Mental Health

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The term 'microaggression' has gone mainstream in the last few years. But what counts as a microaggression, and why are some experts critical of the word?

By Danielle Douez

The suicides of two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as the suicide of a father of a child killed at Newtown Elementary highlight how the shock from a deep trauma remains long after for survivors.

By John Donovan

There's a magic number that gets casual players (maybe you) really interested.

By Dave Roos

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Do you have thousands of photos and emails stored on your devices or in the cloud? If so, you might be a digital hoarder. But is that as bad as being hoarder in real life?

By Dave Roos

Public speaking can be debilitating for many people. What is it that causes so many of us to freeze up like a deer in headlights when it's time to talk in public?

By John Donovan

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

The U.S. has a large number of older people who have dementia and are gun owners. And that's a problem.

By Dave Roos

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Or what about half open? It's more common than you might think.

By Alia Hoyt

The CDC recently released a report showing that some occupations have much higher suicide rates than others.

By Nathan Chandler

For decades scientist Ruth Itzhaki has been researching the link between having the herpes virus and contracting Alzheimer's later in life. If true, this could lead to a simple treatment for Alzheimer's.

By Alia Hoyt

Author Gretchen Rubin says people have one of four personal tendencies that direct how we handle inner and outer expectations. Knowing your tendency can help you figure out how to manage change.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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More than 250 people in six years have died while taking selfies. Who is taking such risks and why?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

A new study determined it takes a split second for our brains to replay and store certain memories when we sleep.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Americans are deprived of sleep. And it's becoming a public health crisis. Could the military really help out?

By Cherise Threewitt

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

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When your quality of sleep degrades, your whole life — from work to family — begins to fray at the edges. Do you know some of the basics of getting better sleep?

By Nathan Chandler

You may not be a professional therapist, but you might be the only person around to observe that a loved one is depressed or suicidal. What's the best way to help?

By Alia Hoyt

If you sleep with someone who snores, you may've read that you should wake them up and have them turn on their side to stop the problem. But does it work?

By Dave Roos

And that difference has a lot to do with dopamine — and how you respond to it.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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Wearing socks to bed may not look sexy, but it can be a lifesaver at helping you fall asleep faster.

By Dave Roos

A new study just found the sleeping disorder could make you gain weight. Awesome.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

You'll never look like your Snapchat self, but that's not stopping people from trying.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Alzheimer's is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. for which there is no cure, no means of prevention and no treatment that can slow it down. Why has it proved so hard to find a cure?

By Alia Hoyt

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A new study out of Germany claims that artists are less driven by monetary rewards than other people.

By Stell Simonton

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? We'll give you the most common reasons why you're tired and how to fix them.

By Dave Roos