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- – PBS NewsHour
Why COVID-19 can be 'toxic' for people in alcohol recovery
For millions of people in recovery or looking for help for alcohol use, in-person group meetings can be a source of relief. But social distancing measures that were put in place to help curb the coronavirus have disrupted the support networks people rely upon for help. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article.
- – Washington Post
In defense of souvenirs: For travel-lovers stuck at home, even the unlikeliest tchotchkes can spark joy
Social media posts are fleeting, and photos get lost in the cloud. Mementos are tangible links to the adventurous past and distractions from the unmoving present. Carolyn Rodriguez, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article that discusses factors that tie into hoarding disorder.
- – The Stanford Daily
New Stanford survey seeks effects of COVID-19 on family caregivers | The Stanford Daily
Stanford researchers have launched a survey to document the impact of coronavirus on family caregivers and shed light on the experiences of parents, guardians and older siblings whose responsibilities have increased in the past few weeks. Ranak Trivedi, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, created the survey to collect the stories and perspectives of individuals in the Stanford community and beyond.
- – What to Do When Social Distancing Meets Social Anxiety
What to Do When Social Distancing Meets Social Anxiety
Tali Ball, instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Aliza Goldberg, doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, provide tips on how to stay engaged with meaningful social activities, even when you feel anxious - in this recent post featured by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
- – The Daily Beast
Where Do You Go if You Can’t Go Home?
A lot of people are dreaming right now of escaping to the mountains or by the lake, but for some that may be their only option. In this piece, Nina Vasan, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses the health benefits from staying home and of companionship with a partner.
- – Vogue
The Simplest Ways to Strengthen Your Immunity in the Time of COVID-19
From reducing stress to getting better sleep, here are the best ways to strengthen your immune system. Nina Vasan, clinical assistant professor, is quoted.
- – Healthier, Happy Lives Blog
Helping Kids and Families Cope with COVID-19 - Stanford Children’s Health Blog
In this piece, Victor Carrion, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, shares his advice with Stanford Children’s Health about how families can prepare their children for the continued news coverage and conversations around COVID-19.
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Feeling anxious about the coronavirus? A Stanford psychiatrist offers tips - Scope
As news of COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines, David Spiegel, the Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine and medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, offers tips on handling the day-to-day disruptions to our lives.
- – HuffPost
The Most Important Skill Kids Can Develop Right Now
Experts share advice on how parents can help their kids learn how to bounce back during the coronavirus pandemic in this HuffPost piece. Victor Carrion, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
- – TheHill
Metabolism, Immunity, and Mental Health: A Critical Dialogue in the Era of COVID-19
Changing lifestyle habits can improve well-being tremendously, and even on a budget, we can consume the right foods and make better choices. Shebani Sethi Dalai, clinical instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides details in this opinion piece. *author does not endorse photo or headline chosen by newspaper
- – WSJ
For Cooped-Up Families, Food Becomes Something to Fight Over
As grocery shopping goes from an everyday chore to an often frantic and frustrating endeavor, family squabbles about food—planning for it, preparing it and eating it—are emerging. Douglas Rait, chief of the Couples and Family Therapy Clinic and clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article.
- – New York Post
Coronavirus battle is ‘recipe’ for disaster for health care workers: experts
Debra Kaysen, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this article focusing on mental health issues among coronavirus healthcare workers.
- – Time
A Dramatically Different Ramadan For U.S. Muslims Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns
A Dramatically Different Ramadan For U.S. Muslims Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns Rania Awaad, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab, discusses the unique impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on Ramadan.
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How a psychologist aids health technology innovation
Douglas Rait, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, helps groups of Stanford Biodesign Innovation fellows hone their ability to work as a team, fueling their projects.
- – ELLE
How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has become an unprecedented event in history. It has strained the communities and businesses we love, not to mention the people that fill them. Recently, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that 45 percent of adults say the worry and stress of COVID-19 has negatively impacted their mental health. And as the effects of the crisis continue to play out, there may be heightened moments of loneliness and fear. But even homebound, it’s still possible—and essential—to take care of your mental health, no matter your budget or situation. Nina Vasan, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
- – The Stanford Daily
Stanford researchers tackle COVID-19 from all angles | The Stanford Daily
Researchers like Pablo Paredes, an instructor in radiology and psychiatry and behavioral services, are working on solutions to alleviate the added stress for many people who are now being asked to work from home while balancing family life.
- – How a College Final Became a Lesson in Survival
How a College Final Became a Lesson in Survival
In this essay, Daniel Mason, novelist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, describes how he turned his students’ last assignment into an exercise for staying well.
- – Wired
How to Entertain Your Young Children During a Quarantine
In many places, schools and day cares are closed. Here are some tips on how to entertain your little ones, and on how to talk to them about Covid-19. Victor Carrion, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article.
- – KCBS 740AM | 106.9 FM
Doctors Stress Need For 'Self-Care' Amid Shelter In Place
The statewide shelter in place order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus is continuing into its second month, and the drastic change can take an emotional toll. Californians are finding news ways to manage stress and take care of themselves during the pandemic. Shashank Joshi, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed in this podcast.
