General Wellness Related Content

Video: Helping Older Adults Manage Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

It’s a fact of life that our brains change as we grow older, and as they do, we might notice some subtle differences in the way they work. Aging adults are often increasingly prone to misplacing items or struggling to recall something from the past, for example. These shifts are natural and pose no...

The Social Dilemma: Social Media and Your Mental Health

The social media platform Instagram made headlines last year for suppressing likes in an effort to curb the comparisons and hurt feelings associated with attaching popularity to sharing content. But do these efforts combat mental health issues, or are they simply applying a band-aid to a wound? It’s...

Why We Need To Pay Attention to Women’s Mental Health

When it comes to the importance of mental health care for women, it is important to take a look at how their mental health issues differ from those of men. Newer research suggests women are more prone to psychological problems, such as depression, largely due in part to differences in the brains of...

A Parent’s Guide to College Student Mental Health

Parents often need help addressing both the mental health and academic needs of their college-age child. When students have mental health challenges, parents often feel overwhelmed and unsure about where to start to help make things better. Awareness and treatment are essential to preventing crises...

The Mental Health Impact of Bullying on Kids and Teens

When people hear the word “bully,” they may think of a child being pushed around by another kid. Or they may think of someone being insulted by a peer, whether face-to-face or online. Regardless of its shape and form, these experiences can be incredibly serious and often have lifelong effects. And...

Native American Mental Health: What You Need To Know

Native American communities live in a unique cultural context—the heritage shared by members of these communities influences their mental health outcomes, as well as their access to treatment. Native Americans face barriers to treatment due to availability, accessibility, and acceptability. We must...

Video: Supporting Young Men’s Mental Health

Despite the progress that’s been made in talking about and addressing mental health, stigma still remains—especially in young male populations. For many teen boys and young men, it can be difficult for them to express how they’re feeling or admit that they have been struggling with mental health...

Video: Tap Into the Power of Self-Compassion

Self-compassion, by definition, is acting kind while forgiving and nurturing yourself—but that’s just scraping the surface of its impact. It can improve your relationships, your well-being, and your mental health, including reducing feelings of anxiety and depression. While some people are more...

Diet and Mental Health: How Nutrition Shapes Your Well-Being

Throughout history, we haven’t completely understood the relationship between diet and mental health in the Western world. Some people have suspected a connection between nutrition and health (mental and physical) based on observation. However, we did not have the scientific evidence to support it...

Black Mental Health: What You Need To Know

We know that people of all ethnicities and cultures experience mental health conditions, and that Black individuals experiences mental health challenges at rates similar to other groups. However, when considering the mental health of Black Americans, it’s important to look at historical and cultural...

The Impact of Age and Gender on Mental Health

Mental illness affects everyone—all genders, young and old. But not everyone experiences mental disorders the same way. More and more, researchers are trying to find out why disparities exist and what those differences mean for treatment and outcomes. “Historically, sex, gender, and age differences...

What Is Self-Compassion and How Can We Cultivate It?

Compassion is the ability to understand the feelings of others and act with kindness. It plays an important role in our relationships and our well-being. Self-compassion is just as important. When we have self-compassion, we can recognize our emotions and respond in a caring way. Self-compassion is...

Video: Managing Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one is never easy, and grief is a normal response to loss. It’s not at all unusual for someone in mourning to experience emotions ranging from anguish and fear to anxiety and anger. While there is no single “right” way to manage grief, there are healthy approaches, and most people...