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When You Need to Unwind: 10 Healthy Alternatives to Booze

Booze is not the only way to relieve that pandemic stress. We give you no-alcohol alternatives—and some can even give you a buzz!

21 Depression Memes that May Make You Feel a Little Better

Humor can help you deal with day-to-day darkness. And one way to laugh is with depression memes.


Let It Out: 14 Ways a Good Cry Affects Your Body and Mind

We cry when we're happy, sad, angry, frustrated, and moved... but why?


How This BIPOC Mental Health Podcast Got Me Through Covid-19

mental health podcast with meditation specifically for BIPOC helped me practice self-care and stay calm during the pandemic.


I Have Anxiety—and Here’s How It Actually Helps Me

I was diagnosed with panic disorder 20 years ago at age 19. I quickly learned that treating anxiety requires a...

10 Tips for Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Everyone feels anxious and a little panicked now and then, but when worry becomes excessive and starts to affect everyday...


Why You Should Go Out When You Want to Stay In (Again), According to a Psychiatrist

Feeling "enh" about those plans? Canceling may be the right move—but first, hear what mental health specialists suggest you should...

Howie Mandel Details His Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: ‘People Need to Know They Are Not Alon...

Howie Mandel reveals to The Healthy @Reader's Digest how struggling with mental health can be "debilitating." After being diagnosed with OCD as an...


6 Agoraphobia Management Techniques We Can All Take from This Winter

Some psychologists say you can get too comfy in your comfort zone before it turns into unhealthy avoidance. These agoraphobia...


Agoraphobia Symptoms: Psychologists List the 5 Main Signs

Agoraphobia symptoms can include way more than the "homebody" stereotype. Here's how to know if your avoidance means something...


7 Essentials Fellow Shoppers Say You Need For a Cozy Mental Health Night at Home

There's no award for having the busiest social calendar. Soothe your mental health with time to restore this season...these products may...

What Is Agoraphobia? Three Psychologists Explain Why It’s Suddenly So Common

Some therapists say the pandemic led to an increase in this specific type of anxiety. Here are the top situations...


5 Science-Backed Reasons Volunteering Is Actually a Powerful Way to Feel Healthier

Talk about feel-good vibes: recent research suggests kindness actually improves your health, fights depression (including in teens)—and might even help...


An Environmental Psychologist’s 7 Best Home Design Secrets for Less Stress

Interior design isn't just fun. Your home has the potential to refresh, rejuvenate and revitalize you every single day. Therapists...


The ‘Sunday Scaries’ Are Way Milder for People Who Live Here

One survey even honed in on the exact time on Sunday when many Americans start to feel dread about Monday....


Next Time You Feel the Sunday Scaries, Psychologists Say These 7 Products Could Help You Deal

Stop losing your Sunday to pre-work-week anxiety. Therapists share their favorite wellness products to help you ditch the Sunday...

Here’s the First Thing Amanda Kloots Does When She Gets Out of Bed in the Morning

The Talk host Amanda Kloots spoke with The Healthy @Reader's Digest about the power of positive thinking, her go-to mantra and...


How to Overcome the ‘Sunday Scaries,’ According to a Therapist

Feel like you're missing out on half your weekend dreading Monday's arrival? Experts share how to overcome these all-too-common


Ever Get the ‘Sunday Scaries’? Psychologists List 5 Reasons This ‘Anticipatory Anx...

Sunday depression is real. Mental health specialists assure us that the "Sunday scaries" are a widely shared experience, and...


4 Eating Habits That Are Damaging to Mental Health, a Dietitian Says

A quick trip through the drive-thru may be convenient, but it could also be affecting your mental health beyond just...


5 Eating Habits That Benefit Your Mental Health, a Registered Dietitian Says

Hey—when you're feeling down, these tips are worth a try: a nutrition expert explains how your diet can cause...


Feeling Depressed? Change This One Common Habit, Says New Study

A public health study highlights two healthy habits that researchers found might help lift your spirits.


Here’s What Made Jessica Alba Decide Life ‘Can’t Revolve Around Career and Work...

Jessica Alba shares how the pandemic has changed her attitude about stress, burnout, and taking time off, and the daily...


I Tried It: How Trauma-Informed Dance Therapy Helped Me Love My Body Again

Rape and infertility left Fiona A. feeling betrayed by her body, but trauma-informed dance therapy put her back on the...


9 Ways ‘Trauma-Informed Exercise’ Is Different, Says an Abuse Survivor-Turned-Trainer

A lot of gym workouts are accompanied by pumping music, loud noises, tight spaces, shouting, and sometimes-harsh messaging about...

988, the New Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 7 Key Facts for Everyone to Know

Here's what mental health professionals told us about 988, the new three-digit mental health crisis hotline that just may save...


9 Mental Health Reasons You Actually Need a Good Cookout, from Therapists

A cookout's a win for your tummy! Find out how gathering in this special way is also good for your...


Why ‘Re-Entry Travel Anxiety’ Is Super Normal Right Now…Plus 5 Rules to Venture Ou...

Don't let unexpected nerves keep you from getting away this summer. Experts explain why this post-pandemic travel anxiety is...


Tennis Pro Sloane Stephens on Staying Positive and ‘Growing the Game’ Ahead of Wimbledon...

As tennis superstar Sloane Stephens heads to Wimbledon 2022, she discusses managing her mental wellness, her best trick to...


‘It’s OK to Slow Down’: The Story Behind TikTok’s Plant-Growing Guru, @Creat...

This fan-favorite influencer with 6 million followers shares how nature restored his spirit in tough times. Here we explore how...


Here’s What ‘Ecotherapy’ Means (Plus Its Awesome Effects on Your Health), from Exp...

What is ecotherapy, you ask? Psychology and gardening experts say it may explain one of the biggest home...