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One Is The Loneliest Number
Social isolation, loneliness hitting seniors especially hard. The ill effects of social isolation are hitting seniors especially hard as COVID-19 restrictions continue to keep people apart. A new study released from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports that more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older are feeling lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be...
Health professionals offer tips for dealing with stress of a COVID-19 holiday season
Pressures related to the holidays this year are being compounded by the pandemic. “It is safe to assume that anxiety may increase during the holiday season when routines change, and there are pressures related to finances and family,” said Integrative Counseling Services Director Jodi Mullen, Ph.D. “General Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common mental health disorders and the most prevalent of all the anxiety disorders.” Dr. Mullen told The Palladium-Times in an email that Integrative Counseling Services, located at 5 W. Cayuga St., Oswego, generally receives more referrals toward the end of the year. This year, there could be a rise in diagnosed GAD, she said. “Typically, we experience a surge in referrals for...
Faith During COVID-19 Isolation
“During this period, it’s helpful,” said Jodi Ann Mullen, Ph.D., a licensed mental health counselor and a professor at SUNY Oswego in the counseling and psychological services department. “It’s not just connecting to the others but to the community. That may be the more important connection. And knowing we’re all connected by our faith. That is especially important right now — to feel connected to others, community and faith. There’s a lot of ambiguity to what our..."