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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

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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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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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What’s the 411 on the New 988 Hotline? 5 Questions Answered About a National Mental Health Service

The 988 Lifeline will connect callers with specialists trained to assist with mental health crises, including psychotic symptoms and substance abuse

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Even After Lockdowns Eased, Pandemic Depression Persisted Across Social Classes – New Study

The pandemic’s sustained impact on the nation’s mental health is unprecedented

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I Was Searching for a Miracle Cure for My Breast Cancer. I Found Hope Instead.

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer sent me down the road of magical thinking, but the only miracle I found was hope

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Ready for Another Pandemic Malady? It’s Called ‘Decision Fatigue’

Faced with a stream of difficult choices about health and safety during a global pandemic, we may experience a unique kind of burnout that could deeply affect our brains and our mental health

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There Is Much More to Mindfulness Than the Popular Media Hype

Medicalized meditation is now a self-help commodity that generates over $1 billion per year, leading some critics to label it “McMindfulness”

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Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture has become more mainstream over the past decade, but it still seems a bit mysterious. We took a look into this ancient practice.

Kathleen Gallagher

I Was Stalked for 2 Decades Before It Was a Crime

My experience helped pass the first anti-stalking laws in the United States

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