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Staggering’ increase in COVID-linked depression, anxiety

August 12, 2020

Clinical Psychiatry News reports, “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety, psychosis, and suicidality, new research shows.”  More anxiety and depression screenings have been done in May and June compared to earlier this year.  “The most profound health problems were found among adults younger than 25 years. more »

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12 Ways Black Therapists Personally Deal With Racial Trauma

July 5, 2020

“Racial trauma can lead to some major mental health complications if left unaddressed, which is why it’s vital to have techniques to help manage it. Read how Black therapists are personally dealing with their own experiences right now.”          

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Press Release to Read

July 2, 2020

Joint Statement from the National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) “Social determinants of health – one’s race and the multitude of factors that make up where one lives, works, plays and prays – are deeply impacted by systemic racism and should not dictate the quality more »

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Who responds to mental health crises?

AB 2054, which would create pilot programs to remove police from the response to crises involving mental illness and homelessness, as well as natural disasters and domestic violence. The bill seeks $10 million to fund up to a dozen pilot programs around the state. It would be administered through the state’s Office of Emergency Services. more »

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A third of Americans now show signs of clinical anxiety or depression, Census Bureau finds amid coronavirus pandemic

May 28, 2020

Even before the pandemic, mental health care in the country was severely underfunded and riddled with problems of access, disparities and insurance roadblocks. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Congress appropriated trillions of dollars in emergency funds, but almost none of it has gone toward mental health programs and clinics. “If you measure a problem, presumably it’s because you want more »

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