Mental Health News Articles

Awareness is power. At iMind Mental Health Solutions, we want to educate the public. Here, we will share important information on mental health – from research and treatments to the latest on the current mental health epidemic in the United States. By shining a spotlight on mental health, we seek to destigmatize both mental illness and its treatment.

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How Does Divorce Affect the Children?

Divorce is a monumental, life-altering event for the couple going through it and for their children. The emotional and psychological toll on children can be significant, affecting various aspects of their lives. Understanding these impacts and finding ways to support children through this transition is crucial for their wellbeing.

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How to Get Over FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

Fear of missing out is the anxiety that arises from the belief that others people are having wonderful experiences that we are missing out on. This feeling can lead to a compulsive worry that we’re missing out on social events, experiences, or interactions that others are enjoying.

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Inside the Life of Someone with OCD

Emily wakes up to the sound of her alarm at 6:00 AM. Before she can leave her bed, she engages in a series of mental checks: confirming the safety of her environment, ensuring that no harm will come to her loved ones, and repeating a specific phrase in her mind that she believes will keep her day on track. This routine takes nearly 30 minutes, significantly longer than she would like, causing her to rush through the rest of her morning activities. As Emily begins her day with these rigorous rituals, it’s clear how deeply her routines are intertwined with her struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a condition that involves persistent, unwanted thoughts and repetitive behaviors.

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First Mother’s Day Without Mom: How to Cope

Grief is a unique and solitary journey that reshapes our world in ways we cannot anticipate until we experience it ourselves. Those mourning the loss of a mother probably already understand the individual and often isolating path of grief, as the person who has traditionally been a source of comfort is no longer there to help bear the grief.

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Are We Overusing the Term Passive Aggressive?

Sometimes people might label behavior as passive-aggressive when it’s actually just indirect communication or avoidance of
confrontation. Overusing the term can dilute its meaning and make it less effective in addressing genuinely passive-aggressive behavior.

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Limerence: What It is, What Causes it, and How to Stop It

Limerence is a complex emotional state involving an intense and often overwhelming desire for an emotional connection with another person, hoping deeply for those feelings to be reciprocated.

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Top 10 Questions About Art Therapy for Mental Health

Art therapy has recently gained recognition for its unique blend of healing therapy and personal expression. Despite its growing popularity, there seems to be some misunderstanding about what art therapy entails, who it can benefit, and how it differs from other forms of therapy.

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ADHD Strengths: The Positive Side of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Scattered minds, fidgety bodies, and difficulty focusing. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often gets painted in shades of struggle. But what if there’s a brighter side to the story? What if, beneath the challenges of ADHD, lie unique strengths just waiting to be unlocked?

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Sunshine and Smiles: Does Living in a Warm Climate Guarantee Happiness?

While the allure of tropical paradises might seem straightforward, the relationship between climate and happiness is far more nuanced. Grab your metaphorical mug of hot coffee (or iced, depending on your climate!), and let’s embark on a journey to understand: Are people in warmer climates truly happier, or is this just another sun-kissed illusion?

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Toxic Behavior Examples: What Toxic Behavior Is… and How to Deal With It

Toxic behavior is characterized by actions and attitudes that harm or manipulate others Recognizing these behaviors is not just an exercise in labeling, but a crucial step towards safeguarding one’s mental health and nurturing healthier relationships.

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Your Brain On Love: The Psychology Behind That Loving Feeling

Like addiction, love can dominate our thoughts and behaviors, causing us to seek the presence and affection of the person we feel love for. Neurotransmitters in the brain feed this pursuit and the more we are around this person or thinking about them, the more these chemicals enhance our feelings of happiness and attachment, creating a powerful emotional bond.

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Money and Mental Health: The Complex Relationship Between Money and Mood

The reality is, our financial lives are not isolated compartments; they deeply intertwine with our physical and psychological wellbeing. This connection is a two-way street: Our mental health often influences financial decisions and, in turn, financial struggles can impact our mental state.

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Am I An Introvert? 7 Myths About Introverts and How to Tell if You Are One

Approximately 56.8% of people worldwide are introverts. Introversion is a natural and healthy personality trait, and there are many successful and well-adjusted introverts in the world.

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A Shadow Over America: Why is Everybody Depressed?

A dark cloud hangs over the American landscape, not one formed by rain or storm, but by a surge in mental health struggles. Depression, the insidious thief of joy and hope, has reached record highs in the US, casting a long shadow over millions of lives. Recent surveys, such as the one conducted by Gallup, paint a stark picture: nearly 30% of Americans now report having been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime, with almost 18% currently experiencing its grip

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Be My Valentine: The Psychology of Attraction

Have you ever met someone and just clicked with them? If so, you’re not alone. That little spark of interest between two people happens millions of times each and every day. But what causes it? Why are we attracted to some people and not others?

