Mental Health Moment – Where is Our Focus?

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Clinical psychologists Dr. Steven Taketa and Dr. Analu Sing, with UH West Oʻahu’s Counseling Services, will offer weekly mental health tips to students, faculty, and staff to cope through COVID-19 and these trying times:

Do we tend to focus on the positive or rather focus on the negative during these challenging times? According to an article in The New York Times: “This is a general tendency for everyone,” said Clifford Nass, a professor of communication at Stanford University. “Some people do have a more positive outlook, but almost everyone remembers negative things more strongly and in more detail.” According to the article, the greater impact of focus is on the negative things, unfortunately. Be mindful and allow more of your time and energy to be placed on the positive things in our lives, rather than the negative.

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