In the pandemic, many of the traditional measures that indicate a teen is thriving have been rendered irrelevant. Jennifer Hartstein, an adolescent psychologist in New York who specializes in anxiety and depression, said that in the absence of “age-old markers” of wellness, “we have to pivot and look at kids differently.”
It’s been quite the year. That may be the understatement of all understatements. We’ve been locked down, shaken up and living in uncertainty for many months. Everyone is looking for, and hoping for, some stability.
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6-12th, with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. Suicide currently ranks as the second leading cause of death amongst those ages 10-24. Suicide is a preventable death. We
It’s back-to-school time. And this year is certainly shaping up to be different than any other. Planning is challenging and the news we receive continues to change. Just when you think you are ready to
Brides are switching gears for their summer weddings: ‘I never had a back-up plan for an international pandemic’
The determination to say “I do” this summer hasn’t waned, and with states easing shelter-in-place restrictions regarding weddings, churches and other venues, the show will go on — with a few significant adjustments.
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.
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.