Therapy in your Pajamas? The Pros and Cons of Telehealth

These days we can do almost anything online, from shopping, taking online courses, booking vacations, and even dating. Now even finding and seeing a mental health provider is just as easy. Telehealth or Telemedicine refers to traditional clinical diagnosis and monitoring that is delivered by technology. Providers have been using telehealth platforms as a means …

Back To School with COVID

Life during the COVID-19 pandemic has come with significant adjustments for both adults and children. Prior to COVID-19, back to school came with some excitement and a level of anxiety as students prepare to tackle the upcoming school year, overall the return to school was a student’s hope to start fresh, but safety is the …

Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy

Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors, or being around animals can have a positive impact on your mental health. Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental …

Mask Anxiety

Mask Anxiety

Wearing a mask and good hand hygiene, as well as social distancing, have been key in combating the Coronavirus (COVID19). For most, mask-wearing has not only become a necessity but almost second nature.  For others, it may feel so strange it can cause things like rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, dizziness, feeling hot …

COPING WITH ADHD IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC.

Lock down measures and quarantine due to the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned the daily routine for many families across the country upside down.  For kids with ADHD, this means a disruption in their normal daily routine, which can worsen their symptoms.   This article will discuss what ADHD is, how the coronavirus (COVID-19) …

COPING WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER DURING A PANDEMIC AND BEYOND.

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic-depressive illness, is a severe mental health condition that causes extremely high and low changes In the mood and behavior of an individual. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (N.I.M.H), roughly 2.8% of Adult Americans were diagnosed with bipolar disorder last year, and about 4.4% will experience it at …

Black, Racism, PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an Anxiety Disorder that usually develops after an individual has been involved in one or more terrifying events in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.  What Can Cause This? The trauma may involve someone’s death or a threat to someone else’s life, serious injury, or a threat …

Social Distancing for the Social Animal

Even if you consider yourself an introvert, from birth until death, our need for physical contact remains constant. If the past few weeks under social distancing guidelines have left you feeling as if you’re running out of oxygen, know that you are not alone. It’s normal to feel panic in a situation that is not …

Dealing With Loss of Employment Due to COVID-19

Last month, unemployment insurance claims in the US soared past three million, a record-breaking number which far surpasses previous highs. This number shatters the Great Recession crest of 665,000 of March 2009 and has developed into a pandemic of unemployment. There are few places hiring right now, so your chances of getting another job at …

Remaining Compliant With Medications During the Pandemic

With quarantine orders in place and things like toilet paper becoming scarce, if you are taking prescribed medications, you may want to take extra precautions to make sure you have the supply you need — especially if you’re part of a vulnerable population. Here are some tips on ways to remain compliant with prescribed medications. …