Stress

Stressors are the external events, including pressures in people's lives, such as divorce, marriage, children, and work and money pressures. The experience of stress, however, is related to how you respond to these stressors. READ MORE

Stress

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Put Yourself on the A-List This Summer

Between juggling summer camps, planning vacations and chauffeuring non-stop, moms may have fallen off their own priority lists this summer. Let’s fix that.

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My Journey With Fillers Began When I was 18. By My 20s, My Face Was Permanently Scarred From Cosmetic Procedures.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) isn’t vanity. It’s self-torture, and it’s socially condoned.

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Someone Who Likes You: The Importance of Girlfriends for Mental Health

Finding and sustaining female friendship is good for your health

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Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group Finder

These support groups and resources can help connect people affected by advanced breast cancer

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What Is Body Dysmorphia (BDD)?

If you’re obsessively thinking about and trying to correct a part of your body, you may have body dysmorphic disorder

Angel Yau

Getting Help for Your Mental Health Is Not a Weakness, but Try Telling My Asian Parents That

As Chinese immigrants, my parents taught me their cultural values of hard work and overcoming challenges through helping yourself — but when the challenge is mental health, that approach doesn’t work.

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When Stigma Kills

Attitudes about mental health in the Black community are changing, but there’s still stigma surrounding mental health diagnoses

Shannon Shelton Miller

Black Women Have Many Risks to Their Mental Health. For Me, Juneteenth Is a Day of Healing.

Last year was my first time celebrating Juneteenth. It definitely won’t be my last.

Monica Le Baron

I Thought I Conquered Insomnia. Then I Didn’t Sleep for Four Days.

Lifelong perfectionism and a need to please robbed me of my ability to truly relax

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This Is Your Brain on No Sleep

We need those 7 to 9 hours to keep our brains healthy in the short term — and for the long haul

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Coping With the Emotional Impact of Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer isn’t just physically taxing — it can significantly hurt your mental health. Here’s how to take care of yourself.

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Stress, depression and anxiety can affect your heart as well as your mind. What’s the connection between mental health and heart disease, and how can you reduce your risk?

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Staring at an Image of Yourself on Zoom Has Serious Consequences for Mental Health – Especially for Women

While experiences with self-objectification lead both women and men to focus on their appearance, women tend to face many more negative consequences

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The Unicorn in the Room: My Infertility Journey Led to an Unexpected Discovery

Fertility testing revealed that I have a rare condition that makes becoming and staying pregnant difficult

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