Posted: 2021-01-20 04:26:45
Two studies find that tailoring brain stimulation to a particular patient helps in treating depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors....
Posted: 2021-01-18 08:59:00
Two new studies show the potential of personalized brain stimulation to treat psychiatric disorders. The approach delivers pulses of electric or magnetic energy to certain areas in the brain...
'I've Tried Everything': Pande...

'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Has Cut Options For Kids With Mental Illness


When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police cu...
Posted: 2021-01-18 10:00:31
'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Has Cut Options For Kids With Mental Illness
When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police cu...
Broken New Year's Resolutions Already? I...

Broken New Year's Resolutions Already? It's OK To Give Yourself A Break


It's a trying time to be a human. Mental health experts say it's OK to give yourself a break on you new year's resolutions and offer advice for a kinder, gentler approach to goal-setting in ...
Posted: 2021-01-16 12:00:00
Broken New Year's Resolutions Already? It's OK To Give Yourself A Break
It's a trying time to be a human. Mental health experts say it's OK to give yourself a break on you new year's resolutions and offer advice for a kinder, gentler approach to goal-setting in ...
Andy Puddicombe: What Is The Connection Betwe...

Andy Puddicombe: What Is The Connection Between Mind, Body, And Breath?


Mindfulness expert and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe guides listeners through a meditative reflection on appreciating breath....
Posted: 2021-01-15 02:39:18
Andy Puddicombe: What Is The Connection Between Mind, Body, And Breath?
Mindfulness expert and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe guides listeners through a meditative reflection on appreciating breath....

Posted: 2021-01-15 02:39:18
Mindfulness expert and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe guides listeners through a meditative reflection on breath and impermanence....
Posted: 2021-01-15 02:39:18
Mindfulness expert and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe guides listeners through a meditative reflection on how breath can bring us closer together....
A Medical Treatment For Meth Addiction Proves...

A Medical Treatment For Meth Addiction Proves Effective In New Trial


The evidence is strong that some people struggling with meth addiction benefit from the drug regime....
Posted: 2021-01-14 11:11:24
A Medical Treatment For Meth Addiction Proves Effective In New Trial
The evidence is strong that some people struggling with meth addiction benefit from the drug regime....
Researchers Find A Way To Help People With Me...

Researchers Find A Way To Help People With Meth Addiction Avoid Relapse


Researchers say they have identified the first medical treatment that shows promise in helping some people recovering from methamphetamine addiction....
Posted: 2021-01-13 10:40:00
Researchers Find A Way To Help People With Meth Addiction Avoid Relapse
Researchers say they have identified the first medical treatment that shows promise in helping some people recovering from methamphetamine addiction....
'Aftershocks' Tells Of A Reckoning ...

'Aftershocks' Tells Of A Reckoning With The Self — And With Memory


Writer Nadia Owusu has lived many lives. Her nonlinear memoir, centered on the idea of physical and metaphorical earthquakes, is about all of the parts of what is her single, complex life....
Posted: 2021-01-13 12:06:00
'Aftershocks' Tells Of A Reckoning With The Self — And With Memory
Writer Nadia Owusu has lived many lives. Her nonlinear memoir, centered on the idea of physical and metaphorical earthquakes, is about all of the parts of what is her single, complex life....

Posted: 2021-01-13 10:08:00
Dr. Alok Kanojia, known as Dr. K, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in addiction. He addresses mental health issues within the Twitch audience, which is largely made up of gamer...
Posted: 2021-01-10 09:55:00
Facing a big life decision? There might be a better way to think through a hard decision than just staring at a long list of pros and cons....
Rep. Jamie Raskin On The Life And Legacy Of H...

Rep. Jamie Raskin On The Life And Legacy Of His Son, Tommy Raskin


On New Year's Eve, 25-year-old Tommy Raskin took his own life. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland talked with NPR about his son's life and the outpouring of tributes to him....
Posted: 2021-01-09 12:52:00
Rep. Jamie Raskin On The Life And Legacy Of His Son, Tommy Raskin
On New Year's Eve, 25-year-old Tommy Raskin took his own life. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland talked with NPR about his son's life and the outpouring of tributes to him....
How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U....

