Tag Archives: Mental

I’m worried the mental health of parents is under threat. Yesterday I Googled ‘is it postnatal depression or pandemic?’

Animals in captivity often display repetitive functionless behaviours. Watching my six-year-old pace the yard last week I felt a palpable grief for what he is going through. It reminded me of a haggard tiger I once saw in a zoo – not a place I think I’ll ever feel right visiting again after lockdown. he… Read More »

Health care worker suicides hint at Covid-19 mental health crisis to come – STAT

The U.S. entered a grim new chapter in the coronavirus saga with the recent deaths by suicide of two health care workers on the front lines of the fight against Covid-19 in New York City: emergency medical technician John Mondello and emergency physician Lorna Breen. Health care workers are well-trained to manage the intensity of… Read More »

Pandemic Foreshadows Mental Health Crisis

The U.S. was already on the brink of a mental health crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic. The associated stresses, which run the gamut from isolation and anxiety to unemployment and illness, are now threatening to create a mental health emergency among Americans. In a commentary by Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman published by Medscape Psychiatry,1 several… Read More »

The Coronavirus Impact on American Life, Part 2 – Our Mental Health

As the coronavirus pandemic’s curve of infected Americans ratchets up in the U.S., people are seeking comfort from listening to Dolly Parton’s bedtime stories, crushing on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s science-wrapped-with-empathy, and streaming the Tiger King on Netflix. These and other self-care tactics are taking hold in the U.S. as most people are “social distancing” or… Read More »