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Keeping Your Distance: Psychologists Offer Tips for Social Distancing While Still Getting the Support You Need

Around the world, public officials are asking people who have contracted or been exposed to the new coronavirus to practice social distancing, quarantine or isolation measures in an effort to slow disease’s spread.

Following is a summary from the American Psychological Association (APA) of research on social distancing, quarantine and isolation, as well as recommendations on how people can cope if asked to take such measures. Read more ›

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News

Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to kids about what is happening. Read more ›

Beyond Worry: How Psychologists Help with Anxiety Disorders

Everyone worries or feels nervous from time to time. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful situations. But for people with anxiety disorders, those fears and worries aren’t temporary. Their anxiety persists, and can even get worse over time. Read more ›

Talking with Your Children About Stress

According to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual Stress in America survey, many Americans — both adults and youth — report experiencing significant stress. While some stress is part of everyday life and sometimes helps motivate us to take action, adults can more readily identify feelings and causes of significant stress, and consider ways to manage it. Young people, however, may not recognize signs of stress or know how to respond and cope effectively. Read more ›

Talking to Teens: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Despite a common belief that only teens and adults die by suicide, younger children can also be at risk. Read more ›

Dealing with the Pressure of Gift-Giving

Sales and bargains can be exciting, as Black Friday and other online holiday sales kick off the holiday shopping season. Finding the right gift for your friends or loved ones may be exciting. However, shoppers need to be cautious — excessive spending in pursuit of the “perfect” holiday can be a source of more stress. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the need to find the right gift for everyone on your list, here are some tips: Read more ›

Making the Most of the Holiday Season

Stress and holidays seem to go hand-in-hand. Your busy schedule becomes even busier with preparations and celebrations.

This may be a good time to try to reframe your thinking about the holidays. Instead of dreading the likely stress ahead, you can view the holidays as an opportunity to enhance your psychological well-being. There are a number of helpful steps you can take to lessen holiday stress and feel more optimistic about the season. Read more ›

Tips for Parents on Managing Holiday Stress

For many of us, the holiday season can bring an increased sense of family responsibility and, along with it, additional feelings of stress. Advertisements about the joys of the season can seem lost on us as we scurry around trying to do even more than usual. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Read more ›

Books to Help Kids and Teens Deal with Challenges [web resource]

Magination Press was created out of a desire to publish innovative books that would help children deal with the many challenges and problems they face as they grow up.

Written for ages 4 through 18, these books deal with topics ranging from the everyday — starting school, shyness, normal fears, and a new baby in the house — to more serious problems, such as divorce, attention deficit disorder, depression, serious injury or illness, autism, trauma, death, and much more. Read more ›

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

As the nation continues to face high-levels of stress, families are susceptible to mounting pressures from finances and work. Raising a family can be rewarding and demanding even in healthy social and economic climates, so stressful times can make things much more challenging. Read more ›

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