Newly freed hostages and detainees may experience a range of layered psychological impacts including anxiety, depression, disorientation, grief, post-traumatic stress and survivor’s guilt as they return home and beyond the Israel-Hamas truce, experts say.
The idea of a friend who helps you commit to your goals is growing in popularity – whether you want to get fit, write a novel or build your business
An estimated 2% to 3% of U.S. adults have a gambling problem. The portion of college students with a problem, however, is potentially twice that number – up to 6%.
It's that time of year when families come together to celebrate — or argue — over the holiday dinner table.
Codependent relationships are unhealthy and are characterized by an overdependence on one partner, a need to nurture and control, complete devotion to the relationship and an inability to find self-worth outside of it, and enabling of problem behaviors, like drinking.
Not only do you have to contend with the physical and mental effects of your addiction, but you also have to navigate the stigma that often accompanies rehabilitation treatments.
You know, THAT thing. Ugh—why DID you say that?!
Suze Orman shared the five things every young adult should be doing to achieve financial freedom.
Sometimes a single moment of honesty and vulnerability is enough to inspire change, especially in a profession where invincibility is integral to success.
Think that bending over backwards for others automatically makes you a better person?
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever pill for treating postpartum depression, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects hundreds of thousands of new parents across the U.S. each year.
From endless meetings to constant small talk, being an introvert at work can be hard. A career coach explains how to cope.
Comparing your current partner to your ex can be healthy, but it can also be harmful. Here’s how to tell the difference.
Researchers reveal the one type of friend you should cut off ASAP.
Our advice columnist, therapist Minaa B., on what happens when your financial well-being comes at too high a price.
You know that saying “Behind every successful woman, there’s a group chat hyping her up”?
People Who Have Been To Therapy Are Sharing The Most Profound Things They Learned, And I’m Writing These Down
"What is a profound statement your therapist has told you?" Read on to see what people said and take what you need. ❤
While you understand there is a long road ahead as you seek to maintain your sobriety, one of the aspects of life that you may not have considered is your relationships with those who have been supportive of you during your recovery.
...all want the same thing – to break free from the chains of active addiction and return to some sort of “normal life”.
Fourth of July celebrations can complicate staying sober. These tips can help you enjoy the day.
Macklemore Reveals How Relapse Created ‘Darker, More Honest & Vulnerable Moments’ on His Upcoming Album
In a new interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the star opened up about his relapse in the summer of 2020.
How millennial grew wealth, paid off debt after gambling addiction
Amid a surging opiate crisis, the maker of the anti-addiction drug Vivitrol skirted the usual sales channels. It found a captive market for its once-a-month injection in the criminal justice system.
Many autistic individuals desire to be employed, but companies often lack the knowledge to implement and manage an inclusive workforce.
I’m 37 and I spent most of my 20s and early 30s dealing with mental illness. I was severely depressed and struggled with addictions that made it hard to hold down a job or maintain my physical health.
Early childhood experiences can often lead to unhelpful behavior patterns in later relationships, but we can change and be more flexible and understanding.
Janae McKenzie reflects on her decision to restart therapy and the barriers Black people face in talking about their mental health
A new study from the Trevor Project has highlighted the comfort some LGBTQ+ youth find in religion and spirituality
Seven tips for staying sober, preventing relapse and avoiding the holiday blues
Even though it’s more common to binge eat when stressed, some people have the opposite reaction.
Visits to the ER with suicidal thoughts increased 59% from '16-17 to '19-'21. There was a corresponding increase in cases in which suicidal ideation was the principal diagnosis
There are other thoughts that make you do things you shouldn’t do, like over-eat, skip the gym, or waste money buying things you know you don’t need.
Do you buy more when you’re stressed, angry, sad or bored? You could be an “emotional spender”.
NBA Mind Health is guided by the central idea of humanizing mental health.
Many faiths incorporate or refer members to a 12-Step program wherein one embraces a higher power, thus mirroring their own beliefs.
How to stop a gaslighter in their tracks, according to the experts.
The actress tells PEOPLE about years spent battling substance dependency on top of a devastating bout with postpartum depression
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it was the worst mistake of her life and putting part of the blame on her inability to function due to having no support and postpartum depression.
