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by Michelle Witkin, PhD

Images of the murder of Black Americans, discussions about systemic racism, sirens blaring, crowds protesting, curfews, fires. It’s tough for adults to make sense of the hurt in the world right now, but how do we help our children and teens with it?

by Natalia Skritskaya, PhD and M. Katherine Shear, MD

Grief is a natural multifaceted reaction to loss.

We all have the capacity to adapt to even the most difficult loss.

Recognize that grief contains love; try to let it in and not push it away. 

by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

In the grocery store, you are told to stand back on the red line. You feel ashamed for not seeing it in the first place.

You tell your in-laws you are not comfortable having them visit their grandchildren in person, and you worry that they may never forgive you. 

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 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 Jackie Bullis, PhD

Why Can’t I Stop Watching the News?

by Eric Goodman, PhD

Telling oneself not to be anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic is like trying to tell water not to be wet. These are anxious times.

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