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Ohio State Professor Helps Create Child Care Fund for Black Women
The Columbus Dispatch - August 6, 2020 | Read full article

The effort hopes to help change the statistics that show that many women drop out of medical or science fields soon after having their first child. Tamar Gur, MD, is quoted.


Bipolar Disorder Can Require 'Rapid Intervention' — All About the Illness Kanye West Faces
People - July 24, 2020 | Read full article

On Wednesday, Kim Kardashian West asked for “compassion” for Kanye West as he manages a new cycle in his bipolar disorder. The rapper, 43, has spoken openly in the past about his history with the mood disorder, which he was first diagnosed with about three years ago. Samar McCutcheon, MD, is quoted.


Health Effects of Unemployment
U.S. News & World Report - July 24, 2020 | Read full article

Since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in mid-March, many Americans have suffered job losses. As of this writing, the national unemployment rate stands at 11.1%, and some 17,750,000 people are unemployed. This paints a bleak economic picture as a whole, but individually, it could have far reaching health impacts too. K. Luan Phan, MD, is quoted.


Preventing COVID Is So Exhausting
Men’s Health - July 9, 2020 | Read full article

You’re tired of hearing about COVID-19, tired of watching out for it. If you look at scenes of packed beaches and bars, you’d say the coronavirus pandemic is wearing thin. People are just burned out on dealing with it. Doug Misquitta, MD, is quoted.


COVID-19 Pandemic Creating an Unintended Epidemic - Loneliness
WBNS-TV/10 - July 2, 2020 | Read full article

While dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we're also dealing with an unintended consequence - what experts are calling a "loneliness epidemic."  Even though we're using technology to stay connected, we can still feel isolated. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD, and Sophie Lazarus, PhD, are quoted.


12 Best Exercises to Ease Stress and Anxiety
U.S. News & World Report - June 19, 2020 | Read full article

Stress is a fact of life, but it can be a double-edged sword. In small doses, it can boost alertness and performance. But when you’re constantly stressed, that can have a significant downside. Chelsi Day, PsyD, is quoted.


10 Powerful Ways to Overcome Anger or a Bad Mood
U.S. News & World Report - June 5, 2020 | Read full article

You have a fight with your best friend. You don't get that promotion you wanted. You wrangle through bad traffic and bad drivers to get somewhere in a rush. All of these examples could set off anger or a bad mood. Sophie Lazarus, PhD, is quoted.


Police Brutality Imagery On Social Media Can Cause Lasting Trauma, Especially For Black People
Insider - June 3, 2020 | Read full article

Images and video of police brutality during protests are being widely disseminated on social media as people continue to protest the death of George Floyd. These images can cause trauma, especially for black people who have witnessed or experienced racist events in their own lives, experts say. Ken Yeager, PhD, is quoted. 


That Feeling You Have Might Be Situational Depression
Today - May 28, 2020 | Read full article

The COVID-19 pandemic has trapped most people in their homes and little things, like getting dressed and showering, seem less important now. Some people might lack motivation and interest in things they once loved, sleep more, become more irritable or battle insomnia. While these feelings and behaviors could be normal reactions to stress, they also could be a symptom of a more serious mental health issue. Sophie Lazarus, PhD, is quoted.


The Coronavirus Is Creating A Mental Health Crisis In America’s Workforce
HuffPost - May 27, 2020 | Read full article

Over a third of workers in the U.S. are currently struggling with mental health issues, ranging from moderate distress to serious mental illness. That’s according to a study conducted in March, just as the coronavirus pandemic was beginning to hit the country. Cheryl Carmin, PhD, is quoted.


Working From Home? Here's How To Have Job-Life Boundaries During The Pandemic
Yahoo! - May 27, 2020 | Read full article

COVID-19 has forced many people to work remotely, some for the first time ever. And despite all of the fantasies that working from home is a breeze compared to going into an office, many have found it can be the opposite. Mary Fristad, PhD, is quoted.


What to Expect When Calling a Mental Health Hotline
U.S. News & World Report - April 29, 2020 | Read full article

In times of extreme stress, crisis or a mental health emergency, where would you turn? For many people, the answer is a mental health hotline. Ken Yeager, PhD, is quoted.


COVID-19 Pushes People Into Uncomfortable Places as They Ask for Help
Spectrum News 1 - April 27, 2020 | Read full article

Millions of Americans who are used to working have recently found themselves in the tough place of being unemployed and unable to take care of their basic needs on their own. For many, the idea of not being able to do so has caused varying levels of shame and embarrassment as they now seek help from others. Travis Westbrook, PhD, is quoted.


'There's No Wrong Way To Feel': The Grief Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
Today - April 8, 2020 | Read full article

As the pandemic lingers feelings change from fear, anxiety and concern to mourning over losses and nostalgia for the mundane. K. Luan Phan, MD, is quoted. 

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