Tag Archives: health crisis

Teachers call for student mental health to be a priority amid COVID-19 tumult | local education

Elizabeth Beyer | Wisconsin State Journal Teachers and students are concerned that the Madison School District failed to deliver on its commitment last year to make student mental health a top priority as they returned to class full-time after a year of online learning. Madison is looking to start the …

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Ukraine’s healthcare system ‘engulfed’ in conflict with Russia, WHO warns – National

Ukraine’s healthcare system is ‘engulfed’ in Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the World Health Organization warns, with 18 verified attacks on healthcare facilities, workers and ambulances so far. The attacks left 10 dead and 16 injured, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. Russia continues its relentless bombardment of …

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Dashboard shows mental health needs at Johnson County Jail

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. – Johnson County has launched a new tool to examine the effectiveness of providing mental health services to incarcerated people. the Johnson County Brief Jail Mental Health Screen (BJMHS) Dashboard collects aggregate data from the Johnson County Mental Health Center and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. The …

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Teen depression: Why is anxiety rising in teens during the COVID pandemic?

A mother finds a drawing of a tombstone among her son’s schoolwork. “Rest in peace,” the caption read. “Maybe I better die.” The boy is 10 years old. Terrorized, she turns to marriage and family therapist Laurie Singer. That a child so young has mental health issues comes as no …

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Mobile mental health program offers counseling to West Side youth in need

AUSTIN — A West Side neighborhood group is bringing therapy and counseling services to schools that might not otherwise have dedicated mental health resources. The Mobile Mental Health program — created by BUILD Chicago — aims to provide young people with proactive support and to prevent a person in mental …

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community health centers celebrate one year of immunizing the underserved | national news

Bethsda, Maryland, February 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This week, the community health center’s COVID-19 vaccination program marks an important milestone in protecting underserved populations from a virus that has claimed more than 900,000 lives and infected millions. . From the start, equity has been the North Star of the Biden …

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FEMA shares mental health resources for children affected by Storm Ky.

HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) – FEMA has shared a list of children’s mental health resources to help families deal with the aftermath of December’s tornado. Laura Day is a therapist at River Valley Behavioral Health and she has worked with many children who have been affected by the storm. “They …

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State to expand behavioral health services | News

BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker is taking steps to expand access to behavioral health services as the state grapples with a pandemic-fueled mental health crisis. The Baker administration is diverting $115 million to create a behavioral health hotline that would operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, set …

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COVID restrictions have negatively affected our school culture and our mental health – The Williams Record

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Williams experience has been fundamentally altered by the social restrictions imposed by the administration on our community. For many students, the strong community connection idealized in admissions materials and alumni anecdotes were among the main reasons we were drawn …

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NJ residents in crisis find support via mental health text line

NEW JERSEY — It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has been stressful for everyone. Emergency room visits for people in mental health crisis have increased dramatically, according to the New Jersey Hospital Association. Calls to the New Jersey child care system for children in need of help have highlighted …

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ON EDGE: State agencies to audit struggling 10-county West Edge mental health center

Three state agencies launched a joint audit of Mind Springs Health, sending state investigators to examine the nonprofit mental health agency’s documents and financial records for 10 Western Slope counties. The organization, one of 17 regional community mental health centers that receive millions of dollars each year in public funding, …

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Reader Caption: Share Your Experiences Navigating the Santa Barbara County Mental Health System | Local News

With just 16 beds at the Santa Barbara County Psychiatric Health Center — and no youth inpatient beds — residents are being ferried all the way to San Diego County to access this sometimes life-threatening care. Shortage of acute care beds in Santa Barbara County has caused long ER waits …

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Mental health advocates and professionals push for diversion grant-funded plans | Local News

Officials gathered at the Tyler Rose Garden Center Friday afternoon to hear from Smith County doctors and mental health professionals. Smith County law enforcement and legal officials, including Sheriff Larry Smith, Police Chief Jimmy Toler, Tyler Mayor Don Warren, 14th District Court Judge Reeve Jackson, District Attorney District officials Jacob …

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US sees mental health in crisis – Leavenworth Times

Maureen Groppe and Sarah Elbeshbishi USA TODAY WASHINGTON – An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the United States is in the throes of a real mental health crisis, according to a new USA TODAY / Suffolk University poll. Almost two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has …

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Ellenberg and Manley: Mental health and addiction as a public health crisis

