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When to Break Up With Your Therapist

How healthy is your relationship with your therapist? Is it time to split up? Find out when and why breaking up is the right thing to do.

By Lara DeSanto
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How to Break Up With Your Therapist

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially with a therapist. Lara DeSanto offers cogent advice supported by interviews with two mental health experts.

By Lara DeSanto
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6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

Becoming a voice for others can be a powerful healing strategy in recovery from depression or another mood disorder. Here are six ways to do just that.

By Mike Veny
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Need Help for Depression? Start With This List

It’s difficult for people in the midst of depression symptoms and their loved ones to know where to go for help. This list provides a great guide.

By Eileen Bailey
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When Mental Health Professionals Offer Conflicting Advice

It’s important to work with a team of mental health professionals, but what happens when they say different things?

By Mike Veny
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10 Signs It's Time to Get Help for Depression

What’s the difference between passing sadness and clinical depression? Here are 10 red flags or symptoms of major depressive disorder that signal when to get help.

By Therese Borchard
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5 Steps to Cultivate Flow

Flow is a state of being when you are so immersed in a task that everything around you seems to fade into the background. Research says the benefits of flow are endless. Here's how to cultivate it.

By Nick Hobson
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9 Essential Coping Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Don’t let your bipolar disorder run the show. Here are nine essential strategies that will allow you to live your full life despite your mood disorder.

By Therese Borchard
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12 Strategies to Get Things Done When You Have Bipolar

Maintaining work productivity can be challenging with the ups and downs of bipolar disorder. Julie A. Fast offers 12 strategies to work around symptoms.

By Julie A. Fast
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9 Self-Help Tips for Managing OCD

Journaling, exercising, and education are three strategies that are helpful in managing obsessive-compulsive disorder. Learn even more.

By Eileen Bailey