"She saw it straight away. She could tell that I was hurting," Prince Harry told Dax Shepard, host of the "Armchair Expert" podcast.
Drew Robinson attempted suicide thirteen months ago and lost his eye in the process, but on Tuesday night he hit a home run in triple-A.
In a post discussing her turn as Princess Peach in a Mario-themed sketch during Elon Musk's "SNL" show, Grimes said she'd recently had a panic attack.
Lil Nas X credited "The Rose Effect," "The Alchemist," "The Four Agreements," and "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F--k" for his personal growth.
Knowing if your partner has a secure, anxious, dismissive or fearful attachment style could help your relationship, therapist Alex Greenwald says.
Jealousy is good if it helps you understand your needs. Assess your own relationships and adjust to get what you want, therapist Rachel Sussman said.
When looking for a good therapist, find a well-credentialed, licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in your area of concern.
Clinics like MindBloom and Field Trip Health are making ketamine more accessible. It could be the next big thing in mental health.
Insider's relationships reporter Julia Naftulin noticed massive shifts in her self-confidence and relationships 10 weeks into her therapy.
Equine-assisted therapy uses horses to improve one's mental or physical wellbeing. People with conditions like autism and PTSD may benefit from it.
Peloton instructor Jess King says self-care is key to avoiding burnout. She prioritises physical recovery, and uses tools like therapy and journaling to manage stress. King also said it’s important to be honest about burnout, and channel stress into creativity. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Peloton instructor Jess King […]
Melody Murray is a former producer with credits including “The Real World” and “Bad Girls Club.” In 2012 she retrained as a therapist, and now observes the behaviour of patients, not castmembers. Murray says our attraction to reality TV stems partly from envy, and partly from a desire for connection. […]
Jennifer Lopez, 51, revealed she didn’t “understand” self-love until attending therapy in her late 30s. Lopez, who is currently engaged to Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, also touched on her past relationships. Lopez made the remarks on Coach Conversations, a new YouTube series about culture from Coach. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
Comedian Chris Rock, 55, talked about his mental health during an interview with Gayle King on “CBS Sunday Morning.” He said he attends therapy sessions around seven hours per week amid the pandemic, has learned he needs to “take chances,” and has dealt with being his toughest critic. Rock has […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Contrary to popular belief, Morin says topics like current events, pandemic problems, and election stress are totally OK to discuss in virtual therapy. According to Verywell Mind, virtual therapy is helping people cope with […]
18-year-old Sara Sadok has been going viral with her kind and compassionate TikToks. The video she made on her 18th birthday, where she helped viewers who have trouble eating sit down for a meal, has reached millions of people. She told Insider she’s only been making TikToks for three months, […]
Eli Lilly, the US drugmaker, said it is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to supply its COVID-19 antibody therapy to low- and middle-income countries. The announcement came moments before US President Donald Trump said he would approve Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment in the US. Eli Lilly is […]
Rachel Bernstein is a licensed therapist who focuses on treating former cult members who have survived emotional, mental, and sometimes physical manipulation. Bernstein currently treats 8 former members of NXIVM, a sex cult covered up as a self-improvement course. One of her patients is India Oxenberg, who was part of […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Through her work as a therapist as well as the recent launch of her podcast called “Mentally Strong People,” Morin says she’s met many mentally disciplined and resilient people and analysed what sets them […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. When she was 26 years old, Morin’s husband of the same age passed away from a sudden heart attack. Despite being a therapist with an educational background in trauma and grieving, Morin says she […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Despite its casual references in pop culture, Morin explains that gaslighting is a serious term in therapy, and a problem that many victims struggle to recognise due to the nature of the abuse. Morin […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Mental health issues are more common in children that most people realise: An estimated one in six US children struggle with disorders like anxiety, depression, or ADHD. Morin says that if your child has […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If someone if your life seems especially depressed or anxious lately, Morin says there are different questions you can ask to show that you care about them and offer help if they need anything. […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. It can be hard for some people to know whether their unhappy emotions and feelings of anxiety or depression are normal, or something more serious, says Morin. If your change in mood has lasted […]
Jersey Griggs is a writer specializing in lifestyle topics who lives on the coast of Maine with her husband and their rescue dog. Just weeks before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Griggs worked with a coach to learn about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is intended to help people achieve psychological […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you struggle with anxiety, she says, you may find yourself looking for coping mechanisms that offer instant relief during moments of panic. While it’s important to do something that makes you feel better, […]
