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The Clay Center’s 2020 Emotional Healing Playlist

Amidst a pandemic, economic strain, political tension, rising mental illness, and more – we are all in need of some emotional healing. Let the healing begin! Our executive director Dr. Gene Beresin says that music has the power to help us feel, heal, and connect with others.

Home for The Holidays During COVID-19: Facing Empty Chairs at the Table

Through the years we all will be together,
If the fates allow…

From “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”


Here we are in the holiday season. It’s inescapable.

But this year is different, strikingly different.

How Do We Heal From Here? – Shrinking It Down

When the body is injured, it begins the healing process despite the ongoing physical injury. Our minds should be no different. Right now – amidst a pandemic, economic strain, political tension, rising mental illness, and more – we are desperately in need of emotional healing, despite the many challenges ahead.

Managing Family Conflict During Covid – Shrinking It Down

Since COVID-19, many families have spent more time together. A lot more time.

More time together than we’re used to + challenging times + uncertainty about the future + none of the outlets we’d typically use to recharge = a perfect storm for rising family conflict.

Supporting Your Family’s Emotional Health During COVID-19 Lockdown

The longer families are homebound due to COVID-19, the greater the concerns about child, teen, and parent mental health. We are struggling to cope with challenges never dreamed of, all while feeling more isolated from those we’d typically turn to for support.

9 Ways to Manage Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID-19

This article was written for and originally published on Mass General Giving. Read the original article here.

Starting a new school year is always stressful for both kids and parents but never more so than this year, when everything will feel different.

Cómo ayudar a los jóvenes a sobrellevar el dolor y la pérdida durante COVID-19

La nueva pandemia de coronavirus ha planteado una nueva forma de vida para todos nosotros. Más allá de las preocupaciones sobre el contagio, la prevención o la desaceleración de su propagación, y los temores de enfermedad y acceso a la atención médica, una cosa está clara. Todos enfrentamos dolor y pérdida.

How to Help Young People Cope With Grief and Loss During COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has posed a novel way of life for all of us. Beyond concerns about contagion, prevention, or slowing down its spread, and fears of illness and access to healthcare, one thing is clear. We are all facing grief and loss. The greatest loss is the tragic death of a parent, grandparent, relative or close family friend.

COVID-19 and College Students, featuring Khadijah Booth Watkins, MD, MPH – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.”

When teens leave home for college, it’s natural for both parents and young adults to adjust to new lifestyles and living apart.