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Physical and Mental Health

Healthy Living

The Bible’s Viewpoint on Health

Learn what the Bible says about sickness and the treatment of disease.

Ways to Improve Your Health

Five steps that you can take today can put you on the road to better health.

Disease—How to Reduce the Risk

Every day your body wages war against enemies that are silent and unseen but potentially deadly.

Attitude Makes a Difference!

Can the Bible’s wisdom help you to be happier?

Make Life Better​—Emotional Health

We benefit when we develop the strength to control our emotions.

The Way of Happiness​—Physical Health and Resilience

Does ill health doom a person’s happiness?

Protect Yourself From Misinformation

Misleading news, false reports, and conspiracy theories abound and may even cause you harm.

Seven Keys to Food Safety and a Healthy Diet

Life is a gift, and we show appreciation for it by caring for our health and that of our families. Consider how you can do that.

How Can I Lose Weight?

If you need to lose weight, don’t think in terms of following a diet but of adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Young People Talk About Healthy Lifestyles

Do you find it hard to eat right and exercise? In this clip young people share what they do to stay healthy.

How Can I Have a Balanced Diet?

Unhealthy youths often become unhealthy adults, so it’s good for you to develop healthy eating habits now.

Make Life Better​—Physical Health

Bible principles encourage us to do what we can to care for our life physically.

Winning the War Against Obesity in the Young

Read how one junk-food junkie made simple adjustments and got his eating habits under control.

How to Age Gracefully

Six Bible-based tips can help you to adapt to this new phase in life.

Fresh Air and Sunshine—Natural “Antibiotics”?

Modern science confirms the accuracy of observations made during the 1800’s.

Coping With Illness

How to Deal With a Sudden Health Problem

What practical information in the Bible can help you if your health unexpectedly worsens?

Living With Chronic Illness—Can the Bible Help?

Yes! Learn three steps that can help you to cope with chronic illness.

How to Help Those With Mental Health Challenges

Offering your support can make a difference for a friend suffering with mental illness.

Is Life Worth Living When You Have a Serious Illness?

Learn how some coped when they had a serious illness.

What if I Have a Health Problem? (Part 1)

Four young people describe what helps them cope with their health problems and maintain a positive attitude.

What if I Have a Health Problem? (Part 2)

Read first-hand experiences of young people who learned to cope with major health problems while maintaining a positive attitude.

What if I Have a Health Problem? (Part 3)

The experiences of three young people can help you learn how to cope.

How Can I Cope if I’m Not Well?

Do you suffer from a chronic illness or disability? Learn how four youths who face similar challenges are able to cope.

“I Refuse to Dwell On My Illness”

What gives Elisa the strength to endure the pain of a chronic disease and even sometimes to forget that she’s sick?

Coping With Disabilities

Finding Strength Out of Weakness

A wheelchair-bound woman gains “power beyond what is normal” through her faith.

Living Without Sight

Can the blind really develop heightened senses of hearing, smell, and touch?

Jairo’s Eyes—His Way to Serve God

Despite being afflicted with the most severe form of cerebral palsy, Jairo enjoys a happy and meaningful life.

Serving God Is His Medicine!

Onesmus was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. How have God’s promises recorded in the Bible encouraged him?

Living by Touch

James Ryan was born deaf and later became blind. What has given him a real purpose in life?

Braille Bible—“Without It, I Would Feel Lost”

Hear the experience of a blind man who has benefited from having the Bible in braille.

Jehovah Has Given Me More Than I Deserve

Félix Alarcón found a real purpose in life after being in a motorcycle wreck that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

I Found Hope When I Needed It Most

At 20 years of age, Miklós Aleksza became paralyzed due to a tragic accident. How did the Bible help him to find real hope for a better future?


What Does the Bible Say About Caregiving for Elderly Parents?

The Bible provides examples of men and women of faith who did so. It also offers practical advice that can help caregivers.

When Your Child Is Disabled

Consider three challenges you might face and how the wisdom found in the Bible can help.

What if My Parent Is Sick?

You are not the only young person to face such a situation. Learn what helped two others to cope.

When a Loved One Is Terminally Ill

How can family members comfort and care for a terminally ill loved one? How can caregivers cope with the emotions they may experience throughout the course of the illness?

When a Spouse Has Special Needs

Read three suggestions that help marriages when one mate is chronically ill.

