Mental Health Archive

Treatment Insights

Depression Affects 15% of New Moms. A New Guideline Could Help Prevent It

13/05/2019 06:00am | 1577 views

By Jamie Ducharme

 

A new recommendation from a group of independent experts convened by the government could help more new and expecting mothers avoid depression, one of the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

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Self Advocacy

8 Mental health Tips That Are So Effective, Therapists Themselves Swear by Them

02/05/2019 06:00am | 1682 views

By Korin Miller

There are so many strategies for cultivating a solid sense of mental health (Rethinking your social-media relationship! Scheduling a girls' nightJournaling!) Still, figuring out what tips really work and what’s just noise is a highly personalized and hardly simple process.

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Born Leaders

People with The Healthiest Personality Type Have These 3 Qualities

17/04/2019 06:00am | 1732 views

If you were building the ideal emotionally healthy person ― like a Simwho was well-adjusted and definitely not evil ― what traits would you choose?

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Personalized Care

Why It's Important to Schedule More Downtime for Your Brain

15/04/2019 06:00am | 1730 views

Time off is what your brain thrives on. It spends hours every day working and managing the constant streams of information and conversation that come at you from all directions. But if your brain doesn't get a chance to chill and restore itself, your mood, performance, and health suffer. Think of this recovery as mental downtime—periods when you're not actively focusing on and engaged in the outside world. You simply let your mind wander or daydream and it becomes reenergized in the process.

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Nourishing Self Care

How to Know If Group Therapy Might Be Right for You

11/04/2019 06:00am | 1809 views

After about six months of individual therapy, Audrey A., then 28, felt like her progress had stalled. But she still wanted help working through a traumatic stalking incident that happened earlier in her life. “I chose group therapy to see if talking to others could help shine a light on things,” she tells SELF. “I went to be around people who were in [similar] situations so that I could see I wasn't alone.”

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