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The Current State of Climate Anxiety
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The Growing Acceptance of Mental Health Days for Students
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Empathy Takes an Emotional Toll and People Are Avoiding It
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Differing Opinions on the COVID-19 Vaccine and Our Relationships
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Afghanistan’s Mental Health Community at Risk of Collapse
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As the Job Market Climbs, So Could Feelings of a Satisfying Life
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First-Generation Psychology Students Report Economic Stress and Delayed Milestones
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People With Higher BMI May Be at Higher Risk for Depression
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Telepsychiatry Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and PTSD, Study Shows
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Embrace Leisure Time—It Could Hurt Your Mental Health if You Don’t
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Why People Do the Milk Crate Challenge and Other Risky Stunts
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How Veterans Are Coping With the Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan
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Black Mothers Fear for Their Children’s Safety, Study Suggests
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Should Mental Health Checks Be Required Before Buying a Gun?
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Study Suggests Sitting Has Negative Impact on Mental Health
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Just Two Months of Meditation Could Improve Brain Efficiency
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Addiction Treatment Expands, Remains Unequal
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The Mental Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Online CBT
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A Developing Brain May Process Music Differently When Learning a Foreign Language
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Google Launches Initiative to Hire More Autistic People
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New ADHD Drug Treated Kids and Had Fewer Side Effects Than Stimulants
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What is Title IX and How does this Statute Protect Trans Kids?
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Paying People to Quit Opioids Could Be a Drug Epidemic Solution
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Study Finds New Predictor of Suicidal Behavior in College Students
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Allowing Kids to Explore Further From Home Can Improve Confidence
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Attachment Styles in Children Can Finally Be Measured
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Millennial Women Are Shifting Life Goals Post-Pandemic, Survey Says
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Oregon Paves the Way for “Magic Mushroom” Mental Health Treatments
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There’s a New Moratorium but Eviction Still Plagues Renters
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First Program for Dads’ Postpartum Depression Shows Promise
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Virtual Contact Alone Did Not Mitigate Loneliness for Seniors During COVID-19
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Facing Mental Health Challenges as a Paralympic Athlete
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2021 Brings Major Milestones for Queer People
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Transgender People Gain Mental Health Boost from Gender-Affirming Hair Removal
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MDMA Added to List of Beneficial Psychedelics in Treatment of PTSD
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Emotional Resilience Is a Process, Study Confirms
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Electroconvulsive Therapy Deemed Safe Despite Stigma, Study Says
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Chronic Pain May Change Our Brain and How We Handle Emotions, Study Says
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The Western U.S. Heat Crisis and Our Mental Health
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Exercise and Meditation Helps Help With ADHD in 10 Minutes, Study Says
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First Three Months Critical for Sexual Assault Survivors With PTSD
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Research Suggests Limiting Coffee for Brain Health
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Empathetic Teens Come From More Secure Homes, Study Says
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Why You Should Take Narcan Training Right Now
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How the World's Lead Crisis Is Affecting Personality
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5 Times When Quitting Is Actually a Sign of Mental Strength
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How Using the Right Language Can Destigmatize Mental Illness
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Comparing COVID-19 Vaccine to Well Known Shots May Increase Vaccine Trust, Study Says
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Quality Recess Gives a Boost to Children's Mental Health, Study Says
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Research Finds Reasons for Unemployment Among People With Disabilities
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Mental And Physical Health Suffer When a Person Works After Hours
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School Bullying Drops During COVID-19 Pandemic, Research Shows
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Why Does Mental Health Take a Backseat to Physical Health?
New Report Debunks Myth That “Smart” Technology Lowers Our Intelligence
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Ask a Therapist: How Do I Stop Saying Hurtful Things I Don't Mean?
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Two-Thirds of Couples Started Out as Friends, Study Finds
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Yoga Is the Best Way to Feel Less Stress From Work, Research Shows
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Understanding Disability Pride Month
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Study Suggests Writing by Hand Is Best for Learning New Material

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