Even before the pandemic, being a teenager was tough. Between working out their identity, forming relationships with others, and juggling school, work, and hobbies, teens have a lot on their plates as it is. Add a global pandemic on top of all of that, and it isn’t hard to see why teens have been struggling more than ever. Between increased feelings of isolation, anxiety, and Covid-driven changes in our interactions with others, 38% of Gen Z have said that their mental health has gotten worse since the pandemic started. If you’re a teenager, or if you have a teen who is struggling, here are some ways that therapy can help.
Spring is here, bringing with it warm weather, longer days, and the perfect opportunity to spruce up your space and boost your mental health: spring cleaning. But if you're like most people, the thought of doing a deep clean overwhelms you and increases your stress. If you're struggling with anxiety or depression, cleaning can feel downright impossible. Let’s explore some of the ways that a little spring cleaning can help to boost your mood and improve your mental well-being without adding to your already-too-long mental load.
The holidays can be an incredibly busy time for our social calendar as we share in festivities with family and friends. For many of us, however, the holidays can amplify feelings of loneliness and isolation. Strange as it may seem, you are most certainly not alone in feeling lonely during the holiday season. In fact, several studies have found that a growing number of Americans are experiencing feelings of loneliness or “the winter blues”, especially in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. So, what can make “the most wonderful time of the year” feel not so wonderful?
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