Airbnb trials virtual date experiences with Bumble

According to one survey, nearly half of Americans have reported feelings that their mental health has been negatively disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. One national public health group Well Being Trust has even made the harrowing prediction that 75,000 Americans could die from drug / alcohol abuse or suicide because of the pandemic if solutions are not found.

Psychologist Doctor Kevin Gilliland told Travel Daily News: “You’re having feelings of isolation and loneliness like you’ve never had before.”

Fairytrail says on its website: “Since travelling is impossible now, this is how we can take some travel magic and bring it into our lives: These virtual adventures allow us to learn new things, meet people from different cultures, and experience something live and fun with people we like.”

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Experts Weigh in on Grieving in the Time of Coronavirus

Grief doesn’t look the way it did a few months ago.

I was in the middle of a Zoom call with some friends when I got overwhelmed talking about a friend who passed away amid the coronavirus pandemic, and started to cry. I was immediately, to put it lightly, so uncomfortable. Crying in a room by yourself and being watched through a screen by people is … interesting, to say the least — even if some of those people are your closest friends. I put my hand over the camera so they didn’t have to see me ugly cry à la Kim Kardashian.

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10 Sneaky Ways Your Coronavirus Anxiety Is Coming Out

Anxiety is pretty damn sneaky.

Kevin Gilliland, a clinical psychologist and executive director at i360 in Dallas, said that when he asks patients if they think they have anxiety, the answer is most often “no.”

In reality, they really do struggle with the mental health problem, he said. Anxiety can be hard to pinpoint or identify because presents in many different ways that may seem unrelated.

This is especially true right now when it comes to the anxiety many of us are feeling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our lives have been altered in unimaginable and numerous ways, which can trigger the stress hormone cortisol and lead to emotional and physical symptoms.

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Fairytrail app to offer travel-centric virtual dates with Viator and Airbnb

With travel restrictions and shelter-in-place, nearly half of Americans report that the coronavirus crisis is affecting their mental health. And an alarming projection from the national public health group Well Being Trust estimates that 75,000 Americans could die from drug or alcohol misuse and suicide related to COVID-19. “You’re having feelings of isolation and loneliness like you’ve never had before,” says psychologist Dr. Kevin Gilliland.

Both the team at Fairytrail and its users have been feeling the pain too. “All I do is watch movies and video chat. I want to change it up because I feel like I’m going crazy,” one employee reports.

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Dr. Kevin Gilliland, PsyD – Managing Mental Health at all Stages of Success

Our world has changed a lot in the past few weeks. These changes have been unimaginable, and with those, there is a new emphasis on mental health. If you’re looking for ways to manage and alleviate the anxiety and overwhelm that we all experience, then today’s show is for you.

Dr. Kevin Gilliland, Psy. D. is an expert in mental health, depression, and addiction. He’s the author of Struggle Well, Live Well: 60 Ways to Navigate Life’s Good, Bad, and In-Between. After working for more than two decades in healthcare as a clinical psychologist, Kevin became a pioneer of outpatient treatment as the CEO and Executive Director of Innovation 360, a treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family therapy, and life development. 

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Coronavirus Has Been Devastating to Americans’ Mental Health — Here’s What to Do

With the death toll increasing each day and hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital, the physical health effects of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, are clear. But what may not be as obvious is how much the virus is harming people’s mental health.

So far, COVID-19 has significantly increased the mental health struggles of Americans. Nearly half of people who are sheltering in place said that the pandemic has increased their stress or worry, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The majority of texters to the Crisis Text Line — 84 percent — say they are experiencing stress related to COVID-19, as of April 20. And an alarming projection from the national public health group Well Being Trust estimates that 75,000 Americans could die from drug or alcohol misuse and suicide related to COVID-19.

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How accurate is Mr. Robot? Brains Byte Back podcast

In this episode, we will seek to understand how realistic the Mr. Robot show is from a technological perspective and a psychological approach. To do this I am joined by two experts.

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The Science of Happiness, and How to Actually Get Your Stress Under Control With Dr. Kevin Gilliland

This week, THE Space by Svn Space welcomes Dr. Kevin Gilliland Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Expert to discuss the science of happiness and how to turn your mood around. Stress indicators (and ramifications), but mostly tips on getting healthier and happier quickly!

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In coronavirus pandemic, do your part by staying healthy. Here’s what doctors recommend

(Reuters) – Americans can avoid burdening an already stressed healthcare system by staying healthy, and experts said some simple practices help during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

For people isolated at home, experts said daily habits should include sufficient sleep, adequate water intake, nutritious meals, physical movement, virtual social contact and limited alcohol.

“When I wake up, it’s, hey, what are the short list of things I need to keep an eye on? How much sleep did I get? What am I planning on eating?,” said psychologist Dr Kevin Gilliland in Dallas.

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Wellness tips from psychologists during lockdown

“I think it’s really important that we talk about our feelings right now, that we know that this too shall pass, that we relax, that we do things that we enjoy right now. Exercise, meditate, eat healthy, sleep and stay hydrated. These are things that we can control,” Dr. Lori Whatley said in a Zoom call from Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday (April 22).

“If you are sleep depriving yourself, you’ve weakened your immune system,” said Dr. Kevin Gilliland in a Zoom call from Dallas, Texas on Thursday (April 23).

To manage anxiety, doctors recommend limiting news intake to once or twice a day, to stay abreast of health experts’ recommendations while avoiding over-exposure that can trigger panic. They suggest watching comforting movies, video-chatting with family, and going outside as long as it does not conflict with health experts’ guidance. They also recommend acknowledging anxious thoughts, rather than repressing them – but then moving on quickly.

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