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Mental Well Being

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Reach Out!

Gigi G. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

Why am I writing this post? On Thursday, one of our neighbors took his own life. He was a brilliant, talented man -- top of his field of work in Aust...

UN Addresses 'Overwhelming' Barriers Youth Face In Seeking Mental Health Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact

The United Nations is addressing an issue that stigmatizes and causes discrimination against millions of children around the globe every day: mental h...

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Peter Field | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

When we feel afraid, our primary human instinct is to run from the source of our fear. But fear is such a powerful emotion, and it is not easily shunned.

WATCH: A Closer Look At Well-Being

Posted 03.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In celebration of Arianna Huffington's latest book, "Thrive," HuffPost Live is examining the power of the four pillars of the Third Metric -- well-bei...

Dear Fear, I'll Win

Troy Roness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

I wanted to reflect on the events of the past five years of my life, which masked themselves as "distractions," and send a letter directly to what has kept me from succeeding all along: fear. Fear is one of the biggest obstacles that any of us will ever face.

To Be, Or To Be 'Well': How Psychotherapy Works

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

I'd like to discuss how therapy (all therapy) works, as opposed to why it works, and how specific people, such as those in LGBT communities, are affected when we presume to know what makes someone mentally and emotionally "well."

At Peace With Life As I Know It

Alicia Garey | Posted 03.06.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

I should be arrested for writing something so awful. It feels somehow that if I write this, it will become reality. Everyone knows you must stay positive. You must lead your mind, and thus your body, where you want to go. And yet, I have found my thoughts wandering toward this dark place.

Recognizing Mental Health as Public Health

Neal L. Cohen, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal L. Cohen, M.D.

While 21st century approaches to public health have increasingly focused on healthy living with diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and access to preventive health care, there is a growing evidence base to incorporate mental health into our nation's public health agenda.

How Does Sleep Affect Emotional Well-Being?

Ina E. Djonlagic, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ina E. Djonlagic, M.D.

We often sacrifice sleep because of long workdays that spill over into our "leisure time," because we're watching late-night TV, and sometimes because that is the only time that we have to ourselves after we put the kids to bed.

7 Ways to Make the Best of a Bad Day

Amy Spencer | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women
Amy Spencer

Our experience is relative. And while we may not have a choice about the matter, we do have a choice about the mindset.

Discovered: The Good Life

Posted 12.31.2011 | Fifty

Back in July, Diane Sawyer introduced us to Debbie Watkins, "the most stressed-out person in America". Watkins fit the criteria of the Gallup-Healthwa...

Mental Wealth: The Rich Rewards Of A Mind at Ease

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah O'Leary

Americans spend billions each and every year to educate their minds. From preschool through graduate degrees, we are a nation obsessed with learning. Except, that is, if it's about ourselves.

Jared Loughner And The Changing Face Of Psychological Health

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

In contrast to discussion about mental disorders, I think we've neglected its flip side: What constitutes psychological health in today's world?