Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health mental-health psychology stress oil environmental-health sociology natural-gas colorado fracking hydraulic-fracturing
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
Tags: environment mental-health covid-19 nature isolation interdisciplinarity climate-crisis green-prescriptions
Feel like you're facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus anxiety psychology uncertainty cognitive-behavioral-therapy worry coronavirus-anxiety mindset
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
Tags: health mental-health covid-19 coronavirus high-school social-distancing students universities college
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
Tags: mental-health school psychology stress sleep adaptation child-development child-psychology k-12-education emotions empathy emotional-skills identity self-esteem pandemic-school-closures pandemic-parenting remote-learning bedtime-routine social-emotional-development prosocial-behaviors sleep-hygiene peer-relationships reciprocity remote-schooling
Heatwaves are here to stay, and they aren't all sun and games.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: mental-health heatwave climate-change-and-health heat-and-health suicide-risk
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
Tags: social-media mental-health covid-19 twitter parks city-parks outdoors san-francisco cincinnati minneapolis george-floyd-protests
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
Tags: poverty mental-health depression suicide stress african-americans black-youth
As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.
July 13, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic trauma resilience sars-cov-2 evidence-based problem-solving coping-strategies coping 911 post-911
Social distancing is leaving older Americans more isolated and opening them up to serious health risks.
July 6, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health mental-health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic aging elderly social-distancing isolation seniors social-isolation living-longer-2020 living-longer
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