The Lifestyle Medicine Center is excited to offer an innovative and evidence-based wellbeing program, the Lift Project. It is a program that uniquely brings together scientifically-proven strategies drawn from research in the fields of Neuroscience, Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology. The research in the field of positive psychology has expanded in the past three decades. One of the most exciting research areas is the effect of positive psychology activities on subjective wellbeing and our physical health.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought an unprecedented level of challenges to our physical and mental wellbeing. Although it is too early to assess the total impact, early data shows a significant increase in the rates of mental health problems among the general population and even higher rates among healthcare providers. The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and Children’s Hospital Association have declared a national emergency in children’s mental health, citing the serious toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on top of existing challenges.