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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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COVID-19’s Psychological Toll: Mental Distress Among Americans Has Tripled During the Pandemic Compared to 2018

May 7, 2020 By Markham Heid TIME https://time.com/5833619/mental-health-coronavirus/ Late last month, as the full weight of the COVID-19 crises was settling on the country’s shoulders, more than one in four American adults met the criteria that psychologists use to diagnose serious mental distress and illness. That represents a roughly 700% increase from pre-pandemic data collected 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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