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Mental Health

2021-05-06 12:44:11
by Reece Nations
DOJ to Appeal Federal Judge Ruling on CDC Eviction Moratorium

WASHINGTON — After a federal judge ruled on Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions exceeded... Read More

WASHINGTON — After a federal judge ruled on Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions exceeded the agency's authority, the Department of Justice announced it would appeal the decision. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich authored... Read More

2021-05-05 21:21:35
by Alexa Hornbeck
Women in the Rockies Use Horses for Healing

About 6 miles outside of a tiny town called Granby, Colo.,  is a little ranching community called C Lazy U... Read More

About 6 miles outside of a tiny town called Granby, Colo.,  is a little ranching community called C Lazy U Ranch nestled 8,000 feet high aside the cusp of the towering Rocky Mountains.  Entering the ranch is a dusty dirt... Read More

2021-05-05 14:08:35
by Alexa Hornbeck
How the Pandemic Is Shaping Policies for Smoke-Free Air in Casinos

Nathan Moose, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, developed permanent lung damage equivalent to that of a heavy smoker,... Read More

Nathan Moose, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, developed permanent lung damage equivalent to that of a heavy smoker, despite never having smoked a day in his life.   Moose was an employee of a casino for 11 years that... Read More

2021-05-05 14:02:37
by Alexa Hornbeck
Sensor Tool Lights the Way for Non-Hallucinogenic Drug Development

Last week researchers at the University of California, Davis, published a study about a genetically encoded sensor called “PsychLight,” capable... Read More

Last week researchers at the University of California, Davis, published a study about a genetically encoded sensor called “PsychLight,” capable of detecting hallucinogenic compounds in the brains of mice and how those compounds bind to receptors.  “The most shocking thing... Read More

2021-05-04 16:00:27
by Alexa Hornbeck
Walgreens and Uber Team-up To Combat Vaccine Wastes

Last week, in partnership with Walgreens, Uber announced the launch of a new way to transport individuals to get their... Read More

Last week, in partnership with Walgreens, Uber announced the launch of a new way to transport individuals to get their vaccine shots, and to donate rides to those who aren’t able to get to and from their scheduled appointments.  “Our... Read More

2021-04-29 13:19:20
by Tom Ramstack
Mental Health Experts Say COVID-19 Is Creating Casualties of Depression

WASHINGTON -- Mental health experts are warning that although the COVID-19 pandemic might be subsiding in the United States, it... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Mental health experts are warning that although the COVID-19 pandemic might be subsiding in the United States, it is leaving a legacy of depression and addiction that will linger long after the virus. Now lawmakers are grappling for... Read More

2021-04-28 15:24:50
by Victoria Turner
Senators Charge Addiction Drives Social Media Platforms’ Business Models

WASHINGTON - Even after the call-to-arms of the Kenosha Guard militia group had been flagged on Facebook 450 times, it... Read More

WASHINGTON - Even after the call-to-arms of the Kenosha Guard militia group had been flagged on Facebook 450 times, it was not taken down because it did not “meet the standards” for removal, said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at a... Read More

2021-04-15 19:19:01
by Alexa Hornbeck
Material Hardship Can Cause Adverse Health Outcomes in Young Adults

An Urban Institute survey covering the first year of the coronavirus pandemic found that despite a steep drop in employment,... Read More

An Urban Institute survey covering the first year of the coronavirus pandemic found that despite a steep drop in employment, the share of young adults reporting food insecurity or problems paying utility and medical bills actually declined compared to previous... Read More

2021-04-13 12:36:10
by Alexa Hornbeck
Enhanced Risk of PTSD for Frontline Health Workers

A new study, led by University of Utah Health scientists, suggests that more than half of doctors, nurses, and emergency... Read More

A new study, led by University of Utah Health scientists, suggests that more than half of doctors, nurses, and emergency responders involved in COVID-19 care could be at risk for one or more mental health problems, including acute traumatic stress,... Read More

2021-04-09 14:36:46
by Alexa Hornbeck
Individuals with Disabilities at High Risk of Sexual Assault

The Bureau of Justice Statistics issued a report stating those with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven... Read More

