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    BERKELEY — A total of 12 candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for four seats in this year’s Berkeley City Council election. In Districts 2 and 3, discussions of climate change and police reform are on the forefront of candidates’ minds, which have seven candidates total. In District 2, current incumbent Cheryl Davila’s district, the challengers are business owner Timothy Carter, solar energy scientist Alex Sharenko and Berkeley transportation commission vice chair Terry Taplin. In District 3, incumbent Ben Bartlett is being challenged by construction manager Orlando Martinez and real estate broker Deborah Matthews. Davila, in an interview, addressed homelessness as one of her top priorities, saying she’s a supporter of tiny homes, safe parking for RV dwellers, sanctioned...
    PRINCE William has warned of a "mental health catastrophe" sparked by lockdown bans on socialising in a video call to struggling Tier 3 businesses. The Duke of Cambridge told business owners he feared the damage to people's mental health could be widespread if the entertainment industry goes bust. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7Prince William talked to entrepreneur Natalie Haywood and DJ YousefCredit: twitter/KensingtonRoyal 7Businesses in Liverpool have been forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemicCredit: Getty Images - Getty During a video call with entrepreneurs, William discussed the challenges the industry is facing due to an explosion of coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The second-in-line to the throne spoke...
    EDMUND O'Leary had been struggling with his mental health, but hit rock bottom on October 16. That's when he sent out a tweet asking for help - and strangers from all over the world rallied around him. 4Edmund O'Leary is a 51 year-old from Epsom, Surrey Who is Edmund O'Leary? Edmund O'Leary is a 51 year-old from Epsom, Surrey. He hit the headlines for a tweet he posted on October 16. O'Leary, who has been struggling with his mental health during lockdown, tweeted that he had hit "rock bottom". He appealed for help on the social media platform, writing: “I am not ok. Feeling rock bottom. Please take a few seconds to say hello if you see this...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has been awarded more than $300,000 to reduce crime and recidivism among defendants who have mental health issues, the U.S. attorney’s office announced. U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said the $326,150 Department of Justice grant will go to Carroll County to support adult and juvenile justice initiatives. The programs aim to provide care before, during and after incarceration for those with serious mental illness. The funding also goes to support training to law enforcement and their partner mental health and substance abuse authorities with a goal of improving the outcomes of mental ill defendants. By addressing mental health issues, Murray said the hope is that “we can reduce recurring contacts with police, decrease incarceration...
    BULIMIA is a debilitating condition which affects around 165,000 people in the UK - and an increasing number of those affected are men. But what are the symptoms and how can you treat it? Here's everything you need to know about the disorder... 2 The condition is linked to a raft of other mental health problems and eating disordersCredit: Getty Images What is bulimia? Bulimia nervosa, often shortened to just bulimia, is a mental health condition and eating disorder which affects an estimated 165,000 Brits. People who have bulimia often become obsessed with controlling their weight and severely restricting their food intake. Sufferers are prone to binge-eating and then purging the food from their body by using laxatives or making themselves...
    AN UNEMPLOYED Brit has gone viral after tweeting "I am not OK" - with hundreds of thousands of well-wishers sending him words of kindness. Edmund O'Leary, 51, sent out the cry for help on Friday night after enduring an "absolutely horrendous" year living alone during the pandemic. 5Edmund O'Leary, 51, has been inundated with kind messages from across the worldCredit: Twitter 5The Surrey man sent out the plea on Friday - and has since received thousands of commentsCredit: Twitter He tweeted: "I am not ok. Feeling rock bottom. "Please take a few seconds to say hello if you see this tweet. Thank you." The Surrey man, who describes himself as a “proud Dad of twin sons," was inundated with...
    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Winnebago County sheriff's deputies and Rockford police officers will pair with mental health experts when responding to emergency psychiatric and suicidal episodes as a new approach over arrests. Law enforcement will team with Rosecrance crisis-intervention specialists to create a three-month pilot program, beginning next month, in efforts to divert people in psychiatric crises away from the criminal justice system and into treatment instead, Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said. Each specially trained unit will include two officers from the city, two deputies from the county and two Rosecrance crisis response workers, according to the Rockford Register Star. The pilot program will begin Nov. 1. “We have long acknowledged the need to quickly help individuals who are...
