The uncertainty, stress and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic are the ingredients for a perfect “anxiety stew.” Here are some steps you can take to manage your mental health.
Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
Physical activity can help people manage the stress of COVID-19, but closures and distancing have made it even harder to exercise. These researchers are developing a free toolkit to help us all cope.
The crisis has made recovery more difficult for those with substance use disorders. The inability to get to support group meetings, stress and illness are just some of the factors.
Parents may try to shield children from information about COVID-19, but their important questions need answering.
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.
One thing that makes the current situation unique is that it is not a single event in a specific place and time. Humour is a coping strategy.
Nurses on the front lines of a pandemic need education, training and institutional support.
Instead of waiting for a crisis to seek help, new college students should proactively devise plans to ensure their mental health and well-being, a psychologist says.
Nearly 90% of emergency service staff have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health.
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.
To boost your immune defenses against corona and other viruses, one of the most effective things you can do is maintain your natural circadian rhythms. Here’s how to do that.
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.
Sleep supports our immune function and helps us deal with stress. During this uncertain time, making sleep a priority is more than self-care – it’s essential.
‘Post-traumatic growth’ can make us stronger, more resilient and empathetic.
Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?
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.
Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you’re a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.
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.