Building Better Mental Health

Looking to boost your mood, handle your emotions better, or build resilience? These six life-changing strategies for improving mental health and well-being can show you how. Understanding good mental health Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build[…]

What Are the Post-Holiday Blues?

Post-Holiday Blues Post-holiday blues usually refer to the short-lived mental distress, anxiety, and sadness that arises after the holidays.   The holidays are a busy time and they last from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. This period might include celebrations and get-togethers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. That’s a long period[…]

Diet and Mental Health: Can What You Eat Affect How You Feel?

It’s well-established that diet plays a fundamental role in health and wellbeing. But as time goes on, we’re learning how diet plays in a role in social, emotional, and mental health specifically. Though there’s still much to uncover about the underlying relationship between diet and mental health, we have compelling evidence that suggests the two[…]

What mental health activists are saying about the 988 suicide hotline

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s shortened number, 988, rolled out on July 16. Hours after launching, mental health activists and providers praised the government’s attention to improving support systems — and pointed out potential pitfalls. Shrinking the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline hotline made it a simpler number like the universally memorized 911, though people can still dial the[…]

Stigma, Prejudice and Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness

More than half of people with mental illness don’t receive help for their disorders. Often, people avoid or delay seeking treatment due to concerns about being treated differently or fears of losing their jobs and livelihood. That’s because stigma, prejudice and discrimination against people with mental illness is still very much a problem. Stigma, prejudice and discrimination[…]

Celebrate National Minority Mental Health Month this July

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on a person’s color, gender or identity, but these factors can make it more difficult for an individual to receive care. Without adequate treatment, mental health conditions will likely continue and perhaps even worsen. To help people in minority groups get the mental health care they need, the[…]