Mental Health Features
- How Exposure to Violence Worsens Health
Exposure to violence, whether from police or elsewhere in the community, can cause health effects that last a lifetime.
- Dying for Attention: Faking Illness Becomes an Online Epidemic
A recent surge in factitious disorder has taken place online, and it appears to be due largely to TikTok.
- What Happens When You Contact 988 About Suicide?
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, 988 is a new way to call, text, or chat the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Find out what to expect.
- Cutting and Self-Harm: Warning Signs and Treatment
Self-harm can be scary, but it’s not the problem — it’s a symptom of big emotions under the surface.
- Get Mental Health Help in Your Rural Area
Finding mental health help can be harder in rural areas. Find out more about where to find resources.
- What Is Battered Woman Syndrome?
Battered woman syndrome is a form of trauma. The psychological effects of living with constant abuse and control make it almost impossible for some women to leave their partners.
- Why Won't My Therapist Just Tell Me What to Do?
Find out why your therapist may not tell you what to do about a certain situation, depending on the type of therapy you get.
- When Grief Doesn’t Go Away
Sometimes grief over the death of a loved one can cut so deep so that it’s hard to get over your mourning. That’s especially true if the relationship had unresolved issues or other complicating factors.
- Does Reverse Psychology Work?
Learn what reverse psychology is, when it’s used, and whether or not it’s effective.
- Is Being a Diehard Sports Fan Good for Your Mental Health?
Learn about being a diehard sports fan and its effects on your mental health.
- How Denial Affects Your Life
Learn about how denial affects your life.
- Are You a Type B Personality?
The characteristics associated with your personality type impact your health in good and bad ways. Learn how to tell if you’re a Type B personality and what it means for your health.
- Are You a Type A Personality?
Your personality type can have an impact on your overall health. Learn how to tell if you’re a Type A personality and what it means for your health.
- Common Personality Disorders
Learn about the most common personality disorders including obsessive compulsive personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.
- LGBTQ+ and Mental Health: What to Know
If you’re LGBTQ, there are issues that might affect your mental health and the care you receive for it. Here’s what to know.
- Coming Out About Mental Illness
You can’t control how people react to your mental illness, but you can control who you tell, what you say, and when. Use these suggestions and sample phrases to prepare.
- What to Do When You Love Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder
It isn’t always easy to be in a relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder. Learn how to set boundaries, work toward a healthy relationship, and know when to walk away.
- How to Co-Parent With a Narcissist
What can you do if your partner or ex-partner is narcissistic? Find out how to tell if someone is a narcissist, what to do, what not to do, and how to protect your child.
- How to Handle a Narcissistic Mother
Learn how to tell if your mother is a narcissist, what to do, and what not to do.
- How to Handle Emotional Vampires
Sometimes people drain your energy. Learn how to spot -- and what to do about -- these emotional vampires.
- How to Deal With Toxic Family Members
Not every family fits the happy, loving ideal. For some, family dynamics are downright unhealthy, or even dangerous. Learn how to spot toxic behavior, shed guilt, put up boundaries, and keep distance to safeguard your own well-being.
- How Meditation Can Help Manage Your OCD Symptoms
If you have OCD tendencies, you may want to try meditation. Learn more about how this holistic therapy works to curb compulsions and obsessive thoughts.
- How to Be in a Relationship With Someone With PTSD
If someone you love has PTSD, you’re living with it too. Learn how you can help them and yourself.
- 12 Ways to Beat Loneliness
Feeling lonely these days -- maybe more than normal? Take these steps to help you get through it.
- How to Deal With the Loss of a Parent
Even as an adult, the death of a parent is devastating. These strategies can help you learn about and manage your grief.
- Meditation for PTSD
If you’ve been struggling with PTSD, this simple daily practice you can do anywhere may be able to help. Learn how meditation can lower your stress levels.
- There's No Right Way to Grieve
Research shows we all grieve differently. Men grieve differently than women. Soldiers grieve differently.
- Taraji P. Henson Focuses on Mental Health
Taraji P. Henson is working to draw attention to mental health issues facing the black community.
- Post-Trauma Treatment: Healing More Than the Body
After a serious injury, your physical recovery is only part of the healing process. Learn how your mental health can factor in to your quest to get better.
- When You’re Emotionally Affected by Trauma
Going through a trauma is common. Here’s what to do next.
- Emotional Trauma and the Mind-Body Connection
About half of Americans will go through at least one traumatic event in their lives. When they do, their minds and bodies may go through some changes. Here’s why.
- Can Trauma Lead to Risky Behavior?
Can going through a traumatic event cause you to do dangerous things that you might not otherwise do? The experts weigh in.
- Why Lady Gaga and Prince William Say 'It's Time to Talk' About Mental Health
These famous faces are joining forces to encourage others to open up about mental health issues.
- Selena Gomez Opens Up About How Therapy Changed Her Life
The singer and actress reveals why she entered rehab for the second time.
- How to Stop Feeling Anxious Right Now
Wondering how to feel less anxious? Learn ways to ease anxiety naturally.
- How Mindfulness Can Help Your Health
If you want to jump-start your health in the New Year, then just be. Mindfulness, the art of being fully present in the moment, may give your mind and your body a boost.
- Glenn Close: 'Mental Illness Is a Family Affair'
In flashes of childhood memory, actress Glenn Close can still see her younger sister, Jessie, anxiously picking at the skin between her forefinger and thumb. Many children have nervous habits -- but Jessie's seemed different.
- What ‘Am I Crazy?’ Really Means
When you find yourself asking "Am I crazy?" you probably aren't, but it's a clue that something is off. Find out three of the possibilities.
- Is It Time for a Mental Health Checkup?
Is it time for you to talk to someone about how you’ve been feeling? Get a mental health checkup.
- How to Clean Up Your Clutter Act for Good
A cluttered environment can limit your ability to focus and process information, a recent study shows.
- Work it Out: Dealing with Job Stress
Feeling overwhelmed? Get to know your limits.
- Why Cell Phones and Driving Don't Mix
Drivers beware: The brain can't multitask as well as you might think.
- How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and Safe on the Road
Our expert has advice on saving your back -- and sanity -- on car trips this summer.
- Why Ostracism Hurts
For kids on the playground and adults in the workplace, being left out affects the brain, new research shows.
- Omar Epps Wants to Prevent Military Suicides
The costar on TV’s House, Epps reaches out to veterans and their families to help save lives.
- Mira Sorvino Tackles Diabetes, Bipolar, and Human Trafficking
The actress tells WebMD about her role in the new movie, Union Square, plus her healthiest (and not so healthy) habits.
- Veterans' Health: Conditions and Stressors
WebMD discusses common veteran or military health problems, how to cope with these health conditions, and how military families can find support.
- Melissa Rivers Advocates for Suicide Prevention
Melissa Rivers -- the daughter of comedian Joan Rivers -- wants to help lift the stigma on depression and suicide.
- Got Impulse Control?
People who lack self control can get into all sorts of trouble. Here's how to curb your urges.