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April 13, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Helping Student Veterans With Emotional Resilience

April 13, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Frontiers in Psychology looked at the way in which student veterans view positive changes in emotional resilience post intervention. “In this study, we put to test a new intervention that aims to promote affective resilience in student veterans by helping them develop emotion regulation skills that work for them,” Yifan Hu, a graduate student who conducted the study told us. [More]

April 9, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Social Prescribing May Benefit Mental Health

April 9, 2021 07:41 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Medical providers are referring primary care patients to non-medical sources of support, often for mental health. “One of the popular activities in pilot studies is suggesting patients engage in activities that support the uptake of new hobbies. These activities relate to other leisure activities such as volunteering in that they provide distraction, novelty, cognitive stimulation, belongingness as well as enhancing coping skills and agency and (when engaged in as part of a group) provide social support.” [More]

April 6, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Finland Has Been The Most Physically Active During The Pandemic According To New Study

April 6, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Frontiers in Psychology looked at the cross-cultural health behaviors and wellbeing of people during COVID-19. “The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of the pandemic on perceived physical and mental health, changes in physical activity, sleep, eating, and wellbeing,” study author Montse Ruiz told us. [More]

March 30, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Parents Report Worsening Mental Health In Teens One Year Into Pandemic

March 30, 2021 22:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the US, parents are reporting worsening mental health in their teenagers. The CS Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine found that almost half of parents have noticed a worsening or new mental health condition in their teenagers since the start of the pandemic. Three in four say the pandemic has negatively impacted the social interactions of their teens. [More]

March 26, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Mindfulness May Not Be So Great After All

March 26, 2021 07:57 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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“Be mindful”. But does that guidance really help? It has become common advice and there are proponents of mindfulness. However, a recent study in PLOS Medicine found that while mindfulness programs may have specific effects on some common mental health symptoms, they are no better than other interventions. [More]

March 23, 2021
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The View From The Top

March 23, 2021 09:48 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Many believe in the perfect lives of those perceived to be at the top live perfect, effortless lives. The top 1%. Bystanders have a tendency to equate monetary wealth, good looks, good connections, and charisma with “happily ever after”. Many of these observers would deny that there is any disadvantage to holding a position at the summit of the pedestal. [More]

March 23, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Maternal Stress and Preterm Birth

March 23, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, looked at how maternal stress triggers preterm birth. “Our study focused on uncovering the cellular mechanisms underlying preterm birth triggered by maternal stress,” study lead author and co-principal investigator, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli told us. [More]