mental health

11 Character Traits That Can Be Signs Of A Personality Disorder

Pretty much everyone wants attention at one point or another. Many people like getting texts from friends, and appreciate being invited to parties. It's all about feeling included which, for many people, is a basic need. But sometimes, emotions like …
By Carolyn Steber

How To Deal With Flight Anxiety, According To Experts

Any kind of travel can be anxiety-inducing, but for people with dealing with flight anxiety, it can be truly scary. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says flight anxiety usually involves several separate fears — people may afraid of b…
By Ayana Lage

9 Ways To Deal With Your Toxic Family At Your Wedding

If you're one of the many folks tying the knot this wedding season, first of all, congratulations. Seriously — planning a wedding is no easy feat. And for the many, many, many of you who will also be planning your wedding with your toxic family membe…
By JR Thorpe

9 Surprising Medical Reasons You're Feeling So Irritable Lately

Bad moods can happen for many reasons, but sometimes, they have nothing to do with your life circumstances. If you're constantly, inexplicably on edge and wondering "why am I always irritated?", you might want to get your health checked, as there cou…
By Carina Wolff

11 Signs You Are Experiencing Trauma After A Toxic Relationship

While many people feel down or upset when a relationship comes to an end, there's a big difference between taking a moment to pause and reflect — or even spending a few days crying — and experiencing post-traumatic relationship syndrome. If you're co…
By Carolyn Steber

4 Personality Disorders That Women Are More Likely To Have Than Men

Just like there are certain physical illnesses that are more common in women, there are different psychiatric health disorders that tend to affect women more as well. If you've wondered who do personality disorders affect, there are a number of perso…
By Carina Wolff

7 Common Medications That Can Make You Depressed

When we think of medication side effects, we typically think of symptoms like drowsiness or nausea, but treatments for certain issues can also have an effect on your mental health. There are a number of common medications that cause depression, depen…
By Carina Wolff

7 Surprising Facts About Dissociative Identity Disorder

You may be familiar with multiple personality disorder through movies and TV shows you've seen. Based on some media depictions, what it's like to have multiple personality disorder seems straightforward enough — a person with the disorder experiences…
By Kristine Fellizar

8 Hacks For Dealing With That Negative Thought That Won't Get Out Of Your Head

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughts can feel super isolating, but it turns out, it's really common. It's something that almost everyone has to go through, and there a…
By Eva Taylor Grant

This Is The Type Of Nightmare You're Most Likely To Have, Based On Your Sign

We are all capable of having really disturbing, strange dreams from time to time. As 2018 gets crazier, the outside world is a surefire guarantee that your subconscious is going to mirror it. If your night terrors are puzzling you, there actually may…
By Crystal Duan

10 Surprising Ways Telling White Lies Can Affect Your Mental Health

It's easy to see why lying might have some damaging effects on your life, since lies are sneaky, malicious, and often hurt others. But did you know telling white lies can have an impact, too? While they might not carry the same weight as a major lie,…
By Carolyn Steber

8 Ways To Become More Reliable, According To Experts

We all like to think of ourselves as reliable people. But often, life seems to get in the way of being more reliable. The truth is, though, we have more control than we think over how well we keep our commitments. All we need are the tools to stay on…
By Suzannah Weiss

Therapy Dogs Don't Just Help Calm Humans — They Calm Other Dogs, Too

The impact therapy dogs have on humans is well-documented in the medical community. Though often associated with the visually impaired or perhaps the mentally ill, pet therapy is utilized as a means of support in settings as commonplace as the dentis…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

11 Signs Your Heartbreak Is Becoming Something More Serious

Learning how to deal with your heartbreak can be slow and confusing, but there are still important signs to keep in mind so that you can tell if your heartbreak is becoming something more serious. "Heartbreak is a form of grief, Brennan C. Mallonee, …
By Eva Taylor Grant

Shockingly, These 7 Things Don’t Actually Make You Happy

When most people picture happiness, they imagine themselves super rich, taking vacations all the time, living with their dream partner in a perfect home. However, it turns out that people tend to be wrong about what actually brings them satisfaction.…
By Carina Wolff

7 Daily Habits That Can Make Anxiety Worse, According To Experts

Humans are creatures of habit, and every one of us has formed a plethora of habits over our lifetimes that affect both our physical and mental wellness. For people with mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, creating healthy routines ca…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

13 Small Changes You Can Make This Weekend To Reduce Your Anxiety

If you're dealing with anxiety, then I bet you're on the lookout for ways to better manage it, so you can start feeling more like yourself again. And that might mean talking to a therapist, chatting with friends, or even taking medication, if necessa…
By Carolyn Steber

A Pill That Increases ‘Resilience’ Is Being Tested As A Potential Treatment For Depression

When you're diagnosed with depression, you're usually prescribed medication that falls into two categories: serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI), or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). But new research has found that medica…
By Ayana Lage

This Is The Weird Way Our Emotions Mess With How We Physically See Things

The human brain is a fascinating place. I can tell you to think of anything, anything at all, except a lion with Guy Fieri’s haircut, and here you are, probably thinking about a lion with Guy Fieri’s haircut. Likewise, the way we process the things w…
By Mia Mercado

This Toxic Myth About Antidepressants Needs To Get Shut Down, Now

When my psychiatrist first recommended antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication to me, I felt like I'd been given a second chance at life. Although medication has helped me greatly, anyone who's taken medications for their mental health knows that…
By Ayana Lage