If you’re looking for a therapist for the first time and doing so virtually, finding the right professional for your needs can feel daunting. But using online databases and asking a potential therapist questions about their process can help you decide if they’re a fit for you. It’s also important […]
Ayana is an app that helps people from marginalised communities find a therapist they can identify with. It was started by investment banker Eric Coly after urging a friend of his to see a therapist, and witnessing how difficult it was for her to find one who could understand her […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that while everyone experiences anxiety in moderation, if the frequency or severity of your anxiety seriously affects your daily routine, you may have an anxiety disorder. Morin says that if your anxiety […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that it’s natural for people to feel insecurities or hesitations while working with their therapist, as they might with any other person. But many of the subjects that clients are shy to […]
Katie Nave is freelance writer, advocate, and nonprofit communications specialist based in Brooklyn, New York. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nave and her ex-husband made the decision to cohabitate in their weekend house outside of the city, in order to more safely co-parent their 5-year-old daughter. Nave says […]
Being overly controlling in a relationship can be a quick way to deteriorate a couple and your health. Insider spoke to Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown and Dr. Nanika Coor about how to spot if you’re being overly critical and how to address it in your relationship. Major signs that you might […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that sometimes our own thoughts can hold us back, especially if we tend to dwell on negative events, insecurities, and self-doubt. Morin says it’s important to confront thoughts like “I’m not good […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you’re struggling to find motivation to finish a work or personal project, Morin says there are several psychological tricks you can use to boost your momentum. Morin recommends using the ’10-minute rule’ to […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, author, and mental-strength coach. After she struggled to deal with the deaths of her mother and husband within three years of each other, Morin published an article titled “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” Though Morin had written it as […]
Anxiety and worries about the coronavirus pandemic may sometimes manifest as survivor’s guilt. You may feel like you haven’t suffered enough, or be embarrassed of your privilege. Psychologist Perpetua Neo said this is because humans are very aware of inequality, so when you survive a trauma and come out unscathed, […]
A therapist who provides accessible mental healthcare is now struggling to pay their bills during the pandemic, dealing with more expenses and fewer clients under a new teletherapy system. At the same time, they’re working with clients who have lost jobs and are experiencing similar financial stresses. It can be […]
Nyallah Noah is a 22-year-old musician from Los Angeles who graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. As a Black queer genderfluid femme, Noah faced a lot of racism, classism, and homophobia during their time at USC, a predominantly white institution. The discrimination they faced turned […]
A therapist told Insider about her experience working with a patient who, nine months into working together, admitted he thought he was in love with her. They discussed his feelings in therapy, but months later, he came to an appointment drunk and reiterated his affection. The therapist kept working with […]
During the pandemic, many people are experiencing severe stress, depression, and anxiety. We can socialise virtually, but it’s not always easy to get to the root of real mental health issues over the phone. Resident Talkspace therapist Rachel O’Neill offers some tips on how to recognise the signs of a […]
While it’s understandable to feel lonely during quarantine, some evidence indicates that prolonged isolation can seriously affect certain people and cause them to be traumatized. Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, explains that the word ‘trauma’ is used to describe “an event that posed an extreme threat […]
Therapists for the 1% are seeing a surge in business during the pandemic, Mark Ellwood reported for Bloomberg. Some of their wealthy clients are worried about finding the perfect Hamptons vacation rental. Others are anxious about not being able to see their personal trainers five days a week and gaining […]
When I found out I’d be receiving a $US1,200 stimulus check, I knew exactly what I’d spend it on: therapy. My anxiety has been so high since the start of the pandemic – I bark orders at my husband to wash his hands, wear a mask, and more, and I […]
Virtual therapy has become the new normal of counseling as people continue to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. Although virtual therapy can’t replace an in-person session, therapists said there are ways to make a phone or video appointment effective. Being patient, using physical cues, finding a safe space alone, […]
Breakups can conjure up a negative thought spiral where we blame ourselves for everything that went wrong. This is when people tend to make the biggest mistakes that halt their healing, like stalking their ex on social media and trying to find instant gratification from dating apps. Dating coach Erika […]
Executive coach Cherlyn Chong has many clients with high functioning anxiety. The main signs are a fear of failure or not being liked, as well as procrastination, people pleasing, and over-thinking every decision. But it’s hard to spot because high functioners look so calm on the outside, as they use […]
