6 Ways to Practice Gratitude When You’re Feeling Depressed

6 Ways to Practice Gratitude When You’re Feeling Depressed Medically reviewed by Bethany Juby, PsyD — By Hope Gillette — Updated on November 30, 2022 If you’re experiencing depression, understanding how to be grateful has nothing to do with hiding how you’re feeling — and everything to do with helping improve the symptoms of depression. […]

Spending the Holidays Alone? 8 Coping Strategies

Spending the Holidays Alone? 8 Coping Strategies Medically reviewed by Lori Lawrenz, PsyD — By Saundra Montijo — Updated on November 18, 2021 If you’re anticipating spending the holidays on your own, these tips may help you discover how to not feel lonely. The holidays are often seen as a season of love, joy, and […]

10 Ways to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries

10 Ways to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries Medically reviewed by Jacquelyn Johnson, PsyD. — By Chantelle Pattemore — Updated on June 3, 2021 Understanding how to set personal limits is essential for building and maintaining healthy relationships. Many people know what the word “boundaries” means, but they have no idea what they are. You might think […]

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Medically reviewed by Lori Lawrenz, PsyD — By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. and Susanne Arthur — Updated on July 25, 2023 Seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression, is triggered by the changing seasons. It’s more common during fall and winter but can also occur in the summer. It’s not […]

How Children Process Grief and How to Help Them

How Children Process Grief and How to Help Them Medically reviewed by Nathan Greene, PsyD — By Nancy Lovering — Updated on February 21, 2022 If you and your child are experiencing a significant loss, they may not process it the same way as you. Your child’s age largely determines how they may experience and […]

Common Symptoms of Anxiety in Children

Common Symptoms of Anxiety in Children Medically reviewed by Akilah Reynolds, PhD — By Sian Ferguson and Sandra Silva Casabianca on May 5, 2021 Not all kids experience anxiety in the same way. You can learn the signs and symptoms. It’s natural and not uncommon to feel concerned about the possible symptoms of anxiety in […]

When Is It Time to Seek Marriage Counseling?

When Is It Time to Seek Marriage Counseling? Medically reviewed by Jennifer Litner, PhD, LMFT, CST — By Madelyn Brown — Updated on August 22, 2022 Marriage and conflict often go hand-in-hand. Here are some signs that it’s time to seek marriage counseling. There are many reasons why people might experience strife in a marriage: […]

32 of the Best Ways to Get Organized When You Have ADHD

32 of the Best Ways to Get Organized When You Have ADHD Medically reviewed by Danielle Wade, LCSW — By Hope Gillette — Updated on July 7, 2021 Staying organized might be a challenge for people living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but it is possible. It’s natural for projects and responsibilities to get […]

What Is the Difference Between Supporting and Enabling?

What Is the Difference Between Supporting and Enabling? Medically reviewed by Bethany Juby, PsyD — By Michelle Pugle — Updated on March 27, 2023 Enabling behaviors can encourage unhelpful habits and behaviors, even if it’s unknowingly. But supporting behaviors can empower a loved one to recover. If you love someone with a mental health condition […]

Box Breathing: Mental Health Benefits and Tips for Beginners

Is Your Quest for Self-Awareness Harming You? By Mark Travers, Ph.D. Many people turn to therapy when they begin to realize that too much information might not be such a good thing, especially when it comes to the self. They say: “I don’t remember the last time I felt issue-free. Am I crazy to care about my […]