Mental Health

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

  • Why health resolutions fail

    Why health resolutions fail

    The vast majority of New Year's resolutions involve a pledge to try to become healthier, but most people find their resolve fades a few weeks after the champagne corks have been popped. Check...

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  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Women's health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Women's health

    Women have special health considerations at all stages of life. Mental and emotional health is an important aspect of a woman’s overall wellness. Sometimes, health issues are skin deep. In...

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  • Medical screenings every woman should have

    Medical screenings every woman should have

    To stay on top of their health, women and their health care providers should monitor a variety of the body’s systems, including blood, bones and tissue. The screenings change as a woman gets...

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  • Four Holiday (Emotional) Hazards and How to Combat them with Self-Love

    Four Holiday (Emotional) Hazards and How to Combat them with Self-Love

    There are certain things I know to be (literal) guarantees for me during the holidays. For example, I know I’ll have some friends who can’t wait for the Hallmark movies where everyone finds love...

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  • How to host a healthy holiday, featuring Express Care

    How to host a healthy holiday, featuring Express Care

    Follow these quick tips for a healthier holiday gathering. If symptoms show up to the party, Express Care get you back to the festivities faster. Express Care is your faster way to well,...

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  • Grief during the holidays: when derailing may put you back on track

    Grief during the holidays: when derailing may put you back on track

    No matter what your faith, cultural or traditional background, the approach of the holiday season is inescapable. For many reasons, it is hard-wired into our society, overflowing with hopes and...

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  • How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 2

    How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 2

    12% of teens have experienced a period of depression in their lives. There are a variety of factors that contribute to teen depression. If you see warning signs, intervene early by talking to...

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  • How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 1

    How to help a teen through holiday depression - Part 1

    12% of teens have experienced a period of depression in their lives. There are a variety of factors that contribute to teen depression. If you see warning signs, intervene early by talking to...

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  • Hold the phone? How to tell when your tween is ready for one

    Hold the phone? How to tell when your tween is ready for one

    Parents need to be good role models when it comes to phone usage. Rules and screen time limits need to be clearly communicated in advance. Parents need to monitor their child’s phone daily to...

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  • "Adrenal fatigue" isn't what ails you

    "Adrenal fatigue" isn't what ails you

    When you don’t feel on top of your game — you’re tired, feeling stressed and out of sorts — it’s easy to reach for a medical explanation. Fire up the laptop, tap a few keys, and voila!, out...

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  • Ho-ho-ho-liday stress? Here’s how to avoid it.

    Ho-ho-ho-liday stress? Here’s how to avoid it.

    For many of us, the holidays can be a stressful time due to a variety of reasons. To avoid holiday stress: plan ahead, be realistic with your expectations, be attentive to your health, and...

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  • It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    How many times has your health care provider encouraged you to get more exercise? How many times have you heard about the physical and psychological benefits of exercise? How often have you told...

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  • Facing breast cancer with grit and gratitude

    Facing breast cancer with grit and gratitude

    (Photo: Andre Horton) Kikkan Randall used physical activity and positive thinking to win Olympic gold and is using the same approach to get through breast cancer. Randall posts daily videos to...

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  • 10 things you need in your bad-day toolkit

    10 things you need in your bad-day toolkit

    Everyone has bad days, but they can be worse for people with mental health needs. Keep resources handy, including phone numbers for trusted confidants. Learn techniques that will encourage a...

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  • Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Studies indicate that regular exercise can promote cognitive health. Physical activity can boost mood, alleviate anxiety and depression and improve memory. Aerobic and strength training both...

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  • Stuff nobody tells you about losing weight

    Stuff nobody tells you about losing weight

    When you embark on a journey to create a healthier you, many people mistakenly believe that weight loss will look or feel a certain way; that it will yield a certain result. People are wrong… a...

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  • 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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