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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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Protect Your Family’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 14, 2020

Many parents are “concerned about the impact the coronavirus epidemic is having on their emotional health and their children’s mental well-being. Kids and teens, too, are expressing their own worries about the impact COVID-19 is having on their lives.  Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to protect your family’s mental health during this more »

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For Health Professionals – Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

April 17, 2020

“During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is common for everyone to experience increased levels of distress and anxiety, particularly as a result of social isolation. Physicians and other frontline health care professionals are particularly vulnerable to negative mental health effects as they strive to balance the duty of caring for patients with more »

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How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus

April 10, 2020

Richa Bhatia, MD, FAPA, a Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist, writes, “Fear, uncertainty, and anxiety are bound to be heightened with wide-scale disease outbreaks that are contagious, particularly when they involve a new, previously unknown disease-causing agent, as is the case with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Children and teens may have a particularly hard more »

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