4 interesting ways mental illness is addressed around the world.

Over the past few months we’ve posted extensively about mental health, exploring everything from specific mental illnesses to various treatment and support options. We’ve covered a lot of ground so far, but it’s really just...

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Can your home or workplace affect your mental health?

It goes without saying that some environments are more conducive to certain activities than others. For instance, the quiet of a library makes it an excellent place to study, while the blaring music of a...

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LifeSpeak video training excerpt: Being mindful about unwanted emotions

In this video training excerpt, Dr. Susan Orsillo explains common responses to negative emotions, and how to deal with these emotions more mindfully. Further reading 5 easy ways to improve your mental health today. Understanding stress, anxiety, and...

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Why you should ask more questions (even if you think you know everything).

If you’ve ever spent more than five minutes with a toddler, you’ve probably noticed their favorite word is, “Why?” Every time you think you’ve given a thoroughly satisfying answer they pelt you with another string...

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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 it time for your loved one to move into assisted living?

Independence is sacred. We spend our entire lives trying to achieve it; exploring boundaries as children, breaking rules as teenagers, and finally moving out as young adults. Even into adulthood we do everything we can...

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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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LifeSpeak gives you confidential access to the best experts.

What do you do when you have a burning question to which you need an answer? You turn to the internet. A quick Google search puts the knowledge of the entire human race at your...

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10 steps to help you confidently return to work as a new mom.

Congratulations on becoming a new mom! Everything in your life is now in a state of great transformation, which means you have a lot of hard (but exciting) decisions ahead of you. One of these...

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5 ways to avoid burning out over the holidays.

For many people, the “most wonderful time of the year” is also the most wearisome time of the year. With gifts to buy, meals to cook, travel to plan, and relatives to accommodate, the festive...

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The secret to getting free (but good) financial advice.

In a post-Lehman Brothers world, it’s become increasingly complicated to understand how to grow personal wealth. What makes an institution trustworthy and which ones should you avoid? How can you gauge the appropriateness of a...

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