Mental Health

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

  • "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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  • #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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