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome? Here’s What You Need to Know

Although it is not an diagnosable mental health condition, imposter syndrome is a phrase coined to describe a feeling of not being as capable as others may think, despite clear evidence of capability. Imposter syndrome is more than just occasional self-doubt. It is a constant worry of being seen as a fake, feeling like success is just luck, or that they other people are deceived about one’s capability.

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What to Do When You Don’t Want the Divorce

Maybe you thought everything was fine. One day you are going about your routine and, seemingly out of nowhere, you hear the words “I want a divorce.” Can this really be happening? Maybe, if you search deep into your psyche, you’ve felt things shift.

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Top 20 Ways People Try to Gaslight You… and How to Shut it Down

Gaslighting is a sneaky and harmful way someone can mess with your head. Imagine someone constantly telling you that what you know to be true isn’t real, or that the things you remember never happened or didn’t happen the way you remember them. That’s gaslighting.

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How Do I Accept My Mental Illness?

Accepting a mental illness is a journey about breaking down the barriers of denial, moving beyond shame, and stepping away from societal stigma. Acceptance is a transformative process that leads to greater self-awareness and the possibility of living a fuller, more authentic life.

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Hoarding Therapy: What is it? Does it Work?

Hoarding disorder transcends the stereotype of being merely a “pack rat.” As the Hoarders show taught us, when you look beyond mountains of clutter, you see a person in mental distress. That’s because hoarding disorder is more than just an accumulation of objects; it is a complex and poorly understood mental health condition that affects millions of people.

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Is the Mental Health of Millennials Declining?

The mental wellbeing of people born in the 1990s is generally poorer than that of previous generations at the same age. This appears to be the same in different countries and involves a range of mental health issues.

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How Does Social Media Affect Mental Health… Especially Children and Teens?

Beneath the surface of these vibrant digital communities lies a complex web of psychological impacts. As much as social media serves to connect us, its usage has raised significant concerns about mental health.

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20 Best Mental Health Movies

Through storytelling, characters, and narratives, media can offer a window into the complex world of mental health, highlighting both the struggles and triumphs individuals face.

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What is High-Functioning Anxiety? How to Tell if You Have it

With most anxiety disorders, the struggle is more visible – people might avoid certain situations, or it’s clear they’re having a hard time. But with high functioning anxiety, it’s a bit like being a swan on a lake – on the surface, everything looks smooth and calm, but underneath, there’s a lot of frantic paddling going on.

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Doomscrolling and its Impact on Mental Health

Doomscrolling is continuing to scroll or click through bad news on the internet—even though it is making you feel anxious or depressed—because you can’t seem to stop. You are magnetized by the need to stay informed, even when that information is pretty gloomy. You find yourself reading one piece of worrying news after another, sucked deeper into the whirlpool of distressing headlines and stories, often late into the night.

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Psychology of Dreams: What They Tell You About Your Mental Health

Whether it is personal struggles with mental health or the complexities of modern life, resilience acts as a buffer, helping us navigate challenges with grace and fortitude.

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The Beauty of Resilience: How to Cultivate Mental Strength in Challenging Times

Whether it is personal struggles with mental health or the complexities of modern life, resilience acts as a buffer, helping us navigate challenges with grace and fortitude.

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The Benefits of Exercise for Mental Health

The pursuit of happiness isn’t just a lofty ideal. It is a tangible goal with concrete benefits. Positive psychology can help us get there. Here are 5 principles of this relativity new branch of psychology.

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The Science of Happiness: 5 Principles of Positive Psychology

The pursuit of happiness isn’t just a lofty ideal. It is a tangible goal with concrete benefits. Positive psychology can help us get there. Here are 5 principles of this relativity new branch of psychology.

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11 Ways to Manage Workplace Stress

Approximately 83 percent of U.S. workers report feeling stressed about their jobs. (We think the other 17 percent are their bosses).

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Navigating Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. However, a significant number of new mothers find themselves grappling with postpartum depression.

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What is a Workaholic?

Workaholism is an unhealthy obsession with work. We can all think of people who work hard or are dedicated to their jobs. Workaholics, though, are unable to switch off from work mentally, emotionally, and, sometimes, even physically. Work starts to dominate an individual’s life, to the detriment of their personal relationships, health, and overall well-being.

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What is Situational Depression?

With situational depression, you have difficulty coping with one or more major life events, such as the loss of a loved one, relationship difficulties, or problems at work. It can be severe enough that it impacts how you function in everyday life.

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9 Signs You Need Trauma Therapy

Good news for those who journal. The practice of regularly recording thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a written format – otherwise known as journaling – can serve as a powerful tool for self-reflection and personal growth.

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Celebrities with Mental Health Issues… and What They Can Teach Us

Celebrities who are open about their mental health struggles have a lot to teach us. Here’s what we can learn from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Prince Harry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and more.

