Mental Health

Information and insights to help you better understand and treat a wide array mental or behavioral health conditions

  • How to brave the winter — and seasonal affective disorder

    How to brave the winter — and seasonal affective disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder may leave you feeling down all winter long. But with advice from a Swedish expert, you can get your energy back.

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  • Watch video: Start the new year with more self-love

    Watch video: Start the new year with more self-love

    Make the year ahead one of compassion and care for yourself by practicing this simple meditation exercise.

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  • Haga que la alegría sea una prioridad y alivie el estrés navideño

    Haga que la alegría sea una prioridad y alivie el estrés navideño

    La temporada navideña puede sentirse como un torbellino de actividades y eventos. Aprenda a priorizar la alegría, a reducir el estrés y a disfrutar al máximo esta época.

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  • Watch video: Relieve anxiety with belly breathing

    Watch video: Relieve anxiety with belly breathing

    A Swedish behavioral health expert explains how it works and demonstrates the technique.

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  • Watch video: Move a muscle, change a thought

    Watch video: Move a muscle, change a thought

    A Swedish expert explains how different physical activities can affect our emotions and moods.

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  • Watch video: Need a mindset reset? Connect with gratitude.

    Watch video: Need a mindset reset? Connect with gratitude.

    Taking a moment to express thanks for what's meaningful in your life can build connection and soothe an anxious mind.

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  • Watch video: Sing a little song to help quiet jangly nerves

    Watch video: Sing a little song to help quiet jangly nerves

    A Swedish behavioral health expert shares a musical technique to help us reduce stress and anxiety.

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  • What to do when gun violence headlines leave you feeling afraid and hopeless

    What to do when gun violence headlines leave you feeling afraid and hopeless

    A Swedish behavioral health expert shares ways to protect our mental health when the news is overwhelming.

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  • Spiritual care: A critical component of whole-person health

    Spiritual care: A critical component of whole-person health

    This year’s Spiritual Care Week focus is on the intersection of spiritual and behavioral health care. Learn more.

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  • Providence teams up with Renton public schools to strengthen student access to mental health services

    Providence teams up with Renton public schools to strengthen student access to mental health services

    Watch video: Funding from our Well Being Trust supports the availability of virtual therapy services for all grade levels, from pre-K through 12th-grade.

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  • Healthy romantic relationships may lead to a healthier life

    Healthy romantic relationships may lead to a healthier life

    A psychotherapist from Swedish answers common relationship questions and offers tips to improve communication and argue effectively.

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  • Watch video: Balance is the key to meeting life's demands in a healthy way

    Watch video: Balance is the key to meeting life's demands in a healthy way

    A Swedish behavioral health expert offers guidance for finding our way back to center when life feels overwhelming.

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  • Watch video: Feeling extreme stress? Try the diver's reflex.

    Watch video: Feeling extreme stress? Try the diver's reflex.

    A Swedish behavioral health expert explains this polyvagal technique targeting our parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for relaxing our body after a period of stress or danger.

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  • National Recovery Month highlights hope for addiction

    National Recovery Month highlights hope for addiction

    Learn about the current state of the addiction crisis in America and new tools to help with recovery, including treatments and peer support options.

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  • Seattle Sounders FC star visits Swedish First Hill

    Seattle Sounders FC star visits Swedish First Hill

    Midfielder Albert Rusnák spent time with caregivers and discussed the importance of caring for physical and mental health.

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  • Suicide is not the answer. Help is available.

    Suicide is not the answer. Help is available.

    A Swedish behavioral health expert offers some guidance to help ourselves or a loved one.

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  • Watch video: Get outside for a natural mood boost

    Watch video: Get outside for a natural mood boost

    A Swedish behavioral health expert explains how spending time in nature supports our mental and physical well-being.

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  • After his family’s tragedy, a Swedish caregiver logs miles to save lives

    After his family’s tragedy, a Swedish caregiver logs miles to save lives

    Dr. Peter Olson lost a beloved cousin to suicide. On Nov. 5, he’s running the NYC Marathon to raise money for suicide prevention and survivor support.

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  • Understanding grief

    Understanding grief

    A behavioral health expert at Swedish answers questions about grief and shares effective strategies to help you cope with loss.

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  • Swedish Ballard's Partial Hospitalization Program offers focused, effective care

    Swedish Ballard's Partial Hospitalization Program offers focused, effective care

    Learn more about our short-term, intensive day-treatment program for individuals with acute psychiatric needs.

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