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Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

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Healthy Conversations

10 Depression Influencers You Need To Know

Find your new social media crush or a helpful book to read on depression from this list of top 10 depression influencers.

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Living With

Why It’s Smart to Stay Active When You Have OCD

Exercise and even gentle yoga can help you better manage symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. And you don’t need to become a gym rat to benefit.

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Nutrition

Dark Chocolate for Depression? Science Says Yes

Good news for the chocoholics out there: New research finds that this yummy food may help those with depression symptoms.

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Self Care

A Super Fun Way to Blow Off Steam After Work

Tough day at the job? Stress relief may be a digital game download away, says new study.

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Work

Think Listening to Music Will Boost Creativity? Not So Fast

Music and creativity go together like Simon and Garfunkel – or Jay and Bey, depending on your generation. Or… maybe not.

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Relationships

How to Stay Connected When You Live Alone

Even the most solitude-loving people get lonely sometimes. Here’s how to fight it.

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Treatment

There’s More Evidence on How Exercise Helps Depression Symptoms

A new study looks into why and how physical activity can boost your mood so much. Here’s what you should know.

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Summer

6 Last-Minute Beach Reads That Lift You Up

There's still time: Grab one of these feel-good books and hit the hammock!

People attend a candlelight vigil at a makeshift memorial honoring victims of a mass shooting on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.
Living With

An Open Letter to All the Survivors

You were there. You heard the gunshots. You saw what happened. This is for you.

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Relationships

The Bipolar Marriage: 9 Ways to Make It Through the Tough Times

Bipolar marriages are twice as likely to fail. Mental health writer and advocate Therese Borchard offers practical strategies for surviving the bumps.