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Experts Make Roadmap of Mental Health Goals for the Future
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Long Working Hours Killed Nearly 1 Million People in a Year, WHO Study Reveals
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Young Adults With Schizophrenia Have Highest Suicide Risk
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Yoga and Breathwork May Improve Focus in Kids With ADHD
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Do Transgender Teens Face Greater Risk of Substance Use?
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TV Viewing Habits in Midlife Could Exacerbate Cognitive Decline
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Study Uncovers Clear Link Between Narcissism and Aggressive Behavior
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Anxiety May Play a Role in How Religious Beliefs Are Formed, Study Reveals
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Black Athletes Recognize Fewer Concussion Symptoms Than White Counterparts, Study Finds
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Gambling Habits Increased During Lockdown, Study Finds
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Life Insurance Qualifications May Hinder Mental Health Care
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Meaningful Movies Help People Cope With Life’s Challenges
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How Long Haul COVID Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health
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Managing Kids' Weight and Blood Pressure Linked to Better Brain Health
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Air Pollution Negatively Impacts Mental Health
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Critical Care Nurses Are Experiencing Burnout at Alarming Rates
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Moderate Drinking May Protect Heart Health by Calming Stress Signals
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High Stress May Double Risk of Second Heart Attack in Younger Survivors
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Without Prompt Treatment, Health Anxiety at 11 and 16 Could Last Into Adulthood
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Spending Time in the ICU Increases Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm
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Spending Time With Kids Boosts Generosity and Compassion, Study Says
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Mindfulness Programs Boost Children’s Mental Health, Study Finds
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How Pandemic Stress and Anxiety Sabotaged Exercise Motivation
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Mental Health Counseling Now Available At CVS
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Why You Need to Take a Vacation This Year, Even If You Don't Go Far
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Resolving Conflict by Day's End May Promote Health
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Study Finds Little Difference Between "Male" and "Female" Brains
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Calming Music Could Help Older Adults Sleep Better
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I’m a Therapist Who Wrote the #1 Book on Happiness, Yet I Still Go to Therapy
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People Add Rather Than Subtract to Solve Problems
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How to Rekindle Friendships After COVID-19
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Work and Social Stress Increase Women's Risk of Heart Disease
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Family-Centered Programs May Help Protect Black Youth From Effects of Racism
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Sex-Related Regrets Don't Change Future Behavior, Study Shows
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Methodology: Verywell Mind Mental Health Tracker
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Why It’s Okay to Give Up Your New Year’s Resolution
A young girl lies on her hospital bed next to an orange teddy bear.
Wait Times at ERs Grow for Kids Who Need Mental Healthcare
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Study Reveals Racial and Demographic Disparities in Clinical Trials
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How Hypnosis Can Alter the Way Our Brains Process Information
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How a Year at Home Turned Us All Into Online Shoppers
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A UCLA Study Measures The Toll that Discrimination Takes on Black Men
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Measuring racism's psychological impact on Asian Americans
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How Are Most Children With Autism Doing? Really Well, Study Confirms
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How Exactly do Brains Understand Sentences? A.I. Mapping Can Help Explain
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Childhood Trauma Could Predict Performance-Enhancing Substance Use
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Stress Reduction May Alleviate Seasonal Allergies, Study Finds
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4 Ways Doctors Showed Mental Strength This Year Amid Burnout
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Prolonged Focus on Negative Moments May Impact Mental Health
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Here’s What Happens in Your Brain When You Lose Yourself in a Good Story
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Here’s the Verdict on TikTok’s Most Popular Anxiety Hacks
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Reflecting on Your Own Capabilities May Boost Resilience, Study Finds
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New Research Explains Why Scent Triggers Such Powerful Memories
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The Link Between Psychopathy, Narcissism, and Racism
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Legislation Nationwide Seeks To Ban Trans Girls From Playing on Girl's Teams
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Laughter Therapy May Increase Life Satisfaction, Study Finds
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Moral Outrage, Acting on Beliefs Appeal to Women in Search of Partner, Study Shows
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Speed of Facial Expression Linked to Perception of Emotion
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Women May Have Faster Cognitive Decline in Old Age
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90% of Women Report Using a Filter on Their Photos
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Spreading BS Could Make You More Likely to Believe It, Study Shows
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