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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal? The line between normal and abnormal mental health is often blurred. Still, it's helpful to consider your feelings, thoughts and behavior in relation to cultural norms and other benchmarks. Mental health includes self-esteem, relationships, resilience and more. If you're struggling with these or other things, we are here to help.

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How mindfulness meditation improves mental health

Mindfulness meditation is a simple, quick way to reduce stress that you can do wherever you are. It's often part of larger treatment plans. But what is it and how can it help?

Joel Bobby LICSW By Joel Bobby June 1, 2023

What is a panic attack?

Panic attacks are sudden periods of deep fear without clear cause, during which you may have mental and physical symptoms. Get answers to common questions about these sometimes scary events, and learn how panic disorders are related.

Brian Hesler, M.D. By Brian Hesler May 9, 2023

Navigating ADHD in adulthood

Typically diagnosed in childhood, ADHD can persist into adulthood and impact you at work and home. Learn about options to effectively manage ADHD to help you meet the demands of daily life.

May 9, 2023

Could my child have autism spectrum disorder?

Increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorder aims to bring an understanding of autism and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world. Learn about the signs of autism and when to seek care.

Ashley Holland, D.O. By Ashley Holland May 1, 2023

Autism: Strategies for treatments and therapies

While there isn't a cure for autism, there's reason for optimism with evidence-based therapies. Learn about autism treatments and therapies to reduce symptoms and help children achieve their goals.

Ashley Holland, D.O. By Ashley Holland April 13, 2023

Living with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings of emotional highs with energy and euphoria, and lows of depression and hopelessness. Learn the symptoms and strategies for living with this condition.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier April 12, 2023

Help! I think my teenager is cutting

Emotional pain almost always is associated with self-harm in teenagers. Read why creating a crisis plan of things to do when in such a frame of mind can be beneficial.

Patrick Bigaouette MD By Patrick Bigaouette April 11, 2023

Unnamed pain: Coping with ambiguous grief

Ambiguous grief is when a person experiences a profound sense of loss and sadness not associated with death. While common, it can be a challenge to work through. Get five tips for coping.

Richard Oswald LPC By Rich Oswald April 10, 2023

Maintaining healthy relationships with age

Maintaining relationships and strong social networks as you age can contribute to a longer, healthier life. Read why having positive relationships is as important for health as nutrition and exercise.

Bonnie Betts PsyDLP By Bonnie Betts April 10, 2023

Tips for embracing joy in daily life

Joy is a remedy for stress-related burnout and good for overall health and well-being. It isn't always feeling happy; instead, it's feeling content and purposeful. Get tips for finding joy in your life.

March 23, 2023

Overcoming the physical, emotional signs of loneliness

Feelings of loneliness can develop after the loss of a loved one, a job change or divorce. Physical signs of loneliness can be difficult to overcome. Start with small steps to engage with others.

Jennifer Larson LaRue By Jennifer Larson LaRue March 21, 2023

How to create happiness

You can learn to be happy — or at least happier. Make a commitment to yourself to find happiness in each day. Ask yourself five questions to reflect on ways to boost your happiness.

Mysoon Ayuob MD By Mysoon Ayuob March 17, 2023