How To Feel Better

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In a typical year, one in five Americans will experience some form of mental health issue. Of course, the last two years have been anything but typical. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health challenges, while at the same time upending our go-to support systems. On a national scale, we're still sorting out what all of this means long-term. But for now, at least, so many of us want to know: What can we do to feel a little bit better?

There's no one answer. Good thing we've got way more than one.

This spring, BDG presents How To Feel Better, a united effort across our Lifestyle, Parenting, and Culture & Innovation portfolios to help our readers face their challenges and go after what brings them joy.

Wellness

What Millennials Can Learn from Gen Z About Mental Health

And vice versa.

By Lexi Pandell
How To Help Your Parents

How To Help Your Parents Talk About Mental Health

Take it slow. Yep. Even slower than that.

By Gina Tomaine
Me and My Meds

I Was All For Medicating Mental Health Issues – Just Not For Me

A new mom struggles with postpartum anxiety but resists taking medication for it.

By Anonymous, as told to Dana Smith
Love & Mental Health

When Your Partner Has ADHD (And You Don’t)

Every couple makes compromises; these are some of ours.

By Camille Beredjick
How To Feel Better

How to Understand Out-of-Network Benefits for Therapy

It’s a maddening, confusing system — but with a little research, you can navigate it just fine.

By Anna Davies
Me & My Meds

I’m on Two Mental Health Medications and I Only Love One

It’s easier to tell people I’m on prescription drugs for anxiety than ADHD.

By Anonymous, as told to Dana Smith
Beauty

Selfmade Founder Stephanie Lee Is On A Mission To Prioritize Mental Health For POC

Dubbed the “first emotionally intelligent personal care brand,” Selfmade bridges beauty and wellness.

By Audrey Noble
Celebrity

‘Bridgerton’ Star Ruby Barker Thanked Shonda Rhimes In A Mental Health Update

The actor shared a video message from the hospital.

By Grace Wehniainen
Me and My Meds

I Was All For Medicating Mental Health Issues – Just Not For Me

A new mom struggles with postpartum anxiety but resists taking medication for it.

By Anonymous, by Dana Smith
Me and My Meds

I Feel More Like Me With My Meds, Not Without

A 31-year-old woman recalls the week that changed her views on her mental health prescriptions.

By Anonymous, as told to Anna Goldfarb
Celebrity

Camila Cabello Felt “A Lot Of Shame” Talking About Her Mental Health Struggles

“I felt like I needed to be healed or perfect to be seen.”

By Brad Witter