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What Has the Pandemic Done to Our Boundaries?

Written by: Katie Heaney
Read the original article here. The other day, a friend called me on the phone to complain about another friend — a cherished hobby for us both. In 2019, or any year before it, the inciting event would have been an inoffensive request: My friend’s friend invited my friend to dinner.…

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I’m A Psychiatrist Who Treats Health Workers

Written by: Jessi Gold Read the original article here.  A couple of Saturdays ago, I slept in until 11 a.m. I haven’t done that since college. As I peeled myself out of bed, I convinced myself it was just one of those days. I must’ve needed the sleep,…

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One in eight COVID-19 patients diagnosed with mental illness within months: study

Written by: Yaron Steinbuch
Read the original article on NY Post One in eight people who have recovered from COVID-19 are diagnosed with their first psychiatric or neurological illness within six months of testing positive for the bug, according to a new study. Researchers who surveyed 236,379 coronavirus survivors found that the numbers rose to one in three when people with a previous history of psychiatric or neurological illnesses were included,…

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We Need To Talk About Another Pandemic Mental Health Crisis: Therapist Burnout

Written by: Jessica Gold
Originally posted on Forbes.com; read the original article here. There is a clear mental health crisis and growing need for care in the United States. A recent Gallup poll showed American’s assessment of their own mental health is “worse than it has been at any point in the last two decades.” Take any group from college students to pregnant women and you will find data supporting their worsened mental health over the pandemic.…

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Four things you can do to support your teen’s mental health

Show your teenager love and care, while looking after yourself. Read the original article here. Whether you and your teen are getting along well or having challenges, it is important to show that you love and support them, that you can help them navigate tough times and that you are always there for them.…

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Time to Adopt an Enhancing Mindset to Improve Mental Health During Isolation

by Shobhit Negi MD The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has gripped the world with apprehension. Our brains are on overdrive. We are constantly dealing with an invisible threat because we don’t know who is infected. Anyone could infect us. We don’t know how bad it will get or how long it will last.…

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WHAT’s NEW at CCC

As a leading treatment provider in the DMV for the last 40 years, Columbia Counseling Center continues to look for innovative ways to provide mental health services to the Columbia and surrounding communities. While we continue to navigate the changing landscape as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to say our efforts to maintain a consistent treatment platform for both psychological and psychiatrist needs have weathered the storm. …

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Thank The Person Who You Don’t Like

By Dr. Larry Grubb

I once worked with a man who I would feel angry towards every time we got together. I just couldn’t understand why he bothered me so much. It was only after I had a chance to think about my reaction to him that I realized that he was showing me all the things I didn’t like about myself!…

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The Emotional Bank Account

By: Dr. Larry Grubb If you are involved with Facebook you’ve probably had the experience where you read a comment a friend wrote about you and you immediately say “I can’t believe what she said about me! I trusted her! I’ll never speak to her again!” Your friend just made a huge withdrawal from her Emotional Bank Account (EBA) with you and it will take a lot of work to refill the account and repair the relationship.…

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Total Wellness and Mental Health

Your diet, what you do to take care of yourself and how you lead your life all have a direct impact on both physical and mental wellbeing. In fact, the immune system and our physiological status can be influenced by what we do on a daily basis. Dr. Nick R.S. Hall at the University of South Florida lecturing on the Mind-Body connection offered the following guidelines for maintaining a healthy body and a positive and effective psychological state: Keep blood sugar low (fasting glucose = 100);…

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