Mental health

The bill would dedicate two days to student mental health

BOSTON (State House News Service) – The COVID-19 pandemic, marked by disrupted routines and social isolation, has drawn new attention to issues related to the mental health of young people. Now lawmakers are proposing ways to give Massachusetts students additional flexibility to deal with mental health issues as they arise. …

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To find out what works in rural mental health care, listen to the innovators – InsideSources

Everyone in this country is experiencing the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health in one way or another. Even before the pandemic, nearly 14.2 million Americans suffered from severe mental illness every year, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. It might surprise you to know that if …

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Kysha Rooks column: Nutrition affects mental health – Salisbury Post

By Kysha RooksNC cooperative extension When most people hear about mental health, they think of complexities involving physical violence, traumatic encounters, or even complicated genetic issues. However, nutrition also significantly influences mental health, as the brain, which controls all the functions of the body, needs a constant supply of energy …

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Fixes for Mental Health System Crisis Halt Again | Wyoming News

Joel Funk, WyoFile.com For the second year in a row, the Wyoming Joint Judiciary Committee failed to produce a legislature-ready bill that would address concerns about Title 25. It was clear from the start of the December 17 committee meeting that a bill to change the legal processes for the …

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Video games, screen time could harm children’s mental health

How long should your kids watch TV or play video games before this starts to impact their mental health? Gerald Herbert PA Too many screenings for too long could be linked to mental health symptoms in children, according to a new Canadian study. After examining children who played video games, …

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Mental Health, Addiction and COVID-19 in Tennessee | State

Over the past decade, Tennessee – like other states – has taken aggressive steps to tackle an evolving opioid epidemic and launched new initiatives to meet the mental health care needs of students in the kindergarten to grade 12. Yet challenges remain. To help policymakers decide how to use new …

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Mental health issues rise during the holidays for people staying in shelters

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Many homeless people over Christmas in the tri-state have nowhere to go and many shelters are at full capacity. “Don’t look at these people like they’re garbage because they’re still human,” said a homeless man who stays at City Gospel Mission. He agreed to speak to FOX19 …

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Pitt Panthers Tipton and Petrishen encourage Burrell students to break down mental health stigma

Pitt’s recipient Tre Tipton suffered a collapsed lung in 2016 and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a Miami hospital for four days. It was the turning point in his young life, despite years of depression, gun violence and multiple family struggles, Tipton told students at Burrell High …

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What the mental health industry is wrong about suicide prevention

Over the past year, experts have expressed concern over whether the stress of the pandemic will lead to increased suicide rates. Although these concerns, fortunately, do not seem to have materialize Overall, the virus has brought to the fore the need for good mental health care and suicide prevention strategies. …

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British Columbia Postsecondary Students Have New Mental Health Resource

Photo by javier trueba on Unsplash Students attending a post-secondary institution have a free educational resource to help them respond to their peers who may have mental health issues. Starting a Conversation About Mental Health: Basic Training for Students is a program that was built with student assistance, and can …

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