How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U.S. Capitol


Many young people across the country are finding this moment extremely scary. Parents, caregivers and teachers can help them cope....
Posted: 2021-01-07 09:25:52
How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U.S. Capitol
Many young people across the country are finding this moment extremely scary. Parents, caregivers and teachers can help them cope....
How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U....

How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U.S. Capitol


Many young people across the country are finding this moment extremely scary. Parents, caregivers and teachers can help them cope....
Posted: 2021-01-07 09:25:00
How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U.S. Capitol
Many young people across the country are finding this moment extremely scary. Parents, caregivers and teachers can help them cope....

Posted: 2021-01-05 11:14:00
Severe cases of COVID-19 can injure the brain in ways that affect memory, thinking and mood for months after the infection is gone, new research hints. It may even raise the risk of Alzheime...
Posted: 2021-01-04 05:57:00
CNN's chief medical correspondent says it's never too late to develop new brain pathways. Even small changes, like switching up the hand you use to hold your fork, can help optimize brain he...
Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Do...

Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely


With bad pandemic news and endless social distancing, it can already feel like the longest winter ever. But keeping up nourishing bonds of human connection is possible with a little ingenuit...
Posted: 2021-01-01 10:02:28
Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely
With bad pandemic news and endless social distancing, it can already feel like the longest winter ever. But keeping up nourishing bonds of human connection is possible with a little ingenuit...
Choices, Chance And Living While You Can: Boo...

Choices, Chance And Living While You Can: Bookends To The Year Of COVID-19


One of my patients in this devastating year stands out — a veteran who'd survived PTSD, cancer and family estrangement. Assisted living raised his COVID-19 risk, but also brought him commu...
Posted: 2021-01-01 12:22:00
Choices, Chance And Living While You Can: Bookends To The Year Of COVID-19
One of my patients in this devastating year stands out — a veteran who'd survived PTSD, cancer and family estrangement. Assisted living raised his COVID-19 risk, but also brought him commu...
Missed Milestones To Faded Friendships: The U...

Missed Milestones To Faded Friendships: The Unacknowledged Grief Of 2020


For people who are generally OK — healthy, employed — there's pressure to stay grateful. But those feeling so-called smaller losses also need to grieve and "stop pretending" they're not ...
Posted: 2020-12-31 03:13:58
Missed Milestones To Faded Friendships: The Unacknowledged Grief Of 2020
For people who are generally OK — healthy, employed — there's pressure to stay grateful. But those feeling so-called smaller losses also need to grieve and "stop pretending" they're not ...

Posted: 2020-12-30 10:00:29
A Black sisterhood of hikers in Colorado now has chapters across the U.S. and Canada, and includes other sports. "Being around nature, it's like grounding yourself," a founder says. "That is...
Posted: 2020-12-18 02:47:00
During the coronavirus pandemic, monk JayaShri Maathaa continually turned to one powerful mantra: "thank you," a statement of genuine gratitude to provide solace and strength in troubled tim...
Jonny Sun: You're Not Alone In Feeling L...

Jonny Sun: You're Not Alone In Feeling Lonely


For Jonny Sun, loneliness felt like being an alien on a distant planet, alone in the universe. But when he shared those feelings online, he found a community of people who felt precisely the...
Posted: 2020-12-18 02:46:00
Jonny Sun: You're Not Alone In Feeling Lonely
For Jonny Sun, loneliness felt like being an alien on a distant planet, alone in the universe. But when he shared those feelings online, he found a community of people who felt precisely the...
How To Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide...

How To Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide


What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showin...
Posted: 2020-12-15 12:45:00
How To Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide
What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showin...
Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Sente...

Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Sentenced To Death In Killing Of 9


Takahiro Shiraishi murdered and dismembered eight women and one man in his apartment near Tokyo. He used Twitter to lure most of his victims, promising he could help them commit suicide....
Posted: 2020-12-15 10:46:04
Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Sentenced To Death In Killing Of 9
Takahiro Shiraishi murdered and dismembered eight women and one man in his apartment near Tokyo. He used Twitter to lure most of his victims, promising he could help them commit suicide....

Posted: 2020-12-15 10:05:00
The CDC reports suicide rates went down in 2019. But one group has been having an especially hard time: young Black people. And nobody is sure why....
Posted: 2020-12-14 11:30:00
People being unable to gather or see the bodies of people who died of COVID-19 is having profound psychological effects that will last for years, says psychologist Christy Denckla of Harvard...
Tammy Lally: What Is The Personal Toll Of A F...

