As social distancing drags on, people are experiencing more stress, increased symptoms of depression and anxiety, and an uptick in mental health disorders, suicide ideation, and substance abuse relapse. Reduced physical activity, sleep disruption, and increased smoking and alcohol intake during the pandemic have been associated with higher depression, anxiety and stress symptoms. Moving our bodies regularly is…

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We can all unite in agreement that we are enduring an unprecedented time, full of challenges that are putting significant strain on our mental resilience. Between the global pandemic, the stress on front line health care workers, social upheavals, and the economic and employment consequences, it is a time of loss, anxiety, fear, anger, and…

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The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Service at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, severe disruptive behavior, and suicide attempts. While in the hospital, children and adolescents have little opportunity for physical…

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According to data compiled by U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States notes an article that recently appeared online in The Tennasean publication. “Nearly 1 in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. That translated to 44.7 million people in 2016. But estimates suggest…

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The Key Ingredient That Might Be Missing from Your Well-Being How loneliness impacts body and mind—and mindful ways to connect with those around you. This video courtesy of the UKMentalHealth speaks to how relationships can be a missing piece of the wellbeing puzzle To read more and learn 3 ways to connect that can positively…

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