Self-Care & Mental Health

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5 Best Apps to Cultivate a Meditation Habit

Try these apps to help you in your journey

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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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HealthyWomen: 35 Years of Engaging, Educating and Empowering Women

To commemorate National Nonprofit Day, Team HealthyWomen took a walk down memory lane to look at how our organization came to be

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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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Good Sex With Emily Jamea: Sex After Celibacy

Thinking of having sex after a dry spell? Read these tips for how to enjoy your first time in a long time.

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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to a healthy brain and a healthy body. Watch this video for some tips for sleeping well.

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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

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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.

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