An anxiety disorder is an excessive or inappropriate response to stress that leaves you with feelings of apprehension, uncertainty and fear. READ MORE

Depression

If you are depressed, you feel a sense of helplessness, hopelessness or despair. You lose interest in your favorite activities, may experience changes in appetite, weight and sleep patterns, have difficulty concentrating and may be preoccupied with death or suicide. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by intense episodes of elation or irritability and despair, with any combination of mood experiences in between, including periods of normal moods. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Women Now Drink as Much as Men — and Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

This trend parallels the rise in mental health concerns among young women

Your Health

Tourette Syndrome Is My Superpower

My tics embarrassed me for years, until I finally saw them as a thing of beauty

Real Women, Real Stories

Closing the Mental Health Gap for Women of Color

More people of color are seeking mental health services, but finding a therapist of color can be difficult

Self-Care & Mental Health

Naomi Osaka’s Withdrawal From the French Open Highlights How Prioritizing Mental Wellness Goes Against the Rules, on the Court and Off

While a physical injury is routinely accepted as a legitimate reason for not performing aspects of one's duties, mental or emotional injury has yet to reach the same level of attention or legitimacy

Self-Care & Mental Health

Weight Stigma Is a Burden Around the World – and Has Negative Consequences Everywhere

Weight stigma occurs in many developed countries, not just the U.S. and often has devastating consequences

Your Health

Marital Rape Is Still Legal

Her husband raped her. The state said it wasn't a crime.

Your Care

My Parents Dismissed My Anxiety. Now I’m Helping My Daughter Work Through Hers.

By giving my child the tools she needs to thrive, the hurt child in me is finally healing

Real Women, Real Stories
(Rachel Woolf for KHN)

Seed Money: Black Entrepreneurs Hope Pandemic Gardening Boom Will Grow Healthier Eating

Gardening, or even viewing plants, can reduce stress and diminish feelings of fear, anger or sadness

Your Wellness

Why Do We Hate the Sound of Our Own Voices?

When played back to you on a recording, your voice can sound unrecognizable

Your Health