Coronavirus: Bay Area Families Find the Silver Lining in Home Confinement
In the first week of lockdowns for a historic global pandemic, families are struggling to adjust to a new reality. Parents have to play the role of teacher, a job they have no training for.
Social Distancing Prevents Infections, But It Can Have Unintended Consequences
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials are asking us to do something that does not come naturally to our very social species: Stay away from each other. Such social distancing—avoiding large gatherings
The Mental Health Toll of the Coronavirus Epidemic
Around the world, governments and health experts are scrambling to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Urgent public awareness campaigns are being used to inform the public of the severity of COVID-19, the disease caused
A Cough, and Our Hearts Stop: Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety and Fear
We are you. We are mothers, daughters, students and teachers. Yet we are also clinical psychologists who spend our days researching and treating pathological anxiety and fear. With the near constant news of the spreading
U.Va. Researchers Find Texts Can Be Early Warning For Suicide Prevention
Researchers at the University of Virginia hope to use text messages to help clinicians detect an increased risk of suicide attempts in real-time. With software that gauges a person’s mood according to the frequency of
California Considers Permitting Students Excused Mental Health Days
Parents, educators and clinicians are seeing an alarming increase in mental health problems among young people. Various national surveys show the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise, but what to do about it is less clear.