Posts Tagged: mental health

Self-care tips for new moms

When you are a new mom, practicing self-care can be challenging, but it is also very important.  Being on and at the ready for your children at all times can cause burnout and make things that could be everyday treasures feel like everyday chores. When your newborn arrived, you might have been so focused on…
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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year more than any other, mental health awareness is vitally important. We are coming to the end of a very difficult year dealing with the stresses of the pandemic and it will be easy to “let our guard” down as we start getting back to a more normal…
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What are the long-term effects of COVID-19?

COVID-19 can impact both physical and mental health, even long after one’s initial COVID-19 recovery. Many COVID-19 survivors are finding the long-term effects of the virus are real, and can be presented in various ways. Some survivors are reporting that have experienced physical aftereffects that resemble COVID-19 symptoms. These lingering symptoms may include body aches,…
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Suicide prevention

When I was a resident in psychiatry at the University of Louisville, I ran across a study that was looking at suicide in the community and the impact mental health interventions may or may not have on the rates of suicide. The study evaluated 100 suicides in Jefferson County taken from the coroner’s office. The…
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Make the most of your work-life balance

Work-life balance sounds easy, in theory. With constant access to technology and remote work, the pressure for productivity during a pandemic has increased. It can be difficult to identify that sweet center between work and play, even more so if you are working remotely. The line between the two blurs. Emails come in around the…
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