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How to Spot – and Deal With – a Narcissist

Are they excessively self-absorbed? Have an exaggerated sense of self-worth? A perpetual desire for adoration and an absence of compassion for other people? If so, you may be dealing with a narcissist.

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What is the Cost of Therapy? 11 Ways to Manage It

the cost of therapy sessions can often be a deterrent for individuals seeking help. Fortunately, mental health services are now covered by many insurance plans.

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26 Songs about Mental Health (and 10 Ways They Can Help You)

Music has long been a way for artists to express their emotions, struggles, and experiences, including those related to mental health. There are numerous songs that delve into issues like depression, anxiety, isolation, suicide and other mental health topics. Some of these songs have resonated deeply with audiences and become particularly well-loved. Songs about mental health can offer several types of support and understanding for those dealing with their own mental health struggles.

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Therapy vs. Psychiatry: What’s the Difference?

Therapy and psychiatry are two essential components of mental health care. They each play a different role in helping individuals overcome a variety of challenges, from managing stress to treating severe mental disorders.

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Journaling for Mental Health

Good news for those who journal. The practice of regularly recording thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a written format – otherwise known as journaling – can serve as a powerful tool for self-reflection and personal growth.

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Does Therapy Work?

Research has yielded some pretty impressive statistics on the success of therapy. In fact, studies show that 70 to 90 percent of people who receive treatment for mental health experience improvement. This reduction in symptoms is “significant”, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The benefits of therapy are wide-ranging, touching every aspect of our lives.

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What is Trauma? How Do You Heal from It?

In the mental health arena, trauma represents the emotional fallout from an event experienced as traumatic. It is unique to the individual: What is traumatic for one person may not be for another. Trauma can even be a repercussion of isolation.

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Why Do People Self-Harm?

Emotions can be hard to navigate, especially for youth. There is a lack of understanding when it comes to how to deal with overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiousness, anger, and fear. Individuals trying to cope with those emotions may turn to self-harm.

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What Brain Scans Reveal About People with Anxiety

It’s a perfect spring day. You are picking flowers in a sunlit meadow. The only thing to worry about are bees buzzing from one bloom to the next. If you knew there were no bees, however, would you be able to relax more?

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Depression and Addiction: Two Very Close Friends

There’s a companion to addiction that is often overlooked. In fact, people rarely consider the two together, even though they go hand in hand.

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Finding Your Way After Losing Someone You Love

Uncontrollable crying. Burning anger. Total exhaustion. Loss of interest in the world. Grief can include all of this and more. 

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Depression and Anxiety Surprisingly Common

Both anxiety and depression are common among the general population. While depression is the most common mental condition, anxiety disorders are the most common group of mental disorders.

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Mental Health Issues Increase During Pandemic

Among many other disastrous effects, the COVID-19 pandemic spiked anxiety and depression levels to nearly four times their pre-pandemic rates. Case in point: In January to June 2019, 11 percent of adults reported symptoms versus 42 percent in December 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Abbott, 2021) It’s not hard to see why. Shutdowns […]

Mental Health Resources

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    How to Use Your Workplace’s EAP Program

    Feeling overwhelmed by stress at work? Worried about juggling life’s demands? You’re not alone. If your workplace has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), it may be able to help. Think of it as your confidential support system – a dedicated resource ready to help you navigate any challenge, big or small.

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  • Can You Use FMLA for Mental Health?
    Can You Use FMLA for Mental Health?

    Yes, under the FMLA, eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to address qualifying family-related or health issues – including mental health ones – without the fear of losing their jobs. Here are the general eligibility criteria for both employees and employers…

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  • What is the Hardest Mental Illness to Have?
    What is the Hardest Mental Illness to Have?

    Mental health is a complex part of our wellbeing, deeply personal and uniquely challenging for each one of us. When it comes to mental illnesses, there is no one-size-fits-all. Each condition brings its own set of obstacles and experiences. When we ask, “What is the hardest mental illness to have?” the answer is far from…

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  • How to Use Your Workplace’s EAP Program

    How to Use Your Workplace’s EAP Program

    Feeling overwhelmed by stress at work? Worried about juggling life’s demands? You’re not alone. If your workplace has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), it may be able to help. Think of it as your confidential support system – a dedicated resource ready to help you navigate any challenge, big or small.

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  • Can You Use FMLA for Mental Health?

    Can You Use FMLA for Mental Health?

    Yes, under the FMLA, eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to address qualifying family-related or health issues – including mental health ones – without the fear of losing their jobs. Here are the general eligibility criteria for both employees and employers…

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  • What is the Hardest Mental Illness to Have?

    What is the Hardest Mental Illness to Have?

    Mental health is a complex part of our wellbeing, deeply personal and uniquely challenging for each one of us. When it comes to mental illnesses, there is no one-size-fits-all. Each condition brings its own set of obstacles and experiences. When we ask, “What is the hardest mental illness to have?” the answer is far from…

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