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Research has shown that having a good relationship with your therapist is key to having good outcomes in therapy. But how do you find one you like? We have some great suggestions.

By Alia Hoyt

Daydreaming is often how we escape the everyday mundane. But what happens when those fantasies start to replace your real desire for life?

By Jennifer Walker-Journey

A sudden (or subsequent) temporary upsurge of grief, or STUG, can knock you off your feet and leave you in a puddle, but being aware of it can lessen its power.

By Carrie Tatro


Horses are extremely sensitive to human emotions and are able to pick up on our subtlest feelings to help us uncover emotional blind spots.

By Wendy Bowman

Many young people would rather text than call, even if they're facing a crisis. But is a hotline conversation by text as effective as by phone?

By Alia Hoyt

If you have a loved one fighting drug or alcohol addiction, it can sometimes be hard to know when helping them is actually hurting them.

By Alia Hoyt

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.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus


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

By the American Psychological Association

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

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers

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?

By Alison Kim Perry

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.

By Kevin P. Allen


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

By Robynne Boyd

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.

By Tom Scheve

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?

By Tom Scheve

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.

By Bobbie Lieberman


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

By writers

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.

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

By Dr. Grace Tsai

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


Learn about different types of grief and how people grieve in this article.

By Dr. George Bonanno