The Pandemic Mental Health Advice Not Enough People Are Talking About

Covid-19 mental health

Here’s What You’re Probably Not Hearing Enough of…

If you check the news or head to social media, you will surely be met with endless headlines of COVID-19 related news and health warnings. You will probably be given tons of virus-related advice and instructions on how to stay physically healthy. What you are less likely to hear, however, is a reminder to check in on your mental health.  

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7 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Quarantine

Mental Health during Covid-19

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a stay-at-home order and many New Jerseyans are struggling to deal with the isolation. There is a toll “social distancing” takes on our mental health. When you have a mental illness, that toll is multiplied. Luckily, there are steps you can take to manage your mental health until this pandemic ends and we can return to normal life. 

Here are 7 tips for keeping “mental-healthy” during a quarantine:

1. Technology to Keep in Touch

There is no replacing face-to-face interactions with your family and friends. Still, a close second is using video call apps that can show you a friendly face when you’re feeling down. Keep in touch with iPhone’s built-in Facetime function or try some of the free apps listed here for Android or here for desktop.

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Medication for Mental Health – Part II: Medication Management

Medication Management

Medication Management

Last month we discussed the stigma surrounding taking medication to manage the symptoms of mental illness as Part I of our Medication and Mental Health blog series. This month, we will be discussing

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Medication for Mental Health: Stopping the Stigma – Part I

Medication for Mental Health

Medication for Mental Health

It’s time to talk about medication. Not for a cold, not for an infection, but for managing the symptoms surrounding mental illness. Specifically, we’d like to address the stigma that surrounds just one of those three examples we just named. Taking medication for mental health should be treated no different than taking an aspirin for a headache. Something is causing us distress and we take medication to correct the issue. It’s as simple as that.

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It’s Time to Stop the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Mental Illness is nothing to be ashamed ofbut stigma and bias shame us all.-Bill Clinton

By Martha Wolfe, LMFT

Mental Health VS. Mental Illness, What’s the Difference?

Stressed manWork, family and daily responsibilities… are these familiar points of stress in your life? You are not alone, as these are common stressors we often experience in our daily lives.

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