Self-Help Techniques for Coping with Mental Illness

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  Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay. Some common self-help suggestions people receive are to exercise, meditate…Read More

Mental health and psychosocial well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic sweeps rapidly across the globe, it is undoubtedly having immense psychological impacts on communities. Some of these impacts can be linked to elevated levels of stress or anxiety [1]. There are legitimate concerns that an epidemic of mental illness could actually occur in the midst of the current COVID-19…Read More

When a Physical Crisis Meets a Mental Health Crisis

When a Physical Crisis Meets a Mental Health Crisis….One Year Later Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:01 Last Updated: Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:31 Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:01 Joanne Wallenstein Hits: 222 This article was written by Lauren Pomerantz, LCSW and Emily Vallario, LCSW both from Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service.It may seem hard…Read More

Trends in State Suicide Rates in the United States

Results The most recent overall suicide rates (representing 2014–2016) varied fourfold, from 6.9 (District of Columbia) to 29.2 (Montana) per 100,000 persons per year (Supplementary Table; https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/53785). Across the study period, rates increased in all states except Nevada (where the rate was consistently high throughout the study period), with absolute increases ranging from 0.8 per…Read More