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July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Mental Health Month, also referred to as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As millions around the world stand in solidarity to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement, one thing is clear: Black mental health needs to matter, too. Historically, mental health in the Black community has been a taboo topic. The stigma surrounding needing help, coupled with the trauma of systemic racism and COVID-19 has caused many Black Americans to suffer from a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. To further discuss the stress that comes with being Black in America, Yahoo Life spoke with five Black public figures, who are raising awareness on the importance of seeking therapy or other forms of treatment for mental health, and how to navigate this current social climate.
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Studies show beneficial microbes in probiotics may help with health issues like depression. Experts say we need more research to use them properly.
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"Mental health is an issue that we in the Latinx community don't often talk about proactively, and there is a lot of stigma," one expert says.
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5 influencers on the stress of being Black in America and why free mental health care 'has to' exist for people of color
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5 health benefits of jumping rope and helpful tips for beginners from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels
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“Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast” is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall and therapist Mike Snoonian that will delve deep into mental health topics like anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and toxic relationships.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an order Saturday stripping paid sick leave for New Yorkers who voluntarily travel to high-risk states after June 25.
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Kai Koerber, a nationally recognized mental health advocate and survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, reveals how he's protecting his mental health during a worldwide pandemic and revolution for racial equity.
Starting this week, pent-up travelers can escape to Puerto Rico — but not without a coronavirus test
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Puerto Rico has put into place some of the strictest requirements for travelers.
Some flights are grounded, there are varying travel restrictions across the world, and after three months of mandatory staycation, cabin fever is at an all-time high. You need to get out of the house, we get it. But is it safe to travel this summer? Where can you travel to? And what do you need to know before hitting the open highway? Here’s a guide to the great road trip of 2020 including what you need to pack and the best places for a pee break. What if I just want to hit the open road and see where the wind takes me? With all due respect, summer 2020 is probably not the best time to live out your Jack Kerouac fantasy. Planning in advance is essential, and that includes a pandemic-specific packing list. Dr. Robyn Lee, an assistant professor in the epidemiology department at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, lists masks, Lysol wipes, sanitizer, and toilet paper as the new road trip essentials. Make sure to stock up your COVID kit before departure: These items are in high demand and may be out of stock.Is it safer to travel to the country than the city? That depends on where you’re coming from. Generally speaking, big cities have been COVID-19 hotspots. If you live in a rural community, coming into more densely populated urban environments means upping your chances of exposure. Definitely avoid tourists traps, and overcrowded parks, beaches, and other destination landmarks. A lot of popular tourist spots still aren’t open, so check in advance. For city dwellers craving country comforts, it’s important to be aware that *you* present a significant risk. Back in curve-flattening days, some places even outlawed visits to secondary residences. At this point, “it’s less about rules and more about social obligation,” says Dr. Lee. Translation: You don’t want to be the jerk who infects an uninfected region and/or puts a strain on limited medical resources.How can I avoid being that jerk? Well for starters, if you have even the slightest symptoms, stay home. Normally a slight sniffle is no reason to cancel travel plans, but there is nothing normal about Summer 2020. Depending on your timeline, the best way to make sure you’re not a carrier is two weeks of self-isolation before departure. If that’s not doable, BYO everything — groceries, firewood, lake floaties, etc. — to avoid exposing local business owners.Is camping a better option than staying in a hotel or renting a cottage? Camping is definitely COVID-friendly since it involves zero time indoors and minimal interaction with other people outside of your bubble. But beware the communal campground bathroom (more on that below). With hotels, Dr. Lee advises checking the website in advance to see what staff has posted regarding updated safety and hygiene policies. (Things to look for include room disinfection and air purification.)“Hypothetically, if you checked into a room right after someone who had the virus and the surfaces hadn’t been properly disinfected, that would be risky,” says Dr. Lee. (Initial research suggests the virus can survive on stainless steel and plastic for up to 72 hours. “It’s always a good idea to wipe down high-touch surfaces like door handles, light switches, sink and toilet handles, and any electronic remotes.” All while keeping in mind that infected people present a far bigger danger than contaminated surfaces: “Avoid communal areas as much as possible, wash your hands immediately after check-in, and avoid crowded elevators.”What about an Airbnb? How can I be sure the hosts are providing a safe environment? Airbnb recently introduced new COVID hygiene protocol. It’s not mandatory, but it’s a way for hosts to demonstrate that they’re serious about cleanliness and safety, so look out for the designation when considering a rental.I’ve heard RVs are making a comeback. Is that a good call? It’s true, travel industry insiders are calling RVs the new cruise ships and a lot of people — including Rachel McAdams — are experimenting with mobile shelter. (Like, a lot. One Ottawa-based company has seen sales spike 800% from last summer). Traveling by RV means avoiding a lot of contact with the germ-baring public while also ticking off a box on your bucket list. Just remember to seek out rental companies with responsible hygiene protocol and then wipe everything down again anyway.Can I hit the road with someone from another household? Given that a car is a relatively small and enclosed space, and that you may be on the road for several hours, you definitely want to avoid driving with a sick person; the problem, of course, being that you may not know who’s sick. Wear a mask, keep the windows open, and ideally have your travel squad avoid social contact in the period before departure. Use your Lysol wipes to keep surfaces germ free (they’re in your COVID kit, silly). And make sure whoever you’re with shares your taste in music. Which has nothing to do with COVID, but everything to do with an enjoyable roadie. What about pee breaks? Gas station bathrooms are horrible at the best of times... It’s true that gas station bathrooms were pretty puke-tastic even in the Before Time, but also true that “holding it” is not a permanent solution. A lot of service centers have introduced anti-germ upgrades like sanitizer stations and more frequent disinfecting, but just in case, bring along those Lysol wipes and wipe down all surfaces. Remember that a washroom doesn’t have to look heinous to be harmful (clean is not the same as disinfected) and also that the biggest risk in a washroom setting is still other people, so maintain social distance. Same goes for pit stops that don’t relate to nature’s callings. Always mask up, wipe down, and wash after. (Wait, did we just invent a solid bumper sticker slogan?)It’s hot and we’ve arrived at our destination. Is it safe to go for a swim? You don’t need to worry about COVID in the water — whether it’s a pool, lake or ocean. (“The amount of the virus would be so diluted,” says Dr. Lee.) But swimming is not without its issues. “The risk would be if there are too many people…such that distancing can’t be maintained.” Crowded beaches should be avoided if you don’t want to get a life-endangering virus. Which brings us to the final and maybe most important item in your road trip COVID kit: common sense.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Most Breathable Face Masks For Hot Summer Days16 Black-Owned Swimsuit Brands To Shop This SummerTake These Audiobooks With You On Your Road Trip
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Maximizing your restorative yoga flow results can be as simple as dressing in clothes that help you feel good. Freeing yourself of distractions - like loud noises or uncomfortable gear that isn't fitting quite right - should help you stay present in a healing mindset. The following breezy sweaters, zip-ups, joggers, and shorts are my go-tos for warming my joints midflow without restricting my movement. Having supportive socks on hand to combat cold feet always comes in handy, too. Related: 5 Cushioned Yoga Mats to Support Your Joints
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