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by Bethany Teachman, PhD

It is time to stop dreading anxiety.

by Kaitlin Soule, LMFT

The only thing certain in life is, seemingly, uncertainty. These days, especially, we don’t need to look very far to find uncertainty.

by Sarah Turner, PhD Candidate; Natalie Mota, PhD, C.Psych; James Bolton, MD; Jitender Sareen, MD FRCPC

There is a lot of anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only is there concern about getting sick, but financial strain, social isolation and uncertainty of the future are contributing to an increasingly concerned and nervous society.

by Kristina Caragiulo

Unfortunately, there’s been no shortage of bad news lately – from COVID-19, to unemployment numbers, to businesses closing their doors. We’re living in unprecedented times, where many of us are stuck in our homes, and possibly fearful of the outside world and all that comes along with it.

by Paul Greene, PhD

The coronavirus has disrupted the schedules of Americans in ways not seen since -- well, maybe ever!

by Dominique Apollon, MA, LPC, NCC

People deal with stress in different ways and while there is no right or wrong way to deal with the stress of a pandemic, I figured it would be helpful to share a few ways that I have found balance during this time.  

Find Acceptance

by Dan Cohn, MS, MA and Mitchell Greene, PhD

For all athletes, the outbreak of COVID-19 brought competition to a striking halt. Many who were ramping up their training regimen for an upcoming tournament, or helping their team strengthen their playoff seeding, were heartbroken to hear there were no more games to be played.

by Richa Bhatia, MD, FAPA

In this unprecedented novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many parents are left struggling with navigating a new, uncharted territory of challenges, while trying to grapple with and establish new norms in the household.

by Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC

The night of Sunday April 19, I stayed home with my dog Ritz watching TV and eating takeout from one of my favorite restaurants. Later that night I became very ill, surprising because I’d been eating at that place for a decade without issue.

by Jackie Bullis, PhD

Why Can’t I Stop Watching the News?

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