As COVID-19 continues to claim tens of thousands of lives across the U.S., graphic footage of George Floyd’s death circulates across Twitter, and police officers clash with protesters, watching the news can be a bleak, upsetting and overwhelming process. For many people, it’s triggering.
As states continue to reopen following coronavirus-related shutdowns, many are finding they’re not as excited as they expected to be but are instead feeling anxious and conflicted.
For many parents, trying to do their own jobs while helping their teens and tweens cope and keep up with their school work has become one of the most challenging aspects of the pandemic.
1: Why did you choose to become a therapist? When I was young, I always knew that I liked helping people. In high school, I took a psychology class and everything just “clicked.” I knew
We’re now on Day Who Knows of quarantine and, while some areas of the country are starting to open up again, plenty of others are still on lockdown. And for many, that’s starting to get old, fast.
Dr. Jen Hartstein, Yahoo Life Mental Health Contributor, spoke to Yahoo Life about how she recommends people approach these difficult situations.
Jen Hartstein, a psychologist and Yahoo Life Mental Health Contributor, shared her thoughts on the types of things to consider when making your decision.
While many are isolating with family and friends during the coronavirus outbreak, those who live alone are facing a unique set of challenges fighting feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression by themselves.
Yahoo Life spoke with Dr. Jen Hartstein about the unique set of mental health challenges frontline workers, like doctors, nurses, EMTs and others who help keep things running, are facing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Stress levels are through the roof, more people are struggling with sleep issues and many are feeling just plain bored. While there are different ways to boost mental health right now, experts say there’s one tool that’s often overlooked: gardening.