Mental Health

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

  • Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders (ED), as the name suggests, are characterized by a difficult relationship with food and feeding behaviors.

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  • Online Media and Your Health

    Online Media and Your Health

    Social media, podcasts and streaming media services and online gaming are wonderful tools to stay in touch, keep informed and entertained. However, for some it becomes a significant distraction.

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  • Talking to teens about stress

    Talking to teens about stress

    Eight simple ways to start the conversation.

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  • Recognize the subtle signs of depression

    Recognize the subtle signs of depression

    Learn more from Swedish about the subtle signs of depression, like changes in personality, appetite, and sleep patterns.

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  • Mindfulness in everyday life

    Mindfulness in everyday life

    In the world of wellness, practicing mindfulness is a big deal. And for good reason. It is a scientifically validated method to help cope with stress, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety.

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  • Are you Sleepless in Seattle? The Guide to Getting Restful Sleep

    Are you Sleepless in Seattle? The Guide to Getting Restful Sleep

    Getting a quality sleep is vital in maintaining physical, mental and emotional health

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  • A healthy social life is good for your health

    A healthy social life is good for your health

    Recent studies reveal friendships are good for your body, mind and soul.

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  • Wellness at Work: How to avoid compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout

    Wellness at Work: How to avoid compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout

    Occupational wellness can be a unique challenge for caregivers. How can we best take care of ourselves while caring for others is our job?

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  • Seasonal affective disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder

    It’s normal to experience a change in mood during the winter. Recognizing the signs is an important first step in treatment.

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  • Preparing for marathons and half-marathons

    Preparing for marathons and half-marathons

    As long as you start planning well in advance, your road to running a marathon or half-marathon should be nice and smooth.

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  • 3 ways to avoid triggering the post-holiday blues

    3 ways to avoid triggering the post-holiday blues

    You know the feeling. It starts after all the presents have been opened, the good times ended and the tasty leftovers finished.

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  • 8 Tips for Keeping Your Healthy New Year's Resolutions

    8 Tips for Keeping Your Healthy New Year's Resolutions

    The start of a new year is the perfect time to set goals for a healthier you. As we ring in 2019 together, let's set ourselves up for success by following these eight tips for a happier, healthier...

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  • How to host a healthy holiday

    How to host a healthy holiday

    Here’s how to host a healthy holiday get-together without overindulging.

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  • 6 ways to make time for yourself when you have no time

    6 ways to make time for yourself when you have no time

    Here are six tips to help you make more time for yourself and your health despite a busy schedule.

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  • Winter depression: Strategies for prevention and treatment

    Winter depression: Strategies for prevention and treatment

    Winter depression is a form of seasonal affective disorder, where changes in mood occur in a seasonal pattern.  In this case, as fall and winter come, our mood becomes sad or down, and along with...

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  • Swedish partners with the community in the fight to end homelessness in Seattle

    Swedish partners with the community in the fight to end homelessness in Seattle

    As an organization dedicated to both the health of our patients and the health of our region, we know first-hand that homelessness in the greater Seattle area has reached epidemic levels.

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  • How to help someone in the midst of a mental health crisis

    How to help someone in the midst of a mental health crisis

    Dr. Jennifer O’Donnell, PsyD, Clinical Program Director at Swedish Ambulatory Behavioral Health, explains how to identify and help someone in a mental health crisis.

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  • How to tell if your child needs mental health care

    How to tell if your child needs mental health care

    If there’s long-term behavior change, it’s more than just a phase. There are signals that children can suffer from anxiety, depression or general behavior issues. Parents can help.

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  • Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

    Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

    For centuries, physicians used astrology as a medical tool that helped diagnose certain conditions, illnesses and diseases. They believed signs of the zodiac had influence over specific body...

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  • Don't let working from home wear you down

    Don't let working from home wear you down

    You don’t have to spend time in rush-hour traffic, you don’t have to dress to impress clients and you can knock out household tasks between stints at your computer. But is there an emotional toll...

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