5 New Year’s Resolutions for Mental Health

While you’re getting organized, quitting smoking, and losing weight (the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the U.S.), you may be overlooking something that would actually make a bigger difference for you and your family than those popular resolutions. How… Read more »

Who Gets Depressed?

You have a 20% chance of experiencing depression over the course of your life, according to large-scale studies in the U.S., and at any given time some 7% of the population is living with diagnosed depression. A recent study found… Read more »

New Research on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, refers to depression connected with shorter days and colder weather. Studies of the condition have shown that less light is the strongest predictor of SAD, so much so that SAD becomes more common the further… Read more »

The Words You Use about Mental Health Matter

It’s time to think about our New Year’s resolutions. Here’s one that can help others and yourself, and it’s a lot easier than getting organized or losing 20 pounds. Use accurate language about mental health. First, give up calling people… Read more »

Home for the Holidays… and Athletic Performance

Whether you’re a student athlete heading home for the holidays or a fitness-minded adult making the trek, you may already be dreading getting back to your workouts after New Year’s. It can take as long to get back to your… Read more »

Trigger Words

Catherine Newman, etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine, wrote in an answer to a question about buying gifts for twins, “The thought of getting all those origami kits and bug viewers in duplicate makes me want to kill myself.” She… Read more »

Childhood Bullying Leads to Mental Health Needs

Bullying has been a problem for kids for a long time, and the popular narrative tells us that it’s a normal part of growing up, that kids are resilient, that they overcome the experience of bullying or being bullied, and… Read more »

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

When you work your muscles hard, your muscles will end up with tiny tears, called “micro tears.” This isn’t serious damage, nothing that we would identify as a torn muscle. But your body, which is pretty amazing, will repair those… Read more »

HIV Drugs, Right, and Wrong

Anthony Fauci and Hilary Marston of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases shared the good news that¬†antiretroviral drugs can not just treat HIV effectively, but can even prevent it. “The science has spoken,” they said in an article… Read more »

Burnout Ahead?

Miles and Lenore both hold the same challenging job at the same organization. Miles wakes up in the morning with exciting ideas about what he’ll do to improve his work that day. He feels confident about his work and satisfied… Read more »