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Welcome to This Emotional Life

Every year, one in four adults in this country 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.

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Podcast: Nail Biting and Hair Twirling (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors)

Why you gotta turn my nail biting into some big mental thing. I just bite my nails, why are people…

Podcast: Is Mental Illness Trendy Now?

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Podcast: TikTok Star Kody Green Talks Schizophrenic Story Time

"I talk to people who aren't there. I'll have hallucinations pretty much on a weekly basis, even medicated." ~Kody Green,…

Do Smartphone Apps Help Your Mental Health?

Can smartphones help your mental health? Goldberg et al (2022) recently conducted a study to see whether mobile smartphone apps…
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Podcast: Loved Ones Distrust Us Due to Our Mental Illness

". . . nobody wants to walk through hell, come out the other side and [Have someone] say, Well, but…

Podcast: Handling Money with Mental Illness

So it's like spend your money, have less money, get on Medicare or have more money, have no health insurance.…

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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