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Tools for Achieving The “How” of Well-Being in Daily Life (Center for Healthy Minds)

Posted by Laurie J Cameron

A growing mental health crisis is the “second wave” of health issues experts anticipate due to the prolonged stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking poll from July, 53 percent of U.S. adults reported that their mental health had been negatively affected by worry and stress over the pandemic – up from 32 percent reported in March.

Organizations and communities are looking for practical tools to support mental health amidst this growing crisis, alongside ongoing social and racial unrest. In a recently published paper in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison introduce a new framework for emotional well-being that focuses on specific skills that can be learned.

The framework is based on scientific evidence that suggests well-being can be cultivated through practice in daily life...Read the original article on Center for Healthy Minds.

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