mental health

If You Hate Being Without Your Phone, You Might Have *This* Rising Phobia

You're probably familiar with the acute lurch of the stomach associated with the realisation that you've left the house without your phone. What you might not know is that there's a term for that. Nomophobia, a contraction of no-mobile phobia, is…
By Emily Dixon

There's A Higher Heart Attack Risk On Christmas Eve, New Research Finds

With the holidays around the corner, in addition to being a fun time to see family and friends, it can also be stressful. And, with that in mind, managing your stress levels — especially at this time of year — is crucial. In fact, the risk of a…
By Natalia Lusinski

What To Do If You See Someone Posting Suicidal Thoughts On Social Media, According To Experts

When someone speaks out about their mental health struggles, you might not know if you're the right person to offer support. But even if it's someone you're not close with anymore or even an acquaintance, you may be able to make a difference.…
By Lea Rose Emery

20 Things Therapists Want You To Know About Insecurities In Relationships

It's troublesome enough to feel insecure about yourself. Feeling insecure in a relationship can add to that discomfort. Turns out, however, a lot of people feel insecure in relationships — in one way or another. Therapists, though, have seen it all,…
By Eva Taylor Grant

6 Psychological Symptoms Of Lyme Disease Experts Want You To Know

When you think of Lyme Disease, you might picture its most well-known symptoms, like the bulls-eye rash, fever, joint pain, and fatigue. But Lyme can actually have many other symptoms, including psychological ones, especially if it becomes chronic.…
By Suzannah Weiss

Karamo Brown's Genius Tip For Dealing With Political Debates Will Save You This Holiday

While holiday stress can take many forms — low finances, chaotic travel, dealing with your mother as she freaks out about everything — the last thing many people want is to get into heated political debates over holiday dinner. Unfortunately, you…
By Kristin Magaldi

6 Fascinating Ways Women May Experience High-Functioning Anxiety Differently Than Men

While anyone can feel anxious and stressed, the symptoms of high-functioning anxiety don't look the same for everyone. In fact, there are many ways women experience anxiety differently than men, in terms of their symptoms and what they focus…
By Carolyn Steber

A New Study Reveals Why You Feel So Anxious When You're Hungover

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it also means that parties are, too. Oftentimes, alcohol goes hand-in-hand with them. While you may know that alcohol is a depressant, there’s also a link between alcohol and anxiety. And, a new study…
By Natalia Lusinski

Science Says Your Post-Sesh Fear Is Actually Totally Legit & Here's Why

Most of us have been there. You get invited out for one festive drink or the work Christmas party and things escalate. You end the night a little bit more than merry, in an uber with your chips and gravy, trying to remember your address. You wake up…
By Alice Broster

Caroline Flack Revealed Her Experience With Depression & Dispelled This Dangerous Myth

When a celebrity as seemingly blessed as Caroline Flack comes forward with their experience of depression, they're often met with the same refrain: "What do they have to be sad about?" It's a common misunderstanding about the nature of the illness:…
By Emily Dixon

This Is Why One Xmas Drink Too Many Might Leave You Feeling Depressed

So last night's holiday party was a big one, and you're feeling something pretty far from wonderful this morning. Alongside the headache, nausea, and desperate craving for a very greasy foodstuff, you might also be experiencing an unusually low mood…
By Emily Dixon

I Kicked 5 Toxic Social Media Habits To The Curb In 2018 & It Wasn't Even That Hard

I'm sure you've read plenty about the pros and cons of social media. This isn't one of those lectures. Instead, this is a list of the toxic social media habits that I have personally fell into and slowly managed to claw my way back out of. I have…
By Lauren Sharkey

Why You Don't Have To Go Home For The Holidays If Your Family Is Toxic

One of the toughest parts of holiday blues to contend with is the constant external messaging this is the warmest, coziest, most wonderful time of the year. For people with toxic families, this can trigger a cycle of imbuing us with false hope, only…
By Mariella Mosthof

11 Women Reveal How They Know Their Intuition Is Speaking To Them

When you're trying to make a decision, people always say, "Follow your intuition." But how do you know if your intuition is talking to you or if that inclination you feel is coming from somewhere else, like your mind, your emotions, or other people?…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Types Of Journaling That Can Help You Manage Anxiety

For as long as I can remember, anxiety has followed me like a storm cloud through life. And though all of the drizzles or monsoons I've weathered have helped me to become a bit more waterproof, I'll never be immune to the effects of my anxiety. As a…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

This Is The Biggest Source Of Holiday Stress, According To Over 1,000 People

It's no secret that the holidays can be an incredibly stressful time. But where exactly is the holiday stress coming from — and how are people coping? A new survey by VitalSmarts, a leadership training company, asked 1,166 people aged 25 to 60 — 76…
By Lea Rose Emery

If You Have These 9 Small Habits, It’s a Sign You Grew Up With A Toxic Mom

While there are many factors that have helped shape you into the person you are today, it may be a sign you grew up with a toxic mom if you have a few habits that can't otherwise be explained. These usually show up in the form of negative thoughts,…
By Carolyn Steber

Listen Closely Introverts, Because This Is How To Win At The Festive Season

We may have just entered the month of December but before you blink Christmas day will be here. As work commitments pick up before the end of the year, and your social calendar starts to look like a full time job I always find that the month flies.…
By Alice Broster

Adopting A Pet Can Make Depression Treatment More Effective, A New Study Says

Most pet owners will tell you that their relationship with their furry child is a profound one, a bond that goes beyond ripping open a cat food sachet two to three times a day. But a new study suggests the impact of adopting a pet goes even deeper…
By Emily Dixon

9 Ways To Stop A Panic Attack If You Feel Like You're About To Have One

Anyone who has ever gotten a panic attack understands how uncomfortable and scary they can be, and they're often difficult to get under control. However, there are some techniques you can use to help prevent a panic attack, and although everyone…
By Carina Wolff