Mental health in India – the way forward

Mental health in India – the way forward

the The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a global catastrophe that no country was certainly prepared for, let alone India. Lockdowns, rising unemployment, loss of shelter, overburdened medical infrastructure and scarcity of proven strategies to curb this pandemic, among other disruptions, have had a significant impact on all aspects of human life across the country. However, … Read more

Ozarks Technical Community College and Burrell Behavioral Health Partner to Address Behavioral Health Job Shortages

Ozarks Technical Community College and Burrell Behavioral Health Partner to Address Behavioral Health Job Shortages

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Missouri is experiencing a shortage of behavioral health workers. A partnership between Burrell Behavioral Health and Ozarks Technical Community College is working to change that by providing scholarships and hands-on training for students. Behavioral Health Support Program students complete approximately 300 hours of hands-on training. Program director at the CTO, Amy … Read more

Inquiry requested into health confidence after 369 patients took their own lives after treatment

Inquiry requested into health confidence after 369 patients took their own lives after treatment

During the inquest, the coroner felt he should write a second time to the trust to warn them that vulnerable patients were continuing to self-harm and that dangerous items were not being removed from their rooms. In 2020, the trust was notified of the death of Cristopher Swain, 38, who was also found hanged in … Read more

Hochul deploys mental health teams to New York after fatal surge on subway

Hochul deploys mental health teams to New York after fatal surge on subway

Governor Kathy Hochul is accelerating the deployment of mental health workers to help tackle homelessness on the New York City subway following a fatal flare-up at the Times Square stop. The state’s Office of Mental Health will send 12 eight- to 10-member rapid response teams to the Big Apple to help deal with often overlooked … Read more

Calgary students promote mental health during COVID-19 pandemic – Calgary

Calgary students promote mental health during COVID-19 pandemic – Calgary

A few university students in Calgary have launched a new effort to boost morale during the COVID-19 pandemic. They hope positive stories about the little things will help make a big difference. Students Maz Dowlatabadibazaz and Tania Rizwan do so as part of their small charity group YYC Aid. Read more: Mental health struggles intensify … Read more

Congresswoman urges city to investigate ‘ThriveNYC’ mental health program

Congresswoman urges city to investigate ‘ThriveNYC’ mental health program

Less than a week after Michelle Go died on the subway, allegedly at the hands of a crazed drifter, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis is calling for an investigation into the city’s $1.5 billion ThriveNYC program, which is supposed to help the sick mental. The Staten Island Republican urged the city’s Investigations Department to investigate “any waste, … Read more

Two years into the pandemic, the effects of COVID-19 on youth mental health are a growing concern

Two years into the pandemic, the effects of COVID-19 on youth mental health are a growing concern

While children have largely been spared the most severe physical consequences of COVID-19, the toll the pandemic is taking on the mental health of young people is a different story. Children and teens in British Columbia accounted for less than one in five COVID-19 cases and less than two percent of hospital admissions. But a … Read more

The Sheriff’s Office is working to change the justice system

The Sheriff’s Office is working to change the justice system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s been more than a year since the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office opened a behavioral care center in an effort to address mental health issues in the criminal justice system. “We had been learning and watching for years and years how the needs of the individual coming to prison had changed … Read more