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Resources Tagged With: mental health

How to Be Happy, According to Science

Here’s what the research says about the things we can do every day to improve our happiness, even during immensely challenging times like the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ›

Coronavirus: The Possible Long-Term Mental Health Impacts

Covid-19 has increased anxiety for many of us, and experts warn a sizable minority could be left with mental health problems that outlast the pandemic. Read more ›

Advice For Dealing With Uncertainty — From People Who’ve Been There

We are living in uncertain times. No one knows exactly how or when this coronavirus pandemic will end — or what it will mean for our lives and the lives of our loved ones in the future.

This pandemic that we’re all going through feels unprecedented — but the feeling of uncertainty is not. People live through all kinds of scary things all the time. Here are seven tips for dealing with uncertainty from people who’ve been there. Read more ›

The Pandemic Proves We All Should Know ‘Psychological First Aid.’ Here Are the Basics.

If ever there were a time for people to know the important skills that make up what mental health experts refer to as “psychological first aid,” a pandemic is it. Like regular first aid, PFA is a way of helping someone in pain — except rather than cleaning and bandaging a cut or applying ice to a sprained ankle, you tend to someone’s anxiety or distress in a way that will ease it and help restore a sense of equanimity. Many disaster responders and public health professionals have been trained in PFA, but it’s time for the rest of us to join them, so we can help our families, our friends and ourselves. Read more ›

Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs [downloadable]

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, marked by episodes of mania and depression. Bipolar disorder is not the same as the typical ups and downs every kid goes through. The mood swings are more extreme and accompanied by changes in sleep, energy level, and the ability to think clearly. Know the signs and symptoms. Read more ›

Virtual Signs of Serious Mental Health Problems: A Teacher’s Guide to Protecting Students

With much of education being delivered in a virtual environment during the pandemic, monitoring students’ mental health is harder, but more critical than ever. Some of the same indicators of distress apply as much in the virtual classroom as in the physical one, such as difficulty participating in class, poor attendance, frequently reporting illness and not completing assignments. But other indicators, such as on-screen interactions with family members and turning off the camera, are new to distance learning. Read more ›

Latinx Children in California [downloadable]

With an increasingly diverse child population across California, acknowledging and addressing health inequities is more critical than ever. In an effort to inform and educate the public on the many factors that contribute to disparate health outcomes, The Children’s Partnership developed a series of fact sheets as part of its “A Child is a Child” campaign. Read more ›

7 Tips to Manage Stress and Improve Your Quality of Life

As recent months have demonstrated, stress is unavoidable. Now more than ever, it’s important to understand stress and how we can manage it. While stress can be beneficial, too much of it can be harmful. Read more ›

The Pandemic Proves We All Should Know ‘Psychological First Aid.’ Here Are the Basics.

If ever there were a time for people to know the important skills that make up what mental health experts refer to as “psychological first aid,” a pandemic is it. Like regular first aid, PFA is a way of helping someone in pain — except rather than cleaning and bandaging a cut or applying ice to a sprained ankle, you tend to someone’s anxiety or distress in a way that will ease it and help restore a sense of equanimity. Read more ›

Prepare Now For Your Pandemic Winter. Your Future Self Will Thank You.

What will you wish you had done come January? Do that thing now. The sun is going down earlier and temperatures are dropping. We know we’re not the only ones getting worried about winter during a pandemic.

NPR reporter Elise Hu and Vice editor Rachel Miller discuss Miller’s tips for preparing for the winter during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

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