Pandemic Grief: The Longevity of Healing From Tragic Losses

Written By Lauren Abrams, Contributing Writer Grief throws a wrench in life regardless of when you feel it. There will never be a convenient time to lose someone, to attend a funeral, or to grieve. As a society, we often seek “closure,” which the American Psychological Association defines as “the act, achievement, or sense of completingContinue reading “Pandemic Grief: The Longevity of Healing From Tragic Losses”

Stress & Anxiety Among Essential Workers

Written by Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 5/22/2021 Studies have shown that essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic are not only more susceptible to being exposed to the COVID-19 virus, but are showing increased prevalence for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety (1). The psychological distress brought on by their likely exposure to theContinue reading “Stress & Anxiety Among Essential Workers”

Better Together: Strengthening Your Family During COVID

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 2/9/2021 When reports of COVID-19 first began circulating across the globe, the extent to which the pandemic would impact society was indeterminable to even the most knowledgeable of public health professionals. No one was able to foresee the indefinite quarantine periods, mandatory face covering and social distancing protocols, devastatingContinue reading “Better Together: Strengthening Your Family During COVID”

The Thing You Want to Leave in 2020: Hyper-productivity

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/20/2021 It is hard to imagine a world before 2020 — a time time when the concept of social distancing was practically unheard of and wearing face masks in public spaces would provoke an exchange of suspicious glances from passersby. When word of the pandemic first started making internationalContinue reading “The Thing You Want to Leave in 2020: Hyper-productivity”

Grief: You Can’t Just Get Over It

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 1/16/21 According to the CDC “COVID Data Tracker,” there have been over 340,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States. Sadly, this means that over 340,000 families lost a loved one during what was already an uncertain and traumatic time. This doesn’t even include the lives that wereContinue reading “Grief: You Can’t Just Get Over It”

Quarantine Holiday Blues: A Personal Reflection

Written by Madalyn Brown, Contributing Writer 1/6/2021 My Story Many people, myself included, are finding themselves stuck in quarantine right now due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.  While quarantine is lonely enough as it is, it is especially hard during the holidays. While people still are not supposed to gather in large groups toContinue reading “Quarantine Holiday Blues: A Personal Reflection”