Cases of Anxiety and Depression are Expected to Spike Across the Globe

In 2017, the World Health Organization reported that approximately 300 million people were living with depression, which equates to approximately 4.4 percent of the global population. In addition, approximately 3.6 percent of the global population was living with an anxiety disorder. Following the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, mental health experts have expressed concerns,… Continue reading Cases of Anxiety and Depression are Expected to Spike Across the Globe

How Financial Worries are Impacting Anxiety Levels During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The current coronavirus pandemic has caused increased rates of unemployment, the closure of businesses, and lost income, which is leading to high-stress levels around the globe. As reported by the World Economic Forum, “COVID-19 has brought a second pandemic — financial anxiety.” Money Is the #1 Cause of Stress Among Americans Prior to the COVID-19… Continue reading How Financial Worries are Impacting Anxiety Levels During the COVID-19 Pandemic

6 Ways to Better Manage Stress During COVID-19

If someone asked you how you’re feeling right now, what would you say? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Fearful? You’re certainly not alone. Anxiety levels are increasing across the United States and the globe, as millions face uncertainty in regard to their health and finances. 6 Ways to Combat Stress and Anxiety in Response to COVID-19 1. Eat… Continue reading 6 Ways to Better Manage Stress During COVID-19

The Relationship Between COVID-19, Anxiety, and Yoga

In any given year, approximately 40 million people in the United States experience an anxiety disorder — and 1 in 13 people suffer globally. Most recently, COVID-19 has caused increased rates of isolation and unemployment, which has taken a significant psychological toll. Health experts are concerned about these potential effects, as the nation experiences a… Continue reading The Relationship Between COVID-19, Anxiety, and Yoga

Physical Self-Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Self-isolation at home can create stressors on the mind, which may lead to depression, feelings of despair, and substance abuse. But it also can have a direct effect on one’s physical health. The interplay between mental and physical health is important. One affects the other and vice versa. For people conditioned to seek exercise and… Continue reading Physical Self-Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

5 Ways to Beat Coronavirus Anxiety Through Alternative Socializing

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Coronavirus has had a huge impact on every aspect of public life, but few people realize the disastrous effects the pandemic can have on mental health. Social isolation is essential for avoiding illness, but it can also be detrimental for those with underlying psychiatric issues. Fortunately, there are ways you can continue socializing and avoid… Continue reading 5 Ways to Beat Coronavirus Anxiety Through Alternative Socializing

What You Need to Know About Online Therapy During COVID-19

Online therapy is emerging as an alternative for people sheltering in place during the COVID-19 outbreak. Because orders to self-isolate forbid gathering in groups, people are using tools such as video conferencing, text messaging, online chat, and the phone to communicate with their therapist and even to participate in individual or group sessions. There are… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Online Therapy During COVID-19

Social Isolation: Staying Physically and Mentally Healthy

By now, everyone is aware of the term “social isolation” in regard to the coronavirus crisis. Every medical authority, including WHO and the CDC, urges citizens in the US and other affected countries to stay inside whenever possible. And while this isolation strategy helps keep you physically safe, it can be psychologically harmful and lead… Continue reading Social Isolation: Staying Physically and Mentally Healthy

Guidance for First Responders Combatting the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 outbreak has shed new light on first responders: Doctors, nurses, EMTs, firefighters, and others who are on the front line of the response. But as you might suspect, all these people have families too. The anxiety they are feeling is likely high, as they work long hours fighting a pandemic that they too… Continue reading Guidance for First Responders Combatting the COVID-19 pandemic

How to Effectively Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has swept the globe, creating a wave of fear and uncertainty. In countries such as Italy, residents have been ordered to remain in lockdown and in others, such as the United States, many are voluntarily entering a state of self-isolation based on the strong recommendations of health officials. In central Indiana, life… Continue reading How to Effectively Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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