Coping with long-term pandemic stress

Coping with long-term pandemic stress

BURLINGTON, Vermont (WCAX) — As the pandemic approaches two years, mental health experts say the prolonged anxiety many are feeling isn’t normal. “It’s hard to think about what it was like before,” said Allison Badten of South Burlington. After a few moves since late 2019, Badten found herself pursuing new adventures in Vermont. But the … Read more

Iowa Republicans propose mental health bills

Iowa Republicans propose mental health bills

Iowa Republicans have developed plans to improve mental health care in Iowa. Republican lawmaker Ann Meyer says expanding mental health care is her top priority, and it’s especially important when some hospitals aren’t treating the patients who need it most. “They don’t accept suicidal patients, they don’t accept rehab patients, and they don’t accept violent … Read more

Hip-hop helps young black people in Kent improve their mental health

Hip-hop helps young black people in Kent improve their mental health

KENT, Ohio — A new program launched in the Kent City School District is helping Black boys and men address and improve their mental health. But they don’t just do it through words, they also use music to find light through the darkness. “We are lifting each other up in the best way possible,” said … Read more

A mental support startup virtually connecting people with bespoke strangers has raised $18 million

A mental support startup virtually connecting people with bespoke strangers has raised  million

Pace co-founders (left to right): COO Cat Lee and CEO Jack Chou Rhythm Ten years ago, when Jack Chou was in his early thirties, he had the worst year of his life. “My LinkedIn profile looked great, I had all these reasons to be happy but I was having a terrible time,” Chou says. “At … Read more

Feds investigating whether SC ‘unnecessarily’ institutionalizes people with mental illnesses

Feds investigating whether SC ‘unnecessarily’ institutionalizes people with mental illnesses

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced Wednesday that they have launched an investigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to determine whether the state of Carolina Sud subjected adults with mental illness to unnecessary institutionalization and the risk of institutionalization in adult homes. According to Justice … Read more

Louisville students advocate for bill that would allow excused absences for mental health reasons

Louisville students advocate for bill that would allow excused absences for mental health reasons

Louisville students traveled to Frankfurt to express support for a proposal addressing their mental health in the classroom. The bill would allow students to take excused absences for mental health or behavioral health issues. Manual students told lawmakers on Tuesday that this is a significant issue. A student explained that the bill was created not … Read more

More people seek mental health help for anxiety related to pandemic and violence

More people seek mental health help for anxiety related to pandemic and violence

BEREA, Ohio – The COVID-19 pandemic, increasing community violence and seasonal changes are all sources of stress, anxiety and depression for many people. The OhioGuidestone behavioral health agency has seen a significant increase in the number of people seeking mental health help over the past two years. “People are tired I think; I think we’re … Read more

Gym owners adapt to pandemic times

Gym owners adapt to pandemic times

Winston-Salem: Gym owners adapt to times of pandemic, fitness is important for physical and mental health Update: 6:12 a.m. EST January 11, 2022 Hide transcription Show transcript THE TESTS WILL ALSO NOT BE SUBJECT TO CO-PAYMENTS OR DEDUCTIBLES. THE NEW COVERAGE REQUIREMENT STARTS SATURDAY. AUDREY: NEW THIS MORNING, AS THE PANDEMIC HAS PUT ON BUSINESS … Read more

Sacramento acquires a new 117-bed psychiatric hospital

Sacramento acquires a new 117-bed psychiatric hospital

Signature Healthcare Services, based in Corona, has expanded to the Sacramento area with a 117-bed mental hospital to help meet the substantial demand for care here, company executives said, noting that it s ‘was the first such facility to be built in Northern California since the late 1980s. “For every Sacramento County patient hospitalized for … Read more

5 resolutions to help your mental health

5 resolutions to help your mental health

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A lot of our New Years Resolutions focus on physical health, but our mental health is just as important. “When your mental health is poor, you will also start to feel more pain,” says Susan Holland, LSCSW, a licensed clinical social worker with Stormont Vail Behavioral Health in Topeka. She came … Read more