[ad_1] We’ve seen the headlines and reports, social media posts and countless podcasts. COVID-19 has brought to light existing gaps in our systems that have left us all exposed. But for decades before the coronavirus became part of our lexicon, these shortcomings began to manifest on our streets, in our …

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Fixes for Mental Health System Crisis Halt Again | Wyoming News

[ad_1] 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 …

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Bailout Aid Increases Subsidies For North Dakota Addiction Services | Health

[ad_1] Federal coronavirus assistance has increased grant funding to establish more drug treatment programs in North Dakota, especially where services are lacking. The Bismarck-based Heartview Foundation is seeking a grant to establish services in Dickinson. In its special session last month, the Legislature approved an addition of $ 3 million …

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Colorado Behavioral Health System Review Before Vacation

[ad_1] PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) – While the holiday season can bring joy to many people, many find themselves struggling during the winter months. “We are expected to be happy and have wonderful lives because it’s Christmas time,” says Sgt. Franklyn Ortega. “But the reality is that sometimes that is not …

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Social workers are a key part of the solution to the mental health crisis

[ad_1] Maurizio Fava’s December 13 editorial, “The Nation’s Mental Health Crisis: A Pandemic Within the Pandemic,” spoke many truths, including the insanely high suicide rate in the United States, the exacerbation of COVID-19 in many mental health experiences, and the current and anticipated shortage of psychologists and psychiatrists. One big …

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Evanston’s ARPA money could boost new programs

[ad_1] Some new programs are surfacing as candidates for funding as Evanston City Council members begin to focus on how they plan to allocate federal funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). At a special city council meeting on December 6, city staff introduced council members to some proposed …

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He was homeless and suffered from schizophrenia. Last month he passed the bar exam.

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO – The homeless woman did not recognize him as she asked for change, but Adrian Arias remembered her. “This was my corner,” he said, pointing to the spot on the sidewalk outside the old central library in downtown San Diego. This story is for subscribers We offer …

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An unknown future: a health center closes its detoxification program | New

[ad_1] The St. Helens-based Columbia County Mental Health Center (CCMH) is ending its only drug addiction program for the foreseeable future. Columbia County Mental Health Services (CCMH) Executive Director Todd Jacobson said CCMH had to close its Bridges to Pathways drug rehab center due to nursing shortages. “People may not …

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Encinitas yoga studio opens to younger crowd during what experts say is a national children’s mental health crisis – NBC 7 San Diego

[ad_1] Much attention is being paid to the physical challenges surrounding the pandemic, but the American Academy of Pediatrics, among other organizations, said it was children’s mental health that was in crisis. NBC 7 spoke with an expert on ways parents can help their children and visited an Encinitas yoga …

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Massachusetts Senate approves sweeping mental health bill

[ad_1] Local “This investment is absolutely essential. It changes the game. “ AP Photo / Elise Amendola By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press updated on November 17, 2021 BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would ensure Massachusetts residents are eligible for annual mental health …

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Doug Luithly – Loveland Reporter-Herald

[ad_1] Years at Loveland: 41 Professional experience: Retirement. Previously Field Engineer for a Safety Certification Company, Laser Optics Lab Assembly Technician, Warranty Repair Technician, and Radar Technician and Operations Analyst in the US Air Force. Education: Associate in Liberal Arts at Aims Community College; associate of science at Northland Pioneer …

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Boosting behavioral health in pediatrics

[ad_1] Despite the shortage of behavioral health care providers, pediatric practices can help children and adolescents in different ways, and improvements may be forthcoming. (Image: Adobe Stock / Illustration: David Chrisom, Boston Children’s) The mental health crisis in children and teens shows no signs of slowing down, and COVID-19 has …

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Colorado Hospital Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate May Change

[ad_1] Colorado health officials have proposed weakening the state’s mandate on the coronavirus vaccine for healthcare workers, meaning some hospital and nursing home workers could stay on the job without be vaccinated even if they do not have a valid exemption. The proposal comes after the deadline has already passed …

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Racism, a hot topic in the school committee debate

[ad_1] LOWELL – As was the case with city council candidates in general on Monday, racism as a public health crisis was again a hot topic during the school committee’s first debate on Friday. General School Committee candidates Mike Dillon, Jackie Doherty and Connie Martin, all incumbents, and Jim Peters, …

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Addressing mental health in minority communities

[ad_1] RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – July is Minority Mental Health Month and during this ongoing civic movement and health crisis, rates of suicide and depression are on the rise. For many, it is a neglected disease that consumes their lives. From the murder of George Floyd to the death of …

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