Mental health and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic

NEW YORK (WABC) — Mental health experts have called the pandemic a kind of “perfect storm” for negatively impacting mental health.

In addition to the fear, grief and anxiety around the virus itself, the pandemic has brought on for many people financial instability, job loss, isolation, uncertainty around school and work and related political disagreements.

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Making the pandemic even more distressing from a mental health perspective, experts have said, is both its all-encompassing nature and the uncertainty that lies ahead.

As the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning that mental health is becoming increasingly poor.

More than half of U.S. adults — about 53% — reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the pandemic, according to a nationwide poll by the Kaiser Family

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Coping with pandemic: How to draw your mental health road map in the Bay Area

Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, the countless stresses are taking a toll on the mental health of many in the Bay Area.

Those who were already struggling are likely dealing with even more distress. According to a CDC survey this summer, more than 40% of Americans are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety and substance abuse because of the pandemic. In the 18-24 age bracket, 1 in 4 report serious suicidal thoughts, the CDC reported.

Twenty-five percent of young adults rated their mental health as fair or poor, according to the latest COVID Response Tracking Study by NORC at the University of Chicago. Psychologists say disordered eating has gone up too, especially among teenagers.

And in the past month, the hazards of California’s wildfires and horrible air quality have only compounded the physical and emotional challenges.

It can all seem overwhelming, but help and support are within reach. There’s

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Women’s Health – Coping With Menstrual Problems and Issues Related to Menopause

Women’s health is a growing concern. Whether you are a younger woman coping with menstrual problems or a woman experiencing issues related to menopause, there may be some convenient solution to help solve some of your problems. Shaklee has the best solutions for both problems in GLA Complex, Menopause Balance Complex and Menopause Balance Complex Cooling Lotion.

Menstrual Issues

Menstrual issues may be solved by using Shaklee’s GLA Complex, which is designed to promote menstrual health with a combination of Borage oil, Sunflower seed oil and Vitamin E to reduce inflammation and provide for healthy hormonal balance.

o Borage oil contains both linolenic acid and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which helps to form certain types of prostaglandins that promote healthy hormonal activity during the menstrual cycle. Production of the right type of prostaglandin may help to ease and promote healthy blood flow and reduce PMS symptoms. Borage oil is higher … Read More