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This re-socializing thing is harder than I thought.

Mental Health Socializing

Q: I met up with friends in person for the first time in a year. It was so awkward. Help! This re-socializing thing is harder than I thought. A: Pandemic introspection has taught some of us important lessons… and made many of us rusty on other-focused social skills. Embrace timeless advice from Dale Carnegie’s How

Baby Sleep Day

Families Mental Health

The Nerdy Girls over at Dear Pandemic are thrilled to participate in Baby Sleep Day (Visit Pediatric Sleep Council for live Q&A all day or Baby Sleep Day for the schedule of experts). Healthy sleep during a pandemic can be tough – especially for parents who spend a lot of energy balancing their family and

How do I find a therapist?

Mental Health

Q: I am struggling with my mental health right now. Nothing I have tried has worked. I think I need a therapist. Where do I start? A: We have a few tips to help you get the help you may need. Many of us are going through this right now (up to 40% of Americans

Should we be preparing to re-enter society?

Mental Health

Q: For otherwise healthy people, what’s safe to do these days? Should we be preparing to re-enter society? And if so, how do we address our serious fears about health safety? A: Safe socialization is important for our well-being and thriving, so when you’re ready, use your SMARTS, assess the risks, name the feelings that

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Mental Health Staying Safe Vaccines Videos

In this live Q&A, Dear Pandemic contributing scientists Drs. Sandra Albrecht and Malia Jones will be taking questions about pet birds, what 95% efficacy really means, when safety measures are just too much, and what’s up with that CDC thing about vaccines wearing off in 3 months. If you have a question, put it in

When did you first hear about COVID?

Mental Health

It’s time for Throwback Thursday! When did you first hear about COVID? How did you hear? Share your story below. We want to hear it! One year later, it’s kind of tough to remember a time in our lives before COVID. We’re going to be coming up on a lot of 1-year-ago-today memories as this