Mental health


President Joe Biden hands the pen he used to sign the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., watches in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
5 Ways Democrats Have Helped North Carolina Under Biden’s Leadership

The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have passed an array of bills aiming to improve the U.S. economy and infrastructure, invest in physical and mental health, and combat climate change.

It's ok to take a break from the heavy news. It's essential, matter of fact. (Shutterstock)
It’s Ok To Look Away

For a minute at least. To be a change-maker, you have to take care of yourself too.

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
How to Talk to Your Children About the Texas School Shooting

Keep to your routines, limit children’s exposure to news reports, and, above all, listen to them, mental health experts say.

A rare advisory from the US Surgeon General's Office warns that our young people are struggling with their mental health. (Shutterstock)
Our Young People Are Not OK

A rare public advisory from the US Surgeon General’s Office warns of a mental health emergency among young people. Here are ways you can help, North Carolina. 

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Thanksgiving Is Going to Be Weird This Year. Here’s How to Cope.

A behavioral psychologist says the first step to coping with a different Thanksgiving is acknowledging the strangeness of the times.

A red-haired, middle aged woman gazes off in the distance while her brunette companion urgently shares divergent political views.
Don’t Toss the Gravy: Tips for Staying Calm During Thanksgiving When Your Relatives Have Trash Politics

Whether online or in person, Thanksgiving gatherings are likely to be politically tense this year. Here’s how to keep peace with more strident relatives and speak up without ruining dinner, too.

Practicing what she preaches, NC's Margot Rossi wanders in the NC woods.
Between COVID and the Election, We Need to Chill. A NC Yoga Instructor Tells Us How.

Feeling overwhelmed with coronavirus and election stress? Yeah, we are too. Here are some tips on how to unplug and breathe.