The Bureau of Justice Statistics issued a report stating those with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities.  “Persons with developmental disabilities are at highest risk of sexual assault in this country,”... Read More

2021-04-02 13:54:04
by Sara Wilkerson
BPC Report Shows How Mental Health Can Become Part of Primary Health Care

WASHINGTON - The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released a comprehensive report outlining legislative and regulatory changes that need to be... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released a comprehensive report outlining legislative and regulatory changes that need to be made in order to make mental health a part of Americans’ primary health care experience.  In conjunction with the report’s... Read More

2021-03-23 19:16:52
by Reece Nations
Prolonged Virtual Schooling Puts Kids and Parents at Risk

ATLANTA - Parents adapting to prolonged bouts of remote learning were more likely to report emotional stress and concerns for... Read More

ATLANTA - Parents adapting to prolonged bouts of remote learning were more likely to report emotional stress and concerns for their children, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey released Thursday.  The survey was conducted nationwide by... Read More

2021-03-16 21:36:55
by Sara Wilkerson
Half of Americans Are Getting Less Quality Sleep Due to Stress

 As part of National Sleep Awareness Week (March 14-20), ResMed, a leading digital health company, released a survey indicating that... Read More

 As part of National Sleep Awareness Week (March 14-20), ResMed, a leading digital health company, released a survey indicating that over the past year, half of the 1,000 Americans surveyed said stress has negatively affected their quality of sleep. The... Read More

2021-03-15 13:37:14
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Proactive Approach Needed to Mitigate COVID Suicide Concerns

WASHINGTON - When an 11-year-old girl recently went to an emergency room in Connecticut, she was asked if she had... Read More

WASHINGTON - When an 11-year-old girl recently went to an emergency room in Connecticut, she was asked if she had been thinking about killing herself as part of a suicide screening. To her mother's shock, since they were there about... Read More

2021-03-11 19:15:11
by TWN
Changing Military Fuels IAVA Fight for New Veterans' Needs

WASHINGTON – It used to be that veterans’ organizations were simply part of the landscape of small-town America.  You might... Read More

WASHINGTON – It used to be that veterans’ organizations were simply part of the landscape of small-town America.  You might cross the threshold of an American Legion or VFW hall as a child – somehow most likely in connection with... Read More

2021-02-26 16:47:10
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Jail Suicide Rates High Due to Inadequate Mental Health Care

The failure of the prison system to provide adequate mental health care is causing people to kill themselves at high... Read More

The failure of the prison system to provide adequate mental health care is causing people to kill themselves at high rates, according to a new report.  The report, published in February in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet, reviewed data from... Read More

2021-02-19 15:01:50
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Wants to Restore Its Workforce to Well-Being After Tumultuous Year

WASHINGTON -- A congressional subcommittee tried to assess the well-being and mental health of its own workforce Thursday after a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A congressional subcommittee tried to assess the well-being and mental health of its own workforce Thursday after a year that one of its members described as “like drinking from a firehose while in freefall.” Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-N.Y.,... Read More

Pandemic Fever Got You Down? Smash Up Stuff at The Rage Room

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — After nearly a year of being trapped in pandemic isolation, some people just want to... Read More

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — After nearly a year of being trapped in pandemic isolation, some people just want to pick up a sledgehammer and smash something to smithereens."That felt good," sweating insurance executive Josh Elohim said after reducing a... Read More

Republicans Block $2,000 Virus Checks Despite Trump Demand

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump's longshot, end-of-session demand... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump's longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans as he ponders whether to sign a long-overdue COVID-19 relief bill. The made-for-TV... Read More

2020-12-10 19:06:57
by Sara Wilkerson
Think Tanks Pen Joint Letter Urging Congress to Prioritize Impending College Student Crisis

This week, a group of prominent Washington D.C. think tank organizations sent a joint letter to Congressional leaders urging them... Read More

This week, a group of prominent Washington D.C. think tank organizations sent a joint letter to Congressional leaders urging them to prioritize bipartisan-backed legislation that would benefit America’s college students. The letter was sent to the House and Senate minority... Read More

2020-12-10 18:49:16
by Dan McCue
IAVA Celebrates Senate Passage of Landmark Women Veterans Legislation

