Editorial: National Mental Health Awareness Month

Suicides outnumbered homicides 2 ½:1 in 2019, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the tenth leading cause of death overall and second leading cause among 10-to-24-year-olds.Clearly, more education and outreach are needed — a current focal point. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Special events nationwide are raising awareness about […]

María Marín: Cómo controlar “el Will Smith” que llevas por dentro

Me atrevo a decir que el actor Will Smith no durmió bien la noche ante de los Premios Oscar; dando vueltas en la cama y pensando en las palabras que él diría si finalmente lo llamaban a recibir el galardón más importante de la industria cinematográfica. Era su tercera nominación a mejor actor y como […]

How to recover from the winter blues

Commentary by Tere Siqueira It is common for the cold, dark days of winter to cause people to feel sluggish and tired. But now that the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, this is the ideal time for us all to regain our energy and work toward living a healthier lifestyle.Here […]

How to deal with war anxiety

Commentary by Tere Siqueira With the frightening war between Russia and Ukraine dominating the news, many Americans feel afraid and worried.As the fighting continues to unfold, mental health experts are raising concerns about the effects the latest global crisis will have on people already ravaged by a pandemic and other problems. Here are some tips […]

Techniques can help overcome anxiety, depression, expert claims

Techniques can help overcome anxiety, depression, expert claims Since the COVID pandemic began, anxiety and depression have become more common in the United States.Recently, psychologist Carlos Gonzalez talked with Dos Mundos about anxiety and depression. Both mental health disorders “have a similar characteristic from a psychological point of view,” said Gonzalez.“Both are produced by recurring […]

Uribe, Jarrar offer services for treating teen depression

By Tere SiqueiraWhen Kansas City area parents want to seek professional help for their teens suffering from depression, Carolina Uribe and Ada Jarrar are among the professionals they consult.Uribe and Jarrar are bilingual clinical therapists at the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Uribe has 30-plus years’ experience as a licensed clinical […]

How to handle stress and depression during the holidays

Commentary by Roberta Pardo Commentary by Roberta PardoThe holiday season is not cheerful for everyone.In juggling cooking meals, shopping for presents, baking, cleaning and entertaining, the holidays can be stressful. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding a layer of stress and worry, particularly if it has affected your holiday plans.Fortunately, there are some things that can […]

Cyberbullying cases on the rise

By Roberta PardoWith kids spending more time online than ever, cyberbullying has increased because of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing schools to go online. In fact, many teachers are witnessing an increase in cyberbullying among their students in online classrooms, according to EdTech Magazine.Cyberbullying is described as “bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell […]

Mendoza overcomes bullying, sees bright side

By Tere Siqueira Jautsi Mendoza prides herself on focusing on the bright side of everything and seeking sustained serenity, but it took surviving physical and emotional bullying for the makeup artist, image consultant and anti-bullying advocate to achieve that attitude.Growing up, Mendoza was introverted and different from the other girls at her school, she recalled. […]

Cómo prevenir la soledad y el aislamiento en tiempos de COVID

Commentary by Roberta Pardo El suicidio es la décima causa principal de muerte en los Estados Unidos.Más de 47,500 personas murieron por suicidio en 2019, el equivalente a una muerte cada 11 minutos, según estadísticas de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. Entre las personas de 10 a 34 años, es […]