Rhitu Chatterjee

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The Pandemic Has Increased Our Stress Levels, And It's Affecting Our Physical Health

Friday, March 12, 2021

A new survey by the American Psychological Association finds that Americans have been more stressed out in the past year than in previous years, and it's also taking a toll on our physical health.


A Look At The New U.S. Coronavirus Variants

Monday, February 15, 2021

In recent months, we've learned about several new variants of the coronavirus that have popped up in the U.S. Scientists recently reported seven new and distinct variants.


Make Space, Listen, Offer Hope: How To Help A Child At Risk Of Suicide

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

If a young person says they want to end their life, how do you help? First, don't panic. Suicide is preventable. Here's advice for helping young people in crisis, from people who've lived through it.


Child Psychiatrists Warn That The Pandemic May Be Driving Up Kids' Suicide Risk

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

A cluster of suicides in Las Vegas, plus a troubling rise in youth suicide attempts observed in ERs nationwide, is raising fears that the pandemic is fueling a children's mental health crisis.


Experts Express Concerns Over Mental Health Of Some Kids In The Pandemic

Monday, January 25, 2021

A year into the pandemic, emergency rooms nationwide are seeing a rise in kids experiencing mental health crises. Educators and doctors are concerned that many of those kids are turning to suicide.


'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

Monday, January 18, 2021

When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody.


Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely

Friday, January 01, 2021

With bad pandemic news and endless social distancing, it can already feel like the longest winter ever. But keeping up nourishing bonds of human connection is possible with a little ingenuity.


How To Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showing we care.


Research Indicates Postpartum Depression Can Last For 3 Years

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

About one in seven women become depressed shortly after they give birth. A new study finds that depression can linger for three years after childbirth, and in some cases get worse over time.


Election Stress Getting To You? 4 Ways To Keep Calm

Monday, October 26, 2020

Doom-scrolling much? Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling stressed about politics. We're sleepless and irritable, and our heads hurt. Here's how some of your fellow citizens are coping.


New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies

Monday, October 19, 2020

President Trump has signed a bipartisan bill creating a three-digit hotline for mental health emergencies. Mental health advocates say it'll bring mental health crisis response into the 21st century.


Trump Was Treated With Steroids: How These Drugs Are Used For COVID-19 Patients

Thursday, October 08, 2020

The drug dexamethasone is a cheap, widely available steroid. But how long should COVID-19 patients take it, and what are the side effects?


Cutting-Edge COVID-19 Care For Trump, Not Available For Regular Folks

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

President Trump will continue to get top-of-the-line medical care for COVID-19 now that he's back at the White House, including the final dose of the new antiviral medication, remdesivir


Not 'Out Of The Woods Yet': Trump's Health Remains At Risk, Doctors Say

Monday, October 05, 2020

Less than a week into his diagnosis, the president is still in a risky zone. He'll be closely monitored for signs of continued illness or relapse.


Latest On Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis: Oxygen Levels Dropped, Steroid Treatment

Sunday, October 04, 2020

President Donald Trump's medical team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provided an update on his condition Sunday morning.


Juggling Financial Stress And Caregiving, Parents Are 'Very Not OK' In The Pandemic

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The pandemic economy is squeezing families with kids: 74% of those earning less than $100,000 report serious financial woes, in an NPR poll. Experts worry about lasting impacts on kids' mental health.


How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap

Friday, September 18, 2020

The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.


Poll: Pandemic Worsens Minorities' Income And Savings

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Besides being hit hard by the pandemic health-wise, a poll by NPR and other organizations finds that the coronavirus has taken a bigger financial toll on minority communities.


Pandemic's Emotional Hammer Hits Hard

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, researchers find. Nearly 25% of Americans are depressed, particularly those who have low incomes and have lost a job or a loved one.


Why Sitting For Long Periods Can Affect Teens' Mental Health

Monday, February 17, 2020

A new study finds that sitting still is linked to a higher risk of depression among teens, but even an hour of light physical activity every day reduces the risk of depression by 10%.