WASHINGTON - The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on Thursday cheered Senate passage of the Deborah Sampson Act, which... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on Thursday cheered Senate passage of the Deborah Sampson Act, which directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out the three-year pilot program to assess how best to provide assistance... Read More

2020-12-08 22:21:00
by Sean Trambley
Senator Kennedy Wants To Improve Mental Health Services For Students

WASHINGTON – This week, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., introduced the Youth Mental Health Services Act to improve mental health services... Read More

WASHINGTON – This week, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., introduced the Youth Mental Health Services Act to improve mental health services for students in primary and secondary schools. “It’s a lot harder being a kid in 2020 than when I was... Read More

2020-12-07 20:23:18
by Sara Wilkerson
New Gallup Survey Suggests Americans’ Mental Health is Declining Due to COVID-19

A new survey report from Gallup suggests that Americans’ positive outlook on their mental health is on a nine-point decline... Read More

A new survey report from Gallup suggests that Americans’ positive outlook on their mental health is on a nine-point decline from last year, a new low point in Gallup’s 20-year history of measuring Americans’ view on their mental health. The... Read More

Rudy Giuliani States He's 'Feeling Good' After Positive COVID-19 Test

NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani became the latest member of President Donald Trump's circle to test positive for coronavirus, the commander in chief announced Sunday,... Read More

NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani became the latest member of President Donald Trump's circle to test positive for coronavirus, the commander in chief announced Sunday, and the former Big Apple mayor stated that he's doing well. "Thank you to all my friends and followers for... Read More

2020-12-03 20:58:03
by Sean Trambley
DOT Issues New Rules Nixing Emotional Support Animals on Planes

WASHINGTON – In a release this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced new regulations for animals flying on planes,... Read More

WASHINGTON – In a release this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced new regulations for animals flying on planes, including guidance that no longer recognizes emotional support animals as service animals. Additionally, dogs will be the only animals recognized... Read More

2020-11-20 15:23:54
by Sara Wilkerson
Survey Suggests Americans are Feeling Loneliness With Holiday Season Approaching

A survey conducted by ValuePenguin, a data-based personal finance research company, shows that nearly a quarter of Americans do not... Read More

A survey conducted by ValuePenguin, a data-based personal finance research company, shows that nearly a quarter of Americans do not plan on seeing family and friends for the holidays this year, with more than one in 10 reporting extreme loneliness... Read More

2020-10-16 19:28:26
by Sara Wilkerson
Twin Bills in Congress Seek to Tackle Growing Childhood Trauma Crisis

WASHINGTON -- Last week, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y. and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., announced their plan to introduce a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Last week, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y. and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., announced their plan to introduce a pair of bills that take a holistic and community-based approach to addressing the growing crisis of childhood trauma. The announcement... Read More

Don’t Know Any COVID-19 Patients Who’ve Died or Been in the Hospital? That May Explain a Lot

Seven months into the pandemic, it’s no secret that plenty of people still downplay the risks of COVID-19, scoffing at... Read More

Seven months into the pandemic, it’s no secret that plenty of people still downplay the risks of COVID-19, scoffing at mask-wearing and social distancing. Politics clearly feeds that mindset, as suggested by a new Pew Research Center survey in which... Read More

2020-09-16 20:23:18
by Daniel Londono
Brindisi Leads Forum on Mental Health and Addiction Issues

WASHINGTON - Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., served as moderator last week at a Blue Dog Coalition forum exploring the issue... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., served as moderator last week at a Blue Dog Coalition forum exploring the issue of mental health and addiction in the U.S. and how to deal with it. Brindisi, the coalition's co-chair, has been... Read More

2020-09-08 15:13:43
by Reece Nations
Telehealth Services Demonstrate Potential for Patient Care Amid Pandemic Constraints

Telehealth services have made substantial progress throughout the COVID-19 pandemic despite the hardships the health care industry as a whole... Read More

Telehealth services have made substantial progress throughout the COVID-19 pandemic despite the hardships the health care industry as a whole has had to endure. The concept of telehealthcare is now more widely accepted than ever before. In August, a bipartisan... Read More

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