Behavioral Health

Philadelphia magazine

Why Is This Philly-Area Construction Company Teaching Its Workers to Take Deep Breaths?: We visited EDA Contractors to find out how the suburban organization is driving an emotion revolution.

Running Was Her Therapy. Now Running Attire Is Her Business.: Social worker and running coach Naseemah Palmer used to name her running tights with the emotions she was feeling — anxiety, sadness, anger. Now she’s bringing the “wear your feelings” ethos to her own activewear line, Vivid Belle.

How to Find a Therapist in Philadelphia: Your guide to navigating the complex world of counseling, with tips from local therapists themselves.

5 Ways to Sleep Better in Philly’s Never-Ending Heat: Penn professor Sigrid Veasey gave us tips to snooze more soundly as we anticipate fall’s cooler temps.

This Main Line Psychologist’s Book of Daily Mindful Practices is the Wellness Boost You Need: A Mindful Year — a book out today from clinical psychologist Seth Gillihan and his friend, Aria Campbell-Danesh — is a lovely add to your wellness toolbox.

This Pennsylvania Couple May Have Found the Sounds That Will Put You to Sleep: Wei-Shin Lai and Jason Wolfe, founders of the award-winning company AcousticSheep, have created a database of tracks that will likely help you doze off — but they need you to help make them better.

This Philly-Area Expert’s Creative New Book Gets Real About Postpartum Depression: Through relatable comics and interactive activities, Karen Kleiman’s Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts tries to help more depressed moms feel less alone.

Do You Need to Sleep Less to Be Successful?: Is Jefferson Health CEO Stephen Klasko’s four-hour sleep schedule the key to his rise? We asked an expert.


Boulder Yoga Teacher Designs New Classes Targeting Mental Health: You can access the courses from anywhere using Gaiam’s Yoga Studio app.

Local App Tries to Help With Chronic Pain: One third of Americans suffer from lasting pain. Curable takes a revolutionary approach that considers how your brain could be contributing to the problem.

Denver Entrepreneur Creates App to Help Those with OCD: The nOCD app acts as a guide between therapy sessions.

How Virtual Reality Is Providing Playtime for Hospitalized Children: Children’s Hospital Colorado was one of five hospitals that piloted the new Starlight Xperience program, a virtual reality set-up complete with games, immersive field trips, and more.

Portrait of Health: A Detailed Look at Denver Youth: Mental Health. Sexual assault. Lack of sleep. To uncover the biggest health issues facing Denver’s youth, city officials let a group of local teenagers take the lead.

The True Story of a Reluctant Forest Bather: Forest bathing sounds like a fad, but this twist on hiking provided just the mental reset one writer needed.

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder: We talked to a local therapist to find out.

Can Volunteerism Help Depression? This Local Nonprofit Thinks So: Project Helping assists individuals who struggle with depression find purpose and meaning through service to their communities.

Other Features

I Walked Across Philadelphia with a Record-Breaking Endurance Swimmer and 50 of Her Friends: With the EverWalk initiative, Diana Nyad is trying to get more people walking. This is what one of her “Epic Walks” is like.

Haley Morris Seemed Like a Healthy 20-Year-Old–Until a Genetic Disorder Took Her Life: The Fishtown native collapsed on Valentine’s Day, thanks to a rare bleeding condition known as HHT. Now her family’s trying to raise awareness around the little-known disease.

Welcome to Philly’s Queer-Friendly Barbell Club: KG Strong trainer Anna Claire Loper wanted to create a space where anyone could feel safe and strong.

Why You’ll Be Glowing When You Walk Out of This Manayunk Spray Tan Studio: Sasha Fedunchak makes sure the spray tan experience bronzes and empowers you.

Inside The Fight to Beat Childhood Cancer: How Colorado physicians are outsmarting cancer, one kid at a time.

The 9 Things You Should Know About Colorado’s Work-Life Balance: Here’s a hint: Denverites may not be quite as healthy as we like to think.

Closing The Gap: How Coloradans are increasing access to health care for the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Emily Schromm’s Next Challenge: Opening a Gym in RiNo: The former reality TV star has made a huge impact in the wellness space, with projects ranging from her own line of teas to a portable weightlifting pack. Her newest passion project? Opening a 24-hour gym in RiNo.

Birdette’s Black and White World: Where I write about Birdette Hughey, a Christian educator in Mississippi who is trying to help the state move forward

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