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COVID-19’s coming mental health toll is a ‘disease of despair’

July 16, 2020

Posted June 12, 2020/Updated June 16, 2020 By Todd Ackermann Houston Chronicle COVID-19 has already claimed the lives of more than 115,000 Americans, but one of the disease’s most serious and lasting effects is just starting to hit: the mental health toll. The coming crisis, created by massive unemployment, social isolation and uncertainty about more »

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Why doctors say there’s been an increase in mental health illness linked to COVID-19

May 14, 2020 By Raven Ambers ABC 13 HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Doctors in the Houston area said the unknowns of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing has led to an increase in mental health patients over the last couple of months. “Depression and anxiety are one of the more common presenting symptoms for more »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and more »

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