5 Tips to help your kids cope with anxiety during a time of great uncertainty

In early 2020, stay-at-home orders were imposed across the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While some cities started reopening in May, some are closing again given the recent surge in coronavirus cases.

With no clear end to the pandemic in sight — and with the unprecedented unemployment rate, economic recession, and other major societal events happening right now — many American adults are now struggling with anxiety.

The urgent need to address student athletes’ mental health issues

Research has shown that exercise and other physical activities can boost moods and improve overall mental health. However, playing sports does not mean student athletes are immune to mental health disorders. In fact, multiple studies and surveys through the years have revealed that anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are prevalent among student athletes:

6.3% of collegiate athletes were found to be clinically depressed, while 24% had clinically significant low moods (Wolanin A, Hong E, Marks D, et al.

Why dads also need support for postpartum depression

When people talk about postpartum depression (PPD), they often only think of moms. After all, PPD affects 13% of women who have just given birth around the world. However, growing evidence suggests that dads must be part of the conversation too. A 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 10% of fathers worldwide experience paternal PPD. This number even spikes to 26% during the three- to six-month period after the baby's birth.

How perinatal depression affects the entire family

Over the years, more and more women, including celebrities and other famous personalities, have opened up about their struggles with depression as a new mother. This has led to greater awareness and dialogue about postpartum depression. But have you ever heard of perinatal depression?

What is perinatal depression?
Prenatal depression is the type of depression that occurs during pregnancy, while postpartum depression happens in the first 12 months after the baby is born.