Poll: 3 in 10 healthcare workers consider leaving the field, citing burnout

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, some three in 10 healthcare workers say they have considered leaving the profession due to burnout and stress, a nationally representative survey out Thursday indicates. The survey, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Washington Post, revealed that roughly half of all healthcare workers are burned out, while … Continue reading Poll: 3 in 10 healthcare workers consider leaving the field, citing burnout

Former police chief stricken with COVID-19 kills himself to protect family from coronavirus

A retired police chief in the U.K., who became “paranoid and neurotic” while undergoing self-quarantine due to the Wuhan coronavirus, committed suicide to spare his family from infection. Fifty-eight-year-old James Connelly Webster was found dead April 1 in a garden chalet at his Crackington Haven home. The former assistant chief constable of Devon and Cornwall isolated himself … Continue reading Former police chief stricken with COVID-19 kills himself to protect family from coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic creating “perfect storm” for huge global mental health crisis

Much of the conversation about the disadvantages of ongoing coronavirus lockdowns focuses on the economy, but there’s another factor that tends to get overlooked: its effect on people’s mental health. In fact, some say a mental health crisis could well be the next pandemic we have to deal with. Between the long bouts of social isolation, stress, … Continue reading Coronavirus pandemic creating “perfect storm” for huge global mental health crisis

Mental Clarity: 9 Natural Solutions That Work

Source: Mental Clarity: 9 Natural Solutions That Work by Dr. Edward Group Like any part of your body, the brain can become stressed and unwell. It can also stay healthy, sharp, and clear. Your brain is an incredible machine if you think about it. That 3-pound organ contains billions of cells with trillions of connections — … Continue reading Mental Clarity: 9 Natural Solutions That Work

What is the link between dopamine and mental health?

Many people experience days when it’s harder than usual to get up in the morning. However, for some this occurs on a daily basis. This can be attributed to reduced dopamine levels in the body, which can progress into mental health problems when left untreated. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter responsible for providing the feeling of motivation towards … Continue reading What is the link between dopamine and mental health?

Could you have high-functioning anxiety? Here’s what you can do to reduce your fear AND continue to stay successful

High-functioning anxiety is not recognized as a mental health disorder, but for those suffering from it, it’s as real as it can get. Based on a recent survey of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 40 million adults deal with anxiety disorder, with approximately 18 percent categorized in the high-functioning anxiety tier. Moreover, there are even … Continue reading Could you have high-functioning anxiety? Here’s what you can do to reduce your fear AND continue to stay successful