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Helping students with trauma

The pandemic has been traumatic for everyone. That’s why the UFT successfully advocated for more social workers in schools and social-emotional screenings for all students at the end of October. Here are some other tips to achieve a compassionate...

Handling your return

The best way to manage stress is to identify the causes of your stress and determine what is within your control and what is not.

Let’s Talk About It

The union's Member Assistance Program has created a wellness workshop series, Let's Talk About It, led by a licensed clinician, for members to share their experiences and learn new coping and healing skills.

Social media tips

Social media can be a positive or a negative force in your life, depending on how you use it. Scheduling social media time, sticking to your purpose and thinking twice before posting are some of the ways to help avoid the harmful consequences.

Healthy habits

Healthy habits can be a way to maintain your own sense of control and well-being and keep your immune system strong in a world where many things seem out of control. Among the things to consider doing each day are taking a multivitamin, eating...

Dementia care during COVID-19

Caring for a loved one with dementia is challenging at any time, but even more so during the pandemic. Here are tips and resources to help.

Domestic violence and COVID-19

While working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, staying home is not a safe option for survivors of domestic violence. The first step when confronting domestic violence is to create a safety plan.

Work, grief and COVID

As we begin a new school year, many of us are grieving the loss of people — colleagues, family members and friends — and the way things were prior to the pandemic. Students need extra support, too.

Our new reality

If you feel your life has been upended overnight, you’re not alone. The coronavirus crisis has changed everyone’s reality and adapting is an ongoing challenge.

Weathering the storm

Supporting someone with mental health challenges is complex. Adding a layer of drug and alcohol addiction makes it all the more complicated.