Graduation Amidst a Global Pandemic

Students everywhere are gearing up for graduation and their transition into college, graduate school, or the workforce. However, as the ongoing pandemic continues to impact the educational experience, students may be grappling with depression and anxiety over what comes next even more than usual. Cyber school Students of all ages have been asked to adjust… Continue reading Graduation Amidst a Global Pandemic

Post-COVID Stress Disorder

Working from home. Scrambling to find child care. Coping with the death of a loved one. Feeling distant from friends. These are just a few of the ways the global COVID-19 pandemic spurred difficult times for everyone and caused universal stress and mental health challenges, including the emergence of post-COVID stress disorder. This is a… Continue reading Post-COVID Stress Disorder

Calming Your Kid’s Post-COVID Concerns

The pandemic was a difficult time for everyone, but children were especially impacted. Things that were safe and fun before—playing with friends, going to school, joining sports teams—became dangerous. As we all resume pre-COVID activities, talking to your child about lifted restrictions, the fact it’s okay to be worried, and other positive reinforcements will help… Continue reading Calming Your Kid’s Post-COVID Concerns

Calming Your Post-COVID Concerns

There is no right way to react to return to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, and life may look far from normal still. Whether you feel ready to reenter the world, are experiencing intense anxiety after more than a year of lockdown and quarantines, or fall somewhere in between, give yourself the space to explore… Continue reading Calming Your Post-COVID Concerns

Preparing for the School Year Ahead

After more than a year of dealing with uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents and children are looking for a return to normalcy with the new school year. However, it is important to prepare yourself and your children for the stresses of school and soothe the lingering anxiety of returning to the classroom. … Continue reading Preparing for the School Year Ahead

There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing

Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. As this article from The New York Times explains, it might be the dominant emotion of 2021: www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/well/mind/covid-mental-health-languishing.html?smid=em-share

Cutting Back on Pandemic Drinking

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans increased their alcohol intake, with women and parents of young children disproportionately affected. This article from the New York Times explains why this happened and provides ways you can cut back on drinking: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/well/mind/covid-pandemic-drinking.html

COVID-19: The Perfect Storm for Addiction

COVID-19 left our world with many new challenges. In our personal lives, we struggled with loneliness, job loss, financial stress, as well as growing anxiety. As a society, we faced separation and division like never before. These obstacles were new to many, and that made coping difficult. For some, turning to substances seemed like the… Continue reading COVID-19: The Perfect Storm for Addiction

The Relationship Between Social Anxiety and Life Following COVID-19

Lockdown measures created a wave of anxiety that was felt across the globe. However, for some, the return to “normal” life may be downright frightening. As restrictions continue to lift across most states, research shows that some are feeling anxious to reconnect.   Research Shows Lifted Restrictions May Create New Anxieties  Numerous surveys throughout the pandemic… Continue reading The Relationship Between Social Anxiety and Life Following COVID-19

Companion Animals and Mental Health: A Reflection on Pandemic Pets

“Sometimes, the best medicine is unconditional love from your pet.” — Anonymous  When COVID first began to spread across the globe, people around the globe began to experience varying hardships in terms of their health, relationships, and financial well-being. So far, this pandemic has caused a rollercoaster of emotions. However, many have taken comfort in… Continue reading Companion Animals and Mental Health: A Reflection on Pandemic Pets

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