Mental Health
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January 14, 2022, 8:33 AM

Ginger Zee opens up about personal struggles in new book

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee discusses how she hopes her new book, "A Little Closer to Home," will help others who are dealing with trauma.
January 14, 2022, 8:33 AM
Ginger Zee opens up about personal struggles in new book
January 12, 2022, 9:01 AM

Ginger Zee on how she overcame the stigma of mental health to talk about suicide, therapy

Zee said she views improving her mental health as an ongoing process.
January 12, 2022, 9:01 AM
Ginger Zee on how she overcame the stigma of mental health
January 5, 2022, 8:46 PM

Sara Bareilles opens up about her mental health struggles

Sara Bareilles candidly spoke about her recent struggles with mental health, saying she endured a "very low year," and detailed the steps she's taking to heal.
January 5, 2022, 8:46 PM
Sara Bareilles opens up about her mental health struggles
January 3, 2022, 2:14 PM

Ellie Goulding shares a message about struggling with anxiety

The singer said 2021 was the “very best” and yet also the “hardest” of her life, revealing she struggles with anxiety "daily, nightly, hourly."
January 3, 2022, 2:14 PM
Ellie Goulding shares a message about struggling with anxiety
December 28, 2021, 4:11 PM

TikTok videos causing teens to believe they have mental disorders

Experts are warning about a troubling trend on the social platform that could leave some users to self-diagnose themselves with serious mental disorders.
December 28, 2021, 4:11 PM
TikTok videos causing teens to believe they have mental disorders
December 26, 2021, 4:01 PM

Improving mental health by participating in ‘cow therapy’

ABC News’ Marcus Moore visits The Gentle Barn, a sanctuary where people can connect with rescued animals and participate in a wellness trend known as “cow hugging therapy."
December 26, 2021, 4:01 PM
Improving mental health by participating in ‘cow therapy’
1 month ago

How Simone Biles shined a golden light on mental health this year: The Year 2021

ABC News’ Robin Roberts reports on the Americans who helped make an impact this year, including how Simone Biles paved the way through conversations about mental health.
1 month ago
How Simone Biles shined a golden light on mental health this year: The Year 2021
1 month ago

Mental health explained by Dr. Jen Ashton

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton highlights the signs and treatment of mental illness.
1 month ago
Mental health explained by Dr. Jen Ashton
1 month ago

Teens suffering from anxiety and depression at alarming rates: Report

Emergency physician Dr. Darien Sutton breaks down what parents should know about the U.S. Surgeon General's report, and signs of anxiety and depression they should look for in their kids.
1 month ago
Teens suffering from anxiety and depression at alarming rates: Report
1 month ago

Selena Gomez sounds off on mental health struggles

Gomez has previously opened up about her depression and anxiety.
1 month ago
Selena Gomez sounds off on mental health struggles
2 months ago

By the Numbers: Children's mental health in pandemic

A FiveThirtyEight and Ipsos poll shows that kids' and teens' mental health is faring well nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 months ago
By the Numbers: Children's mental health in pandemic
2 months ago

Our son died by suicide. This is why we want mental health resources in schools.

Chad Harrell was 17 when he died by suicide four years ago.
2 months ago
Our son died by suicide. This is what we want parents and educators to know.
2 months ago

Police officers sued for allegedly 'abandoning' man during mental health crisis

A man in a mental health crisis last year was "abandoned" by police in a parking lot late at night, only to be hit by a car shortly after, a lawsuit alleges.
2 months ago
Police officers sued for allegedly 'abandoning' man during mental health crisis
3 months ago

Don't put off critical health checks amid pandemic

Best-selling novelist Liane Moriarty shares a personal message for American women who may be putting off critical health checks like mammograms during the coronavirus pandemic.
3 months ago
Don't put off critical health checks amid pandemic
3 months ago

The Truth Doctor and NAMI CEO on Mental Illness Awareness Week

Dr. Courtney Tracy and CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dan Gillison, discuss the increase in mental illness amid the pandemic and breaking stigmas that keep many from seeking help.
3 months ago
The Truth Doctor and NAMI CEO on Mental Illness Awareness Week
3 months ago