Diseases and Conditions

Virus Outbreaks—What You Can Do

How can you cope physically, emotionally, and spiritually when a virus outbreak affects you?

What You Should Know About Mental Disorders

Nine steps can help you to deal more successfully with a mental disorder.

Anemia​—Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is anemia? Can it be prevented or cured?

Diabetes—Can You Reduce Your Risk?

As many as 90 percent of those with prediabetes do not know it.

What You Should Know About Epilepsy

Explore some basic facts about this often misunderstood disorder.

Gum Disease—Are You at Risk?

Gum disease is one of the most common oral diseases in the world. What causes it? How can you know if you have it? And how can you reduce your risk of gum disease?

What You Should Know About Malaria

You can protect yourself if you live in or plan to visit a land where malaria is prevalent.

Meeting the Challenges of Menopause

The more that you and your loved ones understand about menopause, the better equipped you will be to meet the challenges associated with it.


Depression—How to Treat It

Read about some treatment options as well as common issues faced by those who suffer from depression.

What Does the Bible Say About Depression?

Learn why depression afflicts people and how the Bible can help you to cope with negative feelings.

Why Go On?

What can make a person view death as a friend?

When Life Seems Unbearable

Life is worth living despite any adversity.

Teen Depression—Why? What Can Help?

Learn to recognize the signs, symptoms, and possible causes. See what parents and others can do to help.

How Can I Avoid Negative Thinking?

You can learn to cultivate positive thinking by following these suggestions.

Disturbing Decline in Teen Mental Health—What Does the Bible Say?

The Bible offers practical help for teens facing mental distress.

Why Do I Cut Myself?

Self-injury is a problem for many young people. If you have resorted to this behavior, how can you get help?

How Can I Deal With Depression?

These coping strategies can help you take the necessary steps toward healing.

Can the Bible Help Me if I’m Depressed?

There are three things God gives generously to help with feelings of depression.

How Can the Bible Help Those With Suicidal Thoughts?

What practical advice does the Bible give to someone who wants to die?

Anxiety and Stress

How to Control Worry

What practical tips and Bible verses can help you to allay undue worry?

Anxiety in Men​—How the Bible Can Help

Anxiety is a growing problem in these critical times. If you are dealing with anxiety, can the Bible help you?

How to Deal With Isolation

When you feel isolated, finding hope, happiness, and satisfaction can seem impossible​—it’s not.

How to Beat Pandemic Fatigue

If we do not battle it, we may gradually begin to lose our motivation to follow COVID-safe practices.

How to Deal With Stress

Review some practical principles that can help you to deal better with stress and perhaps even reduce it.

How Can I Deal With Anxiety?

Five tips can help you make anxiety work for you rather than against you.

Can the Bible Help You to Deal With Anxiety?

Anxiety appears to be part of the human condition. Can it be relieved?

What the Bible Says About Anxiety

The right kind of anxiety can be useful; the wrong kind, harmful. How can you deal with it successfully?

Stress—Keys to Managing It

Practical tips from the Bible can help you to manage stress caused by four common sources.

The Challenge: Overwhelming Demands

If you try to do everything, you may end up unable to do anything. How can you reduce your stress?

How Can I Prevent Burnout?

What causes this condition? Are you at risk? If so, what can you do about it?

When Your Teenage Daughter Is Stressed Out

Many teenage girls feel overwhelmed by the changes they are experiencing. How can parents help them to cope with the stress?

How Can You Deal With Stress?

Learn about major stress factors and what steps you can take to handle them.

Am I a Perfectionist?

How can you tell the difference between trying to do your best and chasing an impossible ideal?

How to Deal With Change

Change is all but inevitable. Consider what some have done to deal with it successfully.

How to Overcome Feelings of Insecurity

Three steps can help you to feel more secure.

Medical Care

Can a Christian Accept Medical Treatment?

Does it matter to God what medical treatments we choose?

When a Loved One Is Sick

Medical appointments and hospital stays can be nerve-racking. How can you help a friend or relative make the best of a difficult situation?

Medical Alternatives to Blood Transfusions

Read how leading experts from over 40 countries responded to information on medical alternatives to blood transfusions.

Blood Transfusions​—What Doctors Are Saying Now

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been criticized because of their refusal to accept blood transfusions. How do some in the medical community view our position on blood?

Refusing Blood Transfusions Helps Witness Patients Do Better

Reports show that patients who refuse blood transfusions have better survival rates and shorter hospital stays.