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In addition to the stress they face as medical professionals, Black people are generally more likely to have feelings of sadness, hopelessness and worthlessness than White adults, according to Mental Health America.
Weighted blankets, which range from 5 to 30 pounds, have been used by special needs educators and occupational therapists since the late 1990s, but have become mainstream in the last few years. The dominant theory is that weighted blankets provide deep pressure stimulation, triggering feelings of relaxation and of being calm.
With progress in efforts for COVID-19 vaccines and predictions for when the population will receive them, there seems to be a light at the end of the long, harrowing pandemic tunnel. However, as the physical risks are better managed with vaccines, what will likely still remain is the impact of the pandemic weighing on the collective psyche.
People across the world found one virtual way to restore those missing connections.
At a time when the ongoing pandemic is straining mental health, many people are going without care altogether. Experts say the pandemic is worsening a shortage of mental health care providers that far predates the current crisis.
Between the global pandemic, the fight for racial equality and polarizing politics, 2020 has put a strain on many people’s mental health. For Black women, that strain is often constant, but rarely talked about, until now. A St. Louis filmmaker is sharing stories of struggle and breakthrough inspired by her own battle with depression.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in a seasonal pattern.
As the pandemic rages on and public health officials advise against sessions indoors, psychologists and licensed marriage and family therapists are embracing alternatives to traditional forms of therapy.
The stress a woman feels during pregnancy can affect the developing brain of her unborn child as documented on fetal brain scans, according to a new study published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Open Network.