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.
yesterday • ~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
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
In the time of the coronavirus, learning how to adapt to adversity belongs in your toolkit.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic resilience mental-illness coronavirus-2020 psychotherapy managing-emotions resiliency
COVID-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow.
June 23, 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
Tags: health public-health mental-health anxiety pandemic transmission isolation friendship risk-management harm-reduction lonliness
With the county facing a crisis in emotional health, we may need two vaccines: one for COVID-19 and another for toxic stress. Here's a technique for dealing with all that stress.
June 10, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health brain neuroscience mental-health brain-training emotion psychology stress therapy
A mental health crisis has begun, as social isolation from the coronavirus and loss of job, income and loved ones have left people reeling. A transformation of care is badly needed.
May 29, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression exercise anxiety psychotherapy mental-health-crisis
COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health medicine mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety psychology trauma social-distancing ptsd medical-care hospitals social-isolation patients
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