Posts Tagged: anxiety

Teens and COVID-19: Protecting their mental health

With schools closed for at least the next several weeks in an effort to continue to flatten the curve of coronavirus, many teens are struggling to adjust to a new (if temporary) normal away from the classes, social activities, and extra-curriculars that gave them a sense of structure and community. And while this situation will…
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Cancer in the time of COVID-19

In my role as an oncology social worker, I often talk to people about the stress of getting a cancer diagnosis, how nothing else they have experienced in life was sufficient to prepare them. The shock of it. The fear of what comes next. The worry for the people in your life. It’s true that…
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Pretty biracial teenage girl is smiling and looking at the camera. She is sad or depressed and is sitting outside a public high school. Student is wearing a backpack and classmates are sitting behind her.

Tips for school anxiety

The new school year has started. Although a new year is often an exciting time for families, school can be very stressful for both parents and children. Here are some tips to help. Coping strategies for children who experience school anxiety (test, social, refusal): 1. Parents should show excitement and interest while being supportive and…
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