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How to Recover from Toxic Work Environments

When work drama escalates to the point of trauma, navigating the emotional devastation can be daunting. Here are 5 toxic scenarios...

Why We Should All Start Talking About Mental Illness

Want to save lives? Start a conversation about depression and mental health with your friends and family. I lost my younger brothe...

Dealt With Depression? Our Stories Show You're Not Alone

The LIVESTRONG.COM team shares personal stories about depression, anxiety and other struggles to fight the stigma around mental he...

Do You Know the Difference Between Being Selfish and Practicing Self-Care?

Though society tells us that we need to prioritize the needs of others over our own, it's important to recognize when you need to ...

Bruce Springsteen Reveals Recent Bout With Depression

Bruce Springsteen discusses his ongoing battle with depression, troubled childhood in his new memoir "Born to Run."...

When Depression Hits, Your Smartphone Can Save Your Life

If you have depression or anxiety, it's crucial to plan now for an emergency scenario. Here's how to involve friends and family in...

This Is What Comedy Does to Your Brain

Comedy can be good for your physical and mental well-being. It can also reveal something about the personality of comedians....

Driving Tired Can Be as Bad as Driving Drunk

Missing two to three hours of sleep quadruples your risk of causing a car accident, comparable to that of a drunk driver....

Affective Symptoms in Mental Health

In psychology and mental health, the term "affect" (or "affective symptoms") refers to the mood, emotions or f...

What Causes Emotional Numbness?

When people feel emotionally numb, they can feel emotionally disconnected from a situation—for example, a person in a sad si...
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