Coping

7 coping skills to deal with anger you might be feeling right now

7 coping skills to deal with anger you might be feeling right now
7 coping skills to deal with anger you might be feeling right now

There’s a lot to be angry about these days.

For instance: A pandemic that has stolen more than 166,000 American lives (and counting), a government unwilling to act to prevent more death, officials pushing to re-open schools despite a deadly virus, mass unemployment, and the continuance of police brutality despite a global uprising against it.

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The list goes on.

“There’s this sense that things are supposed to be a certain way… And some people are angry and frustrated because they don’t have any other solutions,” says Dr. Rheeda Walker, a clinical psychologist, speaker, and professor of psychology at the University of Houston who focuses on Black mental health.

Like any emotion, in itself, anger is normal and healthy, says Dr. Lynn Bufka, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) senior director of practice transformation and quality. “All

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‘I feel left behind.’ How people with disabilities are coping with the pandemic

Giovana Izzo hasn’t seen her son, Antonio, since March.

For the past four months, Antonio Izzo, 25, has lived in a group home aroiund the clock. And his family is feeling the consequences of the separation, his mom said.

Before the pandemic, he’d spend every weekend back home with his parents and three younger siblings. They’d laugh at how he loved to sing in the shower and talk about the public transit system.

During the week for the past four years, Antonio, who has autism, lived at a group home in the Redland to gain independence.

But COVID-caused isolation has created loneliness in Antonio Izzo and the rest of his family. It’s just one of the many challenges that people with disabilities have faced during the pandemic.

Isolation and technology

Giovana Izzo, who lives near Brickell, said the hardest times are when she realizes her son feels abandoned.

“This is

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How kids and teens are coping with screen time as they learn during COVID quarantine

Since mid-March, when most schools around the U.S. closed due to COVID-19 precautions, kids and teens have had to quickly adapt to learning virtually — which means more sitting and more screen time. Hanging out with friends after class or on weekends became a thing of the past as health officials called for social distancing measures.

The last pandemic occurred over a hundred years ago, well before “screen-time” became a thing. Though the health implications of increased screen time among young people has been studied over the past decade, the effects of more time spent online as a substitute for in-school learning, hasn’t yet been mined.

Doctors in many fields, however, such as physical medicine, psychology and ophthalmology, are already spotting signs and symptoms that could indicate future trends of how increased screen time for virtual learning, combined with a reduction of in-person interaction, is affecting young people’s lives.

Dr.

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How These Top Creatives are Coping with COVID-19

Sir David Adjaye

Accra, Ghana

The pandemic happened to co-incide with the one-year anniversary of my return home to Accra. In many ways, being here in the midst of this global crisis has furthered my process of rediscovery into Ghana’s past and its narratives—both biographical and national—that have inspired my work on the continent and abroad. I chose to take this photograph in Black Star Square because it is not just a symbol or historical ode to the past but a beacon that will speak to a vibrant future as Accra’s infrastructure and cultural fabric continue to evolve.”

<div class="caption"> Emily Ward, Los Angeles </div> <cite class="credit">Carmen-Jean Cluttey</cite>

Emily Ward, Los Angeles

Carmen-Jean Cluttey

Emily Ward

Los Angeles

“My family and I have embraced the chaos of what has become our makeshift playroom, off the kitchen. This pandemic has reminded me that there is nothing more beautiful than function—messy, lived-in, realistic function.”

<div class="caption"> David Cafiero, Manhattan </div> <cite class="credit">Matthew Sandager</cite>

David Cafiero, Manhattan

Matthew Sandager

David Cafiero

Manhattan

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