Tag Archives: mental health

Examining and Addressing Posttraumatic Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic among Public Health Workers and the General Population

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Jan 2024

The government public health workforce and frontline workers reported a higher prevalence of COVID-19-related posttraumatic stress (PTSS) than other US adults, and leaders should invest in systems-level interventions to address the drivers of and potential long-term consequences of PTSS.

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Moral Injury on the Frontlines in Public Health: Balancing the Needs of Our Communities and Ourselves

Today, as the pandemic enters yet another phase, the frontline public health workforce faces a different threat: moral injury. The COVID-19 pandemic has been battering the hearts and souls of public health workers for over a year and a half. Many of us on the frontline felt a hint of relief when we were able to see the Herculean vaccination

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Sick of COVID-19? Here’s Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue

by Jay Maddock, PhD This article originally appeared in The Conversation and is shared here with permission from the author. As the pandemic drags on, following COVID-19 prevention guidelines can feel like more and more of a challenge. This kind of fatigue is not unique to pandemic precautions like sticking with social distancing, masking up and keeping your hands washed.

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Mental Health During the Pandemic

by Jonathan Temte, MD/PhD It’s happened to me three times so far. I get a text message from the US Census Bureau requesting, “Please answer survey on COVID19 crisis.” Although my mind initially said, “scam,” I connected using the hot link to find that there is an ongoing assessment of the American population. Among the questions related to employment, changes

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Mindfulness and Dis-Ease: Managing Mental Wellness

by Elena Vidrascu, MSc Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach is a series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. It is estimated that 30-50% of our waking day is spent with our mind wandering. This statistic might elicit

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