    Isolation and loneliness among older adults was already cause for concern. Experts are even more concerned about adults facing isolation during the coronavirus. Experts say that the pandemic could make isolation-related ailments, including memory loss and cognitive problems, even worse. According to experts, loneliness is a risk factor for dementia, diabetes, high blood pressure, weakened immune systems, and other physical maladies. These factors on their own are a problem but in a pandemic, they are extra troubling. Adults experiencing these symptoms are at a risk for coronavirus and might have additional loneliness due to social distancing habits. According to behavioral neurologist Borna Bonakdarpour, an assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's congressional delegation announced the state has been awarded $1.75 million to establish a new family drug court program. The grant will fund a Family Treatment Court pilot project in Sullivan County to improve access to services for children and families experiencing abuse and neglect as well as those facing substance abuse and mental health issues. The delegation also announced $326,150 for Carroll County through the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. The funding will be used to connect social workers or mental health professionals with law enforcement officers when someone is in crisis. Another $155,313 will go to the New Hampshire Department of Justice. “This new pilot program is vital for New Hampshire, which...
    RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a 14-year-old boy who fired gunshots inside an eastern Indiana middle school in 2018 has avoided any jail time for failing to take actions that authorities say could have prevented the shooting. The teen shot out a door at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond and fired shots at police officers who had cornered him in a stairwell before he fatally shot himself while students and teachers were sheltering inside classrooms. A Wayne County judge this past week accepted guilty pleas from Mary Ann York, 44, on four child neglect charges for not removing guns from her home after her son threatened to kill students and not making sure he received counseling and took...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has announced his appointments, pending state Senate approval, of three state agency directors who have been serving as interim directors. Stitt on Thursday named Dr. Lance Frye as state health commissioner; Rachel Holt director of juvenile affairs; and Carrie Slatton-Hodges as commissioner of mental health and substance abuse services. Frye has been interim commissioner of health since May 22; Holt was named interim director of the office of juvenile affairs on March 5; and Slatton-Hodges became interim commissioner of mental health and substance abuse services on Jan. 28. The three will remain interim leaders of the agencies until the Senate considers their confirmations during the 2021 legislative session. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press....
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — The San Jose Police Department is launching a new unit aimed at de-escalating situations involving people going through a mental health crisis. This week, San Jose Police Officers with specialized mental health training are hitting the streets to work side by side with clinicians from the county’s Mobile Crisis Response team. “And so we would have an expert, a clinician on the scene and able to assist the officers. This is really the wave of the future,” said Police Chief Eddie Garcia. Recent studies show about ten percent of police calls nation-wide involve someone going through a mental health crisis. In 2014, 19-year-old Diana Showman was in a mental crisis when she approached San Jose...
    The plans are the result of months of unrest over police brutality, with protestors nationwide demanding police reform. Mario Tama/Getty Images The Los Angeles City Council voted on Wednesday in favor of plans to create an unarmed crisis response team for nonviolent 911 calls in hopes of reducing police brutality. The team would be used to respond to calls that do not require force, including calls related to mental health crises, substance abuse, and suicide threats, among others. The measures, which were welcomed by the Los Angeles Police Department, are the result of months of unrest over police brutality. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Los Angeles City Council voted on Wednesday in favor of plans...
    SAN JOSE — Starting this week, clinicians who handle escalating mental-health crises in Santa Clara County will have swift access to a specially trained team of San Jose police officers when they go on calls in the Bay Area’s largest city. It marks a notable boost for the county’s Mobile Crisis Response Team, which for the past two years has deployed behavioral-health experts to help safely resolve psychiatric emergencies. Until now, county clinicians staffed a 24-hour hotline and depending on the severity of a matter, referred callers to services or sent colleagues into the field. For field calls with potential safety risks, clinicians contacted a city’s police dispatchers so they could be met by whichever crisis-trained officer was on duty....
    Former NFL linebacker Marcus Smith II has opened up about a near-suicide attempt in 2018 when he almost drove off a cliff, his lifelong battle with depression, and his efforts to encourage men to face their mental health issues. 'I began to realize that, as an athlete, the myth of mental toughness is perpetuated as an asset — or in some cases when a player isn't perceived as tough enough, a deal-breaker,' he wrote in an essay for The Players' Tribune. 'And for many players it can lead us to struggle in the shadows.'  As he explained in The Players' Tribune essay, Smith's journey from an NFL linebacker to a mental health advocate began during his stint with the Seattle Seahawks...
