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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How Skin and Mood Are Linked

Did you know skin health is connected to our mood? Learn about the fascinating link between your skin, the nervous system, and mood disorders.

By Sloane Miller

Mindfulness and Anxiety: What Research Tells Us

There is a growing interest in mindfulness, but what is it, exactly? And does it help with anxiety? We clarify the research on this popular practice.

By Rachel Zohn

Top Resources for Help with Anxiety

Where to go for help with anxiety? Start with this list of nine top resources, including help for veterans, students, and employees.

By Eileen Bailey

Why Do We Fall for ‘Fake News’?

So-called fake news — journalism or propaganda based on sensationalism, exaggeration, or deliberate misinformation — why do we fall for it and spread it?

By Diane Domina

Suicide: What We Can Do Together to Save Lives

Suicide is a social problem that requires a community response. A woman whose life was saved by the intervention of others urges society to action.

By Therese Borchard

9 Tips to Help Sleep With Bipolar

Respect your circadian rhythm is among Julie A. Fast’s tips for improving sleep when you're bipolar. Find out her other practical suggestions to help with sleep.

By Julie A. Fast

Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

What used to be defined as “opioid addiction” has now been classified as “opioid-use disorder,” a formal mental health disorder. Find out if you fall within the 11 criteria that help to determine if you have opioid-use disorder — and how to get help.

By Stephanie Stephens

College Depression: 6 Things You Should Know

A growing number of college students are diagnosed with depression. Learn what triggers depression during these years and what you can do about it.

By Peter Chlebogiannis

Alcohol Taxes Are Cost-Effective Ways to Curb Abuse

A higher tax on alcohol is one of the best ways to cut the rate of alcohol abuse, according to researchers at the World Health Organization (WHO).

By Diane Domina

What You Need to Know About Globus Hystericus

Anxiety can sometimes cause a lump-in-the-throat sensation known as globus hystericus. Learn about this condition and what you can do to relieve discomfort.

By Merely Me

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard

Senior Editor

Therese Borchard is Senior 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

Senior Editor

Therese Borchard is Senior 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.