Emotional Health INFO CENTER

Boston Disaster Distress Helpline Now Open

The Boston Marathon bombing was as disturbing as it was senseless. These horrible events are hard to make sense of and can cause lasting emotional turmoil. Counseling is just a free phone call away.

Find Your Exercise Bliss

Everybody needs to exercise. But for some, social anxiety may be a barrier to exercise. There is an exercise activity out there for everyone. The key is finding what works for you.

The Weight of Social Factors

Negative emotions related to body image can weigh heavy on one's heart, but could these factors actually be related to physical weight as well?

A Weak Link of Broken Hearts--EMBARGOED until 11:01pm CST on 3/23/13

The effects of a mother's body on her developing child are still mysterious in many ways. For example, the possible effects of emotional stress on a baby aren't totally understood.

Say “I Do” the Healthy Way

Weddings are wonderful, but they can also be stressful and time consuming to put together. Couples have to remember to take care of their health before, during and after their nuptials.

Lower Income Tied to Less Knee Pain

The quality of care when getting a new knee shouldn't depend on patients' income. Treatment should be the same no matter who's under the knife. But lower income patients might feel better about their surgery than patients who earn more.

Activity for the Mind and Body

An active body can keep the mind active. And an active mind stays on top of its game no matter how much a person weighs.

Mentally Managing a Child's Illness

A child with a chronic illness can present a variety of hardships in a family. However, seeking therapy can reduce the mental health challenges these families face.

What Older Expectant Moms Can Expect

More women are waiting to have children until they are in their 30s. However, it's not clear if the experience of giving birth differs among older and younger pregnant women.

Handling the Anxiety of a New Baby

Awareness about postpartum depression has grown over the past several decades. Women are realizing they are not alone and can seek help. But fewer are aware of postpartum anxiety.