Tammy Lally: What Is The Personal Toll Of A Financial Crisis?


Acquiring debt and buying on credit has been the American way since the 1920s. Financial advisor Tammy Lally describes the toll that consumerism and money-shame had on her family in the earl...
Posted: 2020-12-11 01:54:00
Tammy Lally: What Is The Personal Toll Of A Financial Crisis?
Acquiring debt and buying on credit has been the American way since the 1920s. Financial advisor Tammy Lally describes the toll that consumerism and money-shame had on her family in the earl...
Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To T...

Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To Treat Depression And Addiction


A synthetic version of the psychedelic drug ibogaine appears to relieve depression and addiction without producing hallucinations or other dangerous side effects — at least in rodents....
Posted: 2020-12-09 08:24:00
Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To Treat Depression And Addiction
A synthetic version of the psychedelic drug ibogaine appears to relieve depression and addiction without producing hallucinations or other dangerous side effects — at least in rodents....
He Designed A Smartwatch App To Help Stop His...

He Designed A Smartwatch App To Help Stop His Dad's Nightmares


Patrick Skluzacek suffered from PTSD-related nightmares, which were ruining his life. His son, Tyler, created a smartwatch application to disrupt them. The app recently won FDA approval....
Posted: 2020-12-06 06:47:24
He Designed A Smartwatch App To Help Stop His Dad's Nightmares
Patrick Skluzacek suffered from PTSD-related nightmares, which were ruining his life. His son, Tyler, created a smartwatch application to disrupt them. The app recently won FDA approval....

Posted: 2020-11-30 08:51:00
Hundreds of students in southern Oregon lost their homes to a wildfire. Some are showing signs of extreme stress, causing school leaders to consider resuming in-person classes to help them....
Posted: 2020-11-28 12:00:54
Youth depression, anxiety and suicide attempts have been on the rise during the pandemic. School shutdowns keep kids from friends and therapists, leaving social growth up to parents in many ...
Pandemic Pet Therapy: What's So Special ...

Pandemic Pet Therapy: What's So Special About A Critter Friend?


"Relationships with animals are simple," notes one researcher. In a year when life feels fraught, pets have been healers, helping human companions get exercise, quell anxiety and make new fr...
Posted: 2020-11-22 12:00:30
Pandemic Pet Therapy: What's So Special About A Critter Friend?
"Relationships with animals are simple," notes one researcher. In a year when life feels fraught, pets have been healers, helping human companions get exercise, quell anxiety and make new fr...
Listener Questions On Maintaining Mental Heal...

Listener Questions On Maintaining Mental Health During The Pandemic And Lockdowns


As the pandemic drags on, NPR answers listener questions about the toll that isolation can take on mental health....
Posted: 2020-11-18 08:53:00
Listener Questions On Maintaining Mental Health During The Pandemic And Lockdowns
As the pandemic drags on, NPR answers listener questions about the toll that isolation can take on mental health....
Deep Sleep Protects Against Alzheimer's,...

Deep Sleep Protects Against Alzheimer's, Growing Evidence Shows


People who get more deep sleep appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's. That may be because this phase of sleep allows the brain to clear out waste products....
Posted: 2020-11-17 05:00:28
Deep Sleep Protects Against Alzheimer's, Growing Evidence Shows
People who get more deep sleep appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's. That may be because this phase of sleep allows the brain to clear out waste products....

Posted: 2020-11-17 02:34:55
It's been months of the pandemic and you might be feeling frustrated or upset. But there are lots of different ways to deal with your worries — like giving yourself a big hug!...
Posted: 2020-11-11 11:56:53
Those recovering from COVID-19 were more likely than other groups of patients to be diagnosed with a mental disorder within three months. The longevity of such problems is not yet clear....
How A Minneapolis Clinic Is Narrowing Racial ...

How A Minneapolis Clinic Is Narrowing Racial Gaps In Health


For five decades, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center has confronted the ways disparities can hurt its patients' health. Community leaders say it's a model for cities facing similar struggle...
Posted: 2020-11-11 10:00:00
How A Minneapolis Clinic Is Narrowing Racial Gaps In Health
For five decades, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center has confronted the ways disparities can hurt its patients' health. Community leaders say it's a model for cities facing similar struggle...
In 'Wintering,' Katherine May Encou...

