Mental Health

Trump Says Return of Sports Essential for Country’s ‘Psyche’
Mental Health
Trump Says Return of Sports Essential for Country’s ‘Psyche’

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump said that the return of professional sports was essential for the “psyche of our country” as it rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic. The president promised robust virus testing for athletes and spectators as he called into... Read More

Fear, Isolation, Depression: The Mental Health Fallout of a Worldwide Pandemic
Mental Health
Fear, Isolation, Depression: The Mental Health Fallout of a Worldwide Pandemic

WASHINGTON — At Provident Behavioral Health in St. Louis, people who called the helpline at the beginning of the pandemic were fearful, even panicked. “Nearly everyone expressed fear. Fear of catching the virus, fear of the future, fear of the... Read More

Tools to Handle the Challenges of Parenting During Pandemic
Mental Health
Tools to Handle the Challenges of Parenting During Pandemic
2020-04-07 15:55:50
by Kate Michael

Schools and activities are closed, parents are trying to work from home, and everyone feels cooped up and a little crazy. Parenting during a pandemic puts additional stress on a family, but there are strategies that can help you to... Read More

Therapists Offer Help in Dealing With Stress During the Pandemic
Mental Health
Therapists Offer Help in Dealing With Stress During the Pandemic
2020-04-06 17:49:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - Fear. Anxiety. Grief. Helplessness. Depression. There are many ways Americans are feeling about the health and economic crisis that surrounds us as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the nation.  Many are turning to friends and family for comfort.... Read More

Frustrated by Economic Damage, Trump Says He May Ease Restrictions
Political News
Frustrated by Economic Damage, Trump Says He May Ease Restrictions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, desperate to turn around the cratering economy, indicated Monday that he is likely to ease within weeks extreme restrictions on commerce that were intended to stem the deadly coronavirus pandemic, resisting advice from public health... Read More

As Suicide Rates Climb, Crisis Centers Expand
Health
As Suicide Rates Climb, Crisis Centers Expand

PHOENIX — On a recent Wednesday at 9:47 a.m., two police cars pulled up to Recovery Response Center, a one-story stucco building on a main highway in Peoria, 13 miles from downtown Phoenix. A lanky, sandy-haired man compliantly walked with... Read More

Sherrill, Stivers Deliver Unanimous Passage of Veterans Service Dog Bill
Health
Sherrill, Stivers Deliver Unanimous Passage of Veterans Service Dog Bill
2020-02-07 15:26:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Proving that acrimony wasn't the only emotion felt on Capitol Hill this week, Reps. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J. and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio delivered a unanimous House vote Wednesday in favor of granting access to treatment derived from working with... Read More

Dept. of Veteran Affairs Launches Artificial Intelligence Institute
Veterans
Dept. of Veteran Affairs Launches Artificial Intelligence Institute
2019-12-05 17:09:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a National Artificial  Intelligence Institute in an effort to further advance the health and well-being of veterans. In a statement, the department said the new Institute will incorporate input from veterans... Read More

Murphy Leads Effort to Revive Bipartisan Addiction Treatment Bill
Health
Murphy Leads Effort to Revive Bipartisan Addiction Treatment Bill
2019-12-04 22:42:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., joined with Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Annie Kuster, D-N.H., to re-introduce the Road to Recovery Act, a bill that would improve addiction treatment options under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Specifically,... Read More

Suicides and Overdoses Among Factors Fueling Drop in US Life Expectancy
Research
Suicides and Overdoses Among Factors Fueling Drop in US Life Expectancy

It’s official: Americans are dying much sooner in life. Preliminary signals of declining health were neither a false alarm nor a statistical fluke. A reversal of American life expectancy, a downward trend that has now been sustained for three years... Read More

Sit, Heal: Dog Teaches Military Medical Students the Merits of Service Animals
Mental Health
Sit, Heal: Dog Teaches Military Medical Students the Merits of Service Animals

The newest faculty member at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has a great smile — and a wagging tail. Shetland, not quite 2 years old, is half golden retriever, half Labrador retriever. As of this fall, he... Read More

For Young People With Psychosis, Early Intervention Is Crucial
Mental Health
For Young People With Psychosis, Early Intervention Is Crucial

Andrew Echeguren, 26, had his first psychotic episode when he was 15. He was working as an assistant coach at a summer soccer camp for kids when the lyrics coming out of his iPod suddenly morphed into racist and homophobic... Read More

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