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How to Conquer Your Fear of Flying

With a return to air travel, anxious passengers are again contending with this common phobia



What to Know About Social Anxiety Disorder

Symptoms and causes of this common condition

The Latest (Buzzy) Benefits of Exercise

Why flourishing is the new goal — and exercise helps

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Pandemic PTSD

Experts offer steps to prevent lingering effects

Decide What Kind of Therapy Is Right for You

Consider a range of therapeutic approaches

What Is Mindfulness? And Why It Might Make You Happier

Focusing on the present can help quiet anxiety

Why We're Still Struggling With Sleep

The pandemic did a number on slumber for many

Nature: The Prescription for Better Mental Health

A walk in the woods can calm the mind

Free Mental Health Resources for Veterans

Where to get help for PTSD, depression and more


Why Are Women More at Risk for Depression?

Hormonal changes are just one reason they're twice as likely to be diagnosed

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

6 Things to Know About Bipolar Disorder

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

12 Celebrities Who've Have Battled Depression

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

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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