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Articles About Mental Health and Wellness

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    JUN 23, 2020

    How to help a loved one with depression

    Depression is more common than you may think. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people worldwide experience depression.1 It’s a mental health condition that can affect anyone — including our loved ones — for a variety of reasons. ... Read More >

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    MAY 21, 2020

    7 tips for managing coronavirus anxiety and stress

    As the situation around the coronavirus continues to evolve, we’re living life differently and learning as we go. Stress levels were high before the COVID-19 pandemic, but now they’ve skyrocketed. We all need support. Now is a time to be kind to each other — and to ourselves. Practicing self-care is more important than ever ... Read More >

    TOPICSCORONAVIRUS & COVID-19Mental Health and WellnessStress

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    MAY 03, 2020

    Forest bathing: What it is and why you should try it

    In 1982, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries created the term shinrin-yoku, which translates to “forest bathing” or “absorbing the forest atmosphere.” The practice encourages people to simply spend time in nature — no actual bathing required. It’s also very low impact, which means you don’t have to go for trail runs or do an intense hike. The goal of forest bathing is to live in the present moment while immersing your senses in the sights and sounds of a natural setting. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMental Health and WellnessoutdoorsStress Management

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    APR 16, 2020

    Find your words: How to talk about mental health with a child

    Right now is a crucial time to check in on the mental health of the young people in our lives. It’s important for young people to hear that anxiety, stress, and negative emotions are completely normal — particularly in times of crisis. They also need to hear that there’s always hope. In fact, just one positive, nurturing relationship with an adult can help kids fight the effects of trauma.1 ... Read More >

    TOPICSchildren's healthDepressionmental healthMental Health and Wellnessteen health

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    APR 15, 2020

    Need quick ways to relax and de-stress throughout the day?

    If you’re feeling more stressed during these uncertain times, you’re not alone. Yet there are still ways to finds moments of relaxation in your everyday life. You can start by practicing mini relaxation techniques. These quick techniques can be done throughout the day — helping you to de-stress. ... Read More >

    TOPICSMental Health and WellnessrelaxationStress Management

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    APR 12, 2020

    Talking to kids about COVID-19

    This may be an upsetting time for children. They may wonder why people are staying home and why they can’t go to school or play with friends. You can help them understand what’s going on and help them feel safe. Here are some tips for how to talk to children about the COVID-19 outbreak. ... Read More >

    TOPICSCommunicationCORONAVIRUS & COVID-19Mental Health and Wellnesspediatrics

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    APR 12, 2020

    Coping with loneliness

    The need to stay at home and limit contact with others is important right now, but it can be lonely and isolating. Loneliness can take a toll on both our mental and physical health. Try these tips to stay connected and positive. ... Read More >

    TOPICSCORONAVIRUS & COVID-19Mental Health and Wellnessmind body healthself-care

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    APR 12, 2020

    Managing anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak

    It’s normal to feel worried during times of stress, and many people struggle with anxiety in the best of times. Here are some steps you can take to manage anxiety and lower your stress. ... Read More >

    TOPICSCORONAVIRUS & COVID-19Mental Health and Wellnessmind body healthStress Management

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    APR 10, 2020

    3 ways to help your mood and mind

    Life can often seem like an ever-growing to-do list. From work to family to household projects, it can feel like there’s no time to relax. However, it’s important to make time for yourself — and find activities that bring you joy. ... Read More >

    TOPICSCORONAVIRUS & COVID-19Mental Health and WellnessMid-Atlantic StatesrelaxationStress Management

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    MAR 24, 2020

    3 moments for mindfulness in your everyday

    Practicing mindfulness is a skill we’d all like to master. With magazines, websites, workshops, and retreats dedicated to mindfulness, it’s clearly an important topic in health and wellness. ... Read More >

    TOPICSCORONAVIRUS & COVID-19Mental Health and Wellnessmind body healthrelaxationStress Management