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Find a Hobby That Makes You Happy

By:  Natalie Parker, Lead Intake Specialist – We’ve reached over a year now in the pandemic. However, for me, it has felt like it has been several years due to the increase in anxiety and stress. In the recent year, I have experienced my stress and anxiety increase steadily, sometimes making it hard to sleep Read More

10 Things Caregivers Can Do to Minimize the Pandemic’s Mental Health Impact on Children

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist – As mental health professionals, our experience in the past with traumatic events such as Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, the 9/11 terrorist attack, and school shootings, has shown us that there is a long-lasting impact for a small group of children. Mental health problems affect one Read More

Beating Decision Fatigue During COVID-19

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We all deal with making hundreds of decisions every day. Some are small decisions like what to eat for dinner, and other decisions are major ones and have more impact on our lives. The more decisions we make over the course of a day, Read More

Adapting to Change

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist — “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” –Elizabeth Edwards Never in recent history has society been transformed as extensively as it has done under influence of COVID-19.    What is currently happening around the world Read More

COVID-19 and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — How are you feeling?  Overwhelmed?  Scared?  Drained?  We are all stressed by the pandemic. Unless you have been involved in dealing with a possible pandemic before, all of what we are experiencing is totally new to us. Part of the explanation for the physical, as Read More

Managing Anxiety While in Quarantine

This is a guest post provided by EAC’s partner, Workplace Options.  Permission to re-post has been given. The isolation you experience from quarantine and mandatory stay-at-home orders can be a major source of anxiety. A global pandemic is a stressful event for everyone and may leave you feeling unbalanced. Even if you do not normally feel anxious, you may be Read More