Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Opens Up About Mental Health & Relationship Challenges During Pandemic

Life during the coronavirus outbreak and quarantine hasn’t been easy on anyone — including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has previously opened up about living with depression. In a recent Instagram video, the professional-wrestler-turned-actor discussed his own mental health, as well as how the quarantine is impacting his relationship with his wife, Lauren Hashian. Specifically, he talked about how anxiety …

‘Tiger King’ Characters Finally Address Their Mental Health

This contains mild spoilers for “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” as well as the follow-up episode “The Tiger King & I.”  Being cooped up at home for the past few weeks thanks to the coronavirus outbreak means that some people have had more time than usual to fire up Netflix and get sucked into their latest true crime docuseries. …

Deep Sleep Rewires Your Brain and Could Help Treat Anxiety

After years and years of being reminded about the importance of sleep and the rise of the concept of “sleep hygiene,” it’s been drilled into our heads that sleep is this precious commodity. And while it definitely is, not all sleep is created equal. Now, a study out of the University of California, Berkeley found that non-rapid eye movement (NREM) …

This May Be Why You’re Suffering From Treatment Resistant Depression

Sleep is crucial to our mental health, but for people with mental health disorders, who tend to sleep poorly, it’s especially important because insomnia magnifies perceptions of problems and exacerbates depressive symptoms. Luckily, new research from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University indicates that obstructive sleep apnea may, in part, be responsible for treatment resistant depression, offering sufferers …

Sticking to Your Goals Can Ward Off Depression and Anxiety

We’re all taught about the importance of having goals at any early age. Whether you’re working towards being full potty-trained or learning how to read, when you’re a child, there’s always another developmental milestone. As we grow up, we’re encouraged to continue creating and fulfilling goals: building successful careers, starting families and developing personal interests — and it benefits us …

How People With OCD Are Managing During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Most people have stereotyped ideas as to what OCD is.  In the 19th century, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was known as “The Doubting Disease.”  This was rather accurate.  One of the main features of this disorder is unrelenting doubt that usually centers on the sufferer’s fear that they’re in harms’ way or that they’ll inflict harm, purposefully or negligently, on others. …

As Little as 10 Minutes in Nature Could Reduce Stress

Whenever my mother was really frustrated or stressed, she’d put on her duck boots and go for a walk in the woods behind our house. She would come back feeling calmer and ready to work through whatever issue was bothering her. Since then, I’ve associated nature with de-stressing. While there is no shortage of research backing this idea, a new …