The Mental Health of Tennis Players Is No Longer in the Shadows

The sport is very stressful, and many professionals had to often manage their anxiety alone. Now the tours provide help.

#anxiety-and-stress, #assn-of-tennis-professionals, #australia, #australian-open-tennis, #content-type-service, #psychology-and-psychologists, #soderling-robin, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

How Parents With Young Children Are Coping With Work-Life Imbalance

Facing an uncontrolled surge of virus cases, parents of children under 5 are again forced to wrestle with child care crises as the rest of the world appears eager to move on.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #work-life-balance

Waiting for Omicron

I’m ready to get it over with, but it’s not that simple.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

America Is Falling Apart at the Seams

Why are so many of us behaving so badly?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #education-k-12, #firearms, #hate-crimes, #loneliness, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states, #yglesias-matthew

What is Neurofeedback Therapy And Can it Help With Mental Health?

Neurofeedback has promised a mental health revolution for decades. But is it effective?

#anxiety-and-stress, #biofeedback, #brain, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How Exercise May Tame Our Anxiety

Cross-country ski racers were less likely to develop anxiety disorders. The good news is less intense aerobic activities may provide similar benefits.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #cross-country-skiing, #exercise, #lund-university

A Wet January, Thanks to Covid

Not drinking for a month sounded easy enough. But for some, Omicron changed those plans.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Melatonin for Sleep: How the Aid Works

The “vampire hormone” can act like a dose of sunset, tricking your body into feeling like it’s time to sleep.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #dreams, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #insomnia, #jet-lag, #melatonin-hormone, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sedatives, #sleep

‘A Sad State of Affairs’ for Mental Health in America

Responses to a survey of mental health professionals. Also: Ways to persuade the unvaccinated; forgiveness and accountability.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #roof-dylann-storm, #tutu-desmond-m

Relaxing Is a Skill. Here’s How to Do It.

Letting the tension flow out of your muscles can improve your physical and mental well-being.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #muscles

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Be Used for Mental Health

Many recreational drugs known for mind-altering trips are being studied to treat depression, substance use and other disorders. Here’s what you need to know.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #ecstasy-drug, #ketamine-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #serotonin-chemical

What Daily Routine Videos Actually Show Us

A look into the anxious aspirations of young people.

#anxiety-and-stress, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

How Burnout Affects Men

The intense public discussion of burnout during the pandemic has given too little attention to how men experience this problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #emotions, #labor-and-jobs, #men-and-boys, #parenting

Mental Health on College Campuses Amid Covid

Student suicides, a shortage of counselors and stories of resilience. Also: Just one Republican; guardianship abuse; spouses’ love-hate relationships.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #marriages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #republican-party, #spears-britney, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy

Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

#anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #brain, #cholesterol, #emotions, #heart, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #stroke, #tai-chi, #yoga

Diets Make You Feel Bad. Try Training Your Brain for Healthy Eating Instead.

The new Eat Well Challenge will show you how to reshape your eating habits without dieting.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #brewer-judson, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #new-year, #weight

Death Is for the Living: Lessons From Religious Scholars

There is so much to learn from facing the about what is unknowable.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #philosophy, #religion-and-belief

10 Lessons We’ve Learned About Eating Well

Water vs. seltzer? Can food affect the brain? We’ve rounded up useful research on diet and nutrition to stay healthy in the new year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #gastroesophageal-reflux-acid-reflux, #health-foods, #kimchi-south-korean-food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #microbiology, #obesity, #vegetables, #water, #weight

Bedtime Stories Are for Adults Too

But now that’s changed. In almost everyone’s never-ending quest for better sleep, the adult bedtime story industry is booming.

#anxiety-and-stress, #podcasts, #sleep

How to Improve Your Mental Health in 2022

Well’s most popular stories of the year offered tools to stay happy and healthy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Travel as Healing

Wellness vacations now go far beyond massages and diet advice, instead offering a respite from physical and mental stress. Here’s what to expect.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spas, #travel-and-vacations

Why Is My Eyelid Twitching? Questions and Answers

And how do I get it to stop?

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #eyes-and-eyesight, #muscles

The Students Returned, but the Fallout From a Long Disruption Remained

“They’re like, ‘The world’s out of control, why should I be in control?’” the principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., said of some of his struggling students.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bailey-iii-harrison, #bethlehem-pa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #liberty-high-school, #mental-health-and-disorders, #principals-school, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #teachers-and-school-employees, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Family Stress Intensifies as Omicron Invades the Holidays

Some people are resigned to another season of restrictions and plan to forge ahead with celebrations. Others are trying to overcome a sense of perpetual fear.

#anxiety-and-stress, #christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #psychology-and-psychologists

Why We All Need to Have More Fun

Prioritizing fun may feel impossible right now. But this four-step plan will help you rediscover how to feel more alive.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #friendship, #leisure, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #capilouto-eli, #claremont-mckenna-college, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #dartmouth-college, #depaul-university, #depression-mental, #generation-z, #harvard-university, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #northwestern-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #university-of-kentucky, #youth

U.K. System Strained as Health Care Workers Get Covid Themselves

Hospitals, clinics and ambulance services say infections are winnowing their staffs, straining a system already taxed by nearly two years of dealing with the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #england, #great-britain, #hospitals, #london-england, #national-health-service

Covid Etiquette: Don’t Come to a Holiday Party With a Cough

Even if your chest cold, stomach bug or swollen sinuses are not coronavirus-related, step away from the mulled cider until you are healthy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colds, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #paid-time-off, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Is That Sniffle a Cold? Or Is It Covid?

