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We Speak Mental Health Week 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This September, organizations and people from across our community are coming together to host free activities, training opportunities and more to support people affected by suicide and raise awareness. For a full list of activities, visit https://lcsuicideprevention.org/. St. Peter’s Health is hosting a series of free mental health training/education opportunities during We Speak Mental...

Health Matters: Coping with chronic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

"Are we really dealing with this still?” Honestly, this is what comes to mind when I think about COVID-19 these days. As a clinical psychologist, I often ask patients to identify their emotions. My COVID-related emotions vary from anxiety, grief, uncertainty, fear and frustration, to optimism, gratitude and hope. But my prevailing emotion several months into this pandemic can best...

St. Peter's Health: Ways you can support caregivers

March 26, 2020

St. Peter’s Health today announced a community project to help the local health system build its supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for caregivers. With a nationwide shortage of some...

Health Matters: Caring for yourself and others during an unpredictable time

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a public health emergency on Jan. 30, 2020, and declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. In such a short amount of time, our lives have been greatly affected. We are asked to hunker down in our homes, our children are out of school, and restaurants have closed. During...