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You can get through this dark pandemic winter using tips from disaster technology

22 mins | Feb 26, 2021

Lockdown is hard, but coping strategies that people use amid other catastrophes can help us. The pandemic has brought grief, fear and economic hardship for every nation, and the winter months have been particularly trying. 

Melinda Wenner Moyer talks to rehabilitative psychologists and explains unique practices that could support keeping our mental health intact. “The idea is to think of problems as obstacles you can overcome (at least partially) rather than as insurmountable hurdles you can do nothing about. There are aspects of this pandemic we cannot control — but by focusing on the things we can tweak at least a bit and by thinking of ourselves as resilient and adaptable, we will do better, Ali says. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, which focuses on helping individuals identify, understand and change their thinking and behavior patterns in these ways, has consistently been shown to boost mental health. A 2020 study found that Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy improved symptoms in people suffering from either anxiety or depression.”

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From Scientific American