Mental Health Archive

Behavioral Tendencies

Pandemic takes a toll on mental health of US residents, new national survey shows

11/07/2020 06:00am | 29 views

As United States residents continue to weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s taking a toll on their mental health, according to a new national survey led by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers universities.

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Self Advocacy

Mental Fitness: It’s Okay to Not be Okay

18/06/2020 06:00am | 377 views

Younger generations can teach us a lot about how to be open and honest with our grieving. 

In my previous two articles I talked about some of the self-regulation skills that younger generations might have had less opportunity to practice growing up(How to Fight Isolation and How Feedback Makes You Resilient). This time I want to focus on something they can teach the rest of us: openly communicating about grief.

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Lifestyle

How to Manage Anxiety About the Country Reopening

11/06/2020 06:00am | 208 views

After weeks of social distancing, parts of the United States have started to reopen. Stay-at-home orders are being lifted, businesses are opening, and people are starting to emerge from their isolation. In my own state of Pennsylvania, the governor has lifted the stay-at-home order for many of the more rural counties that had fewer cases of coronavirus.

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Self Advocacy

Reflections on Mental Health Month: People Like to Be Heard

31/05/2020 06:00am | 273 views

Each May as we enter a new Mental Health Month, I think about people. Talking about mental health and mental illness is not abstract to me. I think of family members, friends and patients. I think both of those struggling and those providing care. Yet my focus for many years has been to think about what is universal. I reflect on people impacted by depression and those enduring hard lives depression-free.

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Behavioral Tendencies

Coronavirus Brings Toughest Mental Health Month In Memory

30/05/2020 06:00am | 280 views

By Harry Saltzgaver

May has been Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. May 2020 may well be the most stressful in the last 71 years, Long Beach experts say.

 

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