Stories tagged: "mental health"


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How to Discuss the Traumatic Events on the Capitol With Kids and Process It as a Family

What to know to help your kids process traumatic events as you might be struggling to process them yourself.

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Pandemic Poultry and 18th Century Menswear: COVID Let Me Embrace My Inner Weirdness

By September, I had become the kind of guy who wanders around the garden in a combination of historical menswear and faded sweatpants, casually referring to himself as “basically a hobbit.”

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I Channeled the Trauma of Relapsing During COVID Into Building a New Life for Me and My Family

Like other people with substance use disorders, the pandemic has tested me. On the other side of my relapse, however, I found an identity I’d been looking for.

Mental health first-responder programs are being launched in cities like New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere as an attempt to diminish police violence.
Mental Illness Is Not a Crime, So Why Do We Police It Like One?

American cities are finally implementing first-responder programs that send behavioral health professionals—not cops—to non-violent and mental health-related crises.

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Thanksgiving Is Going to Be Weird This Year. Here’s How to Cope.

A behavioral psychologist says the first step to coping with a different Thanksgiving is acknowledging the strangeness of the times.

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Yes, You Need to Sleep. How to Cure Your Election Day (Week?) Anxiety

We asked Theresa Nguyen of Mental Health America: How can we possibly go to sleep on the night of such a consequential election?

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Keep Calm and Vote On: How to Stay Sane on an Insane Election Day

No matter who your candidate of choice is, you’re likely to be anxious and preoccupied on Election Day. Here are several things you can do to help make it through Tuesday.