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Mental Health an Emerging Crisis of COVID Pandemic

May 12, 2020

May 8, 2020 By Katherine Kam WebMD https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200508/mental-health-emerging-crisis-of-covid-pandemic Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic — levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis. “Our society is definitely in a collective state of trauma,” said Jonathan Porteus, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist who oversees the crisis and suicide hotline in Sacramento, more »

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Mental health hotline helping Texans navigate COVID-19 pandemic

May 9, 2020 By Elvia Limón, The Texas Tribune KTXS 12 https://ktxs.com/news/local/mental-health-hotline-helping-texans-navigate-covid-19-pandemic Within the first month of its launch, the state’s new mental health support line received nearly 2,000 calls from Texans in 100 counties who were experiencing fears of getting sick, feelings of isolation from social distancing and anxiety over a crashing economy caused more »

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What Is The Role of Activity for Mental Health?

April 30, 2020 By Brad Bowins, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2020/What-Is-The-Role-Of-Activity-For-Mental-Health Mental illness exerts a heavy toll on society, but only receives a fraction of the funding that physical illness does. There is a universal need for beneficial and cost-effective interventions for mental illness. But what might qualify as an option? One possible answer is activity! As more »

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This Mental Health Month NAMI Spreads Message: You Are Not Alone

May 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-Spreads-Message-You-Are-Not-Alone Arlington, VA — This May for Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is raising awareness and highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel alone. More than 40 million people in the U.S. face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental health condition. more »

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