Mental Health

Information and insights to help you better understand and treat a wide array mental or behavioral health conditions

  • Pain in the nation: Policy ideas to save lives

    Pain in the nation: Policy ideas to save lives

    Well Being Trust’s beginnings are humble ones. When we first opened our doors in January 2017—thanks to a generous gift from Providence St. Joseph Health—we sought to be a different kind of...

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  • 7 healthy strategies for getting over someone

    7 healthy strategies for getting over someone

    Your head aches, your muscles ache, your heart aches, you’re caught in a fog and you feel like you can’t breathe. We aren’t talking about a heart attack or stroke — we’re talking about the...

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  • Back to (Self-Love) School: 3 Steps to Returning to Yourself

    Back to (Self-Love) School: 3 Steps to Returning to Yourself

    This month, a great chunk of adults in our nation breathed a collective exhale of relief as their children headed back to school. While the summer months can be blissful, they can also bring…...

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  • Bringing suicide out of the darkness: Raising awareness, removing stigma

    Bringing suicide out of the darkness: Raising awareness, removing stigma

    Each one of us is on the front lines of the suicide epidemic. We can pay attention, ask questions, listen without judgment and be present for those who are suffering. First, take notice and be...

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  • #WhyIWalk: Out of the Darkness Walk Team Captain Testimonials

    #WhyIWalk: Out of the Darkness Walk Team Captain Testimonials

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, and Providence St. Joseph Health is proud to sponsor the Out of the Darkness Walks. The Out of the Darkness Walks are a journey of hope and healing that...

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  • What judging others also says about yourself

    What judging others also says about yourself

    We’ve all done it – passed judgment on someone for something they said, did or wore. “She shouldn’t wear that – that’s too much skin.” “I can’t believe he said that to her.” But what does...

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  • Your back will thank you for trying these simple stretches

    Your back will thank you for trying these simple stretches

    Do you have an ache in your back? Are you constantly working on a computer or sitting for extended periods of time? Join the club. As we get older, aches and pains seem to be a part of life that...

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  • Upstream causes of homelessness and the search for solutions

    Upstream causes of homelessness and the search for solutions

    American cities have been struggling with chronic homelessness for decades. Many have launched initiatives with great fanfare only to see, by the end, even greater numbers of men, women and...

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  • For some, depression deepens as temperatures rise

    For some, depression deepens as temperatures rise

    It’s sunny and warm outside, kids are splashing in wading pools and your friends are posting vacation pictures on social media. So why aren’t you happy? It may seem counterintuitive to most...

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  • Housing is health care

    Housing is health care

    My first conversations when meeting other health care professionals have become very predictable and usually go something like this: “What is it you do for Providence St. Joseph Health, Tim?” “I...

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  • Don’t be afraid of your mistakes

    Don’t be afraid of your mistakes

    “To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” -Pema Chodrun One night I was sitting around my Los Angeles apartment. (It doesn’t matter...

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  • Yoga tools that raise your game

    Yoga tools that raise your game

    Yoga tools can help people safely achieve correct yoga poses. The yoga wheel helps improve flexibility, strength, and balance. A yoga trapeze can help reverse adverse effects of sitting and...

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  • Mushroom tea: A fungi new way to give your morning a boost

    Mushroom tea: A fungi new way to give your morning a boost

    Chaga and reishi mushrooms may help boost your immune system. Sipping your mushrooms may slow certain aspects of aging. Mushroom tea may be good for your heart. How do you take your...

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  • Sitting is the new smoking: Unshackle yourself from your desk

    Sitting is the new smoking: Unshackle yourself from your desk

    Lack of exercise invites heart disease, diabetes and other problems. Start thinking about ways to do less sitting each day. Make choices to take breaks to refresh your mind and find...

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  • Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Inversion therapy, when done safely and correctly, may help: Relieve pressure on joints and bones; Minimize compression; Align the spine; Offer short-term relief for lower back pain. Have...

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  • Sticks, stones and fake news? Can it hurt you?

    Sticks, stones and fake news? Can it hurt you?

      Imagine awakening in the wee hours to the sounds of your child coughing and struggling to draw a clear breath. You get out of bed and head for the medicine cabinet, where you pluck a remedy...

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  • What are we doing when we yawn?

    What are we doing when we yawn?

      Yawning helps cool a warm brain Sometimes, a yawn signals a physical or medical issue In dogs (and perhaps humans), a yawn is one of an arsenal of calming signals   When you yawn, you...

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  • Pediatrician's expert parenting tips to help teenagers thrive

    Pediatrician's expert parenting tips to help teenagers thrive

      Teens crave independence as much as the respect and support of their parents. Your pediatrician can help parents jumpstart difficult conversations with their teens. How can parents best...

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  • Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

    Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

    Seasonal allergens present in infancy may leave you prone to certain conditions later in life. Circadian rhythm and sunlight play an important role in mental health. For centuries, physicians...

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  • Changing lives with occupational therapy

    Changing lives with occupational therapy

      Occupational therapy helps people regain independence after major health issues Occupational therapists help patients relearn basic self-care tasks and cope with emotional and cognitive...

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