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.

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.

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New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

By Lara DeSanto

Study Finds Surprising New Anti-Aging Trick

Until we can all bathe in that elusive fountain of youth, a new study has discovered an unexpected (and free!) way to channel your younger self.

By Lara DeSanto

'Special K' — From Street Drug to FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

If antidepressants or therapy for depression haven't helped, a newly-approved option might. Esketamine (Spravato) is a fast-acting nasal spray.

By Diane Domina

What Is the Difference Between Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression?

Not all depression is the same, and the type of depression you have determines the treatment that works.

By Julie A. Fast

How Getting Over the Fear of Public Speaking Helped Me Get Over Other Fears

Patient advocate Mike Veny discusses tips to turn fear and anxiety into courage by sharing stories about how he has overcome his fears.

By Mike Veny

How to Manage Time With Depression

Depression is like a bad boss that can interfere with getting things done. Patient advocate Mike Veny shares practical tips to stay motivated and productive when depressed.

By Mike Veny

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.

By Lara DeSanto

One Woman’s Creative Way of Managing Her Bipolar Disorder

From felted soaps and jewelry making to walks in the woods with her husband, Heather Tobin manages her bipolar disorder with creativity and color.

By Therese Borchard

How One Journalist and Mother Manages Bipolar Disorder

Journalist Michelle Hiskey opens up about managing her bipolar disorder as a mom, golfer, and writer.

By Therese Borchard

Newlyweds Justin and Hailey Bieber Are Lonely and Depressed — And That’s Totally Normal

While Justin has said nothing about the trigger of his depression, experts say it’s not at all uncommon for newlyweds like the Biebers to experience depression or loneliness.

By Lara DeSanto

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard

Contributing Editor

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

Patient Expert

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.

Therese Borchard

Contributing Editor

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.