    Sinéad O’Connor appeared to issue a heartbreaking plea on Twitter that she was “starving.” A Twitter account claiming to be the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer wrote on Wednesday that O’Connor’s agoraphobia has prevented her from going out to buy food. “I’ve been secretly living with a physically paralysing, trauma related case of acute low self esteem for the last few years and months and weeks and am lately not eating because it’s made me so agoraphobic I can’t go to the shops. And I’m starving,” read one tweet from the account, which is under O’Connor’s Islamic name, Shuhanda Sadaqat. The account said the Irish singer lives in a “very remote part of the country so take outs, and or grocery...
    Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has opened up about struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts before he came out publicly as gay, admitting that 'hiding a huge part' of himself 'really took a toll' on his mental health. The British-American 29-year-old, who won silver for the US at the 2014 Winter Olympics in 2014, spoke candidly about mental health and being a gay professional athlete in a new interview with US Women's Soccer star Megan Rapinoe for Abercrombie & Fitch's new IGTV series. 'It's exhausting being in the closet,' said Kenworthy, who has represented Great Britain since last year. 'There was so much time and energy put into harboring that secret that I think it really took a toll on my mental health...
    THE wrestling world has paid tribute to Ryan Smile after he tragically passed away aged 31. Smile, who fought on the UK and Irish independent scene for promotions such as OTT and Rev Pro, had been struggling with his mental health. 1Wrestler Smile has tragically died at the age of 31Credit: Twitter@OTT_wrestling No words. RIP Ryan Smile forever our All Day Star. pic.twitter.com/8U9aAakF00— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) October 14, 2020 Two WWE stars were among those who gave their condolences to the Birmingham-born grappler. Mia Yim - who currently performs on Raw as Reckoning in Retribution - said: "Can't believe this. One of the people to help me and welcome me during my first UK tour. "Ryan Smile, thank you. RIP."...
    Good Morning Britain’s Kate Carrawi asked Dr. Hillary Jones for some advice for half the time because she was concerned about the mental health of her children, Darcy, 14, and Billy, 11. Their father and Kate’s husband, Derek Dropper, is recovering in hospital from the corona virus, and Kate said he knew he was in a “strange place.” “Can I ask you a personal question? With a casual half-heartedness, I really want to do the right thing, with the desire that everyone should do the right thing,” Kate began. “Halfway through, we’re trying to build a family of what I could do for the kids.”Kate worries about what to do for more than half the timeread moreRelated Articlesread moreRelated ArticlesSusanna...
    Los Angeles (CNN)The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a proposal to create unarmed crisis response teams to respond to nonviolent emergency 911 calls, instead of Los Angeles Police Department officers.The measure, which passed 14-0, allows the city to seek non-profit partners to implement the unarmed crisis response pilot program. It also creates a new classification of city employees who will respond to nonviolent 911 calls.These mental health crises ended in fatal police encounters. Now, some communities are trying a new approach"Calling the police on George Floyd about an alleged counterfeit $20 bill ended his life," said Los Angeles City Council member Herb Wesson Jr. "If he had been met with unarmed, trained specialists for the...
    Malcolm Jenkins is passionate about many subjects, including mental health awareness. Going to weekly therapy helps him cope with stress and he wants young men to know it’s not a weakness. Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Saints and Eagles, spent time Tuesday with students in New Orleans talking about the importance of mental health and psychological effects of racism. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “I don’t think I have overcome (racism),” Jenkins told The Associated Press. “I think it’s something that I deal with daily. I just have learned the tools to maintain and cope. For me, the more I try to deal with these issues and try to face these things head on,...
    By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer Malcolm Jenkins is passionate about many subjects, including mental health awareness. Going to weekly therapy helps him cope with stress and he wants young men to know it’s not a weakness. Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Saints and Eagles, spent time Tuesday with students in New Orleans talking about the importance of mental health and psychological effects of racism. “I don’t think I have overcome (racism),” Jenkins told The Associated Press. “I think it’s something that I deal with daily. I just have learned the tools to maintain and cope. For me, the more I try to deal with these issues and try to face these things head on, the...
