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DepressionDepression Isn't All in Your Head

Depression Continues to Be Found in Cases of Women Who Already Have Inflammatory Diseases

InsomniaBrokering Better Sleeping Habits

The Insomniac’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia with Relaxation and Mindfulness Exercises

AnxietyThe Roots of Anxiety

Where the Beast in Your Head Comes from

Youth HealthPulling the Plug on Screen Time

Adverse Effects of Excessive Screen Time and How to Get Kids to Engage with the World Around Them

DepressionLikelihood of Depression in Young Girls Compared to Young Boys

The Trajectories and What They Mean for Adolescent Mental Health

TreatmentsMindfulness Is Revolutionizing the Way We Think about Health

How This Introspective Practice is Being Legitimized Among the Public

StressTake a Step Back from Positive Thinking — stop labeling your Life Experiences

Srikumar Rao suggests being positive isn’t the Key to Success and Happiness

DepressionAbout the Depression Gene and Biological Associations with Depression

Long-Held Scientific Beliefs Have Been Challenged After a New Study’s Publication

GuidesHow to Grieve the Loss of a Pet

Coping with the Loss of Your Best Friend

StressRedefining Work Ethic and Success to Avoid Burnout

The Dangers of an All-Work-No-Play Mentality That is Driving Current College Grads Past Healthy Limits

Social MediaThe Social Comparison Process: A Root Cause of Negative Body Image

What Should Your First Step Be in Improving Body Image? Understanding How Media Exposure Augments Negative Body Perceptions

StressDiscover the Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Animal Lovers, the Hype is Real: Pet Owners Experience Real Life Health Benefits

StressCan Meditation Apps Really Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety?

New Apps Allow for Meditation at Home Through Recorded Guidance and Live Stream Sessions

StressHas Distress Taken Hold of Your Life? Try Implementing These 4 Strategies to Get Back on Track

Learn healthy strategies to cope with whatever life has thrown at you

Social MediaRomanticizing Ted Bundy: Immoral or Instinct?

The alarming media revival of one of America's most violent serial killers

DepressionWhat Happens When You Call a Depression Crisis Hotline?

Making the Choice to Reach Out Can Be Hard, But It Can Take a Weight Off Your Shoulders. Here's What to Expect

TreatmentsYour Questions About Neuropsychological Testing, Answered

What Should You Know Before a Neuropsychological Evaluation? We've Got You Covered

Social MediaHidden Benefits of Social Media

How social media can benefit those struggling with mental illnesses

DepressionHow To Use The Text Crisis Line For Depression

There are many misconceptions about how it works, which we’ll address here

GuidesHow to Use the RAIN Method for Difficult Emotions

It actually has nothing to do with water falling from the sky

TreatmentsTreatment Options: A Refresher For Mental Health Awareness Month

In the midst of Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s important to know what kind of treatment is right for you

Relationships5 Psych-Backed Tips for Making Long-Lasting Friendships

Friendship shouldn’t be a struggle — but it does take effort

Addiction4 Ways People Validate Their Addiction

It’s hard to admit that you have a problem — here’s what to look out for

TreatmentsLady Gaga Wants You to Get Treatment

She said so in her speech at the Grammys

GuidesHow To Banish Negative Stigma, According to Prince William

Our favorite Prince speaks out about an issue that affects many with mental illness

StressHow Anxiety Affects You in the Workplace

New studies show that anxiety can impair working memory

StressDoes Decluttering Really Spark Joy?

A look at the link between minimalist values and improved mental health

DepressionHow to Keep You and Your Bacteria Happy

Turns out your mental health may be affected by your microbial friends

GuidesHow Pittsburghers can use Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

Embrace the trend and make yourself feel better throughout Pittsburgh

GuidesHow to Practice Mindfulness this Winter

Understand what mindfulness is and why you should try it

RelationshipsPsychology-based Strategies for Strengthening your Relationship

Embrace Positive Psychology research to make your relationship last

S.A.D.5 Ways You Can Care for Your Mental Health This Winter

As the temperature drops, stay happy with these tips.