In 'Wintering,' Katherine May Encourages 'The Active Acceptance Of Sadness'


The British author writes beautifully of her own recent bout with a personal winter, a period when she felt low and overwhelmed — and aims to help others to embrace their winters....
Posted: 2020-11-10 12:13:00
In 'Wintering,' Katherine May Encourages 'The Active Acceptance Of Sadness'
The British author writes beautifully of her own recent bout with a personal winter, a period when she felt low and overwhelmed — and aims to help others to embrace their winters....
Listeners On How They Deal With Election-Rela...

Listeners On How They Deal With Election-Related Stress


Whether it's overeating, engaging in physical activity or even learning a new instrument, NPR listeners share how they are coping with the stress of the election season....
Posted: 2020-11-04 09:02:00
Listeners On How They Deal With Election-Related Stress
Whether it's overeating, engaging in physical activity or even learning a new instrument, NPR listeners share how they are coping with the stress of the election season....

Posted: 2020-11-04 09:02:00
Whether it's overeating, engaging in physical activity or even learning a new instrument, NPR listeners share how they are coping with the stress of the election season....
Posted: 2020-11-04 08:27:03
Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic" mushrooms, appears to relieve the symptoms of major depression....
Rigorous Study Backs A Psychedelic Treatment ...

Rigorous Study Backs A Psychedelic Treatment For Major Depression


Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic" mushrooms, appears to relieve the symptoms of major depression....
Posted: 2020-11-04 08:27:03
Rigorous Study Backs A Psychedelic Treatment For Major Depression
Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic" mushrooms, appears to relieve the symptoms of major depression....
Pandemic Raises Special Concerns For Those Wi...

Pandemic Raises Special Concerns For Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are experiencing unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. But they can also offer valuable insights into coping with pandemic-induced anxi...
Posted: 2020-11-01 12:00:27
Pandemic Raises Special Concerns For Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are experiencing unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. But they can also offer valuable insights into coping with pandemic-induced anxi...
Pandemic Raises Special Concerns For Those Wi...

Pandemic Raises Special Concerns For Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are experiencing unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. But they can also offer valuable insights into coping with pandemic-induced anxi...
Posted: 2020-11-01 12:00:00
Pandemic Raises Special Concerns For Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are experiencing unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. But they can also offer valuable insights into coping with pandemic-induced anxi...

Posted: 2020-10-29 05:16:00
Scientists have identified special cells in the human brain that organize movie-like memories, helping us to relive important experiences and events....
Posted: 2020-10-29 05:16:00
Scientists have identified special cells in the human brain that organize movie-like memories, helping us to relive important experiences and events....
During A Mental Health Crisis, A Family'...

During A Mental Health Crisis, A Family's Call To 911 Turns Tragic


A mother in Lancaster, Pa., tried for years to help her grown son get consistent treatment for schizophrenia. Then, hoping to get him involuntarily committed for care, the family called the ...
Posted: 2020-10-29 09:00:56
During A Mental Health Crisis, A Family's Call To 911 Turns Tragic
A mother in Lancaster, Pa., tried for years to help her grown son get consistent treatment for schizophrenia. Then, hoping to get him involuntarily committed for care, the family called the ...
During A Mental Health Crisis, A Family'...

During A Mental Health Crisis, A Family's Call To 911 Turns Tragic


A mother in Lancaster, Pa., tried for years to help her grown son get consistent treatment for schizophrenia. Then, hoping to get him involuntarily committed for care, the family called the ...
Posted: 2020-10-29 09:00:56
During A Mental Health Crisis, A Family's Call To 911 Turns Tragic
A mother in Lancaster, Pa., tried for years to help her grown son get consistent treatment for schizophrenia. Then, hoping to get him involuntarily committed for care, the family called the ...
'Group' Destigmatizes And Demystifi...

'Group' Destigmatizes And Demystifies Group Therapy, Without Lessons


In her memoir, Christie Tate sets a positive example in the telling of how group therapy saved her — and in the care she takes to never present herself as an expert....
Posted: 2020-10-29 09:00:26
'Group' Destigmatizes And Demystifies Group Therapy, Without Lessons
In her memoir, Christie Tate sets a positive example in the telling of how group therapy saved her — and in the care she takes to never present herself as an expert....