Teens want COVID-19 advice that gives them safe ways to socialize – not just rules for what they can’t do
In a series of surveys, young people across the US described their thinking and behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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Mass. General study finds that the loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children.
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Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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The anger you’re seeing in the nation and your neighborhood — call it pandemic rage — is not in your imagination, according to a McLean hospital psychologist, who explains where it comes from and how to fight it.
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Heatwaves are here to stay, and they aren't all sun and games.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it's currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
July 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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New study is among the first to distinguish effects of pandemic from effects of lockdown when it comes to wellbeing in Britain.
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Researchers say the UK government should ask employers to share out reduced hours rather than lose workers, in order to mitigate a looming mental health crisis
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New analysis could help uncover potential drug targets for attention deficits and sensory hypersensitivity.
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