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Coping with stressful situations or bad news can be difficult, but it is essential for maintaining your mental health. Learn about coping and managing emotional stress.

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Rallying the Troops Inside Our Bodies

Learn about the link between psychological factors and your physical health in this article.


How Medically Assisted Suicide Works

 How Medically Assisted Suicide Works

Medically assisted suicide is a polarizing topic. Let's look at the pros and cons of this very difficult issue at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Learned Optimism Yields Health Benefits

 Learned Optimism Yields Health Benefits

Learn how an optimistic attitude can help you avoid depression and even improve your health. Explore learned optimism at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Confront Your Mom About an Obsession

 How to Confront Your Mom About an Obsession

Think your mom may have obsessive behavior? Learn how to bring up the issue and begin the coping process. See more »

Overcoming a Traumatic Experience

 Overcoming a Traumatic Experience

Overcoming a traumatic experience is possible with time and proper support and tools. Learn more about overcoming a traumatic experience. See more »

Overcoming a Traumatic Experience Quiz

 Overcoming a Traumatic Experience Quiz

Traumatic Experiences can happen to anyone. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on traumatic experiences and overcoming them. See more »

5 Ways to Help Someone Being Abused

 5 Ways to Help Someone Being Abused

Helping someone who is being abused can be the ultimate test of friendship. See five ways to help someone being abused to learn more. See more »

5 Crisis Intervention Strategies

 5 Crisis Intervention Strategies

These crisis intervention strategies can help you or someone you know heal from traumatic events. See five crisis intervention strategies to learn more. See more »

How can you help a child who has lost a parent?

 How can you help a child who has lost a parent?

When a child loses a parent, he needs reassurance, attention, routines and rules, and a safe place to talk about his fears. Learn how you can help a child who has lost a parent in this article See more »

5 Tips for Changing the Way You Think

 5 Tips for Changing the Way You Think

How do you change the way you think? Are you feeling like you are in a rut? Take a look at these five tips on how to change the way you think. See more »

5 Tips for Conscious Living

 5 Tips for Conscious Living

Conscious living is how many of us want to live. So how do we get there? See these five tips for conscious living to get started. See more »