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Coping With the Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Life

It’s the beginning of May and so far 2020 has been a lot to deal with.  We are beginning week 8 of the Shelter-in-Place order in Illinois, and for many, the novelty is wearing thin outside of the understandable health and economic concerns.  The good news is that the social distancing and shelter in place efforts are working and we...[ read more ]

6 Ways that Alcohol Makes Depression Worse

Increased alcohol use is not that uncommon as we shelter in place and avoid regular social interactions as an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.  For most, this alcohol use is not a problem - but for some, a preexisting dependence on alcohol means this is at best an unhealthy practice but for some, it is downright dangerous....[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during the coronavirus/COVID-19 global pandemic. But the social isolation and fear of getting sick can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have...[ read more ]

How Telehealth Is Changing Therapy

A while back there was a very funny television show starring Lisa Kudrow (ditzy Phoebe from Friends) called “Web Therapy.” It was an improvised show and Lisa played a therapist who treated her patients over the Internet. Hence the title of the show. Well, back when the show was on, the idea of treating mental health patients via a webcam...[ read more ]

How To Cope – Improving Coping Skills

Everyone copes, but some ways are better than others. Looking at how we cope, and what we want the outcome to be are important steps to improving overall functioning. Looking for help coping with social distancing due to the coronavirus? Check out this post:  Coping with the Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Life So What Are Coping Skills Anyway? Coping skills are abilities...[ read more ]



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