The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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On gaining strength and thriving
Ahron Friedberg M.D.
How can I become more resilient? Having self-confidence and hope helps.
How do I make good choices that serve my best interests in a post-pandemic world? It’s hard to know.
How can I help my child make good choices during the pandemic?
How can I find a job during the pandemic? It’s important to try and do your best.
Can video-therapy be more effective than traditional psychotherapy?
What’s the best approach for getting though the pandemic — number crunching or creativity?
How to find gratitude on Father’s Day during the pandemic.
It is hard to connect with institutions and others during the pandemic. Who will help us?
The pandemic sometimes brings out gallows humor, which can relieve tension.
We can still have a good time, but thoughtfully.
How do gender differences come into play during the pandemic?
How do I make good choices at a time of uncertainty?
How do I make the most of this challenging time?
Getting real about the pandemic
How do we thrive during a crisis? Old forms of creativity and self-revelation that don't require technology are resurfacing.
The clothes don't make the man but reflect him.
While showing good caution and judgment, the main thing is not to fear.
How do I cope better when I feel alone?
How can I know myself better during the plague?
What is a psychiatrist's take on our present anxieties?
By helping others, we help ourselves.
How do I measure risks during a pandemic?
How are physicians helping others and themselves?
The best perspective on our present comes from the past: Accept the uncertainty.
How can I become more resilient during a crisis?
Dr. Friedberg practices as a psychodynamic psychiatrist in Manhattan. He is a Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and Editor of the Academy Forum, a leading professional journal.