For confidential help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or click here For confidential support on suicide matters in the UK, call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or click here For confidential support in Australia, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or click here … [Read more...] about Could reopening schools spare US kids from depression epidemic? Mental health problems grew by 35% and suicide attempts doubled during lockdown in China
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Some experts have worried that these challenges will add up to a “second pandemic” of mental illness. Back in April, four registered nurses, two of whom are professors at the University of California, Los Angeles, published an article in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association that invoked a wealth of evidence to argue that Covid-19 patients, their families, clinicians, and those suffering from fear and loneliness at home could end up with serious psychological issues. And in June, psychiatrist James Lake warned of such a second wave in Psychiatric Times and anticipated that, left untreated, the psychological effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could have serious consequences for years to come. “Our mental health system is not prepared to deal with what may become a global mental health pandemic,” he wrote. … [Read more...] about Mental Health in the US is Suffering—Will It Go Back to Normal?
Vic Rayner, executive director at Britain's National Care Forum, told CNN: "Whenever we think about technology in care, we need to be absolutely clear that what it does is enhance the care that is available and that it is understood and welcomed by those receiving care. This study gives us insight that robots can and do fulfil those criteria. It does, of course, challenge our understanding of care as a purely human to human interaction." … [Read more...] about Talking robots could be used to combat loneliness and boost mental health in care homes
Ahead of the release of the song, Marshmello addressed the true intention behind the song to Zane Lowe on Apple Music, and was quoted saying, "I think it's just such an important subject. I think a lot of people, about negative feelings and negative thoughts that are affecting them are kind of scared to bring it up, scared to talk about it.” … [Read more...] about Demi Lovato, Marshmello aim to remove mental health stigma with ‘OK Not to Be OK’
“This audit recognizes a long-standing challenge within the behavioral health system, which is lack of timely, complete and accurate data,” Allen wrote. “There are legitimate systemic reasons why this is the situation, and (Oregon Health Authority) continues to work on developing the ability to find cost-effective levers that result in improvements.” … [Read more...] about Audit: State failing vulnerable kids on mental health care