In New York City, the slightest runny nose has people canceling holiday gatherings and lining up for hours outside coronavirus testing centers.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #lavin-talia, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

Is It Safe to Travel? Can I Still See My Family on Christmas?

Omicron has cast a shadow over holiday plans.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #masks, #vaccination-and-immunization

Therapists Can’t Keep Up With the Emerging Mental Health Crisis

Mental health providers are in high demand, and they can’t keep up. Therapists are turning away patients, closing their waiting lists and worrying that things are about to get worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mental-health-and-disorders

An English City’s Fight Against Loneliness

Frome, a small city in England, has taken an innovative approach to mental health with its fight against loneliness.

#anxiety-and-stress, #citiesfortomorrow, #frome-england, #great-britain, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #loneliness, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture

5 Signs of ‘Worry Burnout’

Even in a pandemic, our capacity for catastrophe has a limit. Here’s how to spot the signs

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

A Mental Health Crisis Among the Young

A health professional and an author/filmmaker write that we are failing our youths. Also: Memo to Democrats; military spending; moving away from coal.

#abeles-vicki, #anxiety-and-stress, #bruni-frank, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coal, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mines-and-mining, #murthy-vivek-h, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Is Making Astronomers Very Anxious

The James Webb Space Telescope is endowed with the hopes and trepidations of a generation of astronomers.

#anxiety-and-stress, #engineering-and-engineers, #james-webb-space-telescope, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

The Toll of Uterine Fibroids on Black Women

Black women are more likely than white women to have uterine fibroids, and the debilitating symptoms often leave them feeling fearful, depressed, helpless and alone.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #fibroids, #preventive-medicine, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

Across the World, Covid Anxiety and Depression Take Hold

It is still unclear how much of a threat the fast-spreading Omicron variant poses, but fear and a sudden revival of restrictions have added to an epidemic of loneliness.

#africa, #anxiety-and-stress, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #depression-mental, #europe, #johnson-boris, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Our Favorite Healthy Habits of 2021

From labeling your feelings to exercise snacks, here’s a roundup of some of Well’s best advice for better living.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #internal-sub-only-nl, #meditation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #two-thousand-twenty-one

How Can You Learn to Be More Resilient?

Pandemic life doesn’t have to be just about survival. You can become stronger and ready for the next challenge.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #emotions, #optimism, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists

Rolando Villazón Returns to the Met Opera in Mozart’s “Magic Flute”

Rolando Villazón, a onetime star plagued by vocal issues, is returning to the house after eight years for “The Magic Flute.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #metropolitan-opera, #opera, #the-magic-flute-opera, #villazon-rolando

The Health Toll of Poor Sleep

Finding that slumber sweet spot can be helpful for fending off a range of mental and bodily ills.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #heart, #parkinsons-disease, #sleep, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Pandemic Has Your Blood Pressure Rising? You’re Not Alone.

Average blood pressure readings increased as the coronavirus spread, new research suggests. The finding portends medical repercussions far beyond Covid-19.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #blood-pressure, #circulation-journal, #cleveland-clinic, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hypertension, #tests-medical, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Rudeness Is On the Rise. You Got a Problem With That?

How do we respond to a culture in which the guardrails of so-called civility are gone?

#anxiety-and-stress, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rumors-and-misinformation

Josh Hawley and the Republican Obsession With Manliness

The Missouri senator is tapping into something real — a widespread, politically potent anxiety about young men that is already helping the right.

#anxiety-and-stress, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pornography, #roosevelt-theodore, #united-states-politics-and-government

Are My Stomach Problems Really All in My Head?

Scientists often debate whether irritable bowel syndrome is a mental or physical issue. That’s not much help for those who suffer from it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bowels, #chronic-condition-health, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #meditation, #migraine-headaches, #stomach

Our 8 Favorite Books in 2021 for Healthy Living

This year’s Well Book List includes advice on how to change behavior, lower anxiety, cope with hardship and heal with poetry.

#anxiety-and-stress, #books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #poetry-and-poets

With Omicron Variant Comes Uncertainty. Here’s How to Handle It.

Experts share techniques to ease the mental toll of an evolving pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #buddhism, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #meditation, #psychology-and-psychologists

A Walk Down the Aisle Tainted by Illness

After reciting her first vows in sickness, one woman dreams of a second ceremony to recommit to her husband and her body in better health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #weddings-and-engagements

How to Enjoy the Moment

A thought experiment for finding more happiness in the everyday. 

#anxiety-and-stress, #boredom, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #happiness, #loneliness, #memory, #quarantine-life-and-culture

‘You’re Not Helpless’: For London Women, Learning to Fight Builds Confidence

After a year marked by isolation, loneliness and violence in the city, many self-defense and martial arts gyms say they are seeing more interest from women.

#anxiety-and-stress, #everard-sarah, #exercise, #health-clubs, #london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #self-defense, #women-and-girls