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    1. Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic issues we'll face in 2021

      Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic issues we'll face in 2021

      As the physical risks are better managed with vaccines, however, what will likely still remain is the indelible impact of the pandemic weighing on the collective psyche. "The physical aspects of the pandemic are really visible," said Lisa Carlson, the immediate past president of the American Public Health Association and an executive administrator at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

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    2. How to care for your mental health in a difficult holiday season, according to therapists | PBS NewsHour

      How to care for your mental health in a difficult holiday season, according to therapists | PBS NewsHour

      Chances are the final weeks of 2020 look markedly different than what you would’ve predicted on the first day of this year. With COVID-19 case and death counts on the rise and hospitals continuing to fill up, many are grappling with the ways that the unchecked coronavirus has sabotaged their daily lives, their economic stability and their time-honored traditions at the end of a year where shared celebration and community may feel more important than ever before.

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    3. Kids may be resilient but are still dealing with stress and anxiety in the COVID era | SteamboatToday.com

      Kids may be resilient but are still dealing with stress and anxiety in the COVID era | SteamboatToday.com

      Kids are handling the strange new world of going to school during a pandemic well, said Lindsey Kohler, a licensed social worker and student family advocate for the Hayden School District.

      There’s some resistance to things like wearing masks, she said, but students are mostly going through the day-to-day routine without difficulty.

      On social distancing, Kohler said the school counselor did a great job explaining what it meant at the beginning of the year, especially for the youngest ages.

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    4. Why Don’t Seniors Depression Get Treatment?

      Why Don’t Seniors Depression Get Treatment?

      A new national poll found that almost two out of three Americans age 65 or older who are worried about having depression won’t go get treatment and a third believed they could just “snap out” of their depression on their own. The poll was conducted by GeneSight Mental Health Monitor and surveyed more than 1,000 adults over the age of 65 on their attitudes towards depression.

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    5. 'The isolation is killing them as much as COVID': Pa. group pushes for more nursing home visits

      'The isolation is killing them as much as COVID': Pa. group pushes for more nursing home visits

      ‘The isolation is killing them’: Nursing home residents need visitors despite pandemic, Pa. group says Updated 6:15 AM; Today 6:10 AM Michigan resident Stacy Doubrava visits through a window with her parents Gene, 94, and MaryJane Schoendorf, 92, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Families nationwide have been separated from loved ones in nursing homes due to the pandemic. Some advocates say Pennsylvania's regulations are too strict.

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    6. Newsom Signs Law to Grow Mental Health Coverage

      Newsom Signs Law to Grow Mental Health Coverage

      Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines “medical necessity,” a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments. State and federal laws already require health insurance companies to handle mental health treatments the same as physical health treatments.

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    7. New Visitation Guideines Seek to Relieve Debilitating Loneliness, Safety Concerns Remain

      New Visitation Guideines Seek to Relieve Debilitating Loneliness, Safety Concerns Remain

      Some long-term care facilities are slowly reopening to allow visits from family members, recognizing that residents have been suffering both emotionally and physically after months of isolation. The facilities have been doing so according to guidelines released recently by the state, as well as by federal authorities. Still, it can be a precarious balancing act: Allowing more people in – especially when adequate testing is lacking – can mean introducing the virus.

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    8. Are you dreading the holidays this year, or is the pandemic giving them special meaning?

      Are you dreading the holidays this year, or is the pandemic giving them special meaning?

      Are you dreading the holidays this year, separated from friend and family, unable to celebrate in the usual way? Or is the pandemic giving the holiday season special spiritual meaning, after a time of self-focus? Email your response to faith@dallasnews.com. Please limit the response to 250 words, and include your full name, address and phone number. We plan to publish reader opinions on this question in coming weeks on the Living Our Faith page online and in the Sunday Opinion print section.

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    9. Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

      Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

      The number of cases of dementia in the U.S. is rising as baby boomers age, raising questions for boomers themselves and also for their families, caregivers and society. Dementia , which is not technically a disease but a term for impaired ability to think, remember or make decisions, is one of the most feared impairments of old age. Incidence increases dramatically as people move into their 90s .

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    10. Do these 5 things and you’ll become happier as you age

      Do these 5 things and you’ll become happier as you age

      Women face a lot as they get older: harmful cultural stereotypes, ageism, misogyny, to name a few. But Pipher urges us to remember we have the capacity to make it a better journey.

      “Women in their sixties and early seventies are crossing a border,” she writes. “And everything interesting happens at a border.”

      Here are the five important insights from her book that may help you navigate your own journey through getting older.

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    11. Stressed About COVID-19? Here's What Can Help | Johns Hopkins Medicine

      Stressed About COVID-19? Here's What Can Help | Johns Hopkins Medicine

      From the news to social media, a lot of information is circulating about the new coronavirus. Some is true, but much of it may be misinformed or only partly correct, especially as information rapidly changes.

      McGuire recommends using credible sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization to obtain up-to-date, scientific information about the illness and how to prevent it.

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    12. Workers face depression or mental health issues with COVID-19: Ask HR

      Workers face depression or mental health issues with COVID-19: Ask HR

      Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest HR professional society. The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor's answers below have been edited for length and clarity. Have a question? Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like me to answer? Submit it here . Question: My company is preparing to reopen the office.

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    13. Commentary: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s take our health seriously - Opinion

      Commentary: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s take our health seriously - Opinion

      On May 1, Mental Health America announced the start of its May 2020 Mental Health Month campaign, with an emphasis on delivering “Tools 2 Thrive” to address the mental health needs of everyone. Soon after, Mayor Connie Schroeder and County Judge Paul Pape declared May 2020 Mental Health Awareness Month through proclamations. Both the mayor and county judge have been supportive, helping all residents throughout the year via various projects that enhance the quality of life.

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    14. Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

      Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

      New research says people under stay-at-home orders turning to online yoga as a way to manage the stress may be onto something.

      Many people under stay-at-home orders have turned to online yoga as a way to manage the stress. And a new research review suggests they're onto something.

      The review, of 19 clinical trials, focused on the benefits of yoga for people with clinical mental health conditions ranging from anxiety disorders to alcohol dependence to schizophrenia. Overall, it found yoga classes helped ease those patients' depression symptoms.

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    15. Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 | CDC

      Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 | CDC

      The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

      Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include

      Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
      Changes in sleep or eating patterns
      Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
      Worsening of chronic health problems
      Worsening of mental health conditions
      Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

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