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Why Caregivers and Care Recipients May Have the Holiday Blues

AARP report finds nearly half say their mental health has been negatively affected by COVID


Mental Health and COVID-19

7 Ways to Handle Anxiety About COVID-19

Uncertainty and fear are major triggers. Here are some coping strategies

Coronavirus Blues or Clinical Depression?

Don't be reluctant to seek help if your low mood becomes hard to bear

Family Caregiving

Assessing an Older Adult's Psychological Needs

Be alert to persistent irritability, low energy, sleeplessness and other signs of depression

Caregiving for Someone With Mental Illness

My father's suicide is teaching me how to be a mental health advocate

Adjusting to a New Normal After Trauma or Illness

How family members and other caregivers can cope with feelings of 'ambiguous loss'


COVID Survivors Face PTSD and Anxiety

After hospital ICU stays, older patients are prone to long-term problems

Warning Signs You May Have a Drinking Problem

Read about the many ways that alcohol can affect us as we age

Chronic Anxiety Is Troubling But Treatable

There's help when worry begins to interfere with your ability to perform everyday tasks

Ways to Cope

What to Know if You're Ready to Give Meditation a Try

A beginner's guide to quieting the mind when anxiety takes hold

Lessons in Finding Happiness During Hard Times

Pursuing joy and, more importantly, finding it, matters now more than ever

How to Bounce Back From the Stress of the Coronavirus

Crises that cause anxiety can harm your health or help you build resilience

Therapy and Treatment

How to Find the Right Therapy for Your Specific Needs

If you're depressed, anxious, or feeling overwhelmed, help is available

Teletherapy During the Pandemic

Therapists take calls from anxious older clients as Medicare coverage expands

7 Reasons You May Need Marriage Therapy

Couples therapists can help with relationship tune-ups and serious repairs

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