Is it OK to Work on Vacation? Yes, If You Do it Right.

The boundaries between work and life are already blurred. If you embrace that reality, you can make it work to your advantage.

#anxiety-and-stress, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #telecommuting, #travel-and-vacations, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Where Money Meets Feelings: Financial Therapy Finds Its Footing

Planners weren’t equipped to address the emotional roots of how clients dealt with money. Therapists couldn’t guide finances. Now, there’s a bridge.

#accreditation, #anxiety-and-stress, #cherry-preston, #clayman-amanda, #finances, #financial-planners, #financial-therapy-association, #klontz-brad, #mccoy-megan, #personal-finances, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

The Art of Disappearance

Some might hear the music of Connie Converse, who drove off without a trace in 1974, as a haunting record of depression. But what about the liberation?

#anxiety-and-stress, #converse-elizabeth-eaton-connie, #depression-mental, #folk-music, #new-york-city

Kids’ Mental Health Is a ‘National Emergency.’ Therapists Are in Short Supply.

Could books and online materials help fill the gap?

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #trevor-project

Exercise Was the Perfect Coping Mechanism, Until It Wasn’t

I believed I’d found the cure for the depression and trauma that had plagued me for years: Start running and just don’t stop.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #exercise, #rowing

20 Years at 30,000 Feet: A Flight Attendant Answers Readers’ Questions

Does the cabin crew ever get scared in the air? Is there a secret flight attendant code? How do I survive a flight with my toddler? An industry insider answers.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #flight-attendants, #travel-and-vacations

Vitamin B6 Health Benefits: Can It Reduce Depression Symptoms?

Here’s what we know about this essential vitamin’s effects on well-being.

#anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #mental-health-and-disorders, #vitamins

How to Navigate a ‘Quarterlife’ Crisis

The generation entering adulthood now faces novel, sometimes debilitating, challenges. Experts offer tools to navigate a “quarterlife crisis.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #psychology-and-psychologists, #youth

Four Fitness Facts to Fuel Your Workout

Things to keep in mind for when you’re low on motivation.

#anxiety-and-stress, #diabetes, #exercise, #heart

How to Cope With Financial Stress

Experts share tips on how to feel empowered and manage stress as prices continue to rise.

#anxiety-and-stress, #budgets-and-budgeting, #finances, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy

From Covid to Travel Delays, Is There Hope for a Good Summer?

We all know what happened with summer 2020. Then 2021 was dampened by Delta. This year, any anticipated return to revelry has been hampered by … *waves hands at everything.* Is there hope for enjoying the once fun season?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

Psychedelics for Depression: Can They Work Without Hallucinations?

Inside scientists’ efforts to capture the benefits of psychedelics without the trip.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

The Age of Distracti-pression

The pandemic’s true toll on mental health won’t be known for a long time, but data from the past two years indicates a rise — some of it sharp — in prescription drugs for conditions like A.D.H.D. and depression.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prozac-drug

A Mental Health Checklist for College Students

Students should not wait until they are on campus to begin thinking about how to protect their emotional well-being, experts say.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders

7 Mindfulness-Based Strategies to Stop Spiraling into Despair

Name your emotions. Take action. Know your limits. These seven mindfulness-based strategies can help you stay grounded while caring deeply about the world.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #news-and-news-media, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

It’s Time to Stop Living the American Scam

We’ve been “productive” enough — produced way too much, in fact. And there is too much that urgently needs to be done.

#anxiety-and-stress, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #comedy-and-humor, #generation-z, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation

Ecotherapists Are Working to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive

Amid pandemic stress and racial violence, many communities of color have turned to wilderness areas for healing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #hikes-and-hiking, #meditation, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #senses-and-sensation, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #wilderness-areas

My O.C.D. Diagnosis Was a Blessing, Until it Became Too Central to My Life

Getting a mental health diagnosis can be a huge relief. But can the label become a problem?

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

What Is Delta-8, and Why Is It So Popular?

This popular cannabis product claims to be milder than regular marijuana. But is it legal? And is it safe?

#anxiety-and-stress, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hemp, #marijuana

Why L.G.B.T.Q. Adults Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease

Experts say that a leading cause of death often goes overlooked.

#anxiety-and-stress, #discrimination, #heart, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Shanghai Wrestles With Psychological Scars From Lockdown

The lockdown fueled anxiety, fear and depression among the city’s residents. Experts have warned that the mental health impact of the confinement will be long-lasting.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #world-health-organization

Coping With Despair

Be the person you want to live with every day of your life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #buddhism, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

Experimental Psychedelic Therapy Returns to the V.A.

A series of clinical trials using MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms represent a resurrection of promising research abandoned in the 1960s.

#anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

Did You Start Therapy Recently?

Times Opinion would like to hear from you.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #internal-open-access, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Declaring Curry and Samosas Enemy No. 1 to Whip the Police Into Shape

The police chief in an Indian island territory had a theory: If the boss was watching his officers’ weight, they would too.

#anxiety-and-stress, #india, #obesity, #police, #weight

Stress Might Age the Immune System, New Study Finds

Here’s what the results may mean for you.

#age-chronological, #anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #immune-system, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research

How Therapy Dogs Can Help Kids With Stress Relief

A new study suggests that spending time with therapy dogs may help lower children’s stress levels even more than relaxation exercises.

#anxiety-and-stress, #dogs, #research

Can Supplements Really Help With Depression or Anxiety?

Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #herbs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

The Stories We Tell About Covid, Sickness and Health

Grappling with a recent case of Covid.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

Children in the Hands of God and Climate Change

Does the decline of religious faith influence existential anxiety about childbearing?

#anxiety-and-stress, #baby-boomers, #global-warming, #klein-ezra, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #united-states

After Uvalde, Teachers Wonder ‘What More?’

Teachers were already grappling with adrift students and political fights. After the mass shooting in a Texas elementary school, many wondered how much more they had left to give.

#anxiety-and-stress, #berkeley-high-school-berkeley-calif, #education-k-12, #grief-emotion, #school-discipline-students, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Outcry Over High School Clinic Exposes Deep Divisions on Mental Health

American teenagers are reporting severe levels of anxiety and depression. But when Connecticut moved to expand mental health services in schools, it ran into fierce opposition in one town.

#anxiety-and-stress, #connecticut, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #killingly-conn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-boards, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

How I Learned to Love Finishing Last

In a sport that rewards speed, sometimes it’s healthier to be the tortoise than to be the hare.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #exercise, #marathon-running, #psychology-and-psychologists, #running

Can Stimulating the Vagus Nerve Improve Mental Health?

On social media, exercises that aim to “tone” one of our body’s longest nerves have been touted as a cure-all for anxiety and other psychological ailments. Here’s what the research says.

#anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #vagus-nerve

How You Can Use Anticipation to Enjoy Life More

Looking forward to something can be almost as good as experiencing it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #happiness, #psychology-and-psychologists

America’s Teachers Offer Answers to the Education Crisis

“Our system had fault lines way before the pandemic.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

What Gun Violence Does to Our Mental Health

Mass shootings and other types of trauma can have ripple effects not only for survivors but also for those who follow the news of the events.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #firearms, #mass-shootings, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

The Mental Cost of Being Denied an Abortion

An examination of the most rigorous research to date.

#abortion, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #women-and-girls

For Some Parkinson’s Patients, Boxing Can Be Therapy

No-contact boxing is a great full-body workout for anyone, but some experts say people with neurological disorders just might benefit most.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boxing, #brain, #exercise, #falls, #loneliness, #parkinsons-disease, #physical-therapy, #rock-steady-boxing

Yes, I Have Cancer. I Still Want to Hear Your Complaints.

Mutual complaint can be stabilizing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cancer, #empathy

Do Fear and Anxiety Have to Be Conquered?

If I do the thing I’m terrified of, I don’t see how that’s a great accomplishment.

#anxiety-and-stress, #fear-emotion, #internal-sub-only-nl

Startups Prescribing A.D.H.D Drugs on TikTok Raise Diagnosis Concerns

Buzzy start-ups promising easy access to mental health medication found an eager market on social media. Should anyone be looking for treatment on TikTok, though?

#adderall-drug, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #ritalin-drug, #social-media, #start-ups

Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night.

With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #aurora-colo, #boston-childrens-hospital, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Can Covid Lead to Impotence?

Some studies find higher rates of erectile dysfunction among men recovering from the illness. But other factors related to the pandemic, like heightened anxiety, may also be to blame.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #heart, #impotence, #long-covid, #penis, #sex, #your-feed-science

How Working Parents Can Spot Signs of Burnout

Two-thirds of working parents surveyed met the criteria for parental burnout. Here’s how to spot the signs — and get help.

#anxiety-and-stress, #parenting

A ‘Life-Affirming’ Remedy for Climate Despair

Wynn Bruce’s death can teach us that climate anxiety and despair can be channeled into constructive action.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bruce-wynn-d-2022, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #emotions, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Pandemic Exposed Our Empathy Deficit

Hunger, trauma, violence. The pandemic exacerbated all three, and more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fauci-anthony-s, #income-inequality, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Tell Us: What Is It Like to Be 13 Years Old?

The Times is looking for participants for a project on teenage life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence