Psyching the Zietgeist:
Current Culture Through a Mental Health Lens


How to Cope with the Layers of Loss the Coronavirus Brings

Loss comes in all shapes and sizes. This is being felt on a collective level as we all grapple with the unfolding impacts of the Coronavirus. As we try to adapt to the changes around us, here is a helpful guide for working with our experiences of loss.

For College Students, Anxiety Trumps Depression

According to an article in the June 2 New York Times, anxiety has overtaken depression as the most common mental health diagnosis of college students. Apparently, “mounting academic pressure at earlier ages, overprotective parents, and compulsive engagement with social media” are among the reasons college students seek counseling for intense and overwhelming anxiety.

This is consistent with our experience at Women’s Therapy Referral Service–in the last several years, more clients seeking therapy, typically women in their 20s-40s, come in with complaints of stress, anxiety, and panic attacks. Depression is now mentioned less often as the primary concern.

by Judy Koven