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Mental health expert offers advice as holidays lead to rise in anxiety and depression

Mental health expert offers advice as holidays lead to rise in anxiety and depression

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of people report experiencing depression or anxiety during the Christmas holidays. It can be the most wonderful and stressful time of the year. “This expectation of everything comes together,” said Roger Williams, executive director of the Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center. “Nothing against Hallmark movies, but …

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'We're sinking': More anxiety, more violence and a shortage of healthcare workers in North Carolina

‘We’re sinking’: More anxiety, more violence and a shortage of healthcare workers in North Carolina

NC Health and Human Services Sec. Kody Kinsley discusses the mental health landscape. State lawmakers speak out at town hall on mental health “My friends, we have a massive mental health issue,” Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett) told a packed room at a Kannapolis town hall last week. Sharing the stage with North Carolina Health and …

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Study reveals babies are missing learning milestones due to pandemic

Teenage brains aged faster during pandemic due to stress and anxiety: study

In addition to sharply increased rates of anxiety and depression, Stanford University researchers found the COVID-19 pandemic in the brains of adolescents as young as three years old, according to a study released Thursday. In “Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Brain Maturation in Adolescents,” the group of seven researchers compared MRI …

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An analysis of federal data by Education Week found that almost 40% of U.S. school districts lacked a school psychologist in the first year of the pandemic.

We need five times more child psychiatrists to treat growing child anxiety | guest review

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. An analysis of federal data by Education Week found that nearly 40% of US school districts lacked a school psychologist in the first year of the pandemic. Alvaro Barrientos …

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Here's Exactly What Therapists Do When They Feel Very Angry

Here’s Exactly What Therapists Do When They Feel Very Angry

If taking a few deep breaths isn’t enough (you know, when you’re Great checked), you can still use the power of your lungs to your advantage. Atmakuri recommends exhaling forcefully (think of a fire-breathing dragon), sighing loudly, exercising in a way that gets your heart rate up, or simply shouting out the negativity. 6. Consciously …

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FarmFirst is looking for farmer peers for a new mental health program

FarmFirst is looking for farmer peers for a new mental health program

FarmFirst is expanding access to mental health services for Vermont farmers through its new Farmer Peer Network. We have certainly seen a significant increase in the number of farmers and their families asking for help,” said Karen Crowley, program manager at FarmFirst. The nonprofit program aims to provide Vermont farmers with resources to help them …

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New Longitudinal Research Highlights Severe Effects of Childhood Trauma on Anxiety and Depression

New Longitudinal Research Highlights Severe Effects of Childhood Trauma on Anxiety and Depression

Childhood trauma is well known to have adverse effects on mental health in adulthood, but the nuances of these findings are not well understood. A study published in the Affective Disorders Diary explores how childhood trauma affects specific aspects of depression and anxiety over time. Childhood trauma has long been linked to increased mental health …

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