Stories tagged: "mental health"


Joyce Massucci, right, holds hands with her friend "Smiling Dave" as they listen to "Soulful Femme" on the first day of the Franklin Blues & Barbecue Festival, Saturday, June 19, in Franklin, Pa. The annual festival with free music, returned after being canceled last year due to COVID-19, uses proceeds from vendors and sponsors to support the music programs in the local public schools. The festival helped celebrate the first Juneteenth celebration in the city.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Post-Pandemic Life: Handling the Emotions and Changes We’ve All Been Waiting For

How are you dealing with getting back to "normal." It's natural to feel stress about returning to normal, according to experts.

Josie Cosentino talks during a virtual hearing about the how students' mental health has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (Screenshot)
Students’ Mental Health a Serious Concern for Educators During Pandemic

Pennsylvania educators and students discussed the toll the pandemic taken on their mental health over the past year.

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."

Attorney Shaka Johnson, who is representing the family of Walter Wallace Jr., speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. He called on the Philadelphia Police Department to equip all of its officers with Tasers and teach officers how to use them. (Screenshot from AP Video)
Walter Wallace Jr.’s Family Attorney Says Police ‘Intended’ to Kill Wallace

Attorney Shaka Johnson called for every officer in the Philadelphia Police Department to be equipped with Tasers.