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COVID-19 and Mental Health

Mental Health in the Workplace: Supporting Virtual Employees

Over the last ten years, the United States has seen a growth of 91% in remote work. However, the figures skyrocketed when the Covid-19 Pandemic hit. Work from home became the new normal, and employers had to adapt to the changes quickly. When it came to supporting mental health in a traditional office space, employers […]

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COVID-19 and Mental Health, Personal Stories

Why We Ran Out of Yeast: A Mental Health Story About Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fact that toilet paper, bottled water, and disinfectant wipes sold out nearly everywhere was common knowledge. What you may not know is that in some communities baking yeast was just as hard to find. During a time of complete and utter panic, many people turned to baking […]

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COVID-19 and Mental Health, Wellness

Top Mindfulness Apps to Help You Keep Calm During the Coronavirus Crisis and Beyond

Our lifestyle is already stressful. On the inside, we may strive for relaxation and calmness to stay clear of anxiety. Many of us are eternally sleep-deprived and victims of chronic anxiety. While we try to pass this off as the inevitable collateral damage of a modern lifestyle, these stressors end up taking a toll on […]

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COVID-19 and Mental Health

How to Avoid Anxiety and Take Control in Times of Uncertainty

We live in uncertain times. The coronavirus pandemic took everyone by surprise, and even though this prolonged break is good for the environment, it turns out to be damaging for some people. The way we relate to events around us tells something about ourselves. Some people might have seen this pandemic and lockdown as something […]

College Student Mental Health, COVID-19 and Mental Health

How to Make Friends and Socialize Safely this Semester during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Whether your college has moved entirely online this semester or you’re working with a hybrid campus situation, this school year will be different from what you’re used to — and what you expected. Whether you’re embarking on the college experience for the first time or returning to your classes, the coronavirus pandemic will change the […]

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Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders, COVID-19 and Mental Health

How COVID-19 Quarantine is Testing Recovering Addicts

When Manhattan set the standard for quarantine lockdown, liquor stores were famously considered essential. Soon enough, bars were allowed to order take-and-go cocktails and drinks as if it were an east coast Las Vegas. Today, liquor stores are one of the few industries that aren’t just surviving amidst a pandemic, but absolutely thriving. For those […]

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Close to Home, COVID-19 and Mental Health

Stress and the Isolating Effects of COVID-19 Make Suicide Prevention Awareness More Important Now Than Ever

This week marks National Suicide Prevention Week, a week when we are urged to learn more about suicide and how each of us can take steps to prevent deaths by suicide in our communities and our country. This year it comes after months of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and as many of us face the stress of family members returning to school, college, or work under uncertain conditions. With so much on our minds and with a pandemic threatening our health, is it really important to talk about suicide? The answer is yes.

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Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders, COVID-19 and Mental Health

Managing Your Addiction Virtually During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive worldwide disruption in addition to untold physical and financial devastation, negatively impacting countless areas of our lives. Unfortunately, this has hit more areas than many of us ever would have dreamed, and that includes addiction services. Due to the pandemic, hundreds of millions of people were forced to stay […]

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COVID-19 and Mental Health, Mental Health Education and Awareness

Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery during the Second Wave of COVID-19

Many people who desperately need residential treatment for an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder (BED) still harbor fears about the COVID-19 pandemic and sharing space with strangers. They might even consider putting off or avoiding treatment as a result of those fears. The fact of the matter is, residential eating […]