We asked Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, CADC, “How has the fallout from the pandemic, including increased stress and social isolation, affected those with existing substance use disorders?”
We asked Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, CADC, “Recent studies have shown a marked increase in alcohol consumption over the past year. Could you provide a useful framework for individuals to think about their alcohol consumption if they are concerned about overusing alcohol?”
Whether or not your relationship has been struggling or thriving, there’s little doubt that many of us have learned more about ourselves and about our partners during a time where privacy and solitude, social outings, work/life balance and stability were upended by a global pandemic. In addition, there has been a dramatic rise of substance use over the past year, with nearly 1 in 4 adults reporting that their alcohol consumption has increased.
We asked Daniel Lopez, M.S.W., LCSW, “As we begin to enter a new phase of public health safety, what lessons regarding loneliness, communication and community do you think can be translated into our new normal? What positive things have we learned from this experience?”
We asked Daniel Lopez, M.S.W., LSCW, “What are the biggest areas of struggle you’ve seen over the past year for those living alone & socially isolating?”
The results of the American Psychological Association’s 2020 survey on stress led the association to sound a devastating alarm: “We are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come.”
When we begin to see failure and challenges as opportunities or the beginning of a journey, we can transform difficult times and create better outcomes for both ourselves and our children. In this episode of Let’s Talk, The Family Institute's Dawn Livorsi, D.S.W., LCSW, and Gail Francis, LMFT, discuss the importance of grit, a growth mindset and raising resilient children (and adults) within the context of a global pandemic.
Across the United States, there are varying levels of stay-at-home orders as well as plans in place or already in motion to re-open businesses. According to a recent Gallup poll, seven in ten Americans are hesitant to return to normal activities, while across the world, mental health conditions including acute anxiety and depression are on the rise (according to the World Health Organization).