Some people find that religion and individual spirituality can have a positive impact on their physical and mental health.
the agency charged with treating people with gambling addictions may be ill-prepared for such a significant expansion of the market
As a South Asian woman who suffers from eating disorders, I wanted to stop the erasure of people like me.
People Are Sharing When They Knew They Needed To Leave Their Therapist, And It’s Actually Really Enlightening
It's important that you and your therapist can see eye to eye in order to make good progress in your mental health journey.
Substance abuse in the U.S., you still may be surprised to know just how high it is.
Thomas & Friends is returning for Season 26 soon, and with new episodes comes a landmark new character.
Ten tips that will make any introvert look at parties in a new light
During active addiction, the addiction itself causes people to surrender their actions, thoughts, relationships, dreams, successes, and personal fulfillment.
Quick help for suicide thoughts and other mental health emergencies may soon be as easy as 9-8-8.
If we stopped using prisons to warehouse psychiatric patients, we could heal people and save tax dollars.
Imagined thoughts can very often feel real, especially when they’re recurring.
Can what you drink affect your teeth? Even though sugary drinks, acidic sodas, and staining coffee are common adversaries when it comes to your dental health, alcohol is another beverage that can seriously impact your smile.
Mental health: do you find it hard to give yourself a break? Try this technique for silencing your inner critic
Does the idea of making a mistake fill you with dread? Here’s how to get your self-criticism under control,
The stress and isolation of living in a pandemic are taking their toll on Americans’ mental health
The data is clear: rigid ideas about gender can be terrible for your mental health.
The conversation turns personal as Michi opens up about her own health scare and how it led to her suffering from severe postpartum depression.
Pt. 2: Rosario Dawson on Recognizing Anxious Feelings—and How She’s Prioritizing Her Emotional Health
Practicing gratitude, slaying her anxiety, and finding a therapist—these are just a few of the ways this busy actor finds balance.
“It is often used as an excuse to pathologize misogyny,” one psychology scholar told NBC Asian America of the term.
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What the singer says — and what we need to listen to — is that recovery is a journey, and people will continue to make both good and bad choices along the way.
“And I’m a survivor of sexual assault,” she continued her voice breaking. “I haven’t told many people that in my life.”
How do I still remain relevant?'" the "Thrift Shop" rapper recalled. "It's a mess, but what's more of a mess is f--king dying."
I spent years living in a dangerous and restrictive world that I had constructed for myself.
For those of us who suffer from depression, can render us incapable of getting out of bed and, and can leave us feeling somewhat indifferent,
Together the companies will make programming for both YouTube and the Headspace app.
Chrissy Teigen’s words about her “grief depression hole” demonstrate the painful reality of life after baby loss
Chrissy Teigen’s words about her “grief depression hole” demonstrate the painful reality of life after baby loss
During this time of heightened stress and anxiety, know that it's OK to reach out for help — and these resources will he
Cleveland Cavs star Kevin Love says talking about his mental health may have saved his life ... revealing he nearly died
I Was Sitting on My Bed in The Army Barracks Ready to End my Life – A Text Message From A Friend Saved Me
He believed he had nothing left to live for. “I was ready to end my life, I was ready,” he told The Sun.
The more I heard about practicing gratitude, the more I thought, "That definitely isn't for me." It's not that I don't
The main difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 is the intensity of manic episodes.
Danica Patrick has been finding herself in the weeks since she and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers decided to go their separate ways.
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The singer, talks about the most intimate moments in her life ..., sexual abuse,... and the pressure she felt to lose weight, which led her to use diet pills.
Being honest about our professional disappointments is taboo - and it's holding us back, says Lotte Jeffs
It's hard to know where to begin, but these titles can help.
As a counselor, I know firsthand how important it is to know about the mental health services on your child's campus.
Throughout Euphoria's first season, we've watched Rue grapple with substance use disorder as a result of her depression, anxiety, and ADHD diagnoses.
If you're going sober or reducing your drinking for the first time and are finding it difficult, you may feel a bit isolated — but you're definitely not alone.
Following her rise to fame as a member of Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams found herself paralyzed with “What’s next?” anxiety.
The truth is that the peace you pursue is freely given to you in God’s Word. Overcoming Anxiety will show you how to discover this peace for yourself and end anxiety and fear for good.
