Over the last several days, our lives have changed because of the COVID-19. This virus has been a source of fear and anxiety for a lot of people. Fear about a disease can be overwhelming and lead to strong and unhealthy emotions. Learning to cope with the feelings can reduce the stress and make you stronger and more helpful to others. We do not have all of the answers in this situation, but hopefully, we can help you put this in perspective.
We, as human beings, are social creatures whose most basic needs include the need for social connectedness. If you or someone you know is in recovery from a substance use disorder, you know that being able to connect to other individuals in recovery is an important component to maintaining sobriety. During this time of uncertainty with the spread of COVID-19, self-isolation and boredom that come with social distancing can trigger a relapse on drugs or alcohol.
Divorce is never an easy solution for a marriage. By the time a couple gets to the point where they’ve made a decision to pursue dissolving their relationship, communication has broken down, and feelings of fondness give way to harsh criticism, defensiveness, feelings of contempt and eventually stonewalling, once these behaviors begin to play out it can be hard to see a way back to being emotionally connected and happy. However, there are ways people can rebuild their relationship and explore whether their marriage is worth saving.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. One out of every five students report being the victim of bullying. Bullying is defined as “intentional behavior that hurts, harms or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally”. Bullying can happen at school, in the community or online. Bullying is not about conflict, it is about power and control. Kids and adults who bully often use their power, such as physical strength, embarrassing information or popularity to control or harm others.
In the United States, nearly 44,193 people commit suicide every year. This means that on average, someone dies from suicide every 16.2 minutes. Chances are that you or someone you know has been affected by suicide. Suicide can be prevented. It is important to be aware of the warning signs because, statistically speaking, you may be able to save a life, potentially even your own.
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