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Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During COVID-19

By Guest Author on

In this jointly written Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon and Dr. Rachel L. Levine, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, describe the mental health impacts of the COVID pandemic on children and what we can do to support kids during this difficult time.

One Year In: COVID-19 and Mental Health

By Joshua Gordon on

In this message, Dr. Gordon highlights what we know about Americans’ mental health after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One Year of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, and Anticipating New Challenges

By Guest Author on

In this jointly written Director’s Message, leadership from across NIH describes one year of progress made through the RADx initiative and anticipates new challenges in the fight against COVID-19.

The Lives Lost to COVID-19

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon shares a personal perspective on the importance of remembering the individual lives that have been lost to COVID-19.

The Kindness of Strangers: Supporting Each Other During COVID-19

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon reflects on some of the acts of kindness he has encountered and calls on others to support friends, family, and strangers alike during the pandemic.

Coping with Coronavirus: Support for the Autism Community

By Joshua Gordon on

In this autism awareness month Director’s message, Dr. Gordon addresses the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety

By Joshua Gordon on

Each person responds to stress in different ways. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon talks about managing fear, anxiety, and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic.