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4/3/2020

How experts suggest handling stress at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

How experts suggest handling stress at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted 11:48 AM 4/3/2020 by Hope Beitchman, KOMU 8 Producer

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change parts of our everyday lives. Living rooms have turned into offices and schools, businesses have temporarily closed and the CDC is advising the public to practice social distancing.  Lois Michler works with family services in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She (More)

4/2/2020

How hot weather could be affecting your mental health

How hot weather could be affecting your mental health

Posted 11:00 AM 4/2/2020 by Hope Beitchman, KOMU 8 Producer

According to a new study from the University of Georgia, hot weather can take a toll on your mental health.

Researchers looked at mental health data and daily weather information over a 7-year period. They found Americans were more likely to report mental distress on days hotter than 70 degrees. Some respondents said they'd be willing to pay as much as $5 per day to avoid the heat.

4/1/2020

How COVID-19 is affecting people with OCD

How COVID-19 is affecting people with OCD

Posted 11:51 AM 4/1/2020 by Richard Parr, CNN

(CNN) -- Postponing Tokyo 2020 will have provided a sense of relief to many Olympians but the delay in the decision will have unnecessarily perpetuated the (More)

3/31/2020

More than a third of Americans say COVID-19 is affecting their mental health

More than a third of Americans say COVID-19 is affecting their mental health

Posted 2:58 PM 3/31/2020 by Hope Beitchman, KOMU 8 Producer

If you are feeling anxious about COVID-19, you're not alone. A new survey from the American Psychiatric Association reveals more than a third of Americans say COVID-19 is having a severe impact on their mental health.

The survey showed about half of the respondents are anxious about (More)

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