UNC Chapel Hill cancels classes for 'Wellness Day' amid suicide investigations

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill canceled classes and declared Tuesday a "Wellness Day" as officials investigate two suicide incidents over the weekend.
3 months ago
One of America's largest universities cancels classes amid suicide investigations
3 months ago

Anxiety, depression fluctuated with COVID-19 waves: Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on Americans' mental health.
3 months ago
Anxiety, depression fluctuated with COVID-19 waves: Study
4 months ago

France offers state-funded therapy, tackles mental health

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the government will fund treatment for psychological problems starting next year
4 months ago
4 months ago

The 7 BTS members share their own personal struggles during the pandemic: Part 2

Despite their immense success, the members of BTS said they struggled with COVID-19 isolation, and missed their fans and performing live.
4 months ago
The 7 BTS members share their own personal struggles during the pandemic: Part 2
4 months ago

Kids whose mothers were depressed during pregnancy more likely to be depressed: Study

A new study found that children whose mothers experienced depression during and soon after pregnancy are more likely to experience depression themselves.
4 months ago
Kids whose mothers were depressed during pregnancy more likely to be depressed: Study
4 months ago

Meghan Trainor opens up about struggle with anxiety, panic attacks

In a new People magazine article, the singer shared how she’s struggled mentally and what she wants fans to know.
4 months ago
Meghan Trainor opens up about struggle with anxiety, panic attacks
5 months ago

Teacher uses affirmation station, check-in chart to help students’ mental health

Erin Castillo is a high school teacher in Fremont, California.
5 months ago
Teacher uses affirmation station, check-in chart to help students’ mental health
5 months ago

How to beat ‘Sunday Scaries’ before they start

New report shows that people dread the start of the work week on Mondays more than ever.
5 months ago
How to beat ‘Sunday Scaries’ before they start
6 months ago

Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor's tips to recognize mental health trouble

After Simone Biles tapped out of the gymnastics team competition in Tokyo, many have supported her decision to step back and focus on her mental health.
6 months ago
Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor's tips to recognize mental health trouble
6 months ago

Simone Biles shares mental health revelation in message to fans

The gymnast withdrew from two Olympic events due to her mental health.
6 months ago
Simone Biles shares mental health revelation in message to fans
6 months ago

Simone Biles' exit shines light on mental health

Fellow Olympians are rallying around her decision to bow out of events to focus on her mental health. ABC News' Will Ganss reports.
6 months ago
Simone Biles' exit shines light on mental health
6 months ago

Doctors treating depression see promise in ketamine, a cheap drug already approved for anesthesia

Some doctors say ketamine is the only widely available psychedelic medication.
6 months ago
Doctors treating depression see results from drug already approved for anesthesia
6 months ago

Why business leaders need a 'wake-up call' to take burnout seriously right now, experts say

The American workforce is reporting burnout at rates individuals and employers can no longer ignore.
6 months ago
Why business leaders need to take burnout seriously right now: Experts
7 months ago

More than 30% of teen girls suffer from depression: Poll

After Naomi Osaka’s dramatic withdrawal from the French Open this week to protect her mental health, the decision is putting a spotlight on the issues young women face.
7 months ago
More than 30% of teen girls suffer from depression: Poll
8 months ago

YouTube star opens up about his mental health struggles

Bestselling author Daniel Howell’s new book, “You Will Get Through This Night,” provides advice on how to navigate your own mental health journey while celebrating who you are.
8 months ago
YouTube star opens up about his mental health struggles
8 months ago

Mental health and moms: How stress before and during pregnancy can affect kids' health

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress among pregnant people, data shows.
8 months ago
Mental health and moms: Stress before, during pregnancy can affect kids' health
8 months ago

Michelle Williams opens up about decades-long battle with depression

When Destiny’s Child broke up in 2005, Williams didn’t know where she would go next. She opens up about seeking treatment and hopes her story can help others.
8 months ago
Michelle Williams opens up about decades-long battle with depression
8 months ago

