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What is digital self-harm, and why are teens doing it?
May 26, 2023 | Written by Amye Archer, MFA
In an alarming new trend, teens are posting harmful content about themselves online. Learn more about this behavior and how to find support and treatment.
Are video games actually bad for you?
April 14, 2023 | Written by therapist.com team
Video games offer some mental health benefits, but excessive gaming can lead to anxiety, depression, and other conditions. Find out how much is too much.
March 7, 2023 | Written by Amye Archer, MFA | Featuring Bonnie Zucker, PhD
TikTok shines a spotlight on mental health, but it can lead to faulty self-diagnosis. Bonnie Zucker, PhD, explains how to use the app while doing no harm.
Doomscrolling: What it is and how to stop
March 1, 2023 | Written by Elise Burley
Doomscrolling means constantly consuming negative news online, even when it makes you feel bad about yourself and the world. Here’s how to kick the habit.
Can therapy help when it’s not your own?
February 21, 2023 | Written by Amye Archer, MFA
Podcasts like “Dear Therapists” let millions of listeners experience therapy firsthand—kind of. Are these shows for real, and do they really help?
7 simple steps to a digital detox
February 17, 2023 | Written by Elise Burley
A digital detox can help you gain control over your technology intake so you can feel better. Here’s how to design your own detox in seven easy steps.
Why people ghost (and how to get over it)
February 9, 2023 | Written by Elise Burley
Ghosting happens all the time, but it can still feel awful. Explore the reasons why someone might suddenly cut off communication—and how to move past it.
Teletherapy and the promise of access
January 25, 2023 | Written by Amye Archer, MFA
Once hailed as the path to accessible mental health care, has teletherapy really opened any doors? Tuera Holland, LMSW, explores its advantages and limits.
12 best mental health apps for 2023
January 12, 2023 | Written by Elise Burley
Apps can’t replace professional therapy, but they can offer extra support for your mental health. From a sea of options, here are our favorites for 2023.
Could your next therapist be a chatbot?
December 22, 2022 | Written by Amye Archer, MFA
Chatbot apps offer free, accessible mental health support—but they may cause more problems than they solve, explains Emma Bedor Hiland, PhD.