How to Support Your Mental Health
Looking to enhance the mental health of a loved one — or yourself? We’ve curated a range of articles to help you support your mental health needs.
These four nutritional strategies can help support a calmer state of mind.
Comfort Food for Your Brain
What you feed your body, you also feed your brain — sometimes to its detriment. Learn how to nourish your gray matter for more balanced moods, clearer thinking and a more fulfilling life.
Whole-Body Psychiatry: Nutrition for Mental Health
Mental health is not all in our heads. Nutrition is an oft-ignored — yet incredibly effective — way to manage mental illness, including schizophrenia.
The foods you eat can have a major effect on your brain’s health.
6 Recipes to Help Boost Brain and Memory Health
Enhance your brain function with four recipes designed to invigorate mood, memory, and cognition.
The Food-Mood Connection
Yes, your eating habits play a big role in determining your disease risks. But did you know that they also have a huge effect on your state of mind?
Building Mental Health Through Nutrition
With Dr. Drew Ramsey
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.
NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 5 Supplements for Mental Health
Here are some key supplements to give your mental health a boost.
NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How B Vitamins Can Help Lift Depression
Supplementing with B vitamins can help protect our brains from stress and increase the production of feel-good neurotransmitters. Here's why.
NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Lithium Orotate Be Used for Everyday Mood Support?
Lithium carbonate is a popular medical treatment for bipolar disorder, but a milder, over-the-counter form of this mineral can be used as a mood stabilizer.
Is CBD Effective?
What is CBD? Our integrative-health experts explain how cannabidiol works to relieve pain, anxiety, and more.
Do GABA Supplements Help With Anxiety?
Many people believe GABA may help with anxiety, but the data is limited.
4 Supplements for Anxiety Relief
In addition to herbal remedies, targeted nutritional supplements can help manage chronic anxiety.
NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Amino Acids for Anxiety
These three supplements can help settle the nervous system and calm a worried mind.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Building Mental Resilience: 5 Thought-Shifting Exercises
Learn how to control your inner conversation and maintain a steady mental state in Part Two of this three-part series.
How to Use Journaling for Mental Health
Explore six types of journaling practices that can offer meaningful benefits for your mental health.
NATURAL MENAL HEALTH: How to Free Yourself From the Cycle of Rumination
These seven tips can help stop obsessive rumination and cool down your body and mind.
NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How to Tame Your Monkey Mind
Becoming more mindful of our racing thoughts can help slow them down.
How Fitness Can Improve Your Brain and Mental Health
Moving your body can help you sharpen your focus, improve your mood, and more.
How Exercise Can Help Build Physical — and Mental — Resilience
Learn how exercise can help build a body and mind that can roll with life’s punches — and come back stronger after stress.
Exercise Now, Avoid Depression Later
Why midlife fitness may reduce the risks of depression later in life.
How Exercise Can Alleviate Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Why going for a run helps balance our brain chemistry — and improve our mood.
Natural & Integrative Therapies
How Does EMDR Work?
No one is exactly sure how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing helps treat trauma, but here are three working theories.
The Promise of Psychedelics in Mental-Health Care
Psychedelics such as psilocybin and MDMA have been used to treat everything from depression to PTSD to substance use.
NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Using Your Senses Can Improve Your Mental Health
Smell, touch, and sound can help cultivate resilience. Here's how.
NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 3 Adaptogenic Plants to Help Relieve Stress
How rhodiola, eleuthero, and holy basil can help you alleviate the effects of stressful situations.
A Whole-Person Approach to Treating Depression
Depression is not all in your head. Here are nonpharmaceutical, lifestyle-based ways to treat depression from the ground up.
How to Find Support
The Warning Signs of Depression — and When to Seek Help
Depression is more common than you might think. Here are some symptoms of depression, as well as new treatments.
How to Talk About Mental Health — and Ask for Help
The key? Understanding and overcoming the stigma surrounding mental health.
How to Find the Right Therapist
Credentials, cost, and length of treatment are just a few factors to consider when finding a therapist.
NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How to Support Anxious Teens
Many doctors prescribe medication for teen anxiety, but an integrative developmental and behavioral pediatrician offers these natural therapies.
New Tech Tools for Mental Health
How new technologies, such as telehealth, digital crisis hotlines, digital support groups, and wearable tools, are changing how we treat mental health.