mental health

Making Loneliness A Mental Health Issue Could Be Game Changer For UK Millennials

In January of this year, Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Tracey Crouch MP as Britain's first ever Minister for Loneliness. As reported by the BBC, the post was created in response to the findings of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, and it's …
By Charlotte Pasha

9 Life Skills To Learn By 30 That Are Actually Super Helpful

While you can obviously work on yourself and pick up new, helpful habits at any age, there are definitely a few skills you should know before turning 30, in order to set yourself up for success. Whether it's learning how to be more assertive, how to …
By Carolyn Steber

Serena Williams Is Raising Awareness For This Common Form Of Abuse — And She Wants Your Help

One of the many ways women throughout the world are held back from living their lives and achieving their potential is through domestic violence. This crime can take many forms, from physical and sexual abuse to verbal and emotional abuse. But one le…
By Suzannah Weiss

10 Signs Your Health Anxiety Is Starting To Become A More Serious Problem

"You're such a hypochondriac!" is a refrain most sufferers of health anxiety can hear ringing in their ears. Pop culture representation of the condition frequently minimises its severity: from Melissa McCarthy's Sookie in Gilmore Girls to Rob Lowe's …
By Emily Dixon

If You Exhibit These 9 Personality Traits, You’re More Likely To Join A Cult

If you are wondering who joins cults and why, the short, but creepy answer is that pretty much anyone can get sucked into them. "That is the insidiousness of mind-manipulation," Lisa Kohn, a cult survivor and author of the upcoming memoir To the Moon…
By Carolyn Steber

Research Suggests Some Mental Health Treatment Isn't As Effective For The Left-Handed — Here's Why

Obviously we know now that being right-handed or left-handed doesn’t determine whether or not you’re “evil” or “unlucky”; in this day and age, we’ve moved beyond those superstitions. However, it turns out that being right-handed or left-handed does a…
By Lucia Peters

7 Daily Habits Experts Say Can Help You Get Over A Breakup Faster

Breakups are just one of those things that are universally terrible: they can be messy, painful, and of course, heartbreaking. Unfortunately, because every relationship, and thus every breakup, is unique, there's no one individual piece of advice tha…
By Laken Howard

Early Birds May Have A Lower Risk Of Depression, Study Finds

We've all heard that the early bird gets the worm, but there actually might be some real benefits to waking up early — some that go far beyond gross, crawling, squiggling things that live in the ground. In fact, it may mean really good news for your …
By Lea Rose Emery

If You're Not Sleeping, It Could Be A Sign Of One Of These More Serious Problems

There are plenty of innocent reasons why you might be struggling to sleep at night. Sometimes, it's too hot or too cold. Other times, you're thirsty or too full (just me?). Alternatively, you're worried about a presentation at work or something silly…
By Charlotte Pasha

The 9 Best Wellness Trips To Help You Recharge After A Burnout

As much as I’d like to believe that I could be the kind of person who embraces mindfulness and goes to yoga regularly, at 31 it’s time to admit that I’m just not. Sure, I’m decent at “self care,” but that more often than not looks like taking on a ma…
By Emma McGowan

If You Have These 7 Habits, You Might Have High-Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety can affect people in many different ways. Some find that their daily habits are compromised, while others continue to go on with their routine, so much so that they may not even realize they have anxiety disorder. There are a number of habits…
By Carina Wolff

7 Surprising But Scientifically-Proven Ways To Calm Down During An Anxiety Attack

If you have an anxiety disorder — or struggle with too much stress, that often pushes you over the edge — then you already know how difficult it can be to calm down during a panic attack. Once your mind starts racing, and your body fills with dread, …
By Carolyn Steber

Researchers Have Identified The Neurons Responsible For Rewriting Traumatic Memories

Despite common conceptions about PTSD only affecting certain groups of people, PTSD affects millions of people from all walks of life. How PTSD afflicts each person is as unique as they are, but one thing ties them all together: They experienced a tr…
By James Loke Hale

9 Little Habits All High-Performing People Have In Common

It often seems like some people have all the luck when it comes to reaching their goals and finding success in life. These are the folks we admire and hold in high regard, because we think they somehow cracked a magic code, and are now successful as …
By Carolyn Steber

7 Signs Of Dependent Personality Disorder

Most of us don't like to be alone, but some people have such a fear of being by themselves that it takes over their life. If someone severley struggles at the thought of being by themselves, they may be exhibiting some signs of Dependent Personality …
By Carina Wolff

7 Myths About PTSD You Probably Didn’t Realize Were Harmful

Mental health stigma and discrimination against those who have mental health disorders is considered one of the most foremost barriers that keep people from seeking proper mental health treatment. While stigma surrounding depression and anxiety has l…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

11 Hacks To Help You Diffuse Tense Situations

The reality is, people are going to get angry with you regardless of whether you give them a legitimate reason to or not. You can't really control how someone feels or reacts. But if you are looking for ways to diffuse a conflict situation, there are…
By Kristine Fellizar

If Your Mom Ever Says These 10 Things, She Might Be Toxic

A toxic relationship is a two-way street. But in a mother-child relationship, the parent does wield an amazing amount of emotional power. So, yes, there are certain things that she can do or say that cross a line beyond your control. If you're lookin…
By Eva Taylor Grant

7 Ways To Shut Down The Negative Voice In Your Head

Many of us feel negative from time to time — and it's easy to let negative energy bog you down. When it does, it can affect every area of your life. "It's important to get the negative voice out of your head because, if it's strong enough, it has the…
By Lea Rose Emery

10 Ways To De-Escalate An Argument, If You’re A Sensitive Person

Honestly, getting into an argument isn't fun for anyone. But if you're sensitive, even a tiny fight with a friend can feel like the end of the world. And learning how to de-escalate an argument when you're prone to serious hurt feelings is no easy ta…
By Eva Taylor Grant