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Controlling Substance Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

September is National Addiction and Recovery Month. In the face of the uncertainty of a global pandemic, our friends, family, and colleagues may be struggling.

09/23/2020

Animal House

So You Adopted a Pet During the Pandemic?

The Pixie Project has some advice for you.

09/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Wildfires

Thinking About Leaving Portland to Escape The Smoke? You’re Not Alone

But officials would prefer that you stay home, to keep roads and hotels clear.

09/15/2020 By Morgan Westling

Write Out Loud

These Local Writing Workshops Will Help You Process This Moment

“So many of us are inhaling and not exhaling. We’re just sort of taking it all in, and we’re just being burdened and stressed and our bodies literally cannot...

08/22/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Top Doctors, Nurses & More

Portland Monthly’s Annual Medical Provider Surveys Are Open till August 31

MDs, PAs, RNs, DPMs, DOs, NDs, PTs, LMTs, LCSWs, CMHCs, LAcs, and other providers can nominate their peers!

07/29/2020 By Margaret Seiler

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Mental Health and Addiction: From On-Site to Online

Kaiser Permanente’s Brookside Center pivots to help stay connected with patients during Covid-19.

06/25/2020

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Facing Life’s Challenges: Crisis Psychiatric Care Gives Children and Teens Tools to Thrive

Practical tools and resources can help anyone improve their mental health and increase resilience in the face of obstacles.

06/03/2020

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How to speak to children and teens about emotional health during trying times

Kids feel Covid-19 stress too. Here are some tips for starting a conversation with a young person in your life and helping them through it.

05/28/2020

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The Power of Practicing Self-Care and Resilience in Tough Times

Dr. Han-Chun Liang, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, offers advice on how to start building resilience and strengthening our ability to bounce back after the COVID-19 outbreak.

05/22/2020

Love & Psychology

Portland Couples Therapist Studies the Impact of Shelter-in-Place Orders

Jan Dworkin shares her thoughts on what we can learn from the coronavirus, couples, and “failed” relationships.

05/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Explainer

Divorce Lawyers Are Preparing for a Surge in Cases. Here Are the Most Common Questions They're Seeing.

Are the courts closed? Not quite. Can I still file for divorce? Technically, yes.

05/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

A New Book Aims to Provide Alternatives to Talk Therapy

Amid coronavirus, 'How to Heal' helps us understand and release our trauma.

05/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

COVID-19 on the Brain

Portland State senior instructor Bill Griesar on how neuroscience can help us understand the novel coronavirus

04/28/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Corona on the brain

The Collective Trauma of COVID-19

How the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus is shaping social behavior and our mental health

04/28/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

How We're Coping

A Local Therapist Talks Calming Nerves in the Age of COVID

Regina Tricamo is just as scared as her clients right now. So how does she manage to bring them comfort?

04/13/2020 By Conner Reed

Birds of a Feather

A New Study Aims to Learn the Impacts of Social Distancing on Birds in the Pacific Northwest

Join in on the citizen science project and reap the cathartic benefits of bird watching from your own backyard.

04/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Mindfulness

How to Meditate at Home—And Incorporate Your Pets

Pause Meditation's Rena Satre Meloy on carving out space for mindfulness during quarantine

04/08/2020 By Marty Patail

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Three Ways to Cope While Staying at Home During National Infertility Awareness Week

“As if infertility wasn’t isolating enough, now we’re all in quarantine.”

04/06/2020

Love & Psychology

Love In the Time of COVID-19

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us cultivate our relationships with one word: patience.

03/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo Illustrations by Brian Breneman

Wellness

Want to Feel Better?

Portland’s party-starting dance teachers, massage therapists, modern-day witches, labyrinth walkers, and psychedelic guides have ideas. It’s a wild world of wellness out there.

01/29/2019 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson Photography by Nicolle Clemetson