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We're still grieving the economy we've lost, whether we realize it or not

Dec 29, 2021
Admitting when we're not OK is the first step in helping ourselves, psychotherapist Megan Devine says.
An aerial view of "In America: Remember," a public art installation commemorating Americans who died of COVID-19. Many grief counselors and clinicians have been overwhelmed trying to address grief at this scale.
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School nurses are stretched thin during the pandemic

Dec 23, 2021
School nurses are attending to COVID-19 protocols on top of their regular duties of keeping students physically and emotionally healthy.
On top of their daily duties dealing with sick children, school nurses are taking care of COVID-19 protocols like testing and contact tracing.
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"Our mental health is important as well," a social worker says

Oct 18, 2021
Macro social worker Jasmine Bolden discusses how social workers are often overworked and underpaid.
“When I worked on a micro level, and that’s just direct care, I was overwhelmed a lot,” says Jasmine Bolden, a macro social worker.
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Chinese students, parents stressed by demands of extracurricular classes

Jun 9, 2021
Academic competition pressures families to enroll children in tutoring courses. But some parents are resisting.
Fifth-grader Ziyou cracks under pressure in "A Love for Dilemma," a Chinese TV series about the education rat race.
"A Love for Dilemma"

Lots of Americans go into debt over the holidays

Nov 26, 2019
It’s the most financially stressful time of the year.
A man walks past holiday decorations along Fifth Avenue in  New York.
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Why most of our jobs are meaningless

May 23, 2018
A new book called "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory," looks at how a lot of the work that people do is meaningless.
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Wanna have a tantrum and smash something? Be her guest

Aug 3, 2016
Shawn Baker's company, Tantrums, lets you vent your rage — sledgehammers included.
Shawn Baker worked in the oil industry for 25 years before she got laid off. She started a Tantrums LLC to help other people let off steam. 
Brenda Salinas

Helping babies deal with toxic stress

Mar 29, 2016
A new approach supports parents, lessening toxic stress on a baby's brain.
Rebecca Schrag Hershberg is a doctor and clinical psychologist specializing in early childhood development. Her own son is three months old. She says that when a baby suffers from toxic stress, certain parts of the brain can end up underdeveloped.
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As the world turns, don't stress about it

Mar 28, 2014
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