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Burnout as the result of workplace stress has big implications for employers. Occupational health and safety standards require employers to protect both the physical and mental health of workers.
Strategies that made life more bearable during lockdown homeschooling can be applied to other challenging situations.
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In learning what we can from stressful situations, we can model efficient ways of coping for our children
You don’t need to pick up exactly where you left off; you can think about how you want your life to look.
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After more than a year of idealizing life without COVID-19, people are starting to reenter 'normal' life. Clinical psychology provides guidance on how to prepare for your post-pandemic reboot.
Health-care professions like nursing are at risk of experiencing a post-pandemic exodus of workers due to burnout and moral distress.
To live well through and beyond the pandemic, we need to recognize the moral distress experienced by people, and especially health-care workers.
Isolation and other pandemic stresses can harm pregnant women’s mental health, with effects on their babies too.
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Pregnant women's experiences can affect their babies' health, even into adulthood. Researchers know societywide stresses can lead to these long-term consequences – and the pandemic likely fits the bill.
Our sense of touch is important for creating and maintaining social bonds.
Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb.
The high prevalence of insomnia symptoms among health care workers has concerning implications for our health care system.
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To keep our health care providers healthy, we need to help them sleep.
Just feeling that there’s someone out there she can count on can help a mom-to-be.
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Fetal brains are changing rapidly over the course of pregnancy, but so are the brains of mothers-to-be. Neuroscience research shows one way worry can start taking hold – and a simple way to help.
Discussing violence with children can be challenging for a parent.
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Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
The health crisis and confinement of COVID-19 has led to unusual brain activity, causing insomnia, trouble concentrating or agitation.
When dealing with a difficult event, such as the current pandemic, the electrical current that governs our brains is altered, affecting behaviour and mood.
A Texas woman shows a picture of her 21-year-old son, who has been incarcerated during the pandemic.
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For the 6.5 million Americans who have an incarcerated family member, COVID-19 has made an already stressful situation much worse by drastically limiting communication and raising fears of death.
There are many complex pandemic-related risk factors for suicide, and suicide prevention is a crucial public health response to COVID-19.
Combating catastrophic demoralization and suicidal thoughts during COVID-19 means supporting people to reconnect with their values, with meaning in life and with others.
A woman tears up as she attends a community rally in Los Angeles to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence and racist attitudes, in response to the string of violent racist attacks against Asians during the pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has not only increased risk factors for violence, but also simultaneously decreased resiliency for individuals as well as communities.
Parents may find it challenging to get their children comfortable going back out into the world.
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As more people get vaccinated and different facets of society slowly reopen, challenges remain in the nation's quest to get back to normal. Here are five articles that help illuminate the path.
A more equitable approach to dealing with microaggressions would be to put the onus of addressing them onto the perpetrators.
Does it really matter that Indigenous people and other racialized people experience microaggressions? The short answer: Yes.
Only about one in five principals and teachers in U.S. public schools are educators of color.
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The more that educators of color feel the need to tiptoe around issue of racism in schools, the less likely they seem to stay in the job, new research shows.
COVID-19 lockdown measures have been much harder on those with pre-existing anxiety issues or in lower-income demographics.
Canadians who had poor finances and health were more likely to report financial stress across the first several months of the pandemic.
World Day for Physical Activity is April 6. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many peoples’ physical exercise routines have been disrupted.
Research shows that the gaps in physical exercise have widened substantially between men and women, whites and non-whites, rich and poor and educated and less educated: especially during the pandemic.
Stress hormones are closely tied to hunger and motivation.
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It's been a stressful year, and for 61% of US adults, a year of unwanted weight change too. This isn't surprising, as stress, eating and motivation are all linked through hormones in the brain.
Sometimes resistance – or rebellion – is the only way a child feels able to respond to a difficult situation.
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The pandemic has seen more children experience mental health troubles. Modelling compassion and fostering self-esteem will help