Parents may try to shield children from information about COVID-19, but their important questions need answering.
Emotions and feelings can be thought of as judgments: considered responses to what is happening.
A survey conducted in early April reveals that, even in lockdown, fewer than 3% of people were feeling only negative emotions.
Penn State Laureate William Doan found solace in a daily act that has benefits scientists are just beginning to understand.
As we return to work, the stress and anxiety from COVID-19 won't go away. Our experts have some tips on how to handle the new normal.
While there have been spikes across the board, some groups are suffering more than others.
Anxiety and loneliness affect many people at the best of times. The pandemic-induced isolation and stress won't be helping, but cities can do many things to improve the 'emotional climate'.
During times of stress and anxiety we either dream more or remember our dreams more often, as a way of coping with challenging circumstances and new information.
A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.
You can't ask a child to sit still for 45 minutes and focus on their breath. But mindfulness activities can be adapted for children – and they might come in handy during these stressful times.
New research shows that, contrary to popular belief, young people are anxious about the impact of coronavirus on their own lives and on their communities.
Gratitude has a strong connection to well-being, but more than that, two psychologists say, it could have a powerful effect on others. So, don't hold back when it comes to expressing it.
Buddhist monks have been chanting sutras to provide spiritual relief during the coronavirus crisis. A scholar of Buddhism translates some Buddhist teachings into ways we can deal with uncertain times.
A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
The uncertainty and instability around coronavirus can exacerbate existing mental health problems or contribute to new ones. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk of mental ill health.
Go on! Read a good book, tickle your kids, pick a flower from your garden. We need to savour these tiny moments of pleasure to ease the stress we all face.
We can use anxious thoughts as triggers to engage in activities that not only manage anxiety but to help us build positive mental health habits for the future.
It's normal to feel worried, anxious and edgy amid income losses, working from home requirements and concerns about loved ones' risk of coronavirus. But some people will need mental health support.
Our research found that stigma often prevents women from getting help for this hidden illness.
The immune system can respond to stress in ways that harm health. But there's a stress-buster that can help keep you calm and healthy: exercise.