    By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period law for abortions is unconstitutional. Tennessee’s 2015 law requires women to make two trips to an abortion clinic, first for mandatory counseling and then for the abortion at least 48 hours later. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Bernard Freidman found that the law "substantially burdens women seeking an abortion in Tennessee. Friedman also found the state did not show that the law furthers its purported goals. “Women’s mental and emotional health is not benefited because the mandatory waiting period does nothing to increase the decisional certainty among women contemplating having an abortion. Further, the evidence demonstrates that at least...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period law for abortions is unconstitutional. Tennessee’s 2015 law requires women to make two trips to an abortion clinic, first for mandatory counseling and then for the abortion at least 48 hours later. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Bernard Freidman found that the law “substantially burdens women seeking an abortion in Tennessee. Friedman also found the state did not show that the law furthers its purported goals. “Women’s mental and emotional health is not benefited because the mandatory waiting period does nothing to increase the decisional certainty among women contemplating having an abortion. Further, the evidence demonstrates that at least 95% of women are...
    The Young and the Restless star Hunter King got in a sweat session and shared a new post detailing mental health’s importance with her Instagram followers. Hunter sat on a Peloton bicycle wearing a pink, tank-style sports bra, which she paired with high-waisted black bottoms. She held her camera up and behind her, and she looked back for the snap. Hunter’s face was sweaty, and she pursed her full lips as she gazed soulfully into the lens. The photo’s crop only showed one of her big blue eyes, and the other was slightly out of the frame. Her blond hair was pulled back off her face. The official World Mental Health Day was Saturday, October 10, and yesterday the soap...
    Exterior of AT&T Stadium of the Dallas Cowboys before a game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.Wesley Hitt | Getty Images Although Major League Baseball switched its postseason to a multiple-city bubble environment in an effort to complete its Covid-19 shortened season without more delays, it seems unlikely the National Football League will copy. Following a two-hour meeting with NFL team owners and club representatives on Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league has "flexibility" to continue shuffling dates of postponed games leading up to the Super Bowl, which is still scheduled for Feb. 7 in Tampa Bay. But the NFL doesn't plan to use alternative locations to finish its season...
    MELROSE (CBS) – The world’s only known classical music group created specifically for people with mental illnesses and those who support them is based right here in Massachusetts. The Me2 orchestra was founded in 2011 by conductor Ronald Braunstein and his wife Caroline Whiddon, a French horn player. Braunstein had struggled for years with bipolar disorder and the couple decided they wanted to form a group for people dealing with similar struggles. “The Me2 orchestras are ensembles for people living both with mental illness and without,” Whiddon told WBZ-TV. “I’ve been living with bipolar disorder the whole time,” Braunstein said. “And I had reached a point in my career where I wanted to create an orchestra with people like me,...
    “We’re in a mess right now,” Mariel Hemingway laments. “I think of my grandfather and think, what would he see in this? How would he look at this, and what would his perception of what’s going on be? This is not an America that we recognize.” Hemingway’s grandfather, of course, is none other than Ernest Hemingway, the macho, laconic, and boozy literary titan, and the “mess” is thanks in no small part to President Donald Trump, the cowardly, teetotal business fraud and game show host who’s allowed the novel coronavirus to run roughshod over the country, claiming over 215,000 American lives and leaving tens of millions out of work. The actress has been spending lockdown at her family home in...
    NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office will now team up a licensed therapist with a deputy to respond to certain 911 calls that are not crime-related. Sheriff Shannan Moon plans to launch the new mobile crisis team by the end of the year. “It’s exciting because it is a big deal,” Sheriff Moon said. Dispatchers will assign some non-criminal, mental health calls to a deputy and therapist paired up in a patrol car. “The deputy sheriff is there to provide that scene security and safety,” Sheriff Moon said. “The clinician is there to provide the services, the referrals and the assessments.” The pilot program is in response to calls for change across the country in policing. Moon...
    WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — During the pandemic, most Maryland high schools are shut down and with students in remote learning and isolation, many teens are struggling with their mental health now more than ever. It’s why one Carroll County high school became determined to make a difference. At Winters Mill High, students from the peer advocacy program called Falcons of Strength started a club to spread positivity, hope and support and they lead the way in breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. “It was more feelings of isolation and then as the months went by, there was that feeling of numbness, you know, we’re never getting out of this, so what’s the point?” said Senior, Diana Flores. She knew if she...
