Mental health

Striking psychiatric workers at Kaiser California are demanding an extension of their strike as 50 Kaiser Hawaii workers will join them on the picket line

Striking psychiatric workers at Kaiser California are demanding an extension of their strike as 50 Kaiser Hawaii workers will join them on the picket line

Are you on strike at Kaiser or are you a strike supporter? Contact the WSWS to let us know what you are fighting for or why you are supporting the strike. All comments are kept anonymous. Kaiser psychiatric workers demonstrate in Northern California (WSWS media) The strike by 2,000 mental health professionals at Kaiser Permanente …

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NH schools plan to expand mental health services for students

NH schools plan to expand mental health services for students

LIVE FOR US NOW WITH A GLANCE OF WHAT IS BEING DONE IN HAMPSHIRE. SCHOOL DISTRICTERS SAY THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON THEIR STUDENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH. TODAY SOCIAL WORKERS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, NURSES AND Principals from New Hampshire MET to share their experiences from the last school year. SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE NOW CREATING TEAMS …

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Virtual Psychological Counseling and Wellness Resources for Students: Anytime, Anywhere, Free and Fast |  VTx

Virtual Psychological Counseling and Wellness Resources for Students: Anytime, Anywhere, Free and Fast | VTx

Even before it officially launched on August 12, students were signing up for TimelyCare, a virtual health service that is the newest addition to Virginia Tech’s mental health and wellness resources. TimelyCare is offered to students free of charge. TimelyCare is a supplement—not a substitute—to the many mental health support structures that exist at Virginia …

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The SoCal driver’s mental health was deteriorating before the crash that killed 5, prosecutors say

The SoCal driver’s mental health was deteriorating before the crash that killed 5, prosecutors say

The driver suspected of causing a fiery accident that killed five people, including a pregnant woman, near Los Angeles suffered from worsening mental health problems and had been involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment, prosecutors said Monday while trying to deny her pre-trial release. Nicole Lorraine Linton was charged last week with six counts of murder …

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Mental health services for low-income, uninsured residents affected |  news

Mental health services for low-income, uninsured residents affected | news

Staff shortages continue to affect low-income and uninsured residents of Transylvania County who use mental health services. Earlier in the month, some local organizations received calls from behavioral health workers who said at the outset that Meridian Behavioral Health in Brevard had discontinued more face-to-face services. As previously reported, Meridian supports low-income residents who are …

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Needs and responses in local mental health care subject of new report |  Mental health

Needs and responses in local mental health care subject of new report | Mental health

Almost 100 individual interviews. Two community-wide listening sessions. flights across the country. I spent about 1,000 hours, if not more, listening, talking, researching and writing. Bimonthly meetings with county and health officials for nearly a year. Taken together, these pieces gave Bevin Croft and her team at the Human Services Research Institute a much better …

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Therapists trace so many mental health problems to one simple premise: be nicer to yourself

Therapists trace so many mental health problems to one simple premise: be nicer to yourself

Chances are your sanity is crying out for some self-compassion. getty Relationships are the foundation of life and the relationship with ourselves is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, many of us take it for granted. Here I’ll talk about three research-backed ways you can calm your inner demons and approach life with a heightened sense of …

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Poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic linked to weight gain in people with obesity

Poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic linked to weight gain in people with obesity

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 30% of obese patients gained more than 5% of their body weight and 1 in 7 more than 10%. While diet and exercise habits were factors, people with the highest levels of stress, anxiety and depression reported the greatest weight gain, researchers from UT Southwestern reported …

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How researchers are getting farmers to talk about mental health

How researchers are getting farmers to talk about mental health

Christina Proctor spent many hours growing up on the front porches of neighborhood farms in Madison County. She grew up rough, she said, and lives in a home riddled with substance abuse. “But we lived on this street surrounded by farmers,” Proctor recalls. “So when there was something going on in my house, I would …

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