Melissa Petro is a freelance writer based in New York with her husband and two small children. She started couples counseling with her husband in February, just before the coronavirus began to spread throughout the US. Although they were hesitant at first to switch to virtual meetings, the weekly sessions […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Many Americans struggle with anxiety, and for many people it’s reaching an all-time high in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re concerned for the safety of older family members or worried about […]
Many people are feeling anxiety as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. But Megan Bruneau, a New York therapist, explained why you shouldn’t feel bad about your coronavirus anxiety. Part of overcoming anxiety is recognising the specific causes of it, preparing as best you can, and practicing self-care. View more episodes of […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Over half of all Americans struggle with anxiety, and many face difficulty finding ways to cope. While a little anxiety can be healthy, Morin says that high anxiety can prevent you from performing well […]
To recover from a stroke, you may need a combination of physical, occupational, emotional, and speech therapy. While not everyone can fully recover from a stroke, these therapies can help you regain physical functions and relearn daily activites. This article was medically reviewed by Steven Reisman, MD, a cardiologist and […]
Niesha Davis is a writer currently living in Thailand; you can keep up with her here. She’s been living outside of the US for five consecutive years now, but when she first moved abroad to South Korea, she found her mental health faltering. Her depression and anxiety were exacerbated, and […]
Terri Daniel is a clinical chaplain, certified trauma professional, and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying, and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. When a celebrity dies, a figure we’ve projected on is suddenly gone – and that breaks down our assumptions of how the world works. […]
Nicole Roder is a freelance writer and former child therapist and foster-care social worker. She has worked with children and adolescents of all ages who have been diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and other psychiatric disorders. She says that when it comes to parenting children with mental illnesses, […]
Anxiety is fairly common – nearly 18% of the population has an anxiety disorder. Yet, it’s often misunderstood. While it’s an emotion meant to keep you safe, sometimes it’s triggered by things that aren’t threatening – and can impact you cognitively and physically. It’s often not rational – so changing […]
Nearly everyone shares one insecurity: they’re scared of not being good enough. To hide this fear, people may be perfectionists, or work excessively. Or, conversely, they may self-sabotage or punish themselves. To overcome this, you need to be open to proving yourself wrong – and try keeping a list of […]
Valerie H. Tocci is a partner at Stutman, Stutman, & Lichtenstein, LLP. She represents individuals and families in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody, spousal and child support, equitable distribution of property, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, and divorce agreements, post-judgment matters, hearings, and trials. Tocci writes that January […]
Couples go to therapy to overcome hurdles in their relationship and seek a neutral voice to help them resolve conflicts. We asked couples to share the best piece of advice they received from therapy together. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Sometimes, even if your romantic relationship seems pretty good, […]
Therapy gives people an outlet to talk to about their lives and struggles, and can help them process their feelings. We asked 14 people to name the No. 1 thing they learned during therapy. Their answers contained several valuable life lessons for anyone needing a change of perspective. Visit Insider’s […]
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding therapy. But it’s not for people who are “weak,” nor does it have to continue indefinitely – and there are several different forms that it can take. You can do therapy online, or even do it over texting. No matter what type you […]
Business Insider asked three clinical psychologists to debunk 25 of the most common myths about mental health and therapy. They explain that schizophrenia is not having multiple personalities, but experiencing a break with reality, and that obsessive-compulsive disorder is not just about being neat. They also talk about therapy, explaining […]
Silicon Valley is home to many tech companies including Facebook and Google. Gal Szekely, a therapist who left the tech world, now practices couples counseling in San Francisco and Palo Alto. He shared 5 problems that are particularly common in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Gal […]
Pavlok 2 wearable claims to help reduce cravings and break bad habits. It releases a mild electric stimulus and uses aversion therapy to train your brain. Business Insider’s Abby Tang tested it out for two weeks to see if it could break her nail-biting habit. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
The “golden age of television” has not only introduced viewers to innovative storytelling techniques, it’s also helped destigmatize topics like mental illness through its characters. Some TV therapists, however, don’t reflect what actual therapy is like, and others cross serious professional boundaries. INSIDER spoke with several mental health professionals about […]
Relationships aren’t all filled with happiness. Some are abusive and filled with emotional pain and turmoil. Despite what you might assume about the victims of abusers, they tend to be the people you’d never expect. Abusers often target strong, confident, and successful women, partly because it makes them look good, […]
