For booksellers in L.A., a partial reopening brings hope and anxiety

Like their peers across the U.S., booksellers in L.A. are adjusting to partially reopening their stores for curbside pickup amid the coronavirus.
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For most of us, the uncertainty of the future looms in the foreground of our minds, in the face of the new pandemic as we wade through the muddy headlines pouring into our daily news feeds. I find myself fastened into the driver’s seat of the automobile of my own anxieties, squeamishly yet cautiously and ever-so-steadily steering past the collisions of the crisis as I try to move forward, only to find myself unable to look away from the disaster always tailing just a few feet from behind me.  Each of us are faced with dealing with the uneasiness of the new “abnormal” and we all share one common denom...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Inspiration & Hope Personal anxiety coronavirus COVID-19 Depression Despair social distancing Source Type: blogs
Millions of Californians are heading into the Memorial Day weekend with both excitement and anxiety after restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus were eased across much of the state
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COVID-19 is taking a toll on my mental well-being in a way I had not expected. I have a rather high distress tolerance. I am a pediatric emergency psychiatrist. Now I am a wounded healer battling anxiety and fears from the constant unknown taking place inside my body. In early March, before New York State […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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People living with kidney disease are twice as likely to have a mental health problem, compared to the general population in the UK, the most common being anxiety and depression. In the context of Covid-19, with many people with kidney disease considered at risk, these issues are being exacerbated. Kidney disease and mental health, a joint statement from Kidney Research UK and Centre for Mental Health, highlights how vulnerable kidney patients already were before the coronavirus pandemic and shows that, without improved support, their mental health could worsen even more in the current climate. It also raises concerns abou...
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Long after most people have returned to work, even with social distancing, wearing masks, taking extreme care to wash hands rigorously and often, avoiding crowds, and limiting time in small confined spaces, there’s still the home environment to contend with. According to some experts, it’s more likely people can contract COVID-19 at home than outdoors and in some places long suspect, such as grocery stores. Without minimizing the importance of home cleanliness, excessive home cleaning for COVID-19 can trigger anxiety. These steps can help. Make cleaning a ritual, yet don’t spend hours doing it. Rituals an...
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UNISON member Sarah Wall is a team leader in a homeless hostel in Birmingham. In the week that the lockdown was announced, Birmingham City Council urged local services to get all rough sleepers off the streets. Sarah remembers it clearly. “The busiest Monday I’ve ever had was at the end of March. There was a lot of last-minute pressure from Birmingham City Council for us to get everyone off the street. “Two weeks before that, all the local housing providers were called into a meeting to look at potential strategies for rehousing people. “Usually, the rough sleeper team go out and approach ...
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I’ve been up in the middle of the night a lot lately. It’s given me the opportunity to work with my own anxiety and reflect on some of the things that can be most helpful at a time like this, with so many people struggling in personal and collective ways during this pandemic. I’ve been reflecting on the research about what we know about managing stress and coping with adversity. I’ve observed my own, and others’ ways of coping and what seems to be most helpful. Here are five coping strategies I would put on the top of my list. 1. Stay Connected — in real time and in your mind. Social con...
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Publication date: Available online 20 May 2020Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Stefanie M. Jungmann, Michael Witthöft
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
As a practicing psychiatrist, I am experiencing emotional exhaustion since a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated the news and impacted our lives.  I am drained. I am tired of the virus engulfing my entire life. It is as if every conversation revolves around the pandemic. Escaping the virus seems impossible as it has taken over social media and news outlets. I can only process so much suffering.  I know I am not alone. I am constantly hearing the same message from patients, colleagues, family and friends. Our lives have been turned upside down from the pandemic. We long for this bad dream to end and for eve...
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Counselors can help clients and themselves develop effective coping strategies and build resilience as they respond to the anxieties surrounding COVID-19. The post Coping with the (ongoing) stress of COVID-19 appeared first on Counseling Today.
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