How to Stay Productive and Mentally Healthy While Working From Home

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Just a few weeks ago, working from home was widely viewed as little more than a flexible, tech-enabled arrangement that allowed employees to log into work from the comfort of their couch. Today, millions of people worldwide are working from home not by choice, but as a critical precaution against the further spread of the

How to Support Your Kids in the Age of Coronavirus: 7 Therapist-Approved Tips

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended life for people worldwide, and grappling with so much change, fear, and uncertainty is difficult for everyone. With schools shuttered, directives to work from home, restaurant and store closures, shelter-in-place orders, and shortages of everyday essentials from milk to toilet paper, we’re all feeling more stress.   Kids are feeling the

How to Help Employees Cope with Coronavirus Fears

As the number of cases of the novel coronavirus–a highly transmissible respiratory illness–continues to rise, employers worldwide are grappling with how best to protect their workforces. A growing number of companies are cancelling business travel and conferences as a precaution, and some are asking employees to work remotely to help prevent the spread of the

Addressing Clients’ Coronavirus Anxiety: Best Practices for Therapists

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Every day we are inundated with news about the spread of the novel coronavirus, a highly transmissible respiratory illness also referred to as COVID-19. Understandably, people are feeling anxious about this news—mental health care providers and their clients alike. We are all responsible for our own health and the health of our families first. But

Mental Health: The Time is Now

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Today Lyra announced that we have raised $75 million in new funding. We are thrilled to welcome leading growth investors IVP and Meritech to our team. The financing today reflects our progress to date and the tremendous opportunity in front of us. Mental health is one of the defining problems of our time. Fifty million

Beating The Odds: Key Predictors of Successful Relationships

According to the American Psychological Association, 40-50 percent of marriages today end in divorce. The reasons for these dismal statistics are varied, but the good news is that with commitment and work, couples can beat the odds. One of the most highly respected, extensively researched approaches to couples counseling is the Gottman Method. Through decades of research, the Gottmans discovered that there are certain factors, or key predictors, that contribute to the success or failure of a relationship.

7 Signs You May Be Ready to “Graduate” Therapy

Every day, people seek out therapy for all kinds of reasons. In the U.S., 40 million adults live with anxiety. It’s estimated that in 2017, 17.3 million people experienced a major depressive episode. For all kinds of mental health issues, getting professional help can lead to positive, lasting change. But how can you tell when

Filling the Gaps in Mental Health Prescribing

Jordan, a new patient, comes to our psychiatry visit toting a bag full of medications. We start to discuss his psychiatric history. I ask about previous diagnoses and he replies, “everything,” noting the multiple diagnoses behind the stuffed bag. We dig further into his medication history and current prescriptions. Jordan’s not entirely sure which medications

Mental Health Medications in the US, by the Numbers

Prescription psychiatric medications are prevalent in the United States today, with about one in six U.S. adults taking medication to treat a mental health condition. While use of these medications is common and can be highly effective in treating conditions such as depression or anxiety, some stigma remains around taking them.  To help dispel some

Mindfulness: Try Less, Experience More

I first learned about mindfulness in graduate school. One of my professors led a course, and as a stressed-out student it sounded like the perfect escape. I remember feeling excited to finally find a bit of mental bliss and quiet. Instead, I found myself impatiently waiting for everlasting peace, tranquility, and enlightenment. It almost never