Finding Normalcy in Uncertain Times

Normalcy is defined as the state of being typical, usual, or expected. For years, we lived our lives seemingly carefree and distant from the possibility of a catastrophe. Then, COVID hit, whipping us in the face with variants such as Delta and most recently, Omicron. For children, teens, and college students, the changes have been [...]

2022-07-04T16:49:27-04:00March 11th, 2022|COVID-19|

Living with Stress During the Pandemic

The fact that we have been stressed tremendously is not news to anyone. But it might help to understand the complex relationship between stress and our bodies. Why do our bodies adapt to some stressful events while other stressors make us sick? Let us start with the difference between the stressors our ancestors faced and [...]

2022-01-28T10:38:40-05:00January 28th, 2022|COVID-19|

Coping with Losses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This past year, we have suffered great losses due to COVID-19. Loss of life, ceasing of social interactions because of remote working/learning, and deteriorating health and cognitive ability in Covid-19 survivors have had significant ramifications on our general well-being. Many amongst us have experienced anticipatory anxiety and grief over losses looming on the horizon. This [...]

2021-02-13T10:52:21-05:00February 12th, 2021|COVID-19|

Return to College During the Pandemic – Resilience in the Face of Challenges

The beginning of every new academic year is always a stressful period for college students who face the pressures of performing well in classes, making new friends, and adjusting to living away from home. However, this year, college students are presented with an additional unique challenge - starting school amidst a global pandemic. Even though [...]

2020-12-09T15:30:04-05:00December 9th, 2020|COVID-19|

Distance Learning: Supporting Your Children Through Unprecedented Times

Lives have been upended for millions of students and parents across the nation due to COVID-19. Families welcomed, reluctantly, a new schedule of bustling around the kitchen trying to get breakfast on the table, while scrolling through Google Classroom homework and classwork posts. Distance learning has transformed the educational experiences of children and households and [...]

2020-09-27T15:52:52-04:00November 6th, 2020|COVID-19|

Challenges for University Students During COVID-19

Many of us recall our college experience as a time of being carefree. Working in University Mental Health, I have seen this landscape change dramatically. As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc with looming uncertainty, the additional psychological toll on university students cannot be ignored. The most common concerns for college students are Depression and Anxiety. [...]

2020-09-14T23:00:28-04:00September 25th, 2020|COVID-19|
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