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Redefining Masculinity
I’ve lived with depression and anxiety for a long time. From a young age, I’ve also lived with having to suppress these struggles and pretty much any emotion that didn’t seem “masculine.” This restraint grew into seething anger and resentment of peop
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The DNA of My Depression
In the 26 years I searched for my biological family, I dreamt of many things. I dreamt of finding blue eyes and brown hair, milky skin and big smiles. I dreamt of outspoken lefties who love art and fashion and politics. I yearned for people who look
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Tips for Everyday Wellness
Wearing your tracker every day yet short on motivation? For an extra boost of incentive, “gamify” your device by incorporating elements like points and rewards. A study from Penn Medicine revealed that with activity trackers, competition is the catal
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The Dichotomy of My Marriage—and Mood
On my wedding day nine years ago, just before we descended the winding stone staircase toward the altar where my soon-to-be-husband, Jason, was waiting, my father turned to me. “Hey, hon,” he said, face full of love. “Don’t screw this up, okay?” He d
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Zak Williams
ZAK WILLIAMS, son of the legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams, is honoring his late father's ideals when it comes to helping others. Having experienced depression and anxiety after the sudden loss of his "best friend," the younger Williams say
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Bring Back Your Joy
One more email, phone call, drop-off, pickup, event, one more thing to do, to fix. And the list goes on and on. Before you know it, you’re hyper-focused on getting things done, addicted to action, and constantly feeling overwhelmed. Life is unbalance
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Letters To The Editor
IT WAS WITH both empathy and admiration that I read “Selena Gomez and the Simple Life” (Fall 2019). This really brings the reality that we all have our personal challenges and journeys, no matter who we are. Her use of Instagram as a tool to portray
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Mental Health Headlines
January 3, 2020, LONDON, United Kingdom—All 32 England Football Association (FA) Cup third-round ties from January 3 to 6 were to be delayed one minute as part of a campaign designed to promote mental health. The ‘Take a Minute’ initiative is a partn
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Research in Mental Health
February 1, 2020, MONTREAL, QC—People with depression who talk about themselves in a more positive way appear to be more likely to see symptom improvement, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers, noting self-criticism, a sense of inadequacy and l
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The Dizzying Freedom of Choice
It’s the first day of my stay-at-home vacation, and I’m free to do whatever I want. This is great. No alarm clock, deadlines, or barrage of emails for the next ten days. I can sleep in, indulge my passion for birdwatching, and catch up on my reading.
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The Pet Effect: Purpose, Presence & Peace
Four years ago, when Monica Stampfl’s therapist recommended she get a dog to help with her depression, she didn’t know what to think. What she did know was that she spent the entirety of every session petting her therapist’s golden retriever—it made
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From Burnout to Balance
We’ve all heard of worker burnout; in fact, it’s recognized as an occupational hazard, especially in people-centered fields like health care and education. But increasingly we’re hearing of “parent burnout,” “creative burnout,” and more. All of this
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The Slow Burn of Chronic Stress
I REALIZED I was hitting burnout when I no longer felt joy in my day. I was overloaded with responsibility and felt like I couldn’t keep up. Definitely not a good feeling. I took it seriously and removed as much as possible from my “list.” I also sto
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Resetting Goals Over.. And Over...
Jonathan Levitt likes to dream big. His goal was to qualify for the Boston Marathon, the premier stage in the distance-running world. At the time, the Boston native felt fit and fast and believed he could earn a spot on the start line —even though it
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Matthew Tessner: From Worrying to Wellness
The faithful don’t experience mental health challenges. That was the message Matthew Tessnear received growing up in a small town in western North Carolina. “At least in our corner of the South, there’s definitely a strong stigma in the fundamentalis
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Relax, Reboot, Renew
Study after study into chronic stress can be boiled down to three words: Bad for you. Letting the body’s stress response run unchecked in high gear is bad for the heart, the gut, the immune system. It’s bad for your state of mind and your moods. It m
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My Faith in Hope
Ever since I arrived in this world some 48-odd years ago, I have been taken to church and surrounded by people who were all levels of mature, committed, and knowledgeable. As I grew into adulthood, I chose a path for myself. I decided to surrender my
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Putting Yourself on a Wellness Path
For many people with depression, starting an exercise program, or ramping up an existing routine, can seem like a difficult, even impossible task. Because depression usually saps strength, it makes people want to be less active, not more active. So i
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Khalil Osiris
Jailed for the second time at age 25, KHALIL OSIRIS began a journey of self-transformation. After his release 15 years later, he worked on social programs to help others stay out of prison. He also shares his path to inner peace and purpose as an ins
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The Glory of Our Habits
It takes a habit. Or two or more to build the foundation of our lives. What we value forms our pillars-of-purpose that drive our “good” or “bad” habits. It seems so simple, so logical. So easy. The Father of Western Philosophy, Aristotle, takes it on
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Letters To The Editor
OMG! I didn’t think I could love you more as an actress, but to know I have something in common with you and that you’ve opened up about your own personal struggle (“Wendi McLendon-Covey: Make ʼEm Laugh,” Spring 2019) makes me admire you all the more
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Anxiety & Depression: The Fraternal Twins of Mood Disorders
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation. But when it becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. Anxiety disorders affect approximately 12% of adults in a
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Mental Health News
June 17, 2019, LONDON, England—Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that every new teacher will be trained in how to spot mental health problems in children, pledging better access to education, help, and support as part of a push fo
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New Research in Mental Health
August 1, 2019, FAIRFAX, VA—Difficulty with regulating their emotions appears to put young people at greater risk of higher depressive symptoms, a new study suggests. American researchers looked at 245 young people ages 11 to 14 and followed them ove
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Dateline: Anxiety
Is it just me, or is the world really as bad as the headlines make it seem? I’ve decided it’s not the world; it’s just the way we’re bombarded with 24-hour news coverage. Even my friends who don’t officially deal with an anxiety disorder have to shut
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Building Habits
SO, YOU’RE STARTING A NEW HABIT. Congratulations. Changing just one negative habit into a positive one sets you on a path to better mental health and overall well-being. Think of it as a building block for a happier, more stress-free life. Pretty soo
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Focusing on Good Habits
I JOINED a gym with an accountability coach, so I had to attend the classes. It really helped. —Courtney B. via facebook DRINKING MORE WATER! I have a jug of water with markings on the side to make sure I drink my 2L every day. Also, I don't like dri
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Shawn Achor: Choosing Happiness
World-renowned happiness guru, best-selling author, researcher, and speaker, Shawn Achor knows firsthand what it’s like to be in the trenches with depression; and he wants you to know that you can train your brain to be more positive and optimistic.
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Superfoods for Self-Care
We all know “hangry,” and Martha Melecio from Southern California is no exception. “When my 9-year-old daughter is asking me questions and I get irritated, I know that I’m not going to feel better until I stop and eat something,” she says. Hunger, wh
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Julie Barton: Dogged Determination
A profound emotional connection with a golden retriever puppy named Bunker helped Julie Barton survive her first severe episode of depression. That’s why her New York Times best-selling memoir is titled Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself.
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