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

The Latest

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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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Should Routine Anxiety Screenings Be a Thing?

The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative is recommending that all women over 13 years old get screened for anxiety, due to its prevalence and far-reaching impacts on quality of life.

By Sarah Ellis
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How Police Violence Affects Black Americans’ Mental Health

George Floyd’s killing is a stark example of how police killings can impact the mental health outcomes in black communities.

By Sarah Ellis

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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7 Ways to Eliminate Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

Now more than ever, it’s important to talk about how you’re feeling.

By Mike Veny
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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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Gracie Gold Gets Real About Depression

Olympian figure skater Gracie Gold is bringing new awareness to what it’s like to face—and accept—mental illness.

By Peter Chlebogiannis

Can Therapy Ease Your Joint Pain?

Experts say if pain meds and physical therapy alone aren’t easing your osteoarthritis pain, cognitive-behavioral therapy might help.

By Lara DeSanto
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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

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 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.