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Category Archives: Mental Health

‘You are not alone’: The pandemic is causing increased anxiety. Here’s how to get help – Desert Sun

Posted: June 22, 2020 at 3:47 pm

A secondary health challengeis sweeping the country due to a domino effect fromthe coronavirus pandemic, anti-racism protests and a recession: increased bouts of depression and anxiety. Continue reading

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Mental Health Court receives funding for second year – The Owensboro Times

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Graphic by Owensboro Times Daviess County Mental Health Court received an additional $77,000 from the Kentucky Department of Corrections to fund a second year for the newly established courts system branch. Due to COVID-19 and uncertainty surrounding the DOCs budget, Mental Health Courts allocated funding was unchanged from last year. Mental Health Court is designed to assist those with genuine mental health issues rather than continue putting them in jail. Continue reading

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Mental health conditions are not a normal part of aging: Dr. Brad Lucas – cleveland.com

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Guest columnist Dr. Brad Lucas, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN who is committed to bringing the strengths of payers and providers together to deliver efficient and effective health care. Continue reading

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‘A culmination of crises’: America is in turmoil, and a mental health crisis looms next – USA TODAY

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A food delivery driver, a personal shopper and a restaurant owner share the trials and tribulations they've faced since start of the pandemic. USA TODAY The science is screaming: Americans are in turmoil. More than 80% of U.S Continue reading

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Covid-19 affects BAME youth mental health more than white peers study – The Guardian

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The inability to attend school is one of the reasons behind the large rise in anxiety among BAME children under 18. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian Children of black, Asian and ethnic minority heritage are suffering much worse damage to their mental health as a result of the pandemic than their white peers, research has found. The higher risk of BAME people dying from Covid-19 and inability to attend school over the last three months are behind large rises in anxiety and self-harm among non-white under-18s, experts say Continue reading

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UW study looks at the long-term mental health toll of lockdowns – MyNorthwest.com

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A nurse checks-in via phone with a patient self-quarantined at home. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) UW psychologist Jonathan Kanter is studying how the stay-at-home order during coronavirus has been impacting peoples mental health, using surveys for people to rate how theyre feeling Continue reading

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The mental health victims of the pandemic the role of intervention – National Health Executive

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22.06.20 Parminder Sandhu, Mental Health Services Manager for Health Exchange As the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic continues, there is increased awareness that the virus is causing problems far beyond physical illness. So, what are some of mental health challenges patients are currently facing? And how can we support those impacted to take back control of their mental wellbeing Continue reading

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FCF|REACT Capacity Building on Adult and Child Mental Health – ReliefWeb

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FCF|REACT Capacity Building on Adult and Child Mental Health (2 positions: 1 international and 1 national team preferred) Objective and methodology of Consultancy: The objective of this consultancy is to increase capacity (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) of FCF|REACT funded partners on common adult and child mental health problems so that they can improve early identification of mental health issues and primary intervention, as well as increase advocacy for referrals and development of specialized services. The methodology includes conducting a training needs assessment in close collaboration with the FCF|REACT Child Protection team, development/adjustment of training curriculum, and provision of online training and remote coaching (webinars, online small groups discussions, individual coaching). A brief report of these training and coaching sessions will then be written Continue reading

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Three Corners Health hopes to bridge the gap through online mental health forum – Williams Lake Tribune

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Three Corners Health Services Society is preparing to host an online mental health forum. The four-day event will be one of their longest events yet, says executive director Lori Sellars. Continue reading

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Larimer County, Fort Collins spar over location of behavioral health facility – Coloradoan

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Funding from Larimer County's .25% sales tax for behavioral health services is flowing back to the community. Fort Collins Coloradoan Larimer County and Fort Collins officials are sharply at odds about the location of the countys taxpayer-supported behavioral health facility. Continue reading

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