Social Distancing, the Impact on Mental Health, and How to Cope

Social Distancing, the Impact on Mental Health, and How to Cope

Until a few weeks ago, many of us likely had never heard of the term “social distancing.” Social distancing simply means keeping a safe distance, likely about 6 feet or more, from others and avoiding gatherings with large numbers of other people. While social distancing is important for overall health and well-being of ourselves and others during this challenging time as our […]

Relationships and COVID-19

Relationships and COVID-19

I thought right now with the chaos in the world and in our own personal worlds, it may be a good time to address relationships. What are relationships? Webster defines relationship as: the state of being related or interrelated, the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship, a state of affairs existing between those […]

Helping Kids with COVID-19

Helping Kids with COVID-19

Schools across the country and here in Eastern Idaho have recently shut their doors because of the novel coronavirus.  Kids are now acutely aware that something is different, although they may not totally understand what it is.  There are things adults can do to help kids through difficult times like these.  Kids don’t always fully understand what’s […]

Impact of COVID-19 on Children

Impact of COVID-19 on Children

While it is fair to say that coping with the pandemic has been stressful on all of us in our community, children are at particular risk of adverse effects on their mental health. There are challenges related to change in routines, virtual learning, fear of the virus, the world feeling out of control, loneliness from […]

What is Telehealth?

what is telehealth

What is Telehealth? Telehealth is healthcare that is delivered over an audio-visual medium – like a computer screen or a smart phone. Even regular phone calls might be considered telehealth in certain situations. The concept for telehealth has been around for years. Mostly it had been done with psychiatry or behavioral health entities. Why did […]