Welcome to This Emotional Life

Every year, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about one in four adults in America experiences a mental health issue that stands in the way of happiness. Our critically-acclaimed and award-winning television series, This Emotional Life, explores why. Drawing upon cutting-edge insights from brain and behavioral experts, we tell the stories of everyday people on their paths to mental and emotional wellness. This exploration continues here on this site. While the series is available on YouTube, learning more about your emotional wellness and how to improve your life’s relationships is an ongoing process.

Your Mental Health Matters

Just like everybody has physical health, people also have mental health. If you ignore your mental health, your life will inevitably suffer. Because your mental wellness is just as important — and perhaps even more so — as your physical well-being.

Read our blogs and articles for the latest information. Watch our scenes and outtakes, which share open and personal stories from the famous and the not-so-famous. And join our community conversations on Facebook and Twitter to share your own story and keep tabs on the latest buzz on emotional wellness.

The Growth & Impact of Online Mental Health in 1998

This article was originally published online on September 2, 1998. Prepared for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health…
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Online Support Communities: Quality is About People, Not Posts

The popularity of online communities has never been stronger, with the growth of new groups (such as YouTube) skyrocketing past…

Podcast: Season 4 Premiere: 2 Truths and a Lie

In this riveting episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, join Gabe and Michelle as they embark on…

Is Brainspotting Therapy Legit?

There is a newer type of psychotherapy called brainspotting that is gaining momentum among some therapists. Brainspotting refers to a…

Podcast: We Are Frauds (Talking About Imposter Syndrome)

"Don't get mad at your friends when they don't tell you what you want to hear. Because what you need to hear…

ChatGPT is NOT Your New Therapist

I tried having a possibly therapeutic conversation with ChatGPT. It did not go... well. Trigger warning - initial talk of…
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Discover trusted and vetted information –- even help –- for the things that trouble you or those you care about.

The Emmy Award-winning team of Vulcan Productions and the producers of NOVA have created a three-part series that explores improving our social relationships, learning to cope with depression and anxiety, and becoming more positive, resilient individuals. While Vulcan has closed its doors, the power of knowledge and information about yourself lives on on this website.

You can learn more about your mental health and emotional well-being by checking out the hundreds of articles and resources we’ve published here. Everything is written by a mental health expert, researcher, or academic. You can trust the information you find here, as it was vetted by medical and psychology experts.

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