This week’s Psychology Around the Net discusses post-holiday exhaustion (and why you should relax awhile!), 5 powerful behaviors to improve your mental health this year, that moment when regular anxiety turns into crippling anxiety, Alex Trebek’s battle with cancer and depression, the link between inflammation and bipolar medication, and more.




When You’re Exhausted in the New Year: The holiday season is…well… it’s exhausting to say the least. After all the shopping, wrapping, cooking, cleaning and partying, we just want to veg out for awhile. But instead of resting, we’re supposed to be making New Year’s resolutions on getting in shape and making money and “getting our lives together.” In this article, the author explains why it’s OK for you to take a much-needed break and get moving again on YOUR time. 

Five Ways to Improve Your Mental Health in 2020: The new decade is finally here! But, unfortunately, all of the world’s crises didn’t get the memo to reset: We still have wars, divisive politics, community violence and raging environmental nightmares. No wonder so many of us struggle with anxiety and depression. In this article, the author shares 5 simple but powerful behaviors to help improve your mental health this year.

Before I Could Get Over My Anxiety, I Had to Admit It Was Real: Do you struggle with severe anxiety? In this personal story, the author shares the moment her “regular” anxiety seemed to morph into crippling anxiety, which further triggered her childhood feelings that everything was her fault and that she’d never be good enough. She goes…


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