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Omicron Is Adding Fuel to Mental Health Crisis

Anxiety and depression are becoming chronic problems as the pandemic drags on



Alarming Increase in Opioid Deaths Among Older Adults

Since 1999, over 80,000 Americans 55+ have died

Can Talk Therapy Help You Sleep Better?

Addressing the reasons behind insomnia

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Pandemic PTSD

Experts offer steps to prevent lingering effects

It's Ok to Go Ahead and Have a Good Cry

Experts say it's good mental hygiene

How to Conquer Your Fear of Flying

Tips for passengers as air travel returns

What Is Mindfulness? And Why It Might Make You Happier

Focusing on the present can help quiet anxiety

Nature: The Prescription for Better Mental Health

Why a walk in the woods can boost your mood

What to Know About Social Anxiety Disorder

Symptoms & treatment for this common condition


Perimenopausal Women May Be at Risk for Depression

Midlife mental health problems can be sudden and easily misdiagnosed

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

Who's at risk, common symptoms, and how to get help and ease the pain

12 Celebrities Who've Have Battled Depression

Dolly Parton, Jim Carrey, Bruce Springsteen and more share their stories

Other Conditions

6 Things to Know About Bipolar Disorder

Millions of adults in the U.S. have this mental illness, but it's often misunderstood

This Is What a Panic Attack Feels Like

6 people share their stories of their symptoms and how they've learned to cope

Many Adults Are Living With ADHD — Are You?

What to know about the often-misunderstood disorder

Family Caregiving

Assessing an Older Adult's Psychological Needs

Be alert to persistent irritability, low energy, sleeplessness and other signs of depression

Caregiving for Someone With Mental Illness

My father's suicide is teaching me how to be a mental health advocate

The Suicide Crisis Among Military Family Caregivers

Acknowledging and addressing the problem is the first step in stemming the rise of cases

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