News and mental health. 2020 has been packed with headlines that haven’t been the best for any of our health. But when is it too much? And what’s the responsibility of the newscasters to inform us with credibility and sensitivity? We sit down and chat with broadcaster Michael Hainsowrth about this.
On top of all the regular pains the world has gone through since March when the world went on lockdown, COVID life hasn’t been the easiest. I thought I’d sprinkle this with all good, positive vibes but I couldn’t. I’d be lying.
My plate has been ful. Since March, the stuffing, the roast, the mashed potatoes kept on getting piled on before I was even able to grab a fork. Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of ice cream and chocolate cake in the mix but the meat never seemed to stop.
The results have been “shocking.” Pregnant women and new moms have been experiencing higher rates of depression and anxiety amid the COVID pandemic, a new study suggests.
Researchers asked 900 women – 530 of whom were expecting and 300 of whom had given birth in the past year – about their depression and anxiety. They found that COVID elevated depression symptoms from 15% to 41%. Moderate to high anxiety symptoms went from 29% to 72%.
I guess it doesn’t hit me until I turn on the news or read the daily COVID meme. This is when I think to myself of what day of the week is it or, better yet, what day are we on. 50? 55? 60? I lost count, like many others, after the first month.
I’m the worst sleeper. I think it’s from my younger years when I spent a couple years doing overnight radio and then later, a flyer monkey for a Toronto concert company. But I don’t get unusual dreams – till COVID happened. See, our brains process stress, anxiety and other feelings we have when we’re awake.
I think it’s time to let COVID-19 know how we really feel. Here’s my letter to COVID.
Sure, long walks on the beech, nights out at the bar, cheap movie nights are all out of the question for the foreseeable future, however, with modern technology and the help of the internet, you both can create a night out while staying safe from COVID-19. I did my own research and came up with five virtual date night ideas you and your partner can do while in quarantine..
The three major networks are uniting for historic broadcast, Together at Home The three big networks stateside are teaming up for a historic global broadcast. The special’s aim is to raise funds and address the fight against COVID-19. The show unites Jimmy Fallon, Stephan Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Together at Home, spearheaded by Global…
I know it’s hard to think about now, but there was life before COVID. When did you start keeping track of how long you’ve been isolated for? Was it the weekend of March 14th when the world as we knew it shut their doors? This is when I started to keep track. And doesn’t that seem like a year ago?