Without a doubt, the biggest lesson I’ve learned over the last year is that the key to happiness is found in restraining yourself from doing stupid shit.
I’ve suffered from depression for most of my life. Yet, I’m still here, and I might even say thriving.
I wish people knew how exhausting it is to be constantly thinking and worrying about every little thing. To feel like you can never relax.
My drinking had become problematic. It was a fact that I accepted, but that I didn’t pay much attention to, because in my mind, there weren’t any consequences.
“If we can teach children about sex education and physical education, why not mental? That’s where we start attacking this issue: with the children.”
Behind our anxious mindset and fear is always the question, what if? But the chances of the thing we’re so afraid of happening actually happening is low.
My life was solitary, complicated, and stressful from a very young age.
The complicated relationship between drinking and writing is well-documented, but how does creativity fare in sobriety?
As a mental health professionals... I decided to dedicate myself to understanding and helping others – hoping by doing so I could understand and help myself.
Teresa Wong's Graphic Memoir About Her Postpartum Depression Helped Me Heal From My Own
Mental health is a key ingredient of human capital, but has remained one of the most neglected areas of health.
“We just thought he was OK,” she says. “I can’t emphasize enough. If you knew Chester, you would know that he was in a good place, in such a good place.”
In this op-ed, Christian Becerra explains why Latinx young people need better mental health education and support.
Drinking dimmed all the blinking alarms, muffled the klaxons.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and this year, the focus is on body image.
I crave anything that gets me out of the insanity that encompasses my mind every minute of every day.
Between the flowers, brunches, and cards, it’s important to recognize the challenges some mothers are facing.
I knew that if I couldn’t open up to this therapist, then she wouldn’t be able to give me the help I needed and the sessions would be a flop.
Sexual assault is typically something you think will never happen to you-until it does and and you find yourself in desperate need of help and support.
Senator Amy Klobuchar on Friday released a $100 billion plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction and improve mental health care
Love and DeRozan revealed about their mental health... revealed their mental strength. It showed that they had the self-awareness and confidence to openly discuss and address their struggles.
Another family member says I am enabling her, but she’s alone and needs me.
Sexual assault is typically something you think will never happen to you until it does and you find yourself in desperate need of help and support.
The workplace can be a difficult environment if you struggle with social anxiety.
Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry teamed up to create a multi-part documentary series focused on mental health for Apple TV+
When My Brother Took His Own Life, I Felt Like Following His Footsteps Was The Only Way To Escape The Pain
Have you ever been told, “I can imagine how you feel”...? I have felt this way ... the year after my brother passed away. That’s when I lost my will to live and wanted nothing more than to be with him in death.
As cannabis use becomes increasingly normalized, its effects become clearer
My Immigrant Parents Sacrificed So Much For My Success That I Felt Guilty When I Decided To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom
While filled with guilt, I decided to postpone my return to work outside of the home indefinitely. Now, instead of eight-hour shifts at my desk, my day consists of never-ending pumping and breastfeeding.
It’s time to stop living for the weekend.
Wendy Williams says she’s “living proof” that “there is hope” for those who battle addiction.
"I always thought, 'Who am I to complain? Yes, I was trapped in a room, yes, it was scary, yes, I saw horrible things. But who am I to complain?'" a Columbine survivor said.
With a single session costing as much as $300 in some cities, mental health care can feel more like a privilege than a right. We asked practitioners and patients alike for tips on how to make it work.
I stepped back from everything I was doing, everything I had going on, because somewhere in the middle of it, dawg, I just felt lost and I didn't know how I got there."
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Wendy Williams' Husband Speaks Out About Her Sobriety: 'It's a Family Process'. ...launches drug and substance abuse hotline
Their worries about mental health might have a bright side.
“I was sitting in my room doing my nightly guided meditation before bed, and this sudden feeling of doom and dread sucked into my chest."
The start of a new year usually means resolutions, and with the promise of a clean slate, for some, comes the promise to be alcohol-free for the month of January.
If you are struggling with bipolar disorder, you are also at a higher risk for abusing drugs and alcohol. Because bipolar disorder means you experience extreme low periods along with manic high periods, you might begin using drugs and alcohol
I loved to get high. It was a treat that went alongside the other things I loved in life. But eventually it became the only thing I loved. I loved it more
Here are the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), including light box therapy.
