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The Benefits of Group Therapy

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Individual therapy sessions are great for mental-health support, but group therapy also offers a variety of unique advantages.
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Yoga for Veterans: Q&A With Daniel Libby, PhD

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
The founder of the Veterans Yoga Project shares how past and present military members are benefiting with self-regulating tools like yoga and meditation.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Is Depression Overdiagnosed?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Labeling all mood dysregulation as “depression” may interfere with effective treatment. Consider this a more nuanced approach.
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Raising Awareness on World Mental Health Day

By Julie Dulude
This year’s theme highlights the need for universal access to resources. Discover what you can do to support your own and others’ mental well-being.
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Feats of Greatness

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor Jamie Martin on emotional agility and mental well-being.
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Feed Your Mind

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, author of 50 Shades of Kale, is all about eating to fuel your brain — and your happiness.
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How to Deal With Rejection

By Mo Perry
Fear of rejection can keep us from living life fully, but there are graceful ways to handle the sting.
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Building Mental Health Through Nutrition

With Dr. Drew Ramsey
Season 4, Episode 3   September 21, 2021

Of all the calories we eat each day, 20 percent are used by our brains — so it’s no wonder there’s such a strong connection between our nutritional habits and mental-health status. Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist, author, and mental-health advocate, joins us to explain this relationship and teach us about the food choices that best support our brains and mental well-being.

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The Nature Cure

By Molly Tynjala
Learn how going outdoors can help ease depression and hypertension and improve resiliency and immunity.
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PTSD Coaching

By Michael Dregni
The Department of Veteran Affairs has developed several apps to help veterans cope with trauma — but they're available to everyone.
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The Downside of Optimism

By Jessie Sholl
The power of positive thinking is undeniable, but insisting on always maintaining a sunny disposition can also have a dark side. Our experts share advice for taking the bad with the good.
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How Fitness Can Improve Your Brain and Mental Health

By Michael Dregni and Maggie Fazeli Fard
Moving your body can help you sharpen your focus, improve your mood, and more.
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Dean Barnard’s Success Story

By Dean Barnard
In recommitting to his faith, family, friends, and fitness, one man rediscovers a long-lost passion and reconnects with his purpose.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Amino Acids for Anxiety

By Henry Emmons, MD
These supplements can help settle the nervous system and calm a worried mind.
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The Emotional Impact of Miscarriage

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Coping with the loss of a pregnancy can take a toll on both a person and a relationship. Here's why — and what to do about it.
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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Youth Depression?

By Michael Dregni
Sleep disorders, gastrointestinal infections, and a higher risk of premature death are just some of the possible effects, according to a recent study.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Aromatherapy Help With Anxiety?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Essential oils and aromatherapy can support mental and emotional health in many ways, says our columnist Henry Emmons, MD.
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Building Mental Resilience: 4 Solution-Focused Exercises

By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to focus on solutions rather than problems in Part Three of this three-part series.
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Building Mental Resilience: 5 Thought-Shifting Exercises

By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to control your inner conversation and maintain a steady mental state in Part Two of this three-part series.
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