Even in the best of times, mental health and illness tend to be minimized by U.S. health care. That problem is now magnified by an extended period of social isolation, economic disaster and fear. How can Americans cope with this…
Deirdre Barrett is a Harvard University professor and an expert on dreaming who has studied the science of dreams for three decades. And with societal anxieties heightened by the global pandemic, she is now collecting accounts of COVID-19 dreams with…
By Mori Rothman
As rates of chronic disease among children have skyrocketed over the past few decades, pediatricians have increasingly looked for solutions beyond the clinic. Sometimes that means actually prescribing time outside. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Oakland on the medical…
By Cat Wise, Jason Kane
The back-to-school period can mean a stressful transition for students, parents and teachers alike. To help them manage that anxiety, the nonprofit program Y.O.G.A. for Youth is bringing techniques for mindfulness and relaxation to the classroom. Damien Henson of Student…
By Student Reporting Labs
Going back to school can spark both excitement and stress, as students navigate social circles and workload. For 21-year-old college student Ben Rolnick, who suffers from severe social anxiety, meeting new people and facilitating conversation present a challenge -- but…
By Bernard J. Wolfson, Kaiser Health News
The U.S. faces a growing shortage of mental health professionals trained to work with young people at a time when depression and anxiety are on the rise.
Pressure on students to obtain A's is having a harmful impact on stress, depression and anxiety levels. High school teacher David Cutler shares some ways to help students learn from setbacks and then move on.
By Arash Javanbakht and Linda Saab, The Conversation
Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than "Deck the Halls"? You're not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.
By Leo Braudy, The Conversation
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
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