Binge Eating Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Asking for Help

Binge eating disorder (BED) is a type of feeding and eating disorder that’s now recognized as an official diagnosis. It affects almost 2% of people worldwide and can cause additional health issues linked to diet, such as high cholesterol levels and diabetes. Feeding and eating disorders are not about food alone, which is why they’re […]

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Helping a Person with Mental Illness

Because millions of people in the U.S. live with a mental health condition, you likely encounter people with a mental illness in your family or in your daily life. However, if you are unsure of how best to approach someone who may be struggling, these tips may help. Suggestions on how you may approach someone […]

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10 Tried-and-True Methods for Diffusing Travel Anxiety

Love the destinations but not the process of getting there? Don’t give up the travel; learn to meet your anxiety head on. Any day waiting to board a plane, for me, starts with sweaty palms and a tight grip on my belongings. By Alicia Raeburn Anxiety is no stranger to travelers. Unusual scenery and food, […]

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10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Tips for boosting your mood, energy levels, and outlook when the temperatures may drop and sunlight is scarcer. Madeline R. Vann Dark mornings, darker evenings, and chilly gray days in between mean winter is here — and with the coldest season come the winter blues. There’s no clinical diagnosis for the “winter blues,” but experts […]

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How to be happy: Tips for cultivating contentment

Are you tired of waiting around for happiness to find you? Stop waiting and start getting happy with these tips. Do you know how to be happy? Or are you waiting for happiness to find you? Despite what the fairy tales depict, happiness doesn’t appear by magic. It’s not even something that happens to you. […]

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6 Depression Symptoms you Should Not Ignore

Major depression isn’t always so easy to spot in yourself or someone you love. Use these clues to determine when treatment is needed. By Elizabeth Shimer Bowers on Everyday Health Everyone feels a little down in the dumps now and then. But sadness and withdrawal can become crippling, putting you at risk for a number […]

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Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness

False beliefs about mental illness can cause significant problems. Learn what you can do about stigma. By Mayo Clinic Staff Stigma is when someone views you in a negative way because you have a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait that’s thought to be, or actually is, a disadvantage (a negative stereotype). Unfortunately, negative attitudes and […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness

Are you extremely afraid of being judged by others? Are you very self-conscious in everyday social situations? Do you avoid meeting new people? If you have been feeling this way for at least six months and these feelings make it hard for you to do everyday tasks—such as talking to people at work or school—you […]

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How Grief Can Make You Sick

The loss of a loved one can impact survivors’ mental and physical health. By Dr. Sanjay Gupta “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear,” wrote author C.S. Lewis, reflecting on his wife’s death. Like fear, grief is a common human response with psychological and physical implications. Losing a loved one is […]

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How To Navigate the Holiday Season With Anxiety and Depression

Some helpful tips for getting through this hectic time of year. By Vanessa Paredes Nov 13, 2019 Statistics show that over 17 million adults experience depression, and more than 40 million battle anxiety disorder in the United States. For those dealing with either, or both—know that you are not alone. Many times, people suffering from […]

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