Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.
yesterday • ~6 min
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Why structured contact with nature, rolled out with government support, will go a long way to solving the psychological distress of coronavirus.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~9 min
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Social distancing is leaving older Americans more isolated and opening them up to serious health risks.
July 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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People are turning to quarantine bubbles as a way to see friends and family while limiting the risk from the coronavirus. Research shows that this can work, but it's not easy to be in a quaranteam.
June 17, 2020 • ~10 min
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When we sing together, our social brains are activated to produce oxytocin, which makes us feel more connected.
May 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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Learning from the example of spiritual retreats.
April 28, 2020 • ~5 min
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Coronavirus quarantine could provide lessons for future space travel on how regular people weather isolation
Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
April 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
April 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression, and the health care system isn't ready for that, either
Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?
April 1, 2020 • ~8 min
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