In this seventh month of the pandemic many people are feeling mentally challenged due to the ongoing social isolation and financial uncertainty. Researchers have found increasing levels of anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and suicidal ideation, especially among young adults and … Read more
For those still sheltering at home — or have more free time — there is one silver lining in the pandemic: it can give us more opportunity for creative pursuits.
Creative activities can actually give a boost to our mental … Read more
One of your New Year’s resolutions may be to deepen and expand your interpersonal relationships. After all, scientific research has revealed the emotional and physical benefits of social connections, as well as the deleterious effects of social isolation. … Read more
Most people think that taking a “mental health day” is a less valid reason to skip work than taking a sick day when you’re ill. But it’s important that we treat our emotional health as seriously as our physical health. … Read more
We know insufficient sleep can lead to an array of physical and psychological problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, depression and memory loss. But can it trigger loneliness and social isolation in individuals? That’s the conclusion of a recent University … Read more
Do you thrive on deadlines and being busy? So do many people. In fact our country’s culture often emphasizes the importance of “busy” as a valued trait, even while marketing increased leisure time activities to us.
Why do so many … Read more