Behavioral Tendencies

Summer in the Age of COVID-19: What Activities Are Safe?

10/07/2020 06:00am | 1738 views

The weather is finally sunny and warm – summer is back! But there’s still a pandemic to consider. So, what activities you can do safely this summer, and which ones should you avoid? When making your decisions, consider four factors: person, place, space, and time.

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Parents Need to Have Honest Conversations With Kids About Race and Racism, Starting Very Early

06/07/2020 06:00am | 3262 views

By Marisa LaScala

Babies as young as three months start to process ideas about race. We owe it to our kids to talk about it.

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A Bright Side to Sheltering in Place With Your Family

14/06/2020 06:00am | 3112 views

For many families, stepping out of our normal work and social routines, staying home, and limiting our interaction with the outside world has caused incredible mental, relational, and financial distress. By now, at week 9 (or more, for some of us) of social distancing, I know many parents are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety at the thought of continuing to stay home.

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Mental Health

Coronavirus Brings Toughest Mental Health Month In Memory

30/05/2020 06:00am | 10558 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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Mental Health

Stress and Coping Outbreaks

26/05/2020 06:00am | 4289 views

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Copiing wiitth sttrress wiillll make you,, tthe peoplle you carre aboutt,, and yourr communiitty sttrrongerr.. Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones Changes in sleep or eating patterns Di!culty sleeping or concentrating Worsening of chronic health problems Worsening of mental health conditions Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs 

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