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These 9 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership withClinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again — …

American Psychological Association

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

Healing Activities To Use After a Trauma

When an unexpected tragedy occurs- a school shooting, a suicide, family violence, or a natural disaster, everyone is thrown off course. Children's …

DMCA

The Secret Life of a Highly Sensitive Person

And why the trait can actually be an advantage<p>Growing up, I was constantly labeled as the “good listener.” I was also told to stop “taking things so …

Psychology

Why We Should Help Boys to Embrace All Their Feelings

You’re given a choice: Would you rather spend your day feeling happy, versus happy interspersed with some moments of sadness, frustration, and …

Psychology

Stop talking about the past and “take responsibility”? What Bull$h*t!

If I hear this one more time, I’m going to puke: “At some point, you have to stop blaming your parents and start taking responsibility.” Quick! Fetch …

Empathy

Second Thoughts And ADHD

And another thing …<p>Recently, I’ve been amazed at how often I cannot make up my mind about what opinion I should have on certain situations.<p>I seem to …

ADHD

How to Raise More Grateful Children

Kathleen Cormier, a mother from suburban Minneapolis, is trying to instill a sense of gratitude in her sons, ages 12 and 17. But sometimes she wonders if other parents have given up.<p>Some of her sons’ peers, she says, are lacking in the basics of gratitude, such as looking adults in the eye to thank …

Happiness

Three Steps To Assert Yourself & Deal With Others’ Inconsiderate Behavior

In People Who Can’t Take No For An Answer–And PUNISH You For It we wrote that with some people, negotiation can turn into manipulation, or worse, …

Anger Management

Managing Anxiety in the Age of School Shootings

<i>“We owe our children- the most vulnerable citizens in any society- a life free from violence and fear.” – Nelson Mandela</i><p>There is a saying that we as …

Mental Health

What to Do When You're Stuck in a Negative Mindset

Shift your negative energy by seeing what's possible.<p>Last week, I was invited to do a Facebook Live session. Arriving at the studio I felt a bit intimidated with all the cameras and lights and action of a live set. The purpose of the session was to promote my new book called <i>Match In The Root</i> …

Self-help

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re thinking about your job or your 401(k) or health insurance. Perhaps …

Mindfulness

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

Mindfulness

How to use self care to boost mental health

Managing your mind isn't all about medication and therapy<p>It's easy to get so caught up with making sure everybody else in our lives is healthy and …

Mental Health

11 things to do if you’re feeling suicidal

opinion<p>Deciding to end your own life goes against every human instinct, and is the result of unbearable, immeasurable distress.<p>It’s also a very …

Mental Health

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

Psychology

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

Psychology

How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, And Your Reality

You''ll never be able to create the right reality if you aren't willing to let the wrong reality go.<p><b>Accepting the reality</b> of your life sounds like it should be easy enough. But many, many people <b>hold to a different version.</b> It may be based in regret, disappointment, denial, or just <b>waiting for</b> …

Self-improvement

The Happiest People Always Make Sure They Do Any of These 8 Things Daily

Try any of these to increase your happiness levels at home or at work.<p>Chances are you landed here looking for practical, real-life advice to get you on track toward living a more positive and fulfilling life. Well, good news. Here are eight ways to do it, with most of them solidly grounded in …

Happiness

How to Control Anger

Have you ever been so angry you couldn’t see straight? Have you felt like taking it out on anyone who happened to be available, like the dog, a …

Anger Management

A New Study Found That Being Bullied By A Sibling May Have Serious Consequences In Adulthood

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me."<p>Or can they?<p>The damaging effects of bullying in schools are well-documented; …

Mental Health

5 things no one tells you about talking to a therapist

Talking therapy is just one of the many forms of therapy which can potentially help you if you’re suffering from a mental illness.<p>If you’ve been …

Mental Health

7 Toxic Thoughts You Need to Stop Now (If You Want to Succeed)

All actions results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.<p>Are you the kind of <b>person who overthinks</b> and <b>overanalyzes everything</b> so much that you end up working less effectively than you'd like?<p>The good news is you're not alone. It's a trait shared by many, many people--particularly those in …

Self-help

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

Mindfulness

People with depression use language differently - here are the signs someone might need support

Scientists have long tried to pin down a link between depression and language, technology is helping us get a full picture<p>From the way you move and …

Kurt Cobain

The Difference between Panic, Manic, and Psychotic Attacks

At first, everything seemed fine for Tess. She was driving back from visiting her parents a few hours away. Suddenly a flood of intense emotions, …

Mental Health

Pretend You're Good At It

A while back, I met up with my pal Jenny Lawson, who was in town recording the audiobook version of her memoir, Let's Pretend This Never Happened. I …

Self-help

5 ways to make new friends as an adult, because for some reason it’s hard AF

Finding new friends as an adult can be hard. Once you’re out of school, it can feel like the friendship pool just dries up. The ways you befriended …

Relationships

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Kids