Mental Health Month

Taking care of your mental and emotional wellbeing

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.

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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Healthy Ways to Cope with Anxiety Disorder

Nov 16, 2017

We all can become anxious sometimes. But what if you feel anxious all the time? Anxiety disorders are diagnosed twice as frequently in women than in men. Women expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about some of the reasons women may experience anxiety more often and gives some healthy ways women can...

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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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Women Are More Than Twice as Likely to Develop Anxiety Disorders

Dec 1, 2016

Anxiety is potentially the most common mental health concern in the U.S. and it’s on the rise. Forty million Americans have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders, and women are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder than men. Women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones ...

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Treating Depression During Pregnancy

Sep 28, 2016

It is estimated that one in five women will experience depression during pregnancy or after the birth of their child. Many women describe feelings of guilt, isolation or feeling trapped, yet don’t seek treatment for their condition. Dr. Maria Muzik, director of the Women and Infants Health Clinic ...

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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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