Welcome to Psych Central. We’re so happy that you’re here and embarking on your journey of self-discovery with us. 

At Psych Central, we aren’t just passionate about mental health — we’re completely fascinated by it. As the experts staying up-to-date on the most recent insights that the industry has to offer, we sift through the science and provide you with only the most credible information validated by our medical review team. We use an evidence-based approach while keeping in mind that clinical research is only one piece of the puzzle. Real people are at the heart of our content, and we’re here to listen and learn from your lived experiences to make your voices heard. 

Our goal is to help connect you with the guidance and support you need to help make meaningful changes that can benefit you in your real life. At Psych Central, we believe that exploring your mental health is less about identifying what’s “wrong” and more about fortifying your strengths and deepening your understanding of your own innate resilience. 

But we understand that this process is a marathon, not a sprint. Whether this is your first time exploring your mental health options or you’ve been on this path with us since the beginning, we want to meet you where you are and let you know you’re not alone. 

We’re here for you, and we’re here with you because you are at the center of what we do. 

Psych Central is a part of Healthline Media’s portfolio of health and wellness brands, committed to building a stronger, healthier world. 

What does Psych Central stand for?

Acceptance. Validation. Empowerment. Breaking down stigma. Embracing diversity. Connecting people. Sparking curiosity. Building resilience.

Living with a mental health condition has often meant speaking in code: a mental health crisis becomes “personal leave,” or a support group becomes a “dentist appointment.” Mental health has been a conversation steeped in shame — until now.

At Psych Central, we break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness. We empower our readers to be proactive in their mental health journey, offering clear, actionable next steps to help them protect their mental health.

We understand the healing power of connecting people, providing evidence-based information, and meeting the reader with empathy and respect. This is so important in mental health — an area where people often feel alone in their experiences.

We believe that the right mental health tools and support can allow anyone — regardless of their starting point — to thrive in their whole-body health. Our mission is to provide a strong, evidence-based foundation for greater emotional well-being, deeper self-awareness, and resilience for the journey ahead.

We’re happy you’re here!

Our Editorial Team

  • Faye McCray

    Editor in Chief

  • Rena Goldman

    Managing Editor

  • Susanne Arthur

    Editor

  • Amy Smith

    Editor

  • Kristin Currin-Sheehan

    Editor

  • Sandra Silva Casabianca

    Editor

  • Courtney Telloian

    Editor

  • Christina Ward

    Editor

Our Editorial Process

Our editorial team is committed to bringing you mental health information that you can trust. We want you to feel confident that Psych Central provides accurate, trustworthy, and unbiased health information, which is why we’re so committed to our editorial process.

Accuracy is essential. Our editors and writers ensure that every article we publish undergoes an industry-leading review process, including rigorous fact-checking for statistical, medical, and scientific accuracy.

We have strict sourcing guidelines and draw only from peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical journals. Primary sources, including studies, scientific references, and statistics, are linked within each article and appear in the resources section at the bottom of the report.

Read more about our editorial process.

Write for Psych Central

Do you have an article or story idea? We are open to pitches.

Email us at write@psychcentral.com.

For a successful pitch, please include:

  • A working title in the subject line, e.g., Pitch: [WORKING TITLE]
  • A short paragraph explaining your story angle, a few lines about how you plan to report it (POV? Experts? Interviews?) and what the main takeaway is for the reader
  • A line or two about why you think this is a fit for Psych Central team readers
  • A short author bio, links to public social media platforms, and clips to any relevant work

Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to every offer.

Medical Affairs

Our Medical Affairs team ensures that Psych Central’s content, products, and services uphold the highest standards of medical integrity. Our dedicated team manages an extensive network of medical doctors, practitioners, and researchers who provide an authoritative medical review for all clinical content. Covering the full spectrum of mental health, Psych Central’s psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, experts, and patient advocates help ensure that the information we publish is accurate, evidence-based, current, person-centric, and trustworthy. Our content is continually reviewed and updated to ensure accuracy and integrity.

Read more about our Medical Affairs team.

Policies

Ad & Sponsorship Policy

Psych Central receives funding from advertisements, sponsored content, and other partnerships, such as affiliate programs. Receiving funding from our advertisers allows us to cover more conditions and provide more powerful experiences, including video, animations, and input from a range of experts. Be assured that we’re absolutely inflexible about our editorial autonomy. Though we allow input about broad topic areas, sponsors never influence the content we create.

We follow specific ad and sponsorship guidelines to ensure that advertising never gets in the way of our editorial integrity. Psych Central chooses the ads, does not endorse any products, distinguishes all ads from editorial content, and clearly distinguishes between sponsored and non-sponsored content.

Read more about our ad and sponsorship policy.

Privacy Policy

Psych Central is dedicated to protecting the privacy of readers and customers. Because customer privacy is our top priority, we proactively embed privacy into the development and curation of our services.

At any time, all customers — regardless of geographical location — can make a data subject access request by using our rights request form. In doing so, customers can access, delete, restrict, or correct all personal information they have shared with Psych Central.

Only after you have given us explicit consent to do so, Psych Central will then share your personal information with third-party marketers.

We are committed to the advancement of customer privacy initiatives. We are a Silver Corporate Sponsor of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Visit this page to learn more about our privacy policy.

Terms of Use

Our content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional on any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call a doctor or 911 immediately.

Our websites and apps operate under a code of conduct to encourage welcoming, diverse, and inclusive interactions and to discourage harassment of any kind.

We support authors’ creative rights by investigating, and removing where appropriate, materials that infringe on an author’s copyright through our Digital Millennium Copyright Act procedures.

Read more about our terms of use.