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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021 purpose

Jan. 5, 2021 8:00 am

How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

Guest columnist Laurel Mellin offers some techniques from emotional brain training that can help people break free of stress when they get stuck on negative thoughts.
Opinion: A fatal force purpose

Dec. 10, 2020 8:30 am

Opinion: A fatal force

Walter Wallace Jr. is not alone — 1,331 people living with severe mental illness have been killed by the police in the U.S. since 2015. More than 30% of them were people of color, says guest columnist Kee Tobar.
Day after Walter Wallace Jr.’s killing, spiritual leader urges Black community: ‘Do not call the police’ during mental health crises purpose

Oct. 28, 2020 7:41 am

Day after Walter Wallace Jr.’s killing, spiritual leader urges Black community: ‘Do not call the police’ during mental health crises

Yoruba priest Iya Marilyn Kai Jewett spoke to Generocity contributor Bobbi Booker at a moment when Philadelphians are grappling with a myriad of feelings about the police shooting and its aftermath.
Finding joy in 2020? It’s not such an absurd idea, really purpose

Oct. 12, 2020 7:30 am

Finding joy in 2020? It’s not such an absurd idea, really

Even during year in which it is easy to stumble onto suffering, you can also stumble onto joy, says guest columnist Angela Gorrell.
Systems transformation could have saved Daniel Prude’s life method

Sep. 10, 2020 8:00 am

Systems transformation could have saved Daniel Prude’s life

Daniel sought care in a hospital setting but was released within three hours with no diagnosis. What happened next involved the criminalization of his mental illness, resulting in a horrific incident of police brutality.
Ashamed over my mental illness, I realized drawing might help me — and others — cope purpose

May 13, 2020 12:59 pm

Ashamed over my mental illness, I realized drawing might help me — and others — cope

"Art became the way," writes guest columnist William Doan.
The opportunity for kindness in the wake of COVID-19 purpose

Mar. 16, 2020 9:00 am

The opportunity for kindness in the wake of COVID-19

"This isn’t a call to ignore precautions or put ourselves at risk. It is a call to be smart and caring, which are not mutually exclusive in this situation," says guest columnist Christine Simiriglia of Pathways to Housing PA.
7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety purpose

Mar. 13, 2020 11:49 am

7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety

Sustained high anxiety can undermine constructive responses to the crisis, says guest columnist Jelena Kecmanovic.
Research finds challenges in access to treatment for opioid use disorder purpose

Jan. 23, 2020 11:00 am

Research finds challenges in access to treatment for opioid use disorder

In PA, one of the 10 states with the highest drug overdose death rates, the inaccuracies in the US Health and Human Services' database may complicate access to the life-saving medication.
The importance of engaging in self-care when faced with trauma method

May 8, 2019 10:32 am

The importance of engaging in self-care when faced with trauma

Kensington Voice takes a deep look at vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress, and outlines techniques for self-care as well as trauma-informed practices at Impact Services and Prevention Point Philadelphia.

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