The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to managing a mental health diagnosis.
IPSRT can be incredibly helpful for some people with bipolar disorder. Here are the ins and outs of how IPSRT can ease bipolar disorder symptoms.
A childhood victim of sexual assault, Keyon experienced a mental breakdown while playing for the Celtics in 2012, which has unleashed his mission to promote the importance of mental health.
The goal of the app is to help people stay in recovery.
"Now, I feared that I was experiencing a bystander effect for the modern age."
'I had no self-worth': The language around addiction can make it harder for people to recover
Kid Cudi spoke freely about mental health and why hiding one's issues is not the way to go.
Facebook is lifting the lid on a host of new suicide prevention tools today
"Mindfulness" has become such a buzzword over the last couple of years, but what does it actually mean?
Peter Grinspoon went to rehab for his opioid addiction—and realized that current faith-based abstinence programs often lack scientific research.
EpiVario Raises $445K in Seed Funding to Develop a Novel Drug to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Company is developing novel drug to treat memory-related psychiatric disorders by targeting a non-essential gene - acetyl CoA synthetase (ACSS2)
Your friends and family might love you, but they don’t always make for good therapists.
“Most of the work of therapy happens outside the consultation room,”... “The best progress happens when you apply what you’ve learned outside that setting, in your real life.”
Even five minutes a day of meditation can make a difference in overall stress levels
The Center for Prevention Services has developed a curriculum called "Learn to Lead" to teach children about substance-abuse prevention.
“He was kind, loving, and sweet—but his addiction was the one thing everyone focused on”
For those who consume alcohol above recommended limits, the task force advised doctors to “provide ‘brief counseling’ to help patients reduce their drinking.”
“Real distortions of body image and issues related to body image can make a person so self-conscious that they can’t get turned on,”
The faces of suicide attempts: Survivors reveal how they keep living
The comedian on narcissism, fame, his new book on the 12 steps and life after addiction
It’s not because teens are consuming weed more, it’s because they’re using tobacco and alcohol less
I didn't feel like I was 'depressed enough' to deserve Mental Health Treatment.
Addiction recovery is possible, despite rock’n’roll stereotypes. 8 of the best memoirs by musicians in recovery.
A new study says staying awake all night could be linked to mood disorders.
Dwayne Johnson is changing the way men talk about depression.
America's opioid crisis continues to claim the lives of private citizens and celebrities, ...it becomes even more important to destigmatize substance use, and that starts with how we talk about it.
Lady Gaga, who has been open about her own mental health struggles, has written an essay calling for action to prevent suicide deaths.
At the start of 2016, the town of Kaitaia, in New Zealand’s Far North—population 5,000—had just experienced the loss of six young people to suicide in quick succession.
Squeezing meditation and mindfulness exercises into your day is much easier when you use an app.
6 Tips for Finding Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment in Alameda County, CA
Research into clinical treatments to reduce drug and alcohol use in young people with mental illness has received a significant funding boost, with a $1.25 million grant over three years from Gandel Philanthropy.
When it comes to turning back the clocks on our devices, technology has us covered. Our smartphones automatically adjust. But our internal clocks aren’t as easy to re-program.
Someone dies of opioid or heroin addiction every 19 minutes in this country and the so-called war on drugs isn’t helping.
It is crucial that parents understanding the warning signs of social anxiety in children, and learn to respond appropriately
A few short phrases can help people disconfirm irrational beliefs or fears.
David Sheff and his son Nic both wrote memoirs about Nic's meth addiction. Their stories are now the basis of a film starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
In the fight against an opioid epidemic ravaging the nation, Miami officials hope to use law enforcement to steer people into medical care instead of jail.
Charlamagne tha God canceled his TimesTalk on mental health with Kanye, "he didn’t think the conversation would be 'productive'.”
The Halloween star, 59, tells PEOPLE that she’s lucky to have survived a secret addiction to opiates that began in the late ’80s.
GOQii, a health and wellness services company combining a wearable device with a mobile app and coaching services, is launching a limited US beta today.
Our timelines are full of people talking about anxiety and depression – but where's the line between helpful conversation and harmful appropriation?
Even with her 1.4 million Instagram followers, wellness star Sjana Earp talks about her struggles with depression.
