Coping

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.


Although African Americans are 20 percent more likely to experience serious psychological distress than white Americans, they are far less likely to get help. Here's why.

Researchers have been analyzing Reddit posts to figure out which colleges have the most stressed-out students.

Brittany Maynard brought the issue of medically assisted suicide into the mainstream when she moved to Oregon to end her life. We'll look at the pros and cons of this difficult issue.

People who learn to maintain an optimistic attitude may not only avoid depression, they may actually improve their physical health. Learn more here.

Gayle Paul, therapist from My Mom is Obsessed, talks about how to face the obsession together as a mother-daughter team.

There is a scientific reason why we often freeze during a traumatic experience. It's the brain's way of protecting us in the moment. But what happens when this becomes a way of life?

There are times when a friendship is put to the ultimate test. If you suspect your friend, relative or peer is being abused, there are steps you can take to help.

We can't always avoid traumatic events in our lives, but we can heal from them. That's the idea behind crisis intervention.

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

In an ideal world, we'd frequently meet new and interesting people, and we'd constantly discover new aspects of our emotional lives. For many of us, though, personal ruts and situational repetition are the norm. Let's change that.

Somewhere in our brains beyond the worries about credit card bills and looming layoffs at work, many of us want to live a more conscious life. So how do we get there?

Heroic characters from one story often share traits with heroic characters from another tale. The same holds true for the fool of the tale and the bad guys. Do personality traits predict the kind of person we'll be?

Why is it important to develop your own prayer rituals. Learn more about the importance of prayer and how you can introduce it into your life.

Spirituality is unique to every individual. Learn more about religion and why it is seen as a path and not a destination.

If you've ever lost your job unexpectedly, you might know how difficult emotional recovery can be. Check out great tips for coping with stress and dealing with loss or illnesses.

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening disease, you may feel desperate and completely helpless. Check out great tips for coping with stress and dealing with illnesses.

Having a significant loss of any kind can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to help you get through the grieving process. See expert advice from Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D. on coping with loss.

If you have a stubborn, difficult boss, knowing how to manage your boss is a good skill to develop. Check out great tips for coping with stress and dealing with illnesses.

Recovering from breast cancer can be aided by your mind. See tips and information on how your mind can help you recover from breast cancer.

Learn what you can do to maintain quality of life even if you have a serious illness in this article.

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

Life's stressors can't always be avoided. Take a look at 10 ways to become more resilient when coping with trauma or stress.

Learn how writing out your thoughts and feelings can help your emotional health in this article.

Learn what to consider when choosing a mental health practitioner with the tips in this article.

Learn about dealing with the loss of a loved one with the tips in this article.