The Silent Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

By Peter Kates Forty-one percent of adults report struggling with mental health or substance use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is up from 20 percent pre-COVID. Nearly one in three adults now report having symptoms of anxiety or depression.“Behind the masks,

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The Collateral Damage Caused by COVID-19

The Collateral Damage Caused by COVID-19 By Greg Stamm, Esq.   At some point last year, I stopped counting the number of non-Covid deaths my clients suffered during the pandemic. Nevertheless, about a year after lockdowns and visiting restrictions were first imposed for those in congregate care,

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Simple Strategies to Combat Stress

Simple strategies to combat stress Last month we wrote about the connection between stress and inflammation, and the connection between stress and cancer. Just about everyone experiences stressful situations. Sometimes a bit of stress can provide motivation to do one’s best or strive for an especially lofty

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Senior Companions Form Lasting Friendships

Senior Companions Form Lasting Friendships Consider Volunteering! By Danielle Herrmann Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people found safe and creative ways to stay in touch with friends and family members. People Inc. also adapted to the crisis by developing unique programs for people to safely connect with others.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Did You Know?

Individuals making New Year’s resolutions should not discount the value of utilizing a multifaceted approach to achieving their goals. A recent study from psychology professor and researcher Dr. Gail Matthews examined the effects of writing down goals, committing to goal-directed actions, and creating accountability for those actions.

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