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Time outdoors can help mental health

The natural world is full of interactions happening all the time whether we realize them or not. Learn more.

People Are Sharing the Different Ways They Cope With Anxiety

Actor and comedian Bill Hader spoke openly about his experience of living with anxiety, and the methods he uses to cope — and now others are doing the same. Learn more in this article from Men's Health.

Top reasons why traveling is good for your mental health

The immediate brightening of our mood when we merely think or plan our next travel is proof enough that our brains react to this proposal with unadulterated positivity and enthusiasm. Read more about this relaxing concept.

Coming Out About Mental Health On Social Media

While struggles with mental health were traditionally kept private, in recent years a growing number of sufferers are adopting the opposite tack: sharing their mental health battles with the world, via social media. Read more in this story from Kaiser Health News.

Early retirement sounds amazing, but it can take a toll on your mental health

Having enough money in the bank and the potential to never work an office job again excites many people on the journey to early retirement, but they often overlook the possible downsides. Learn about the impact on your mental health in this story from MarketWatch.

Pittsburgh airport unveils sensory-friendly suite to ease travel experience for those with special needs

Pittsburgh International Airport has a sensory-friendly suite that allows travelers of all ages who have autism or other special needs, a place to decompress and adjust to flying after getting through airport security. Learn more in this story from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Six tips for talking with kids about mental health

Many adults are unsure of how to approach those conversations and also worry that the topic is too serious for kids. Get useful tips here.

How accommodating workers with autism benefits employers – and all of us

There are many accommodation strategies workplaces can adopt for employees with autism.
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Pa. task force looks to improve suicide awareness

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released last year showed that suicide rates rose in all states except Nevada from 1999 to 2016. In Pennsylvania, the increase was 34.3 percent over that period, according to the report. Read the story.

Congressman calls for mental health counselor in every school

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Tiny Town May Be the ‘Nicest Place’ in US

Sometimes, where you live may positively impact your mental health. Find out why.

A woman’s mental health journey from a psychiatric patient to advocate

In her book An Impossible Life, Sonja Wasden shares her  journey from suicidal depression to how she successfully deals with her mental illness today. Learn more.

Preventing depression in pregnancy: New guidelines

Up to 14% of women are diagnosed with depression during pregnancy. Guidelines published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force provide the first-ever recommendations for preventing perinatal depression. Learn more in this story from Harvard Medical School.

Can you eat your way to better mental health? Study says yes

Because mental health is just as important as physical health. Learn more in this story from CNN.

Mental Health Experts Say Bringing Your Dog to Work Can Help Ease Stress

Looks like a "pawerful" stress reducer! Learn more.

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems

A study reveals that childhood bullying has effects on mental health, and it can lead to significant costs for individuals, their families, and society at large. Learn more in this story from Medical News Today.

Five Tips For Getting Through Finals Week Without Killing Your Mental Health

While the "cramming for finals" craze is inevitable, there are still some things you can do to ensure that while you’re studying your butt off, you’re not kicking your mental health to the curb. Learn more in this story from

The New Emphasis on Mental Health in the Workplace

Your workplace can play a significant role in your mental health. Learn more about improving mental health at work. Read the article.

How To Create A Workplace That Supports Mental Health

Even though mental health can often be a taboo topic, especially in the workplace, most employees want their employer to champion mental health and well-being. Learn more in this story from

How to talk about mental health with your struggling friends or family

Talking about illness doesn’t magically make it go away, but just knowing they can open up to someone can give people relief – and it's hard than you think to get the conversation wrong. Learn more.