Babies and toddlers are feeling pandemic stress, too

Apr 6, 2021
Myra Jones-Taylor of Zero to Three says children and babies can feel the stress and instability that has come with the pandemic.
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Addiction has soared during the pandemic. Here's how one treatment center is responding.

The incoming CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation on meeting demand for and expanding access to addiction treatment.
"We’ve known that addiction is a disease of loneliness," said Dr. Joseph Lee, the incoming CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, about the increase in demand for treatment.
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The pandemic as seen by a high-school senior and his older brother

Feb 17, 2021
“It's very easy to just stay in your room all day and not let anybody know what's happening to you,” says student AJ Williams.
CPA Michael Durant, right, and his younger brother, AJ Williams. The brothers lost their mother to COVID, and Williams is missing his freedom because of the quarantine.
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California paves the way for certification of mental health peer support providers

Jan 4, 2021
Proponents of the new law point to research that peer support programs can reduce hospitalizations for people with mental health care needs.
“It’s hard to navigate everything. So having somebody who’s been through [it] ... they’re kind of like your GPS,” Keris Jän Myrick, above, says of peer support.
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2020, the year of the pandemic, and pandemic hobbies

Dec 30, 2020
To fill unexpected free time or to cope with stress, people have picked up hobbies: sculpting action figures and DJing socially distanced parties are just a few.
After getting furloughed from his job, Miles McAlpin has been creating custom action figures.
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Unplugging from work is extra hard ... and needed this year

Dec 25, 2020
It can be harder to disconnect from work, when the home is also your office.
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What are employers doing for workers amid the increased stress of COVID-19?

Nov 13, 2020
Some companies are giving workers extra time off, including more mental health days.
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People are growing tired of COVID-19 safety measures, even as the virus surges

Nov 10, 2020
The human body isn't wired to stay in a constant state of fight-or-flight.
People have lunch at Bottino Restaurant in Chelsea as New York City restaurants open for limited capacity indoor dining on Oct. 1.
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Meditation apps have been booming during the pandemic

Nov 6, 2020
We're living through stressful times, and people are turning to apps to help keep calm.
Trying to keep calm during these stressful times? You're not alone.
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Fear of job loss takes an emotional toll

Oct 20, 2020
More than half of Americans are afraid of losing their jobs over the next 12 months, according to our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
The closed Castro Theatre in San Francisco on March 15. More than half of Americans fear losing their jobs over the next 12 months, according to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
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