DepressionI’ll Have a Blue (after) Christmas: Understanding Post-Holiday Blues

Everything you need to know about the New Year, New Blue

DepressionDepression Linked as Side Effect of Some Common Drugs

In the largest study of its kind, about 200 common medications were found to have the side effect of depression.

DepressionWhat is the Loneliness Epidemic?

You're not alone in feeling lonely--a new study reveals that loneliness may be a new health epidemic affecting our country, especially women.

TreatmentsIs Ketamine the Answer for Suicidal Patients?

Rates of suicide are still rising, and research is showing that Ketamine infusion treatment is a promising, superior solution to treating suicidal tendencies and SI.

GuidesComplete Guide to Relaxing Gifts for Your Loved Ones

If you have any friends or family member who struggle with stress or S.A.D., what better gift to get them than the gift of relaxation? So we rounded up our favorite self-care products to give you ideas for the perfect gifts to give your loved ones this holiday season!

GuidesThe Complete Guide to Stress Relieving Apps

There are so many apps that greatly improve our well-being, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best apps available to help relieve stress.

PostpartumA Guide to Understanding Postpartum Depression

It’s important to know that it's not a character flaw, but a medical condition that can be treated with professional help

Youth HealthThe Potential Impact of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health

Results from several small studies certainly raise concerns ranging from increased risk for depression and sleep issues, to eating disorders

DepressionBenefits of Using Ketamine IV for Depression

Once most often used as an illicit "party drug," Ketamine shows great promise as an alternative treatment for depression

TreatmentsUnderstanding Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR has successfully helped over a million individuals, could it help you too?

AddictionPharmacological Treatment for Opiods: Good or Bad?

Opioids kill over 800 people a week from overdose in the US, but should this addiction be treated with more opioids?

AddictionAddiction Affects More than the Addict

5 Feelings the Parents of Adult Addicts Should Give Themselves Permission to Have

ADHDGet Ahead of ADHD for Your Best School Year Ever

Strategies for Succeeding in Elementary School Through College with ADHD

S.A.D.How to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

Hang Onto Those Feel-Good Summer Vibes

TreatmentsLady Gaga Wants You to Get Treatment

She said so in her speech at the Grammys

ADHDGet Ahead of ADHD for Your Best School Year Ever

Strategies for Succeeding in Elementary School Through College with ADHD

GuidesHow to Use the RAIN Method for Difficult Emotions

It actually has nothing to do with water falling from the sky

Addiction4 Ways People Validate Their Addiction

It’s hard to admit that you have a problem — here’s what to look out for

TreatmentsLady Gaga Wants You to Get Treatment

She said so in her speech at the Grammys

AddictionPharmacological Treatment for Opiods: Good or Bad?

Opioids kill over 800 people a week from overdose in the US, but should this addiction be treated with more opioids?

AddictionAddiction Affects More than the Addict

5 Feelings the Parents of Adult Addicts Should Give Themselves Permission to Have

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DepressionDepression Isn't All in Your Head

Depression Continues to Be Found in Cases of Women Who Already Have Inflammatory Diseases

InsomniaBrokering Better Sleeping Habits

The Insomniac’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia with Relaxation and Mindfulness Exercises

DepressionLikelihood of Depression in Young Girls Compared to Young Boys

The Trajectories and What They Mean for Adolescent Mental Health

TreatmentsMindfulness Is Revolutionizing the Way We Think about Health

How This Introspective Practice is Being Legitimized Among the Public

DepressionAbout the Depression Gene and Biological Associations with Depression

Long-Held Scientific Beliefs Have Been Challenged After a New Study’s Publication

GuidesHow to Grieve the Loss of a Pet

Coping with the Loss of Your Best Friend

StressRedefining Work Ethic and Success to Avoid Burnout

The Dangers of an All-Work-No-Play Mentality That is Driving Current College Grads Past Healthy Limits

StressDiscover the Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Animal Lovers, the Hype is Real: Pet Owners Experience Real Life Health Benefits

StressHas Distress Taken Hold of Your Life? Try Implementing These 4 Strategies to Get Back on Track

Learn healthy strategies to cope with whatever life has thrown at you

DepressionWhat Happens When You Call a Depression Crisis Hotline?

