Take That Mental Health Day Without Shame

Take That Mental Health Day Without Shame

While attitudes have improved in recent years, mental health still has a stigma surrounding it. Misconceptions and unfair judgments create a sense of shame when it comes to talking about mental and emotional issues. This leads many people to suffer in silence,...
Why Assessing Your Mental Health Is So Important

Why Assessing Your Mental Health Is So Important

May is Mental Health Month, a yearly reminder from Mental Health America (MHA) about how important it is for Americans to take stock of their mental health. Since 1949, MHA and its affiliates across the country have used Mental Health Month to spread the message to...
5 of the Best Stress-Relief Apps

5 of the Best Stress-Relief Apps

If scrolling through social media is causing you stress and anxiety, you might be tempted to forgo your phone. But in our digital-driven age where we feel the need to be always connected, that can be a tall order. Instead of powering down your phone, open one of these...
Is It Stress, or Is It Anxiety?

Is It Stress, or Is It Anxiety?

Stress and anxiety can mimic each other in many ways, but chronic anxiety is very different than situational or temporary stress. Both stress and anxiety are emotional responses, but stress is typically caused by an external trigger while anxiety is persistent...
Prolonged Grief Disorder: When the Sorrow Never Fades

Prolonged Grief Disorder: When the Sorrow Never Fades

When you lose someone you love, the grief can be overwhelming. It’s normal to feel sorrow, numbness, anger, anxiety, guilt, and so many other difficult emotions. While those feelings don’t disappear overnight, in most cases, they gradually become less intense and more...
Seeking Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Seeking Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

About 4.4 percent of U.S. adults experience bipolar disorder at some time in their lives—and chances are, you’ve heard of celebrities like Demi Lovato, Russell Brand, and Catherine Zeta-Jones struggling with the condition. Here’s the good news: With the proper...