Tag: Anxiety and Stress

Set Parents Free

CHICAGO — My friend had been quarantining with her family in a suburb of San Antonio for several months when she began to worry that her three young children were becoming clinically depressed. “They didn’t want to get up and go outside, even to go for a walk,” she told me. They’d grown sick of […]

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Anxiety and Depression Rises Among Young Adults, Blacks and Latinos in Pandemic

The collateral damage from the pandemic continues: Young adults, as well as Black and Latino people of all ages, describe rising levels of anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts, and increased substance abuse, according to findings reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a research survey, U.S. residents reported signs of eroding […]

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When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health

Last week, to write about the risks of summer — the recurring safety issues of children being out in the sun, or near the water, I talked to safety-minded pediatric emergency room doctors about what was worrying them, as they thought about the children they might be seeing during their shifts over the coming weeks, […]

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At Talkspace, Start-Up Culture Collides With Mental Health Concerns

In 2016, Ricardo Lori was an avid user of Talkspace — an app that lets people text and chat with a licensed therapist throughout the day. A part-time actor in New York City, Mr. Lori struggled with depression and anxiety, and he credited the app with helping him get out of an abusive relationship. He […]

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Michelle Obama Says She Is Dealing With ‘Low-Grade Depression’

Michelle Obama said this week that she was experiencing “low-grade depression” and seemed to suggest that it was because of a combination of quarantine, racial unrest and the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic. In the second episode of her new podcast, which was released on Wednesday, Mrs. Obama, the former first lady, told the […]

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Five-Minute Coronavirus Stress Resets

In this emotional equivalent to an ultramarathon, it’s key to have some stress-reducing strategies available that work quickly and efficiently to help you hit the reset button. Here’s why: Struggling with chronic worry gets in the way of effectively managing your emotions. Unfortunately, many people who experience distress try to escape their unpleasant emotions by […]

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Play Therapy Can Help Kids Speak the Unspeakable

Dee Ray doesn’t learn how children feel by listening to their words. Ray, a researcher and counselor in Texas, learns by watching them play. She directs the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas and often works in schools, where she sections off a 10 feet by 10 feet area in a […]

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Breathe Better With These Nine Exercises

Breathe. We do it roughly 25,000 times a day, but until recently few of us gave much thought to this automatic bodily function. “If there’s some good to come out of Covid, it’s that people are paying more attention to how they’re breathing,” said James Nestor, author of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost […]

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There’s Still a Pandemic Happening. It’s OK Not to Please Everyone.

As many states continue the rocky path to reopening — and, in some cases, reverse course — some people might feel pressured to attend gatherings and events during the coronavirus pandemic before they’re ready. Declining invitations and setting boundaries around personal comfort can be especially fraught for people-pleasers, who already struggle with saying no, according […]

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What Happens When You’re Disabled but Nobody Can Tell

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. Listen to This Article Computer-generated audio recording. I have depression and anxiety. These conditions are well-controlled most of the time, but when I have a significant […]

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