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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Don't let coronavirus drive you crazy, says Billings mental-health expert

      Don't let coronavirus drive you crazy, says Billings mental-health expert

      People with anxiety disorder may have their heads spinning with the daily updates about coronavirus, but Billings mental-health experts said Tuesday it's important to not worry about things outside one's control.

      “I personally think the first thing folks ought to do is don’t try to control something you have no control over. I think it makes more sense for people to focus on things they do have control over,” said Barbara Mettler, the executive director at the Mental Health Center in Billings.

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    6. Doctors say COVID-19 stress could affect your mental health

      Doctors say COVID-19 stress could affect your mental health

      At this point, you know the symptoms of COVID-19, also known as the new coronavirus, but doctors say all the stress about possibly getting it could affect your mental health, too.

      Doctors say you may have what's called coronavirus stress syndrome but there are ways to ease anxiety.

      Doctors recommend using stress relievers or avoiding people who are paranoid about the virus. Also, spend time with just your close family and friends.

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    7. Expert tips on coping with stress and anxiety during a pandemic

      Expert tips on coping with stress and anxiety during a pandemic

      “Physical distancing and isolation measures, [and] the closure of schools and workplaces, are particularly [challenging for] us, as they affect what we love to do, where we want to be, and who we want to be with,” said Dr. Hans Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, in his opening remarks.

      “It is absolutely natural for each of us to feel stress, anxiety, fear, and loneliness during this time. At [the] WHO, we consider [effects on] our mental health [and] psychological well-being as being very important consequences of COVID-19,” he added.

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    8. Tips on How to Maintain Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

      Tips on How to Maintain Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

      Since the World Health Organization declared the CCP virus a pandemic on March 11, federal and state officials have taken quick actions to try to slow the spread of the disease by closing schools, certain businesses, and having people work from home.

      The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mishandling allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

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    9. Coronavirus boosts mental health app and chatbot usage

      Coronavirus boosts mental health app and chatbot usage

      Over the past two weeks, my closest friend and I have regularly traded our worst Covid-19 anxieties over text. She’d tell me she couldn’t stop crying, worried about her parents’ job security and an abrupt transition to working from home. I was nervous about extensive self-isolating, scouring the news every few minutes for bright spots amid mostly tragedy-ridden headlines.

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    10. How social media is having unintended consequences on teen mental health

      How social media is having unintended consequences on teen mental health

      As teens go through everyday life, they deal with the normal pressures of school, friends, and family. One escape from this stress can be social media, but there can be unintended consequences for their mental health, according to researchers.

      Atlee High School senior Kendall Jasinski says she can relate to those unintended consequences.

      "I started struggling in eighth grade,” said Kendall. “I was truly sad and wasn’t exactly sure why I was feeling that way.”

      Although she was told things would get better when she got to high school, Kendall says things got even worse during her freshman year.

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    11. Alzheimer's advocates push for early diagnosis support in Sacramento

      Alzheimer's advocates push for early diagnosis support in Sacramento

      Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be a difficult process, but what happens when the caregiver also develops dementia?

      That’s the problem Beverly Pearce had to solve first-hand when her mother was diagnosed four years ago. At the time that Eloise Boily started displaying symptoms of Alzheimer’s, she was acting as a caregiver for husband Jeff Boily, Pearce’s father, who had been diagnosed four years prior.

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    12. Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover counseling services? | Community News

      Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover counseling services? | Community News

      If you have original Medicare, your Part B coverage will pay 80% (after you’ve met your $198 Part B deductible) for a variety of counseling and mental health care services that are provided outside a hospital, like individual or group therapy, family counseling and more. They also cover services for treatment of beneficiaries who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse.

      You, or your supplemental insurance, is responsible for the remaining 20% co-insurance.

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    13. This Top-Rated App Can Help You Deal With Stress in the New Year

      This Top-Rated App Can Help You Deal With Stress in the New Year

      Stress tends to accumulate around the holiday season but it's not like it simply disappears otherwise. Life is full of stressors, from tight project deadlines to frustrating coworkers to rush hour traffic. Don't just accept the stress, deal with it appropriately by investing in your own mindfulness. Aura is a meditation app that can help you manage stress and anxiety effectively without resorting to bad or destructive habits.

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    14. 3 Ways to Stress Less and Sell More This Holiday Season

      3 Ways to Stress Less and Sell More This Holiday Season

      The holiday season can be a time of joy and happiness, spent with family and friends around the fire and stuffing our faces with holiday feasts. But it can also be a time of stress , especially if you run your own business and have a million different things on your to-do list. Here are three ways to stress less and sell more this holiday season. Understand your stress triggers Knowing your triggers-what sets you off-can help you realize why you're stressed and what to do to avoid this stress.

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    15. Suicide rates in Orange County are on the rise

      Suicide rates in Orange County are on the rise

      The suicide rate in Orange County has dramatically increased during the 21st century. Between 2014 and 2018, approximately 330 suicides per year were recorded by the Orange County Health Agency (HCA), amounting to 1,648 suicides in the five year period.

      Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in America. Since 1999, rates of suicides have increased in all ethnic backgrounds, races, and genders. In response, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention advised local governments to continue with the identification and support for people who are in danger.

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    16. Forgive (and Maybe Forget) for a Healthier Life

      Forgive (and Maybe Forget) for a Healthier Life

      Forgiveness is called "the F word" by some therapists.

      That’s because many people look on forgiveness as an imposition or a burden -- a necessity they feel pressured to do.

      While forgiving isn't easy for many, it is a skill that can be learned. Misconceptions abound about what it means to forgive and forgiving has more to do with the forgiver than the forgiven.

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