Mental Health Library

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Welcome to Psych Central's mental health library. This is our primary repository for all of our articles on mental health, relationships, parenting, children, human behavior and psychology. Jump down to a a list of all of our mental health categories.

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Dealing with Pain

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell It’s never easy to deal with pain. It doesn’t matter whether...
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Caregivers

OCD and Black-and-White Thinking

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often accompanied by some cognitive distortions, which are basically inaccurate beliefs that usually make us feel badly about ourselves. One of the more common cognitive distortions...
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Family

How to (NOT) Give Advice

We want to solve things. Puzzles, riddles, math problems and other peoples’ problems in life. When people come to us with a problem, it is almost instinctual to attempt...
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