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Mental Health

Feeling stressed or sad? You're not alone. These resources, expert tips and real-life advice will help you cope.

3 breathing techniques to help you calm down in minutes

Slower breathing can reduce anxiety and fear, while increasing the ability to reason.
Male nurse with disposable cup resting on sofa in hospital.
Male nurse with disposable cup resting on sofa in hospital.

Sister of veteran who died by suicide speaks out: 'Those helping him didn't get it'

Culturally competent mental health care for veterans — when the therapist truly understands their unique type of trauma — can be the difference between life and death.

The biggest revelations from Selena Gomez’s revealing new documentary

The singer and actor opens up about her mental health journey in the Apple TV+ doc "Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me."
Selena Gomez at the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala
Selena Gomez at the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala

Just hearing or seeing birds can boost our mental health, new report suggests

“Our main finding is that there is a time-lasting association between seeing or hearing birds and improved mental well-being,” said the study’s lead author.
American Sparrow in a forest in Quebec.
American Sparrow in a forest in Quebec.

Cooking with ADHD was impossible. These 5 techniques helped me find joy in the kitchen

These tips will benefit people who are neurodivergent like me, but they’re also universal — anyone who struggles to cook can use them.

Having a tough day? J Balvin's new bilingual mental health app offers real-time solutions

OYE co-founders Mario Chamorro and Patrick Dowd spoke with TODAY about their mission to help the world feel better — no matter the language.

Stressed? 4 breathing exercises to help you calm down in minutes

Deep breathing is a great tactic to increase mindfulness, combat stress and help you calm down in the moment.
YOGA BREATHING
YOGA BREATHING

This type of friendship is most important for our mental health

Studies suggest that friendships are as essential to our health, well-being and longevity as diet and exercise.

1 man walked the world with his dog for 7 years. This is what he learned.

"I learned to accept that if you have a bad day out there, the next day might be better."

Shawn Mendes cancels rest of world tour: 'I have to put my health as my first priority'

"I wasn’t totally prepared for the toll that being back on the road would take on me,” he said.
Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the opening night of "Shawn Mendes Wonder: The World Tour" at Moda Center on June 27, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.
Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the opening night of "Shawn Mendes Wonder: The World Tour" at Moda Center on June 27, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.

Prioritizing mental health helped one man lose 50 pounds and relieve chest pain

Juan Martinez overexercised to avoid emotional issues until journaling helped him find a healthier path.