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Use mindfulness to improve well-being
If you've heard of or read about mindfulness — a form of meditation — you might be curious about how to practice it. Find out how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you.
Seasonal affective disorder explained
Do cold, dark days leave you longing for warm sunshine? Mood changes can occur with the changing seasons. Learn about seasonal affective disorder and how you can manage the symptoms.
Seasonal affective disorder: Not just the winter blues
Shorter days and cold weather may leave you feeling depressed. If symptoms persist, it may be more than just the winter blues. Learn how to recognize SAD and get easy coping strategies.
Supporting a loved one experiencing depression
When a friend or family member experiences depression, it's difficult to know what to do or say. Here's how to offer support and understanding, and help your loved one get the resources they need.
Offering support to the grieving
Feelings of traumatic grief are complex and challenging, with emotional and physical reactions. This Q&A will help you support someone who is grieving, by understanding the nuances of grief.
Can massage relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress?
It's impossible to avoid stress. Find out why massage therapy isn't just for pampering and can help your body and mind find relief.
College students and depression: A guide for parents
Many college students struggle with depression or anxiety. As school resumes, talk about these conditions with your student, and brush up on symptoms and warning signs so you can step in with help.
Could you be depressed?
Do you always feel tired or not like "you" anymore? Have you lost interest in hobbies that you used to love? Learn about depression, and get tips to help you feel more like yourself.
When grief goes unacknowledged
The holiday can be a difficult time for many, especially if you are dealing with unacknowledged grief.
Answers about oft-questioned psychiatric medications
Taking medications on a daily basis can be a chore, but it becomes more challenging if there’s lack of understanding of or misconceptions about your medication. Many patients are skeptical about taking psychiatric medications. Here are the facts.
Depression — Let's snap out of expecting to snap out of it
Depression is an illness that often is mistakenly thought of as a condition that can be overcome with positive thinking. It's not that easy or simple.
National Bullying Prevention Month: Educating children and ourselves
Bullying is any behavior causing physical or emotional harm to another person. Learn more about the forms it takes and what you can do to help prevent bullying.