Couples therapy can be beneficial and some celebrities have been open about using it to make their relationships stronger Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have spoken about going to couples counseling. Pink said she and her husband Carey Hart have been going to couples therapy for their entire relationship. Visit […]
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles opened up to Priyana Chopra Jonas in her new YouTube Originals special “If I Could Tell You Just One Thing,” which debuted earlier this week. Biles discussed the sexual abuse she experienced at the hands of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, and how she initially […]
Many patients attend therapy for longer than they need, said psychotherapist and author Jonathan Alpert. When therapists let their patients vent about their problems for a long time, it can leave the patient feeling better, but it won’t lead to meaningful changes in behaviour, he said. Instead, he said, therapists […]
Walking away from a meaningful relationship is always going to be difficult. When it wasn’t your decision, a break up can be even harder. Sometimes, people are oblivious that their partner is unhappy in their relationship, whereas in other cases, there are tensions bubbling under the surface for a long […]
Non-invasive, simple, and personal. That’s how Alma wants to remake the experience of going to see a therapist. Stepping out of the elevator on the 21st floor at 515 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, you might just think you’re headed into a meeting at any other office space housing startups of […]
A group of Johns Hopkins University scientists wrote in a recent journal article that psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic magic mushrooms, has a low risk of harm and a high potential as a therapeutic drug. There’s been a resurgence of interest lately in psychedelics’ therapeutic potential for a variety […]
Critics have given mixed reviews of Netflix’s new series, “Maniac,” which is set in a high-tech, futuristic dystopia. But what’s undeniable is the fascinating world that the show presents. The story unfolds over 10 episodes, and the plot revolves around an experimental pharmaceutical trial to test whether a course of […]
A small new study has shown how MDMA could help reduce social anxiety in people with autism. 12 participants took part in the research, and those who had MDMA-assisted therapy reported more of an impact on their confidence. The study adds to a growing body of research on how drugs […]
Toxic friends are energetically draining, hypocritical, and not worth your time. Here are 13 signs that your “friend” is toxic, and you may want to end the friendship. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Toxic relationships don’t just apply to romantic partnerships. Sometimes, friendships with people can turn out just as […]
Learning where your boundaries are can be tough. But they are really important for maintaining healthy relationships. Without initially having boundaries, you’re likely to build up resentment. Instead, you should be honest about how you want to be treated right at the start of a new relationship, even if it […]
MDMA could be used as a treatment for PTSD, according to a new study. Most of all 26 participants had few or no PTSD symptoms a year after taking MDMA with therapy sessions. The response to the results has been mixed, and some researchers are sceptical. Another larger clinical trial […]
Popular text-based therapy platform Talkspace is planning a massive expansion. The company is bringing on psychiatrists to prescribe medications to patients through the app using its video chat tool. The app is also partnering with fraternity Delta Tau Delta to offer its 9,000 members free access. I began my first […]
Most of us experience trance states to some extent. These can range from zoning out when someone is yelling at you, to running on adrenaline when you have an accident. Trance states are a form of dissociating, which can be beneficial. But you don’t want to use it as a […]
Some people always let their minds jump to the worst possible conclusions. This is known as catastrophic thinking, or “catastrophising.” It’s a habit people get into for various reasons, and it can be difficult to break. But it can be done, by learning to be logical and calm, and having […]
Narcissists sometimes recruit people to help them tear down their victim’s self esteem. These people are called “apaths” and they are completely indifferent to the victim’s suffering. Sometimes they genuinely don’t care, and other times they go along with the abuse because they don’t want to be the target themselves. […]
Romantic relationships tend to involve a lot of guesswork and spontaneity. To be more intentional about goals and plans, a New York Times writer and her partner sign a “relationship contract” every year. Psychologists and relationship experts say the method might not work for everyone, however, and could have some […]
Woebot is a free therapy chatbot that launched as a stand-alone iOS app on Thursday. Alison Darcy, a clinical psychologist at Stanford University, created it. Woebot uses one of the best-researched approaches to treating depression, cognitive-behavioural therapy, to deliver scripted responses to users. It’s part of a growing trend of […]
Psychedelic drugs have been studied with renewed attention in recent years for their potential to help treat depression and anxiety. These drugs include magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, LSD and, to a lesser extent, MDMA, cannabis, and ketamine. The quality of the trip – which shouldn’t be confused with whether it was […]
Rapper Jay-Z told The New York Times he’s gone to therapy and benefitted from it. He started to understand where his difficult emotions were coming from. He also learned to depersonalize others’ aggression, because he realised they’re dealing with their own difficult emotions. Rapper Jay-Z says he’s gone to therapy […]
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