Making the Choice to Reach Out Can Be Hard, But It Can Take a Weight Off Your Shoulders. Here's What to Expect

GuidesHow to Use the RAIN Method for Difficult Emotions

It actually has nothing to do with water falling from the sky

TreatmentsLady Gaga Wants You to Get Treatment

She said so in her speech at the Grammys

DepressionHow to Keep You and Your Bacteria Happy

Turns out your mental health may be affected by your microbial friends

S.A.D.5 Ways You Can Care for Your Mental Health This Winter

As the temperature drops, stay happy with these tips.

DepressionI’ll Have a Blue (after) Christmas: Understanding Post-Holiday Blues

Everything you need to know about the New Year, New Blue

DepressionDepression Linked as Side Effect of Some Common Drugs

In the largest study of its kind, about 200 common medications were found to have the side effect of depression.

DepressionWhat is the Loneliness Epidemic?

You're not alone in feeling lonely--a new study reveals that loneliness may be a new health epidemic affecting our country, especially women.

TreatmentsIs Ketamine the Answer for Suicidal Patients?

Rates of suicide are still rising, and research is showing that Ketamine infusion treatment is a promising, superior solution to treating suicidal tendencies and SI.

PostpartumA Guide to Understanding Postpartum Depression

It’s important to know that it's not a character flaw, but a medical condition that can be treated with professional help

Youth HealthThe Potential Impact of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health

Results from several small studies certainly raise concerns ranging from increased risk for depression and sleep issues, to eating disorders

DepressionBenefits of Using Ketamine IV for Depression

Once most often used as an illicit "party drug," Ketamine shows great promise as an alternative treatment for depression

S.A.D.How to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

Hang Onto Those Feel-Good Summer Vibes

DepressionHow To Use The Text Crisis Line For Depression

There are many misconceptions about how it works, which we’ll address here

Relationships5 Psych-Backed Tips for Making Long-Lasting Friendships

Friendship shouldn’t be a struggle — but it does take effort

Addiction4 Ways People Validate Their Addiction

It’s hard to admit that you have a problem — here’s what to look out for

GuidesHow Pittsburghers can use Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

Embrace the trend and make yourself feel better throughout Pittsburgh

GuidesHow to Practice Mindfulness this Winter

Understand what mindfulness is and why you should try it

GuidesComplete Guide to Relaxing Gifts for Your Loved Ones

If you have any friends or family member who struggle with stress or S.A.D., what better gift to get them than the gift of relaxation? So we rounded up our favorite self-care products to give you ideas for the perfect gifts to give your loved ones this holiday season!

GuidesHow to Use the RAIN Method for Difficult Emotions

It actually has nothing to do with water falling from the sky

PostpartumA Guide to Understanding Postpartum Depression

It’s important to know that it's not a character flaw, but a medical condition that can be treated with professional help

S.A.D.5 Ways You Can Care for Your Mental Health This Winter

As the temperature drops, stay happy with these tips.

DepressionI’ll Have a Blue (after) Christmas: Understanding Post-Holiday Blues

Everything you need to know about the New Year, New Blue

GuidesComplete Guide to Relaxing Gifts for Your Loved Ones

If you have any friends or family member who struggle with stress or S.A.D., what better gift to get them than the gift of relaxation? So we rounded up our favorite self-care products to give you ideas for the perfect gifts to give your loved ones this holiday season!

S.A.D.How to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

Hang Onto Those Feel-Good Summer Vibes

InsomniaBrokering Better Sleeping Habits

The Insomniac’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia with Relaxation and Mindfulness Exercises

AnxietyThe Roots of Anxiety

Where the Beast in Your Head Comes from

TreatmentsMindfulness Is Revolutionizing the Way We Think about Health

How This Introspective Practice is Being Legitimized Among the Public

StressTake a Step Back from Positive Thinking — stop labeling your Life Experiences

Srikumar Rao suggests being positive isn’t the Key to Success and Happiness

GuidesHow to Grieve the Loss of a Pet

Coping with the Loss of Your Best Friend

StressRedefining Work Ethic and Success to Avoid Burnout

The Dangers of an All-Work-No-Play Mentality That is Driving Current College Grads Past Healthy Limits

StressDiscover the Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Animal Lovers, the Hype is Real: Pet Owners Experience Real Life Health Benefits

StressCan Meditation Apps Really Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety?

