Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? It’s an important month to celebrate (be mindful of?) every year, but it’s especially important in 2020. By this point, we’ve been quarantining for several weeks and slowly some states are opening back up. Is it the right time? Is it too soon? The numbers […]
We all want to stay informed, but is there a point at which compulsively checking for new headlines and inundating ourselves with the latest stats and on confirmed cases and deaths, details on the origins of the virus, what world leader is saying and doing what right now? According to psychiatrist and habit change specialist […]
A few tips for feeling less isolated: Connect or reconnect with friends and family – staying in contact with loved ones can prevent loneliness and isolation. If your family don’t live with you, technology can help you stay in touch. Visit friends on video or through a phone call or write letters! Get out and about – […]
When was the last time you checked in with yourself, particularly when it came to your stress levels? No matter the stressor, it’s important to consider the impact of stress on your health and well-being. After all, too much stress can take a mental and physical toll on your body — this includes wreaking havoc on your […]
Whether we’re finding ourselves with more free time than before or we’re trying to perform our normal job duties from the new, monotonous, often chaotic home “offices,” we’re likely all feeling the pressure to be productive. Very productive. Just as productive as we normally are. Or, improbably, more productive, if only to prove that we’re […]
An insightful article from The Doughy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families, at doughy.com If you’re faced with telling a child or teen that a family member or friend in a hospital or care facility is likely to die soon, you might be feeling confused and overwhelmed. It’s never easy to share […]
Child Therapist and Children’s book author, Fernando Gonzalez, LCSW has created a Free Coronavirus Guide for Children that includes a short guide parents can use to start having conversations about coronavirus in a child friendly way (also available in Spanish). He also includes a page devoted to coronavirus resources for parents and caregivers. You can […]
This children’s book by Ana Gomez, reminds young children of all the ways that they have the power to help themselves and others during this time of coronavirus and home isolation. It contains loads of colorful pictures and creative activities along with techniques for emotional regulation. A great book to talk with your kids about […]
The first surge of rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic has receded and left necessary social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine in its wake, with no definite end date in sight. Millions are now facing the effects of loneliness, cabin fever, life in too-close quarters, and asking how they can still find community when told to […]
Like many kids who are stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, ten-year-old Sydney was beginning to feel hopeless. But, instead of letting the feeling overtake her, she and her mom took action. Sydney knew that she had information that would make a difference if she got it out to other kids her age. So, […]
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