Mental health


Jennifer Pacanowski (Courtesy Jennifer Pacanowski)
Empowered and Thriving: Woman Veteran Teaches Others to Heal Through Writing and Performance

Many veterans return home and struggle to find connection. Jennifer Pacanowski shares her healing process with others through her nonprofit, Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving.

Two proposed amendments that voters will face deal with limiting the power of governors like Tom Wolf during disasters.
Wolf Signs 15th Opioid Disaster Declaration; Asks Legislature To Act

Gov. Tom Wolf has extended Pennsylvania’s opioid disaster declaration for a 15th time. To extend the declaration further, the legislature will have to come back from recess.

Pennsylvania officials want rural residents to know they are not alone during the holidays and winter months. (Shutterstock Photo/Daria Chichkareva)
Farmers Need Mental Health Support. PA Officials Encourage Them to Ask for It

The departments of Human Services and Agriculture want to let rural residents to know about valuable mental health resources.

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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.

Tips for dealing with election stress. Image via Shutterstock
Keep Calm and Vote On: How to Stay Sane on an Insane Election Day

No matter who your candidate of choice is, you’re likely to be anxious and preoccupied on Election Day. Here are several things you can do to help make it through Tuesday.

Two-year-old Aissatou Barry accompanies her father to vote at an early voting center at Union Market October 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
An Expert’s Tips on Parenting During This Election—and Its Aftermath

“There are so many aspects of life out of our control right now, so focusing your energy on things in your control can help reduce anxiety and improve your overall well-being."

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Election Anxiety Is Real. Here’s What Can Help.

The current election cycle is fraught with tension and stress, which can wreak havoc on your peace of mind. Here are some steps you can take to regain your calm.