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Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.

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For Women, Osteoporosis Leaves Physical and Emotional Scars

This silent disease can take an emotional toll on women because of physical, lifestyle and dependency changes

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My Adult ADHD Diagnosis Changed How I Parent My ADHD Kids

Being diagnosed with ADHD at age 45 changed my whole world

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Americans Are in a Mental Health Crisis – Especially African Americans. Can Churches Help?

During the summer of 2020, a CDC survey found that 15% of Black respondents had "seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days," compared with 8% of white respondents

Self-Care & Mental Health

Social Media Gives Support to LGBTQ Youth When In-Person Communities Are Lacking

Social media can provide ways for LGBTQ youth to learn more about, and stay connected to, their identities

Self-Care & Mental Health

Should Teens Taking ADHD, Anxiety and Depression Drugs Consume Energy Drinks and Coffee?

Energy drinks are heavily marketed to teens, but they can have detrimental effects

Conditions & Treatments

Therapy Dogs Help Students Cope With the Stress of College Life

As the demand for mental health counseling on campuses continues to soar, colleges are using therapy animals as a way to improve student mental health

Self-Care & Mental Health

What Dr. Virginia Lindahl Wants You to Know About Suicide

Educating yourself about suicide risks and prevention could help you save someone's life

Your Wellness

Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color

Research shows that while suicide rates have dropped for white Americans in recent years, it is a growing crisis for communities of color

Self-Care & Mental Health

After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Strap In for a Roller-Coaster Ride of Emotions

Experts share how to cope with these intense and scary — but totally normal — feelings

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