Mental health


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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.

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Experts Warn of ‘Dramatic Increase’ in Suicides as Unemployment and Evictions Continue

And Republicans are still refusing to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment benefits and a federal moratorium on evictions.

Brandon B., 32, who lives with schizophrenia waits for a sandwich order purchased by Dr. Jeanie Tse, chief medical officer at the Institute for Community Living, left, as she makes her rounds treating patients, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The Pandemic Showed How Broken Our Mental Heathcare System Is — And Shattered It Further

Mental health experts fear the coronavirus will exacerbate the mental health crisis in the country by making treatment harder to access.

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No Theater, No Problem: 10 New Movies You Can Watch Right Now From Home

The vast majority of the nation’s movie theaters are now closed and multiple studios are now releasing their films digitally.

People stressed with coronavirus
10 Ways to Lower Your “Coronavirus Stress” Now

Alarming headlines about COVID-19 have many feeling anxious. We promise this is not one of them.