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Mental Wellness

Benefits of Telepsychiatry and Teletherapy

During this unique time of COVID-19, specialists at UF Health Psychiatry have transitioned to online telemedicine appointments through the UF Health Virtual Visit program. Services offered include psychiatric evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy, and medication management services for children, adolescents…

Remaining Resilient on the Front-line during COVID-19

Working on the front-lines during COVID-19 is nothing short of tiring physically and emotionally. Health care workers dedicate their lives to care for others, but caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic is truly unprecedented for many, causing rising stress levels and anxiety. Health care workers are putting themselves and…

Navigating the New Normal

MANAGING ANXIETY, FEAR AND LONELINESS IN A COVID-19 WORLD Just six months ago, news about coronavirus was mostly just an afterthought as Americans looked on warily from our doorsteps…

Understanding the Stages of Grief

In this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are too familiar with the term “grief.” Grief is the natural reaction to a loss which could be due to a…

Grief in the Current Era of the Pandemic

The term “grief” is typically associated with reflecting about someone’s death or a loss from a death. More than 2,800,000 deaths occur annually in the USA, and 5% to 9% of the population sustains the loss of a close family member each year, according to data from 2017. Unfortunately,…

Helping Children and Teens Manage Stress during COVID-19

Children and teens may face a variety of stressors as they navigate everyday life. During this unique time of COVID-19, the nature of the stressors are different, and it becomes even more important for youth to strengthen their coping and…

Mindfulness: Focus On What You Can Control

“With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Most of us are experiencing some levels of stress and anxiety during the uncertain times we are living in with the COVID-19…

Keeping Stress at Bay during COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, and, in particular, the past several days, I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” With the entire global community struggling to contain and manage the existential threat that is the coronavirus, times are now, if…

Living Well in 2020

If you’re like the millions of Americans kicking off new resolutions and wellness plans in 2020, it can seem overwhelming at first. While many choose the first month of the year to start incorporating healthy lifestyle changes, it is important to understand what defines wellness before the journey…