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Latest by Mike Veny

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Risk Factors

Why the Suicide Rate Is Higher in Men

More men than women kill themselves. Here are ways to help prevent suicide across the board.

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Balance

How To Stop Obsessing

Learn how to stop obsessive thoughts.

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Back to School

Causes of Our College Mental Health Crisis

Today’s college students are faced with a range of ever-intensifying pressures.

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Patient Narrative

How I Experienced Depression as a Teenager

Mental health speaker, Mike Veny shares his story of growing up as a teenager with depression and what would have helped to treat it during that time.

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Support Systems

The Rewards of Mental Health Support Groups

My mental health support group has also sparked better results in sessions with my therapist.

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Relationships

How to Spot and Defuse Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Recognizing that strong relationships can survive arguments is a step toward authentic interactions.

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Alternative Treatment

Your Smartphone: The Future of Mental Health?

As mobile technology evolves, mental health apps can make treatment more personalized and effective.

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Tips for Making Travel Less Stressful

When you add travel to the normal stress you already feel, life can turn into a nightmare. Here are tips to prevent that.

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When to Let Go of Toxic Relationships

While relationships can be exhilarating and supportive, they can also be destructive. Here’s when and how to let go.

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How to Practice Self-Care Without Being Selfish

When self-care is not a priority, it can make any condition worse and make it much harder to enjoy life.