Lots of people will do a lot to avoid feeling negative emotions. But researchers are figuring out how these unpleasant feelings actually have benefits.
Sen. John Fetterman’s admission to a hospital for mental health treatment has set off an important national discussion about the need to reduce stigmas around mental illness.
From Bali to China, Italy to India, the way people grieve varies greatly across the world.
Don’t fear emotions such as regret, anger or worry.
Our health-care system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes from those who matter most to those at the end of life.
Almost 10% of people have reported experiencing ‘languishing’ during the pandemic.
It may seem odd that we get pleasure from sad songs.
We are living through a one-in-one hundred year event. We are all doing the best we can. And that’s not only OK, it’s enough.
Mood tracking apps are sophisticated tools that track, measure and improve our emotions. But doing so may make our emotional data vulnerable to interested third parties.
There’s a difference between having low days and feeling bad all the time. The latter is a common feature of depression.
Perfectionists have a higher chance of developing bulimia nervosa. Rather than treating symptoms of binge eating and vomiting, therapists should address this underlying personality trait.
Hiding feelings can cause distress in children too.
Today’s students are at increasingly high risk for mental health diagnoses. Universities need to step up.
Some people believe different drinks make them feel differently. But the effect alcohol has on your mood depends on factors like where you are drinking it and how you’re feeling at the time.
Whether we’re happy or sad, it doesn’t take much to turn on the waterworks. But how and why do humans cry?
A philosopher explains how to learn from the stoicism of Roman philosophers to cope with present-day troubles.
After learning of Ishiguro’s Nobel win, a literature professor recalls her 2006 interview with the writer in a London cafe.
Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.
Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we live in an age that ignores or devalues them. But we’ve much to gain from feeling sad now and again.
Feeling sad while feeling pain may make the experience even more painful. Participants in a Japanese study were shown pictures…