How can you tell if you’re depressed?

Depression has long been one of the most misunderstood illnesses. In ancient times, it was referred to as melancholia, and it was thought that those suffering with the condition were possessed by the devil. Because...

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Is the U.S. workforce facing a mental health crisis?

The stats in this infographic prove the importance of prioritizing mental health in the workplace.

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LifeSpeak video training excerpt: A cognitive strategy for generalized anxiety

In this video training excerpt, Dr. Deborah Ledley provides practical strategies for overcoming worry and anxiety. Further reading 3 proactive ways to deal with stress. How to incorporate mental wellness into your daily routine. Get...

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What to look for in a therapist.

We’re hardwired to prefer convenience. Case in point: when’s the last time you crossed town for something you could’ve gotten around the corner? Even if the product or service on the other side of the...

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Which mental health care professional is right for you?

Note: This article focuses on mental health care providers practicing in the United States. Licensing regulations and education requirements may differ in other countries. Many people think the terms therapist, counselor, psychiatrist, and psychologist are...

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5 easy ways to improve your mental health today.

Wondering what you can do to improve your mental well-being? Start with these tips.

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LifeSpeak video training excerpt: mental illness is preventable and treatable.

In this video training excerpt, Dr. David Goldbloom dispels a few myths about mental illness. Further reading How to incorporate mental wellness into your daily routine. 3 proactive ways to deal with stress. How the...

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How your privacy is protected when you access mental health services.

If you’re a fan of medical or legal dramas you’ve probably heard of “doctor-patient confidentiality” or “lawyer-client privilege”. They represent the idea that patients/clients should be able to fully trust their doctor/lawyer with anything they...

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Why I love my standing desk.

This coming spring will mark two years since I made the decision to give up my office chair, and spend my day at a standing desk. I work for LifeSpeak as Director of IT, and...

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We are running a giveaway in an effort to educate people about mental health.

There is a lot of misinformation swirling around about what mental health is (and isn’t). Part of this is due to stigma, which we believe can be fought by opening up and having honest conversations...

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Is our obsession with physical fitness harming our mental health?

People are constantly looking for fun and easy ways to stay fit. From Zumba® and pilates to paleo and no-carb diets, there’s never a shortage of fitness trends these days. Similarly, the apparel industry has...

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10 reasons rehab is so beneficial for fighting addiction.

Rehab isn’t usually depicted accurately in the media. Many myths surround what addiction centers are really like, in part, thanks to sensationalized news about celebrities and myopic films like 28 Days. Contrary to what pop...

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