The Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Help for PPD

The hit comedy Black-ish tackles postpartum depression in a mom of color. If you are struggling, here is how to break the "strong black woman" stereotype and get help now.
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Managing Anxiety After a Mass Shooting

After national tragedies like Las Vegas, life is more difficult for everyone. It may seem difficult, but finding a way to feel safe is essential to living well and thriving.

Stop Saying "Just Relax" to People With Infertility

For women struggling with infertility, "just relax" is perhaps the worst – and most commonly given – unsolicited advice. Here's a guide to how to respond.

How to Decide Whether to Use a Donor During Infertility

If you had planned to create a family with biological children, but are unable to do so, opening up to other approaches can require a lot of mental and emotional work.

Do You Have the Winter Blues?

Do you know this difference between seasonal affective disorder and major depression and how you can feel better?

7 Ways to Get Yourself Unstuck

When we get stuck, we often wait for an external change to happen. But change doesn't happen to us, it comes from within us. Here's a guide to moving forward.

Should You Take a Break From The News?

How do we balance our desire to show support and confront the reality of the world we live in with the need to take care of our mental health?

Staying in the Present Can Bring Happiness

Staying present it one of the most effective ways to relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression, trauma, and suffering. Here's how to do it.

6 Reasons You Might Feel Tired All the Time

Fatigue can come from thyroid imbalances, depression or an overscheduled lifestyle. You don't have to accept feeling wiped out. You can get help, make changes, and feel better.

How to Manage Panic Attacks

When you're in the midst of a panic attack, these techniques can make it feel less scary and help you move out of it.

Am I Messing Up My Kid?

With all the advice out there it's easy to have unfair and unrealistic expectations for yourself and your children. Recognizing the good in what you do will ease the pressure.

You Can Build Resilience

Building resilience is one of the most important thing you can do for your mental health. Try these proven strategies to learn how to recover from challenges and thrive.

Coaching Yourself Through Fatherhood

On the days when I feel I can't win at parenting, this is how I dig deep and stay in the game.

Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness

We tend to think of mindfulness as a difficult pursuit requiring time, commitment, and maybe even new clothing or a special cushion. But none of that is necessary.

Making New Parenthood a Group Responsibility

The struggles a new mom faces should not be hers alone to bear or be supported through. How to make the transition to parenthood a collective responsibility.

Black Women and Postpartum Depression

Black women face a formidable stereotype when it comes to mental health: the myth of the black "superwoman." Here's how to break through it and feel better.

Your Relationship During Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can take a significant toll on relationships. Her are five ways to stay strong together.

Happy Mother's Day to Me

Moms have so much on our plates and give so much to others. Here's how to make the time to nurture yourself.

The Secret of Secondary Infertility

Secondary infertility comes with a unique set of challenges that few understand.

Do I Have a Problem With Alcohol?

If you drink regularly, take this opportunity to evaluate how you are drinking and decide if it is time to make a change.

Do You Want to Change Your Relationship to Alcohol?

A compassionate look at why we drink, how to know when it becomes a problem, and the many ways you can make change.

5 Ways to Stop Your Racing Thoughts

Racing thoughts can create a frightening loop in your brain that feels difficult to escape. Try these 5 steps to help you regain control and calm.

Three Breathing Exercises to Lessen Stress and Improve Sleep

Breathing is a free and easy way to relieve difficult emotions, sleep better, and find some peace.

When Dad Struggles After the Baby Arrives

Psychologists don't know for sure what causes them, paternal perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can strike any new dad at just about any time the first year after a baby's birth.

The Mental Health of Dads Matters

Fathers struggle and suffer with mental health difficulties at about the same rate as mothers, but we are in the dark ages when it comes to supporting their emotional wellbeing.

How Do You Know If Your Anxiety Is a Problem?

It's important to recognize when anxiety is becoming a problem for you, because it is a very treatable condition and you can feel better.

How to Sleep Well as a New Parent

Parenting is exhausting. Here are six easy steps to restful, restorative sleep.

What Infertility Feels Like for Men

Men often feel like their emotions need to take a backseat, and this can lead to a powder keg of emotions, waiting to explode.
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What Postpartum Depression Feels Like

Postpartum depression and other mood disorders can have surprising symptoms you might not expect. Real women share what it actually felt like.
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How to Help Women Worried About Zika

Obs, midwives, and therapists are seeing growing concern about Zika virus among pregnant women. Here are tools for providers to help their patients manage fears and anxieties.

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