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Supporting Your Child's Mental Health

In recent weeks, merely watching the news has felt dangerous to our mental health—especially if we are parents. The horrors of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, have been playing and replaying on our own inner TV screens, creating unthinkable levels of shock and anxiety. And our children are just as susceptible to these destabilizing emotions as we are.

Podcast: The Impacts of Recent Events on Youth Mental Health

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Shannon Bennett, Ph.D. discusses the impacts of media on youth mental health.

A Comprehensive Program for Transgender and Gender-Diverse LGBTQ Youth

At the center of political controversy and subject to discrimination, bullying and outright rejection by family and society at large, transgender children and adolescents are arguably the most vulnerable of the vulnerable. They need protection, services and plenty of care. And they need champions. Enter Dr. Jane Chang, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian... Read More

Infographic: PTSD Awareness Month

Do you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? If you’re having trouble coping after a traumatic event, PTSD. Here’s what you need to know about the disorder.

Mental Health Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the rainbow of LGBTQ+ identities in all their diverse splendor. But the community still faces considerable discrimination and stigma. Even with all the progress that has been made, it is fitting to focus on the mental health issues, and their remedies, that beset some members of this large, varied population.

Infographic: LGBTQ Pride Month - Prioritizing Your Health

As a patient in the LGBTQ+ community, you may have faced barriers when it comes to getting the health care you need. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we are dedicated to providing you with easy access to the highest quality care to help you live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Mental Health for Cancer Patients

A cancer diagnosis can often feel like an unexpected roadblock in your life, taking a toll on more than just your physical health. From treatment side effects to financial concerns or just maintaining social interactions, the impact of cancer can feel overwhelming. Questions and uncertainties can increase feelings of stress and anxiety, placing the body’s mental state into one of survival, otherwise known as the fight, flight, or freeze response.

Understanding the Science of Addiction

Addiction is a complex problem. Although it may have behavioral or emotional triggers, other factors, including genetics, may make overcoming it especially difficult.

Coping with PTSD from the COVID-19 Pandemic

As emerging variants of COVID-19 continue to spread globally, it's understandable if you have not been feeling like your ‘normal’ self.

Infographic: Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress During the Holidays

Holidays are stressful at the best of times. But with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the exhaustion and anxiety are even worse. Here are a few things you can do to maintain your wellness throughout the winter holiday season.

Podcast: Women's Mental Health Awareness

In this episode of Women's Health Wednesday series of Back to Health, Alison Hermann, M.D. discusses mental health awareness for women.

Recognize ADHD early for the best treatment outcomes

Does your child--or do you--have trouble staying focused, sitting still, or organizing tasks for school or work? If so, then you might want to consult a mental health specialist about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

Staying Calm When Returning to Work in the Office

With more Americans getting vaccinated and the pandemic subsiding (for now), businesses are calling employees back to in-person work.

Seeking Care During Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

The pandemic is taking a toll on mental health. Fear of illness, as well as loss of income, housing, or schooling have left many people anxious, lonely, and depressed.

Infographic: COVID-19 & Your Mental Health

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, you may have noticed changes in your mood and emotions. Even things that used to excite you can now feel like a chore. Give yourself and your loved ones a mental health pick-me-up with these tips.

Pride Month: Healthcare Self-Advocacy for LGBTQ Patients

As a lesbian, gay, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA+) patient, you have, at some point, probably had trouble accessing health care. Experiences of stigma or discrimination may have prevented you from seeking medical treatment.

Podcast: Childhood Insomnia and Pediatric Sleep Issues

Corinne Catarozoli, Ph.D., discusses bedtime anxiety, insomnia, and sleep schedules for your children.

Infographic: Managing Pandemic Stress

After 13 months of stress related to COVID-19, it seems appropriate to contemplate how to manage stressful situations. Although vaccines are currently being distributed, it doesn’t mean your mental health is suddenly fine. Here are some tips to help you cope.

Alcohol Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A potentially troubling picture is starting to emerge from data about drinking among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Establishing Healthy Routines With Your Family

Structure plays a key role in helping kids understand and set schedules and expectations, and approach uncertain times with more flexibility. That’s why so many families have been struggling throughout the pandemic, as they face disrupted school and home schedules.