Need treatment? Find help or get online counseling right now!

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.

Anger

Why Anger is Vital

Anger is seen as a negative emotion. It’s seen as an emotion that we definitely don’t want to feel. And if we do, then it’s seen as an emotion...
Continue Reading
Book Reviews

Book Review: Hero

While we often talk about raising children in the right neighborhood, and ensuring that they attend the right college and study the right things, when it comes to raising children...
Continue Reading
Addictions

Book Review: Blinded by Hope

The words, “You’ve suffered no hardship,” ring in Meg McGuire’s ears as she watches her forty-three year old son receive a sentence to four years in prison. It is then that...
Continue Reading
Abuse

Book Review: Hunger

Roxane Gay is the brilliant author of the New York Times bestseller, Bad Feminist. She holds a prestigious position as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times....
Continue Reading
Antidepressants

Book Review: This Close to Happy

In the category of memoirs about depression, there are some distinguished contributions. They include, for example, Kay Redfield Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind, William Styron’s Darkness Visible, and Susanna Kaysen’s...
Continue Reading
General

How to Cope with Shame

A salesman started seeing psychotherapist Greg Struve, LAC, SEP, because he feared he was getting fired from his current position. The fear was legitimate: He’d been there for almost...
Continue Reading

 

Mental Health Categories