Entries by Erin Weinberger

How to Transition From In-Person to Online Therapy During Coronavirus

To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends social distancing. This means that individuals are encouraged to limit unnecessary social contact. In response, many people are changing the way they conduct business—including therapists. Meeting with a therapist might place both you and the therapist at a higher […]

6 Ways to Manage Anxiety During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Everyone has been talking about the Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. It’s all over the news, it’s pervading daily conversation, and it’s supposedly pretty scary for our older population, particularly those with underlying severe, chronic health conditions. This global epidemic (and some may call it a full-fledged pandemic) is impacting our global health, economy and way […]

Legislative Update: Governor Walz Signs Three Much Needed Executive Orders

On Friday afternoon, Governor Walz signed executive orders 20-10, 20-11, and 20-12. These executive actions were absolutely necessary to ensure that mental health programs have the flexibility needed to continue providing services but in alternative ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent article in the Star Tribune, as well as an opinion piece make the need for this […]

Coronavirus Florida: How mental health providers are responding

Centerstone, Mental Health Community Centers and others respond to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Sarasota-Manatee. SARASOTA — Canceled group meetings and therapy consultations over the phone. This is how mental health providers are adapting services in light of the novel coronavirus. “Now is a time where people are so stressed out, they need […]

How to Respond to Self Harm

Have you ever looked at someone and noticed a series of scars on their wrists? Did you make a face or pass judgement about that person without knowing who they are or what they’re going through? Likely. Of the many symptoms of mental health conditions, self-harm is one of the least understood and least sympathized. […]

Eating Disorders: An Overview

When you become so preoccupied with food and weight issues that you find it harder and harder to focus on other aspects of your life, it may be an early sign of an eating disorder. Without treatment, eating disorders can take over a person’s life and lead to serious, potentially fatal medical complications. Eating disorders […]