Every little girl dreams of getting older and relishing in spa days and shopping sprees with their mom. I was no exception, but my storyline played out a little different
Actor Bart Johnson is helping save the lives of drug addicts who are desperately in need of assistance.
High-profile celebrities, including The Beatles' Ringo Starr, have been sharing stories and personal accounts of their struggles with addiction
Suicide is a particularly difficult issue for those who have survived attempting suicide and are frightened of what they will do if they ever confront such a situation again
Lady Gaga, who has been open about her own mental health struggles, has written an essay calling for action to prevent suicide deaths.
The theme this year’s is ‘surviving or thriving’ – but what if it feels like you can’t do either?The theme of this year’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek is ‘surviving or thriving’ – but what if it feels like you can’t do either?
This film explores the emotional issues within masculinity that's sidelined far too often
Workplace culture is slow to catch up to mental health issues, and sometimes it feels easier to just call in sick – we asked you what you think
The singer opened up about her experiences during a show this weekend
In an age where most people are drinking to excess, it can become difficult to tell who is just like everyone else, and who is really struggling.
It’s only recently that we’ve begun speaking more openly about mental health in this country
When it comes to medical care, should men and women be treated equally? As it happens, the answer is no.
For Washington residents with mental health and substance abuse issues, it can be a challenge to get all of their needs met
"I'm not being hyperbolic when I say that therapy saved my life."
I’m a naturally high-stress person, and my condition is only made worse by my passion for entrepreneurship.
‘This disease would not let her go until she was gone’: A wrenching obituary details the devastation of opioids
A young woman’s relative describes the value of her life and pain of her death
Congrats on caring enough about someone to share a bathroom.
‘I feel afraid of the utter lack of control I have over my own body and mind’: This is how I experience anxiety
The thoughts pour in before I’m able to stop them’: This is how I experience anxiety
Former NBA player struggled on and off the court to find his confidence and says he began to lose himself in what he believed it meant to be an NBA star.
"I think I was really lucky," Williams said. "I tried to surround myself with people that held me to higher standards than I held myself."
Traditional masculinity doesn't exactly lend itself to introspection, discussing feelings, or even feeling those feelings. But masculinity is evolving.
Building blocks for mental health from Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of Winter Blues—a.k.a., the guy who discovered seasonal affective disorder.
Hurray for the HotBlack Coffee cafe in Toronto for declining to offer Wi-Fi to its customers.
About 14 percent of drivers under the influence of pot had a child in their vehicle.
The British pop star's been through the wringer since the very start of her career. Now she's taking back control of her story.
In a candid new interview, the Browns receiver admits he had something in his system "probably every game of his career."
Between therapy sessions, mental health patients can feel alone.
NBA players have raised mental health awareness this season. From Kevin Love opening up about his struggles with panic attacks to DeMar DeRozan sharing about his depression, athletes have done well to heighten focus on an important issue.
Michelle Williams has reportedly checked herself into a mental health facility outside Los Angeles due to a battle with depression.
Facebook’s role in the opioid crisis could become another scandal following yesterday’s release of harrowing new statistics from the Center for Disease Control.
One can only imagine what it was like to work at Uber in the years leading up to Susan Fowler’s infamous blog post.
Taraji P. Henson has launched The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging African-Americans to talk about mental health in the community.
Nationwide, 62 percent of the jail population accounts for people who can’t afford bail, according to the Vera Institute of Justice.
The best-selling author of books like "The Fault in Our Stars," opens up to "60 Minutes" about exploring his fears through his writing.
Nothing was magically cured, but I now have a better handle on how to control seemingly uncontrollable feelings.
In a year where we’ve lost so many porn stars to drugs, sex workers open up to Aurora Snow about their personal battles with addiction—and how they overcame it.
NBA star and MVP award winner Derrick Rose has parted ways with the Cleveland Cavaliers and could be leaving his NBA career behind.
When you hear the word “career,” most people picture the classic nine-to-five job.
In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's much-discussed Harvard commencement speech on Thursday, the dropout had advice for young graduates. He emphasized, ... the importance of finding what motivates you
After years of sacrificing blood, sweat and tears, changing high schools every 1.5 years, adjusting to being the new kid again, working to make several basketball teams at new high schools - all for your love of basketball...
It turns out women have more in common with their male co-workers than previously believed