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My Therapist Says

Excavating those ‘little t’ traumas has helped me chip away at the bigger ones

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Why you might want to stop talking about your anxiety and try this instead

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Training your mind to find meaning in everyday life

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A call to broaden the mental health standard of care

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Drugs like ketamine and psilocybin offer patients a new perspective on their experiences with racism

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It’s not b.s. — the practice really can strengthen your mind like a muscle

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The Nuance

How mystical beliefs help people control stress and confront the unknown

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An overlooked idea from the 1980s yields a promising new treatment approach that anyone can use

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The Nuance

Anger does not look, act, or feel like other negative emotions. Therein lies its power.

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If you knew and loved one of the 500,000-plus people lost to the pandemic, here’s what might be going on in your brain right now.

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