National Institute of Mental Health

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Virtual exercise classes can combat stress and keep you connected.
February 25, 2021

How to cope with the stress of social isolation

Social isolation, or being physically separated from others, can lead to loneliness and increased stress, especially during a pandemic. Loneliness...

Stress
Providing resources to opioid overdose patients in the ER can help reduce the risk of death by overdose or suicide.
November 26, 2020

ER visits for drug overdose may raise risk of later death

People treated in the emergency room (ER) for an opioid overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose...

Opioid Overdose

May 14, 2020

6 key facts about autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder, meaning that symptoms are present early in life. However, ASD can be...

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Karen Pierce, Ph.D., plays with a toddler referred to her program by a local pediatrician.
May 06, 2020

Eye tracking technology holds promise for earlier autism diagnosis

What if you could diagnose autism just by looking at how a child's eyes move? While the technology is...

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tracy Sekhon helped support her son Luca, who is now 10, through his autism diagnosis journey.
April 27, 2020

Embracing autism diagnosis helps family take charge

Luca is in fifth grade. He loves playing video games, building things, and learning about space. He can tell you...

Autism Spectrum Disorder
March 31, 2020

Commonly prescribed antidepressants and how they work

Antidepressants are among the most searched medications on the internet. But there is a lot of information out there to...

Antidepressants

Teaching parents better ways to help children with anxiety disorders may be as helpful as child therapy.
November 26, 2019

To help an anxious child, start with their parents

The best way to help children with an anxiety disorder may be to help their parents first, a new NIH-funded...

Anxiety
November 21, 2019

5 types of common anxiety disorders

Anxiety affects millions of people in the U.S. More than 25 million to be exact. But not all kinds of...

Anxiety

November 20, 2019

How to help someone with anxiety

Wondering how you can help a friend, family member, or co-worker who is overwhelmed by anxiety? We spoke to David...

Anxiety
Kevin Delano encourages men to speak out about their mental health.
November 07, 2019

Removing the stigma from men’s mental health

When 46-year-old Kevin Delano was in his early teens, he knew he was different. He was depressed. He constantly had...

Bipolar Disorder

Personal Story

William Parham, Ph.D. (center) was recently named the National Basketball Players Association's first director of mental health and wellness. Also pictured are Keyon Dooling and Garrett Temple.
November 06, 2019

New NBPA program focuses on mental health

William Parham, Ph.D., was recently named the National Basketball Players Association's (NBPA) first director of mental health and...

Anxiety, Celebrity, Personal Story, Men
Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love uses medication and therapy to help manage his anxiety and depression.
November 05, 2019

Reaching great heights with anxiety and depression

Kevin Love has achieved a lot in 31 years. He's a five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star. He won an...

Anxiety, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature, Men, Most Popular, Issue Hero