Conversations About Your Mental 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. Oftentimes, 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.

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What Are Key Indicators of Depression in Teenagers?

Feb 16, 2021

As a parent, Identifying signs of clinical depression in your teenager can be quite difficult. Dr. Thomas Conover looks for negative changes in these key areas: school performance, participation in extracurriculars, social life, and family interactions. Learn how to assess these situations and when ...

Health Consequences of Feeling Lonely

Jul 23, 2020

Nearly half of Americans are lonely. According to Merriam-Webster's definition, loneliness is "being without company, cut off from others; sadness from being alone." Loneliness is common and can lead to both poor social and health consequences beyond mental health. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly ...

Talk to Someone About Your Feelings

Apr 17, 2020

Your mental wellbeing comes to the forefront during a global health crisis. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, it can help to talk to someone about the emotions you're feeling. Psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Chan talks about seeking mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic....

How to Deal With Negative Emotions

Apr 14, 2020

Feelings of anxiety, being overwhelmed and ambiguity of the future can be common during a crisis, and it's human nature to avoid those emotions. But psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Chan says it's better to embrace the negative emotions you may have during times of uncertainties....

3 Ways to Cope With Stress

Apr 9, 2020

Uncertainties can cause stress on both the mind and body, but not thinking about the uncertainties can be a difficult thing to do. Psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Chan talks about three ways to cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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...

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 ...