Emotional Health INFO CENTER

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.

Being Warm Hearted: Good for Your Heart!

It's said that helping others can make you feel better. Now there is evidence that helping others might actually improve your physical health as well.

Positive Therapy, Positive Outcomes

A positive outlook doesn’t always come naturally. With the right tools, therapists can help patients feel better by helping them see things in a positive light.

Bullying Leaves Its Mark

It's well understood that children can be cruel. Bullying has, unfortunately, always been a part of childhood culture. But that doesn't mean it's no longer harmful once children grow up.

Teaching Kids Not to Use

Kids learn reading, writing and math in school. But it's rare that they're taught to cope with stress and peer pressure. Education could include these life skills to lower substance misuse and abuse.

Getting Older & Getting Happier

According to recent research, people may get happier as they age. But that sense of well-being may be tied to how tough life was while growing up. A good economy may influence later happiness.

Family Problems May Produce Chronic Health Issues

An unstable home could have all sorts of negative outcomes for children. For example, children living in an unstable home may be more likely to have chronic health problems later in life.

Good Children's TV Matters

It may be unavoidable for children to watch a lot of TV. But watching the right programs, with positive behaviors and less violence, can make a difference on kids' behavior.

Recovering From Marital Spats

Even after making up, arguments can chip away at a relationship. Working out the distress from the fight with a quick writing exercise may help both partners let it go.

IBS Affects More Than Just the Patient

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be painful and interfere with many aspects of life. Partners of people with IBS may not feel the physical pain but they are affected by it.