Being a Happier You

Taking care of your mental and emotional state of mind

The term "health" doesn't just refer to your physical health. Health is how your body feels as a whole and that includes your mental and emotional state of mind. Often times, we don't realize just how important our mental health can impact our sense of purpose and overall happiness. Below, listen to specialists and experts from University of Utah Health talk about how you can take care of—and improve—your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Coping with Anxiety Caused by Things You Can’t Control

Jul 31, 2019

Many things in the world can cause anxiety and often they're beyond your control. Yet, you shouldn't ignore or dismiss what you are feeling. Psychiatrist Maria Reyes tells us the three steps she recommends her patients use to manage anxiety the right way....

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Stressed? Mindfulness Exercise Can Relax Your Mind and Body

Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Paul Thielking teaches an eight-week mind and body skills group for cancer patients. He walks us through a mindfulness and breathing exercise to help with relaxation. Although developed for cancer patients, this breathing exercise works for anyone....

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Mental Trauma Can Impact Your Physical Health

May 24, 2018

Women react differently to trauma than men do, and the long-term effects of trauma can bring on complicated health consequences. Violence and abuse, specifically, are associated with chronic illnesses that can decrease one's lifespan—but many with trauma don't seek help. Women's health expert Dr. ...

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Smartphones Increasing Emotional Health Problems in Teens

Apr 2, 2018

There has been a significant increase in emotional health problems among American teenagers since the adoption of smartphones. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner discusses the science and impact of smartphones on teenagers. And she also talks about the link between modern technology and our children’s...

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8 Things You Can Do to Be Happier and Healthier

Jan 5, 2017

Is your outlook on life generally optimistic or pessimistic? Studies in recent years indicate optimistic people tend to be happier, and healthier. So what's the secret to being happy? It's no secret at all, actually, according to women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones. In this episode, Dr. Jones ...

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Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

Sep 7, 2015

One in ten Americans deal with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety every year, but there’s still a stigma surrounding the topic. Many people don’t seek treatment because they’re embarrassed or think they can handle it themselves. In this podcast, Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones advises ...

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Dietary Supplements May Treat Depression Caused by Living at High Altitude

Mar 13, 2015

The Intermountain West has some of the rates highest of suicide and depression in the U.S. Studies suggest that the statistics may result from changes in brain chemistry that occur when living at high altitude. Psychiatrist Dr. Perry Renshaw investigated whether dietary supplements can alleviate ...

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