    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas sees a therapist, has battled depression and has experienced the grief of losing his sister, Ella, to suicide. Thomas wants everyone to know these deeply personal details about his life, too, because a 6-foot-3, 280-pound lineman understands the impact his voice can have. “We need to end the stigma and rewrite mental health in America,” Thomas said Tuesday. “Through my journey, I’ve learned we still live in this old school, toxic masculinity way. …That’s not being tough, that’s not being strong, suppressing your emotions is not being strong. Being strong is to be vulnerable.” Nearly three years after his older sister Ella died, Thomas has partnered with “End Stigma. Change...
    10'000 Hours | DigitalVision | Getty Images This fall, when employees sign up for next year's workplace benefits, they should take a close look at the offerings. Odds are they'll be changing in 2021. The coronavirus pandemic was hard on employers and workers, forcing them to adapt on the fly amid social distancing and efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus. Suddenly, employees found themselves working extended hours from their kitchen tables while caring for their children, often at the same time. More from FA Playbook:Op-ed: All types of investors can improve their financial fortunesAdvisors guide clients through Covid-19 crisisOp-ed: CARES Act lets you tap your 401(k). What to know first Workers are stressed out. Their bosses know it....
    THE terrifying moment a police officer was stabbed in the neck by a suspect was caught on bodycamera on Sunday afternoon. Nicholas Furgason, 21, was trying to run away from a Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy in Lithia, Florida, as he was undergoing an involuntary mental health evaluation. 8Cops say Nicholas Furgason, 21, ran off on Sunday when he learned he was going to be involuntary committed for a mental health evaluationCredit: HCSO Sheriff 8According to bodycamera footage, Furgason used a knife to stab Hillsborough Deputy Charles Williams in the neckCredit: HCSO Sheriff The sheriff’s office said in a news release that deputies responded to a home to help out with the evaluation and Furgason was initially cooperating with both the...
    (CNN) — While the world struggles to manage the initial waves of death and disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is mounting evidence accumulating that “a second wave” linked to rising rates of mental health and substance use disorders could be building, according to an article published Monday in the medical journal JAMA. “A second wave of devastation is imminent, attributable to mental health consequences of Covid-19,” wrote authors Dr. Naomi Simon, Dr. Glenn Saxe and Dr. Charles Marmar, all from New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine. “The magnitude of this second wave is likely to overwhelm the already frayed mental health system, leading to access problems, particularly for the most vulnerable persons.” READ MORE: People of color...
    SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County’s new mental health program, which finds dispatchers on the front line of identifying mental health calls, saw a total of seven calls in its first week of operation. The program is called the Specialized Multidisciplinary Alternate Response Team, or SMART. Sarah Hogan, division director for Southwest Texas Crisis Collaborative at Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, said two of the calls were dispatched directly from a 911 call. Five were dispatched to a patrol deputy who identified the call to be mental health-related. Some subjects of the calls were taken to a behavioral health facility for treatment. The others were resolved at the scene. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    Pregnant women who suffer depression and anxiety may give birth to children who have a greater risk of developing asthma, a study found. Researchers said children aged ten can be almost twice as likely to suffer asthma if their mother was distressed during pregnancy. Hormones released by women in response to stress may affect their unborn child in the womb and alter lung development. The study team recruited 4,231 mothers and fathers, who were questioned on feelings of distress during and after pregnancy. Nearly nine per cent of women and just under four per cent of men were clinically depressed, clinically anxious or both. Researchers said children aged ten can be almost twice as likely to suffer asthma if their...
    National Public Radio’s (NPR) weekend news programs questioned whether Trump has recovered from the coronavirus and whether his mental state might cause him to act recklessly. On Weekend Edition Saturday, host Scott Simon spoke with left-wing Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent at NPR who provided glowing reports on Barack Obama for eight years. “Ron, there is a growing list of people concerned about the president’s health right now in all ways, isn’t there?” Simon said. “Concerned – yes,” Elving said. “And it should be a concern for all of us.” “But among those expressing worry this week was Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Elving said. “She’s proposing a commission of health professionals and others to assess future presidents’ fitness.” Elving replied” Also, Rick...
