Mental Health Tips and Information in the Coronavirus Era

Headline Roundup March 30th, 2020

Mental health is taking priority for everyone in the United States and throughout the world while the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to define everyday life. As experts and federal health officials raise concerns about possible psychological trauma the crisis could inflict, many media outlets and voices have focused on tips and tools for maintaining mental health.

Mental Health Tips and Information in the Coronavirus Era

From the Right
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The coronavirus pandemic poses an obvious threat to physical safety, but advocates stress that Americans shouldn’t sleep on their mental health.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, whose state has become an epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis, said Wednesday that more than 6,000 mental-health professionals had volunteered to provide free mental-health services.

The Empire State had at least 60,000 confirmed cases as of Monday morning, up from 37,258 just four days ago, making up a disproportionate share of the United States’ 143,055 confirmed cases. New York City accounts for...

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From the Center
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Researchers are warning that the coronavirus pandemic could inflict long-lasting emotional trauma on an unprecedented global scale. They say it could leave millions wrestling with debilitating psychological disorders while dashing hopes for a swift economic recovery.

The COVID-19 crisis has combined mental health stressors that have been studied before in other disasters, but which have never been seen consolidated in one global crisis, experts in trauma psychology said.

It has left millions without jobs, sent billions into isolation and forced nearly everyone on earth to grapple with the feeling that...

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From the Left
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My new therapist seemed wise and compassionate, with her salt-and-pepper bob and sensible glasses. But given we’d never met, how could I know she wasn’t really some guy in a poodle suit, downing Tequila shots while chuckling away at my inner child’s expense?

After all, she (or he) was my texting therapist, hired with Tinder-like ease as I clicked on her photo online. Life is hard, and the psychiatrist who helped me through my tortured early 20s retired, so I figured I’d give it a try.

As it turns out,...

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