Whether you have struggled with anxiety and depression in the past or not, current polls suggest the pandemic has made a serious impact on Americans' mental health. While many things are out of our control right now, there are evidence-based practices that can help us cope. Join Christina Maxwell virtually at the Round Lake Area [...]
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BBC Worklife asks the question, "Why do we feel uneasy about a ‘new normal’?" Many of us have longed for a return to normal routines, normal interactions, normal life. But now that stay-at-home orders are beginning to lift, some are beginning to feel anxious about returning to normal life. ATC's Dr. Cassiday and Dr. Rosmarin of [...]
Mental Health America, the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans, is hosting a roundtable discussion on anxiety Thursday, May 28, at 3:30 p.m. (ET). The panel includes our clinic director Dr. Karen Cassiday, actor Tati Gabrielle, and [...]
Elle magazine explores the impact of quarantine on women who suffer from agoraphobia: is it easier to stay at home? Are there concerns about backsliding and losing ground? What will it be like to reopen? Dr. Karen Cassiday was interviewed as one of the experts. From the article: "[Dr. Cassiday has] already noticed what were previously 'little [...]
Though we continue to adapt to new situations and daily changes in routine during COVID-19, anxiety and depression have increased for so many. Since everyone is in the same boat, how do you know if you are suffering with normal symptoms or a treatable condition? Should you ask for medication, and if so, when? Dr. [...]
"What if you have the kind of anxiety that makes you feel trapped and panicky because of the stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19? While there are some whose anxiety disorder might find it a relief to stay home and engage in social distancing, there are many for whom this situation creates a special nightmare." In [...]
Christina Maxwell joined "Into the Night" host Ji Suk Yi on WGN Radio 720 to explain the differences and similarities between stress and anxiety, how to best manage them during the pandemic, as well as offer life-long tools to help cope with anxiety-triggering situations. Enjoy listening to the interview, and be sure to check out [...]
Sydney Frattura Kampschroer continues to encourage us, as we face shelter-in-place extensions, to maintain simple routines and connections as well as adding in time for fun throughout the day. She motivates us to look forward to and plan for the future when businesses reopen and travel is again a possibility, and remind ourselves daily of [...]
Join Dr. Karen Cassiday on Facebook Live, Thursdays at 1 p.m. (CST). She will answer questions about being at home with your kids, becoming an instant homeschool, and the general stress of COVID-19. Register for Dr. Cassiday’s new Zoom group, Enjoy Quarantine! Avoid Going Crazy with the Ones You Love. You will have an opportunity [...]
Need someone to talk to about being stuck at home with your kids, becoming an instant homeschool, and dealing with the stress of COVID-19? Join Dr. Karen Cassiday today on Facebook Live at 1 p.m. (CST) to ask your questions and get support. You will be glad you did!