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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When You Need to Unwind: 10 Healthy Alternatives to Booze

Booze is not the only way to relieve that pandemic stress. We give you no-alcohol alternatives—and some can even give you a buzz!

21 Depression Memes that May Make You Feel a Little Better

Humor can help you deal with day-to-day darkness. And one way to laugh is with depression memes.


Let It Out: 14 Ways a Good Cry Affects Your Body and Mind

We cry when we're happy, sad, angry, frustrated, and moved... but why?


How This BIPOC Mental Health Podcast Got Me Through Covid-19

mental health podcast with meditation specifically for BIPOC helped me practice self-care and stay calm during the pandemic.


I Have Anxiety—and Here’s How It Actually Helps Me

I was diagnosed with panic disorder 20 years ago at age 19. I quickly learned that treating anxiety requires a...

10 Tips for Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Everyone feels anxious and a little panicked now and then, but when worry becomes excessive and starts to affect everyday...


7 Strategies to Manage Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is more than just shyness. Learn how therapists overcome social anxiety to turn a dread of going...

Teachers in All 50 States Just Revealed How They Recover from Burnout

"Over summer break I aim for one book a week," one Midwest teacher told us, while others feel great...


6 Habits That Secretly Annoy Your Therapist…According to Therapists

You let your therapist into your mind...here's what a few licensed pros told us you might find out if you...


The U.S. Surgeon General Just Announced a Loneliness Epidemic

Half of Americans report loneliness. Public health officials call it an epidemic that poses a risk as deadly as smoking...


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How to Massage Your Dog, According to Certified Dog Massage Therapists [With Instructional Video]

Transform petting into pampering with sweet and simple techniques from certified dog massage therapists that will therapeutic for your...

What Is ‘Drama Addiction’? Here Are a Doctor’s 7 Red Flags You Have One

We can be addicted to substances as well as nonsubstances. Our interview with Dr. Scott Lyons explains what addiction...


16 Warning Signs You’re Addicted to Drama, Say Leading Mind-Body Doctors

We all have a little drama queen in us. Clinical experts outline when the theatrics turn problematic—with steps to simmer...


What Is Laugh Therapy, and Should You Try It?

Science suggests caring for our mental health doesn't have to be so serious. A leading humor expert explains the power...


What Is ‘Secondhand Stress’? Here’s What It Means, Plus 5 Ways to Manage

A leading doctor says we may be able to quiet our stress by understanding this one timely concept.


Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You Laugh

Doctors explain how a good giggle can elevate your health, extend your lifespan, and even strengthen muscles.

Are You Addicted to Drama? This Doctor’s 2-Minute Quiz Can Help You Find Out

"Drama addiction" is a growing conversation in the clinical psych world. Here's how to tell if it applies to you...


The 9 Best Dog Breeds That Help With Anxiety, According to Animal Experts

Plus, four dog breeds you may want to avoid if anxiety is a struggle for you.


I’m a Psychotherapist—Here Are My 5 Keys to Letting Stress Go

If you count tending to others and listening among your responsibilities, you might benefit from this doctor's ideas for managing...


Experts Agree This Is Officially the Most Stressful Time of Day

If you've experienced morning stressors, you won't be surprised when you learn this is the most stressful time of...


How To Relax Your Mind

Stressed to the max? Try these four proven techniques to calm your mind down instantly—plus, experts share how to train...


What Is a ‘Slow Morning’? Here’s How To Have One

Is "rise and grind" culture making your days start off stressful? Here's why experts say you should embrace a slow...


What Is a ‘Slow Living’ Lifestyle?

Feel like you're living life on autopilot? Learn why a slow living lifestyle is an antidote to today's high-paced,


Ellie Goulding’s Real Reason for Getting ‘Fitter, Calmer, Stronger’

Artist, activist, mother and new author Ellie Goulding reveals the mindset shifts that have helped her find the brightest...


Jewel’s Got a New Title To Take On Mental Health—In the Metaverse

After working for two decades in mental health advocacy, the Grammy-nominated singer makes a major announcement about a new...

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 


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...