Basically everything you need to know about looking after your mental health.

To help, we rounded up some of our best articles — full of expert tips and insight — about mental health, happiness, and self-care so that you can look after yourself in all the ways you need. We even pulled out a few tips from each post to give you a sneak peek. Behold!

A Beginner's Guide To Starting Therapy

A Beginner's Guide To Starting Therapy

Because, y'know, a little professional help never hurt anyone. It covers things like how to find a therapist, what the different types of therapy are, and what to do before your first visit.

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13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Like cutting "should" from your vocabulary, because it basically guarantees whatever you think "should" happen, won't. Constantly saying you should do something — like "I should go to the gym more" or "I should be nicer" — is like this big, judgmental finger wagging at yourself, and it'll only make you feel guilty. Try replacing it with "I would like."

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25 Tiny Changes That'll Make You Feel Really Good About Life

Like these tips from our readers:

"We all have those 'almost-friends' that we keep planning to get drinks with, but never do. Instead of making plans ahead of time, which can be a little much, I started just asking people to join me for my daily whatever. 'Hey, I'm checking out that new bookstore today,' or a friendly 'What are you up to? I was about to take a walk downtown if you want to join!' are super-easy ways to get more friend time." —rox4ec5a8111

"If I have something that needs to be done and can be done in under five minutes, I do it the second it crosses my mind so that it's out of the way and I can get on with my life. Nothing worse than being snuggled in your bed and then remembering the bin needs to be taken out."
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