Mental Health

A comprehensive overview of addiction, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia, including symptoms and diagnosis, finding the right care, and inspiring testimonials from patient experts living with the conditions.

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What Do You Do If a Loved One Is Depressed?

What do you say? What don’t you say? Reaching out to a loved one with depression takes thought and deliberation. Here is a helpful guide.

By Therese Borchard
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Diet Tips to Help Manage Bipolar Disorder

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Right for You?

By Anne Windermere

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9 Things to Know about PsA and Your Mental Health

There's vicious circle between psoriatic arthritis and anxiety, depression, and stress. We help you cope.

By Gina Shaw

What We Can Learn About Trauma, from Experts & Survivors

We’re living through a period of collective grief and pain, and it will resonate in people’s lives for years. Here, trauma survivors share what they’ve learned along the way.

By Sarah Ellis
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Is Loneliness a Health Risk?

Research shows that loneliness is just as risky as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. But in this era of social distancing, what can we do?

By Sarah Ellis
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When the Love of Your Life Has Bipolar

When bipolar disorder is in the relationship mix, you can expect to face challenges. You can also count on happiness.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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Anxiety and Your Period: What You Need to Know

Keep calm and menstruate on. Your anxious mind isn’t doing your cycle any favors.

By Sarah Ellis

Text Therapy Really Can Work, Especially During a Pandemic

A new study looked at text-based interventions as a safe and promising tool to help people with mental illness.

By Sarah Ellis
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Coming Soon! Help for Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Depression

Previously approved for major depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation is on the FDA fast track for bringing relief to people with treatment-resistant bipolar depression, too.

By Sonya Collins
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How to Help Kids Deal With Loneliness Right Now

New research reveals the long-term effects of pandemic-related loneliness on kids—and why it may take up to a decade to fully realize its impact.

By Sarah Ellis
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10 Questions on Parenting a Grown Child With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder experts answer parents’ top questions about how to navigate tricky legal—and loving—concerns.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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The Growing Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 for Young Adults

The pandemic, school closures, and social isolation are all taking a serious toll on the lives of high school and college students.

By Sarah Ellis

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard
Health Writer & Patient Advocate

Therese Borchard is Contributing Editor at Health Central, where she covers Mental Health & Wellness among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, is the author of several books, and is a passionate mental health advocate.

Mike Veny
Mike Veny
Patient Advocate

Mike Veny is one of the world’s leading mental health speakers and a high-energy corporate drumming event facilitator.

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.