Posts Tagged: mental health

Overcoming pandemic fatigue

As humans we have a psychological reaction to disaster and we’re seeing those reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on in any disaster we go through a period of confusion. We are trying to figure out what’s going on and what’s going to happen next. During this period, many people feel overwhelmed and confused. Our…
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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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