New Apps Allow for Meditation at Home Through Recorded Guidance and Live Stream Sessions

StressHas Distress Taken Hold of Your Life? Try Implementing These 4 Strategies to Get Back on Track

Learn healthy strategies to cope with whatever life has thrown at you

DepressionHow To Use The Text Crisis Line For Depression

There are many misconceptions about how it works, which we’ll address here

GuidesHow to Use the RAIN Method for Difficult Emotions

It actually has nothing to do with water falling from the sky

TreatmentsLady Gaga Wants You to Get Treatment

She said so in her speech at the Grammys

StressHow Anxiety Affects You in the Workplace

New studies show that anxiety can impair working memory

StressDoes Decluttering Really Spark Joy?

A look at the link between minimalist values and improved mental health

DepressionHow to Keep You and Your Bacteria Happy

Turns out your mental health may be affected by your microbial friends

S.A.D.5 Ways You Can Care for Your Mental Health This Winter

As the temperature drops, stay happy with these tips.

GuidesComplete Guide to Relaxing Gifts for Your Loved Ones

If you have any friends or family member who struggle with stress or S.A.D., what better gift to get them than the gift of relaxation? So we rounded up our favorite self-care products to give you ideas for the perfect gifts to give your loved ones this holiday season!

GuidesThe Complete Guide to Stress Relieving Apps

There are so many apps that greatly improve our well-being, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best apps available to help relieve stress.

TreatmentsUnderstanding Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR has successfully helped over a million individuals, could it help you too?

InsomniaBrokering Better Sleeping Habits

The Insomniac’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia with Relaxation and Mindfulness Exercises

TreatmentsYour Questions About Neuropsychological Testing, Answered

What Should You Know Before a Neuropsychological Evaluation? We've Got You Covered

Social MediaHidden Benefits of Social Media

How social media can benefit those struggling with mental illnesses

DepressionHow To Use The Text Crisis Line For Depression

There are many misconceptions about how it works, which we’ll address here

GuidesHow to Use the RAIN Method for Difficult Emotions

It actually has nothing to do with water falling from the sky

TreatmentsTreatment Options: A Refresher For Mental Health Awareness Month

In the midst of Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s important to know what kind of treatment is right for you

Addiction4 Ways People Validate Their Addiction

It’s hard to admit that you have a problem — here’s what to look out for

DepressionDepression Linked as Side Effect of Some Common Drugs

In the largest study of its kind, about 200 common medications were found to have the side effect of depression.

TreatmentsIs Ketamine the Answer for Suicidal Patients?

Rates of suicide are still rising, and research is showing that Ketamine infusion treatment is a promising, superior solution to treating suicidal tendencies and SI.

DepressionBenefits of Using Ketamine IV for Depression

Once most often used as an illicit "party drug," Ketamine shows great promise as an alternative treatment for depression

TreatmentsUnderstanding Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR has successfully helped over a million individuals, could it help you too?

AddictionPharmacological Treatment for Opiods: Good or Bad?

Opioids kill over 800 people a week from overdose in the US, but should this addiction be treated with more opioids?

Social MediaHidden Benefits of Social Media

How social media can benefit those struggling with mental illnesses

DepressionHow To Use The Text Crisis Line For Depression

There are many misconceptions about how it works, which we’ll address here

GuidesHow to Use the RAIN Method for Difficult Emotions

It actually has nothing to do with water falling from the sky

Relationships5 Psych-Backed Tips for Making Long-Lasting Friendships

Friendship shouldn’t be a struggle — but it does take effort

TreatmentsLady Gaga Wants You to Get Treatment

She said so in her speech at the Grammys

GuidesHow To Banish Negative Stigma, According to Prince William

Our favorite Prince speaks out about an issue that affects many with mental illness

Youth HealthThe Potential Impact of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health

Results from several small studies certainly raise concerns ranging from increased risk for depression and sleep issues, to eating disorders

ADHDGet Ahead of ADHD for Your Best School Year Ever

Strategies for Succeeding in Elementary School Through College with ADHD