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It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.
It’s been a rough week. You got yelled at by your boss, your cat ran away and your car required an expensive repair. After venting to a friend about how this week really put you through the wringer and that you’re not in a great mood because of it, they tell you to “Look on the bright side,” or that “Happiness is a choice.” Does their obstinate positivity make you feel encouraged or enraged?
Before the coronavirus pandemic, I always smiled at other runners as we crossed paths. Now that we're wearing masks, I rarely bother. And when I do, I have no idea whether the intended recipient even notices. I never gave much thought to the momentary connections created by exchanging smiles with a stranger.
Next in the vocabulary lesson are probiotics, foods containing bacteria that positively influence the gastrointestinal microbiome. Prebiotics are chemical compounds that promote the flourishing of these good bacteria. Now, let us address the provocative question in a recent study published in the British Medical Journal.
Excessive social media use during the pandemic is a predictor of symptoms of depression and secondary trauma, a new study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, suggests.
Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.
A growing number of U.S. adults are struggling with mental health issues linked to worry and stress over the novel coronavirus, increasing from 32% in March to 53% in July, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Mental health care providers are preparing for what could be a difficult fall, as more Washington residents seek out mental health services in an already stretched thin system.
Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests.
If you’ve felt down recently, you’re not alone: About 40% of Washingtonians reported symptoms of depression or anxiety this summer. COVID-19 has come at a great cost to human lives, the economy and now, as research suggests, our mental health and well-being.
Let’s get the difficult part out of the way. In 2017, Lily Cornell Silver’s father, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, killed himself in a Detroit hotel room, leaving her and everyone else who loved him – be they family, friends or a drop in his ocean of fans – devastated.
When Netflix debuted “13 Reasons Why” in the spring of 2017, it quickly became one of the platform’s most popular – and controversial – offerings. The drama, which counted Selena Gomez among its executive producers and was adapted from the bestselling YA novel by Jay Asher, was full of issues teens navigate in high school.
The resumption of the NBA season during the coronavirus pandemic is making mental health a priority.
Rod Owens woke up furious on the day after the 2016 presidential elections. On Facebook, he warned any friends who had supported Donald Trump that "I'm not in the mood for your (expletive) right now." It wasn't a rare reaction for a liberal voter that day.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump released a long-awaited plan Wednesday to address the persistently high number of suicides by veterans, with initiatives including firearm safety, wellness programs at workplaces and new barriers near railroads and bridges.
With a stay-home order in place, substance abuse treatment services are still widely available, though many have transitioned to telehealth. In fact, new patient visits can now be conducted through telehealth, and the Washington State Health Care Authority said this is an opportune time to start treatment. The various options of the treatment world can be difficult to navigate, and the agency suggests starting with the
On Wednesday, the Next Generation Medicine Lecture series has scheduled a free webinar, “Well-Being and Resilience During COVID-19,” by Anne Browning, assistant dean for a well-being program at University of Washington School of Medicine.
Fear and anxiety in COVID-19 times can spiral into increased stress or even a panic attack, but experts offer strategies on how to reframe the mind and battle back against mounting concerns.
Mental health experts estimate 2 million to 3 million Washington residents’ mental health will be adversely impacted by the virus, and the restrictions imposed to contain it, in the coming months.
As the coronavirus pandemic upends lives across the United States, it’s taking a widespread toll on people’s mental health and stress levels, according to a survey that finds a majority of Americans felt nervous, depressed, lonely or hopeless in the past week.