While staying indoors and self-quarantining can be effective in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, isolation can be particularly dangerous for people in recovery and those struggling with addiction.
The coronavirus pandemic is not simply a physical health crisis, but it is also causing a mental health crisis across the nation, especially among young adults struggling with quarantine and social distancing.
Are we allowed to chuckle yet? We'd better, psychologists and humorists say. Laughter can be the best medicine, they argue, so long as it's within the bounds of good taste. And in a crisis, it can be a powerful coping mechanism.
Sitting cross-legged in her living room, Donna Borak rested her palm on her heart as she guided a small group of virtual participants in meditation and deep breathing. Notice where you might be holding tension, she instructed.
Stress and a lack of routine can trigger someone dealing with underlying psychological or substance abuse disorders.
According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe ailments may take three to six weeks to rebound.
Many parents are now deciding how to talk to their children about the novel coronavirus.
Cops are teaming with nurses to help the homeless in New York.
A study found a link between one's level of activity and exercise and happiness.
Under "Project Tsukurou," Fishtown's Crown and Feather Tattoo Co. offers free services for self-harm victims who want to turn their scars into art.
A mother in Australia posted a heartbreaking video on Facebook of her son as he told her he wanted to die because of the bullying he endures at school.
A six-year-old girl who allegedly acted out in her special-needs class on February 4 was held at a mental health center in Jacksonville, Florida, without seeing her mother for two days, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Snapchat says it wants its users to know it’s “here for you” with its newest feature focusing on mental health.
First-time parents in New York City will be entitled to up to six home visits from a health care of social services professional under a program announced Wednesday.
A new program launched by New York City will provide six home visits during pregnancy and until the baby is three months old to help first-time parents.
Unlike physical wounds, such as burns or the loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries aren't obvious and can take time to diagnose. The full impact — physically and psychologically — may not be evident for some time, as studies have shown links between TBI and mental health problems.
There is little more frustrating than finding a stubborn gray hair, and according to a study published by Harvard University, stress could cause you to go gray sooner.
Deleting your memories from your devices can be painful. Is that why so many people hoard their digital files?
Researchers estimated that a $1 increase to the current state minimum wage could have prevented 27,550 suicide deaths from 1990-2015, according to estimates from a new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
A massive genetic study that looked into genes that could be could be connected to anxiety is shining light on how and why people may be pre-disposed to anxiety issues.