can Ease Depression

A regular mindfulness-based meditation practice can interrupt a cycle of negative thinking. Here's how meditation can help depression, and...