Posts Tagged: mental health

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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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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