- – US News & World Report
How Parents Can Moderate News Consumption During the Pandemic
Not all news is created equal - it can be informative, sensational and, in some cases, both. It is important to be informed, and to model to children the value of becoming empowered through knowledge. Overexposure to the news, however, may have negative health consequences, especially if children miss the context in which the news is delivered. Victor Carrion, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides some guidance on how much and what type of COVID-19 news is appropriate for different ages in this article for US News and World Report.
- – CNN
Distress in seniors surges amid coronavirus pandemic
American seniors are struggling with a growing sense of isolation, distress and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance for the elderly to remain sheltered in place as society slowly reopens is a burden that's becoming hard to take. Erin Cassidy-Eagle, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- – Wisconsin Public Radio
Listen: The Psychology Of Public Health Policy Compliance In America
Public health professionals say that the coronavirus’ spread can be controlled through testing, isolating, contact tracing and quarantining. In this podcast, WPR explores why the country’s mindset stands in the way of this strategy, and what the end of COVID-19 might more realistically look like. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed as a guest.
- – Salaam Gateway - Global Islamic Economy Gateway
Muslim mental wellness: Retain core religious values to get through Ramadan in lockdown, say health professionals | Salaam Gateway - Global Islamic Economy Gateway
A week before Ramadan, the Khalil Center held an online Muslim mental wellness summit in cooperation with Stanford University’s Muslims & Mental Health lab. Such events usually attract a few hundred attendees, but thousands flocked to this online summit. Rania Awaad, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article.
- – Thrive Global
How We React to Coronavirus Stress Depends on Our Biotype, Finds Stanford Medicine Research
COVID-19 has had major impacts on the economy, the way we live our daily lives, and our mental health. The research on mental health during COVID-19 has mostly focused on frontline healthcare workers, with good reason, but all of us are experiencing some level of increased stress right now. Leanne Williams, founder of the Stanford Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness (PMHW) and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and her lab have focused their work on what happens in times of extreme negative stress, such as the current situation. Learn more in this article from Leanne Williams, Laura Hack, and Lauren Whicker.
- – Stanford Medicine 1:2:1
Sleep in the time of coronavirus: Talking ZZs with Stanford's Rafael Pelayo
With heightened stress and anxiety, sleep disruptions are inevitable. In this podcast, Stanford sleep specialist Rafael Pelayo discusses ways to manage sleep during these uncertain times. Dr. Pelayo is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford.
- – Healthier, Happy Lives Blog
How to Help Kids with Distance Learning During COVID-19
Since schools closed in March due to COVID-19, many families have struggled to help their children adjust to distance learning. Grace Gengoux, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this article.
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"Your health is paramount": The mental health of health care workers during COVID-19 - Scope
In a recent webinar, Stanford mental health experts offered tips for handling the unique stressors faced by health care workers treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Mickey Trockel, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Debra Kaysen, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Cheryl Gore-Felton, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are quoted in this post.
- – Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington: The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating Our Mental Health Crisis
Developed in partnership with Stanford Medicine, Thriving Mind shares tools that can help manage coronavirus anxiety, build human connection in a time of isolation, eat well and move, even when we’re unable to leave our home. Leanne Williams, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is mentioned in this article.
- – News Center
To support health care workers battling COVID-19, start fresh and think holistically, experts say
Experts on physician wellness collaborated on a framework that health care leaders can use to support workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tait Shanafelt, the Jeanie and Stew Ritchie Professor, chief wellness officer at Stanford Medicine, and director of the WellMD Center, and Mickey Trockel, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are co-authors of the study.
- – The Stanford Daily
Reevaluate your nutrition strategy amid COVID-19, doctors say | The Stanford Daily
Shebani Sethi Dalai, clinical instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed here by The Daily about metabolic psychiatry - which focuses on treatment of metabolic dysfunction and investigates the influences of nutrition, inflammation and insulin resistance on psychiatric outcomes.
- – from the Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Constructively Communicating with Children About COVID-19
The Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing wants to highlight resources for families to have constructive conversations about COVID-19.
- – Architectural Digest
5 Easy Steps You Can Take at Home to Reduce Anxiety
With the rampant spread of the coronavirus, upending of routines, and general uncertainty about when we’ll return to normal, it can be hard not to feel anxious. In thinking about all of this, know that you’re not alone, it is completely okay to feel anxious at this unprecedented time. Nina Vasan, clinical assistant professor, and colleagues from the Brainstorm Lab, discuss steps you can take to lower your stress levels.
- – The Mercury News
Opinion: Staying connected is crucial for our mental health
In this opinion piece, Victor Carrion, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, shares how we can ward off coronavirus fears, anxiety, anger and feelings of frustration during the current coronavirus pandemic.
- – Motherly
It’s science: This is why you’re having trouble concentrating right now
Sundari Chetty, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article that discusses how the brain has a natural ability to recover from stress.
- – The Stanford Daily
Students discuss eating disorders amid COVID-19 pandemic | The Stanford Daily
As COVID-19 upends students’ college experiences, some students with eating disorders are suffering from heightened triggers. Kristine Luce, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed in this article.
- – KRON4
COVID-19 taking toll on medical workers mental health
Working on the front lines of COVID-19 can harm the mental health of health care workers. David Spiegel, the Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine and medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, is quoted in this article.