Stress Related Content

McLean’s Guide to Managing Mental Health Around the Holidays

Elvis once crooned about feeling blue at Christmas time—and we’re here to tell you: It’s perfectly normal to feel that way. There are a variety of reasons why your days may not be merry and bright around the holiday season. It can be the jam-packed social calendar, deadlines at work, the loss of a...

Video: Helping Kids & Teens Manage Their Stress

There’s no one way to describe what stress looks or feels like for a child. Often kids don’t have the words to describe how they’re feeling, and so stress can manifest as many emotions or reactions that we may not assume are attributed to being stressed. Being overloaded with stress or not knowing...

Podcast: Easing Stress Around Eating With Picky Kids

Jenn talks to Jennifer Anderson about ways to address picky eating in your kids. Jenn and Jennifer talk about what picky eating looks like at different ages and when to seek support. Jennifer discusses ways to introduce new foods without being forceful, shares tips and tricks to reduce stress around...

Video: Easing Stress Around Eating With Picky Kids

Mealtime can be difficult with picky eaters. Whether it’s a toddler saying “No!” and throwing food on the floor, or a teenager whose plate is composed of entirely beige foods, picky or fussy eating can turn a family meal into the most stressful part of the day for everyone. Being a finicky eater can...

Power Down: 5 Ways To Fight Digital Burnout

Digital burnout, or the feelings of anxiety, exhaustion, and apathy caused by spending too much time on digital devices, is a growing problem. As technology makes us more interconnected and more of us rely on computers, tablets, and smartphones for work or school, the risk of burning out goes up and...

Is There a Connection Between Early Life Stress and COVID-19?

Can early life stress contribute to how COVID-19 affects a patient? That’s a question being asked by a McLean Hospital researcher in a national mental health study of college students in his native Pakistan that will be conducted over the next two years. The project is one of two undertaken by...

How To Deal With Stress Caused by Working From Home

Routine and structure. For many people, these are two major keys to success in the professional world. Consistent schedules and deadlines, regular rules, and clear organization keep work on track and make coworkers, customers, and bosses happy. These days, work-from-home arrangements—made more...

Podcast: Find Your Way Back From Burnout

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about identifying and addressing burnout. Lisa provides tips on how to detect early signs of being exhausted by both work and life, offers ways to lower daily stressors for ourselves, our colleagues, and our loved ones, and answers audience questions about how to fight...

Everything You Need To Know About Stress

You’re up against a deadline at work. Your kids are fighting as you’re trying to finish an assignment. You are stuck in traffic and have dinner in the back seat. On top of all that, your email pings—you’re late to pay your credit card bill. Your heart rate spikes, you start sweating, and your mind...

Podcast: Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace and at Home

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about dealing with stress and anxiety at work, home, and everywhere in between. Lisa shares tips on how to lower anxiety and stress and provides guidance to empower us to feel in charge of our own lives and destinies. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of...

Podcast: Learning To Cope With the Uncontrollable

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about tools and tips to better accept what we can’t control. Lisa provides strategies to manage work and life stress and shares ways to cope with what life throws our way. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI...

Video: Find Your Way Back From Burnout

Not only is burnout an actual syndrome, but it’s everywhere. Chronic stress can be detrimental to physical health and mental health—and impacts the person experiencing the stress and those around them as well. So how can we identify burnout and address it before we’re completely zapped? Audience...

A Parent’s Guide to College Student Mental Health

Parents often need help addressing both the mental health and academic needs of their college-aged child. When students have mental health challenges, parents often feel overwhelmed and unsure about where to start to help make things better. Awareness and treatment are essential to preventing crises...

Podcast: Juggling Stress at Work and Home

Jenn talks to Dr. David H. Rosmarin. David provides an overview of burnout symptoms, offers ways to manage our own stress, and shares methods to counterbalance other stressors that impact our daily lives. David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, is the director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at...

McLean Hospital Joins Partnership to Research Generational Trauma

McLean Hospital has partnered with the nonprofit arm of The Connor Group, a real estate investment firm, as well as the University of Dayton and Dayton Children’s Hospital, on a groundbreaking research project aimed at understanding the biological link between childhood hardships and mental...