Posts Tagged: mental health

Essential self care during the COVID-19 pandemic

The new norm of social distancing coupled with a possible loss of work and abnormal routines are tremendous pressures, both physically and mentally. Many of us feel pressure to continue to perform at the same level as before, but juggling work full-time remotely (or facing the financial uncertainty of unemployment) while simultaneously caring for family…
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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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Depressed senior woman at home feeling sad. Elderly woman looks sadly outside the window. Depressed lonely lady standing alone and looking through the window.

Mental health

Older adults have an increased risk for mental illnesses because of the losses that can accompany the aging process. Many older adults have lost their independence, friends, family members and social roles. Even with this increased risk for mental health challenges, many older adults do not receive the treatment they need due to stigma of…
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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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