anxiety

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stopherjones/

By some estimates, nearly half of all Americans say that COVID-19 pandemic has affected their mental health. The prevalence of anxiety has even given rise to the term “Covid Stress Syndrome.” Among the many reasons people are experiencing anxiety and depression: fears of getting the disease, social isolation, financial stress, uncertainty about the future and more. We’ll discuss the reasons adults and children are suffering from greater anxiety, and ways to cope with increased stress.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandra_sweeney_photography/

This is the second segment of a special two-hour show, airing from 3-4 p.m. (due to a 2 pm live broadcast of a briefing with Maine CDC and Gov. Mills). For the first segment, click here.

With so many unanswerable questions about COVID-19, we are all living in a time of uncertainty, combined with worry over the disease itself, drastic changes in our lifestyles and livelihoods, and a worldwide economic downturn. How do we cope with the anxiety and stress during these difficult times?

  This segment has been edited for rebroadcast.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosimoes7/

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date April 15, 2019); no calls will be taken.

The latest Kids Count Data Book reports that Maine children have the highest rate of diagnosed anxiety in the country, as well as high rates of depression and suicide. We learn what causes, signs and treatments are for anxiety in young people, as well as resources available to children and families.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Thousands of kids across the state are in their final month of summer camp. The camp setting has often been viewed as a therapeutic experience that can teach kids social skills and teamwork and build self-esteem. But many camp administrators in Maine say they're seeing more kids with social and emotional issues, including anxiety and attention deficit disorders, and now camps are responding to those needs in a number of ways.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosimoes7/

The latest Kids Count Data Book reports that Maine children have the highest rate of diagnosed anxiety in the country, as well as high rates of depression and suicide. We learn what causes, signs and treatments are for anxiety in young people, as well as resources available to children and families.

Mental Health Issues

Feb 15, 2017
https://www.flickr.com/photos/a-lish147/

Two leading psychiatrists address the current research and treatment for a range of psychiatric issues, from anxiety to seasonal disorders to dealing with grief--and they answer your mental health questions.  How much anxiety is normal during stressful societal times? What is narcissism, and how does it affects someone's relationships and behavior? Does the winter bring on seasonal affective disorder and sleep disorders? And we answer listener's questions about psychiatric issues.

Running a business wasn't a completely foreign idea to ten-year-old Maiya Koloski. She has the kind of entrepreneurial aspirations a lot of kids don't realize they have.

This weekend hundreds of kids across Maine will launch businesses they've created themselves. Sunday is Build-A-Biz Day, and from downtowns to variety stores to front yards, kids will offer products for the public to peruse and purchase. It's part of a program to teach kids to become entrepreneurs, and even pint-size kids can turn adult-sized ideas into reality.