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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.