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Dance and movement therapy not only holds promise for treatment of trauma, anxiety and depression but can also contribute lifelong coping skills. kate_sept2004/E+ via Getty Images

Dance and movement therapy holds promise for treating anxiety and depression, as well as deeper psychological wounds

The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
Not being able to hold and hug loved ones has been one of the more difficult parts of the pandemic. Alex Chan Tsz Yuk/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Why we missed hugs

Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil swims to a gold medal in the women’s 100 metre butterfly final during at the Tokyo Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Record-setting performances at the Tokyo Olympics come after months of pandemic-induced stress

The past 18 months have tested the mental and physical limits of Olympic athletes in their pursuit of the Tokyo Games. That’s what makes the performances during these Olympics even more remarkable.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta activated its emergency operations centre in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Centers for Disease Control/Unsplash)

Tackling burnout: How to deal with stress and safety in the workplace

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.
Isolation and other pandemic stresses can harm pregnant women’s mental health, with effects on their babies too. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Pregnancy during COVID-19 lockdown: How the pandemic has affected new mothers

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.

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