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Our mission is to help you prioritize your mental health and find balance.

Welcome to Verywell Mind, an award-winning resource for reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on the mental health topics that matter most to you.

We are dedicated to empowering you with the best answers to your most pressing health and wellness questions.

For more than 20 years, we’ve worked hard to create and refine our curated library of comprehensive and trustworthy information. Our team of writers and editors are industry experts, including healthcare professionals and health journalists, who write and continually update our 5,500+ article library. 

The Verywell Mind Review Board includes board-certified physicians and mental health experts who vet our articles, so you can be confident in your next steps for better mental health and well-being.

We Partner With a Top Hospital

Verywell is a proud partner of The Cleveland Clinic, the #2 rated hospital in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report.

Meet Our Review Board

Our team of experienced mental health professionals join us in our mission to support you on your mental health journey with accurate information and advice. They ensure our content is high-quality, inclusive, and reflects the latest in evidence-based research and health information. 

Below are just some of the passionate psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, mindfulness coaches, and more who make up the Review Board.

Steven Gans, MD
Psychiatrist
Steven Gans
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Steven Gans, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and active supervisor, teacher, and mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and practices at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dr. Gans leads a team-based approach to treating patients with serious mental illnesses.

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Akeem Marsh, MD
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist
Akeem Marsh, MD, board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist
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Akeem Marsh, MD, is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who has dedicated his career to working with children and families of medically underserved communities. He is also the co-editor of the forthcoming book, “Not Just Bad Kids: The Link Between Adversity and Disruptive Behavior."

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Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS
Psychologist
Rachel Goldman
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Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS, is a licensed psychologist and clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. She is also a speaker and wellness expert specializing in stress management and health behavior change, as well as weight management and eating behaviors. She serves on leadership boards of The Obesity Society and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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Daniel B. Block, MD
Psychiatrist
Block
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Daniel B. Block, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified psychiatrist who operates a private practice in Pennsylvania. Dr. Block is a staunch patient advocate and was awarded the Medical Service Advisor Award in 2000 for his work with New Directions, a chapter of the DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance).

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Huma Sheikh, MD
Neurologist
Huma
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Huma Sheikh, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in migraine and stroke. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai of New York and co-founded the Migraine and Vascular Section for the American Headache Society. Dr. Sheikh has received many honors including Teacher of the Year at Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Hospital.

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Sara Clark
Mindfulness Teacher
Sara Clark
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Sara Clark is an EYT 500-hour certified Vinyasa yoga and mindfulness teacher, lululemon Global Yoga Ambassador, model, and writer. Her online yoga and meditation classes are available on SHAPE, Yoga Today, Prevention, and YogaGlo, and she teaches 1000+ yoga practitioners in New York City's Bryant Park every summer.

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Our Editorial Process

Our editorial process centers on making sure you actually understand what you’re reading and know how to use the information to make confident choices about your mental health. Our writers, editors, and fact checkers only use fact-based research and present it in a judgement-free way that empowers you to take an active role in feeling your best.

  • Written by mental health experts and journalists
  • Fact-checked with science-backed research
  • Reviewed by physicians and mental health professionals
  • Updated to reflect the latest health information
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Written by mental health experts and journalists
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Updated to reflect the latest health information

Diversity and Inclusion

As a health brand that reaches more than 38 million readers per month, Verywell has the power and responsibility to create positive change. We have pledged to recruit and amplify Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) contributors across Verywell.

At Verywell, we work with Dotdash's Anti-Bias Review Board to create inclusive content and set standards for how to answer health questions without perpetuating bias, prejudice, and stereotypes. The Anti-Bias Review Board is a multi-disciplinary panel of experts that works with our writers and editors on content initiatives.

Since its creation in 2020, panelists on the review board have contributed to new series like the Health Divide, audited content, and identified places where Verywell can make editorial changes to answer readers' questions better. We have more work ahead of us to unlearn practices that haven't served all readers. In the coming years, we will take on new content initiatives, partnerships, and editorial standards that make our content more inclusive. 