New York City's Vessel landmark is reopening with new suicide prevention efforts

New York City is reopening one of its newest landmarks, a massive spiral staircase called the Vessel, with a new focus on suicide prevention.
8 months ago
NYC landmark reopening with new suicide prevention efforts
8 months ago

Taraji P. Henson opens up on new campaign centered on Black students' mental health

Henson discussed "The Unspoken Curriculum," a new six-week campaign launched by her foundation during Mental Health Awareness Month.
8 months ago
Taraji P. Henson talks new campaign centered on Black students' mental health
8 months ago

On Mental Health Action Day, here are 5 tips to cope with 'reentry anxiety' amid COVID-19

The country reopening means more life changes for many people.
8 months ago
5 tips to handle 'reentry anxiety' amid the coronavirus pandemic
8 months ago

How MDMA-assisted therapy could treat PTSD in ways current therapy can't

Researchers are finding promising results for MDMA as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
8 months ago
How MDMA-assisted therapy could treat PTSD in ways current therapy can't
8 months ago

New campaign raises awareness about children’s mental health

Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley of The Sandy Hook Promise discuss the STANDUP (Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention) Act.
8 months ago
New campaign raises awareness about children’s mental health
8 months ago

Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana and others team up for children’s mental health campaign

Celebrities are putting a spotlight on the mental health struggles young people face for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.
8 months ago
Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana and others team up for children’s mental health campaign
9 months ago

Selena Gomez launches mental health initiative by sharing letter describing her past struggles

Selena Gomez has officially launched a new mental health initiative, called "Mental Health 101."
9 months ago
Selena Gomez launches mental health initiative with letter describing past struggles
9 months ago

How to talk to friends or family struggling with depression

More than 7% of Americans suffer from depression. Dr. Yalda Safai explains how you can help support them.
9 months ago
How to talk to friends or family struggling with depression
10 months ago

These young Americans created apps to help address mental health crisis among peers

Young Americans are creating apps to help peers deal with a burgeoning mental health crisis.
10 months ago
These young Americans created apps to help address mental health crisis among peers
1 year ago

By the Numbers: Children’s mental health crisis during pandemic

Children’s mental health emergencies have spiked during the pandemic as isolation, depression and anxiety deepens for many.
1 year ago
By the Numbers: Children’s mental health crisis during pandemic
1 year ago

People turn online and to apps to improve mental health during pandemic

More Americans are struggling with their mental health amid the pandemic. ABC News' Reena Roy gives an inside look at the digital resources people are using to help them cope.
1 year ago
People turn online and to apps to improve mental health during pandemic
1 year ago

Addison Rae opens up about mental health struggle

The TikTok star said having more than 70 million followers on the popular app and the attention she’s received has affected her body image and self-worth.
1 year ago
Addison Rae opens up about mental health struggle
1 year ago

Joanne P. McCallie opens up about her mental health with new book, 'Secret Warrior'

McCallie, also known as "Coach P," has experienced success on the court as a fixture in women’s college basketball. Now she reveals an off-court battle in a new book.
1 year ago
Joanne P. McCallie opens up about her mental health with new book, 'Secret Warrior'
1 year ago

How to stay positive during coronavirus: 4 habits to transform your happiness

The coronavirus pandemic can be isolating, stressful and anxiety-producing.
1 year ago
How to stay positive during coronavirus: 4 habits to transform your happiness
1 year ago

5 foods that may help you stay positive and get a 'mood boost'

Some foods are as good for your mental health as your physical health.
1 year ago
5 foods that may help you stay positive and get a 'mood boost'
1 year ago

Black mental health matters: How to cope during a time of social injustice, according to experts

Mental health and self-care experts provide tips, best practices and resources for protecting Black mental health during crisis.
1 year ago
Protecting Black mental health: How to cope, restore and 'take your power back'
1 year ago

8 apps to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

These apps make it easy to both social distance and get help.
1 year ago
8 apps to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
1 year ago

Seasonal depression, pandemic combine for potentially dreary winter. Here's how to cope

Experts share five tips to help you get through this winter.
1 year ago
How to cope with the 'winter blues' amid the coronavirus pandemic