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55 Ways People Are Coping with COVID-19


By Jennifer Cheang, Director of Digital Marketing at Mental Health America

The mental health effects of what is needed as a nation to slow the spread of COVID-19 – social distancing, isolation, extreme precaution when running necessary…Read More

COVID-19 Increasing Anxiety and Panic Buying of Firearms


By Debbie Plotnick, Vice President of State and Federal Advocacy at Mental Health America

Everyone is scared. People are showing how scared they are in many ways. At Mental Health America (MHA) we’re seeing a tremendous increase in the…Read More

A Message Employers Need to Hear: The “New Normal” Includes Looking After Employee Mental Wellness


By Keita Franklin, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer at Psych Hub

Today’s “new normal” is more than a remote work site, virtual happy hours, and social distancing in public. The new normal is also a constant state of anxiety,…Read More

Free Mental Health Resources for COVID-19 First Responders


By Whitney Ball, Marketing and Outreach Manager at Mental Health America

As all of us across the country hunker down in our homes to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, first responders continue to risk their own lives to provide much-…Read More

To the Class of 2020: Not the Season-Ending Win We Expected


By Olivia Lubarsky, Student-Athlete at Towson University and former Mental Health America Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC) Member

From the moment we are born, we are taught that life is more meaningful when our goal…Read More

Your Employees are Stressed: Why Digital Mental Health Solutions are Important in These Unpredictable Times and Beyond


By Louis Gagnon, CEO, Total Brain

On average each of us will spend one-third of our adult life at work. Workplace leaders have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to ensure the mental health of their employees through…Read More

Social Distancing and Staying Connected Through Games


This article was originally published by iThrive Games Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teens to thrive through games…Read More

Writing Matters: Writing to Support Your Mental Health Journey


By Janet Reynolds, Creator of Write On!

I was in second grade when I got my first diary—with a lock!—and began chronicling such critical events as where Michele and I rode our bikes and whether or not my mother let us stay outside…Read More

Mental Health Impacts and Support for International Students in COVID-19


By April Yu, LCSW, Founder of MAZE Partners, Inc.

In the past three months, life has changed drastically for almost every college student, including over one million international students who…Read More

Living Rare in the Time of COVID-19


By Tasia Rechisky

On March 11, I was at a meeting when one of my co-workers made the comment “Well, it's likely we all won’t be here together soon.” At the time, the comment did not fully register, but over the next few days, the…Read More

Your Feelings (about Coronavirus) are Valid


By Kevin Rushton, Program Manager of Digital Solutions at Mental Health America

When COVID-19 emerged as a clear and present public health threat,…Read More

Life as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner during COVID-19


By Dr. Kojo Sarfo, DNP, PMHNP-BC

My experience as a health care provider during this pandemic has been enlightening. Currently, I work in Williamsburg, Virginia, as a board-certified forensic psychiatric mental health nurse…Read More

What the pandemic storm is revealing and what will be left in its wake


By Debbie Plotnick, Vice President of Federal and State Advocacy at Mental Health America

Data tells a story, and here at the national office of Mental Health America (MHA), and through our affiliate network, we’re able to tell an…Read More

For People with Chronic Conditions, Congress and the President Must Pay More Attention to Mental Health as the COVID-19 Pandemic Spreads


By Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America

Some new data Mental Health America (MHA) released earlier this month show how deeply the pandemic is affecting the mental health of the nation – and how different any “…Read More