Verywell also works with the Anti-Bias Review Board through the Anti-Racism Pledge process.

Meet Our Team

For more than 20 years, we’ve worked hard to provide you with comprehensive information that you can rely on. Our team of editors, designers, developers, and more is passionate about being innovative in the online health space. After all, we’re human, too, and want to ensure we’re making the best decisions for the health of ourselves and our families.

Meet some of our team below. They are just one part of our staff, which includes SEO experts, product managers, designers, developers, and sales and marketing partners.

Amy Morin, LCSW
Editor-in-Chief, Verywell Mind
Amy Morin
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Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.

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Jon Roberts, PhD
President, Dotdash Health
Jon Roberts
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Dr. Roberts has been with Dotdash since 2013 and previously held roles as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Data Science. Most recently he was the President of Dotdash Finance overseeing strategy for Investopedia and The Balance.

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Rachel Berman, RD
General Manager, Verywell
Rachel Berman
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Rachel Berman, RD is General Manager at Verywell, a registered dietitian, and published author. She has been with the company for 10 years and oversees the content and business strategies for Verywell Mind, Verywell Family, and Verywell Fit.

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Emily Rose
Associate General Manager, Verywell Mind
Emily Rose
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Emily Rose is the Associate General Manager of Verywell Mind and a founding team member of the Verywell brand. Previously the Senior Editorial Director for Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, Emily's passion for health and wellness runs deep. She is a recipient of the 2021 PM360 ELITE 100 Leaders of the Future award.

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Nick Ingalls, MA
Senior Editor
Nick Ingalls
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Nick Ingalls, MA is a senior editor at Verywell Mind, managing new content production and editorial processes. He has been with Verywell since its inception in 2016.

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McKenzie Pendergrass
Social Media Editor, Verywell
McKenzie Pendergrass
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McKenzie found a spark for social media and audience engagement in journalism school. Now she combines her love for digital media and audience engagement as Verywell Mind's social media editor.

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Craig Haines
Chief Revenue Officer
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Craig has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, leading sales and partnerships at top publishers and pharmaceutical companies. He is a go-to thought leader in the pharma field, with several media appearances on MM&M and other outlets.

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Rob Stephen
SVP, Marketing
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Rob is a healthcare industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in both B-to-B and B-to-C marketing.  Previously, he held roles at Time Inc, Everyday Health and FCB Health.  Rob has worked with almost every top pharmaceutical company and brings deep industry knowledge and insight to Verywell.

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Awards

Verywell and our leadership team have been recognized by healthcare media as a leader in consumer health and wellness content, innovative tools and features, and as a great place to work.

We Are a Dotdash Brand

Verywell is part of the Dotdash family of brands, which help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 80 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, InvestopediaThe BalanceThe SpruceSimply RecipesSerious EatsByrdieBridesMyDomaineLifewireTripSavvyLiquor.comTreeHugger and Thoughtco.

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Dotdash Senior Management

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Our Policies

Advertising Policy

Verywell accepts advertising on all of its sites but maintains a strict and clear separation between advertising and editorial content. We pay special attention to featuring advertising in a way that will not interfere with your reading experience.

Privacy Policy

We take online privacy seriously and we respect the concerns of our community of users. We may collect information, including personal data, directly from you if you choose to provide that information. When you access the Site, we and our third-party partners may automatically collect certain information about your visit using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies.  We may use the information gathered on Verywell for various purposes, including responding to an email inquiry, and to serve advertising, content and offers to you based on your interests and online activities.

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Verywellmind.com and its affiliated sites (collectively, the “Site”) are Dotdash brands, owned and operated by About, Inc. and its affiliates ("Verywell", the "Company", "we", or "us"). Access to and use of the Site is subject to terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”).

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Please note that we do not accept unsolicited guest-authored content.

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Join our team of top-notch editors, designers, programmers, and others as we continue to make Verywell a leading source of health and wellness information.

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