    Racial minorities are significantly overrepresented among those experiencing homelessness in metro Denver, a new study shows. "We need to address this if we want to make meaningful progress on homelessness," says Matt Meyer, executive director of the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, which just released its State of Homelessness 2020 Report. The report, which pulls from multiple data sources to help quantify the number of people experiencing homelessness in the metro area, indicates that Black and Native American individuals are represented disproportionately in the groups of those who are homeless or using services related to homelessness.Related Stories Denver Hit by Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Over Homeless Camp Sweeps Denver Safe-Camping Site Model Will Open to Public This Weekend Homelessness Crosses Borders: It's...
    (CNN)While the world struggles to manage the initial waves of death and disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is mounting evidence accumulating that "a second wave" linked to rising rates of mental health and substance use disorders could be building, according to an article published Monday in the medical journal JAMA."A second wave of devastation is imminent, attributable to mental health consequences of Covid-19," wrote authors Dr. Naomi Simon, Dr. Glenn Saxe and Dr. Charles Marmar, all from New York University's Grossman School of Medicine."The magnitude of this second wave is likely to overwhelm the already frayed mental health system, leading to access problems, particularly for the most vulnerable persons." READ MORE: People of color face significant barriers to...
    The coronavirus pandemic will cost the US an estimated $16 trillion - about 90 percent of the annual gross domestic product - in the next year, a new study suggests. Researchers say about half of the figure, $8.6 trillion, will be due to premature deaths and those who have long-term health implications from contracting COVID-19.  Additionally, costs will pile up due to new unemployment claims from those who lost their jobs and those seeking mental health treatment. The team, from Harvard University, says the findings suggest the costs of the crisis will far exceed those linked with The Great Recession and wars fought in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.  Researchers predict the coronavirus pandemic will cost the US an estimated...
    WET SIDE — Increased funding from the city will help West Side health providers offer more mental health care to residents. The funding — which adds up to $8 million spread across 32 organizations — is aimed at creating a safety net of mental health services to make sure all residents have equitable access to care regardless of their ability to pay. The focus on equity in mental health treatment is essential, said Jesse Tejeda of Healthcare Alternative Systems, one of the groups that will receive funding. In communities of color, there is tremendous need for help for people struggling with trauma and addiction. “A lot of that comes from the underlying social challenges we have in those communities,...
    When the Minnesota Department of Human Services emailed True Thao to tell him he’d been chosen to receive an Outstanding Refugee Award, he first thought it was some kind of a scam.  “I wasn’t sure what to make of it,” Thao admitted with a laugh. “There is so much on the internet these days that’s not true. I actually thought  someone was playing a prank on me.”  True didn’t respond for several days, until he heard from Jaime Ballard, one of his colleagues at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Social Science immigrant and refugee research team.   “Then I knew it was the truth,” he said. “I finally responded to the email and said, ‘Thank you. And I’m humbled.’” ...
    Khloé Kardashian Recalls Being Nicole Richies Assistant: She Needed Some Help and I Needed a Job Should You Use DRIPs When Investing in REITs? NASCAR community defends Alex Bowman after media member mocks his anxiety Alex Bowman told his crew he was feeling unwell during Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series playoff race with a spot in the next playoff round in jeopardy. For most spectators, it was not only understandable for Bowman to have anxiety, but also admirable he was open to sharing it. One prominent NASCAR media member, though, decided Bowman's mental health should be joked about. He created an #AnxietyAlex hashtag on Twitter. Each of the three times he used the nickname, the backlash from the racing community grew stronger....
    (CNN)For Shelby Rowe, a bead artist and mother of three adult children, the most difficult day of the coronavirus pandemic came in August.It was the day her son, Trevor, was rushed to the hospital.He was already battling Covid-19, and on that day, he was having difficulty breathing."That fear that I could lose my child and not be able to visit him, that definitely affected my mental health," Rowe said. "The pandemic has brought a lot more uncertainty and fear and given me more anxiety than I think I've ever experienced."CDC study sheds new light on mental health crisis linked to coronavirus pandemicRowe, who also works in suicide prevention in Oklahoma City, is not alone.Read MoreAlmost 41% of US adults in...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. Do you feel stressed, anxious or depressed at work these days? You’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by FlexJobs and Mental Health America found that 75% of people have experienced burnout at work, with 40% saying they’ve felt it during the pandemic specifically. And according to a July MetLife report on the mental health of the U.S. workforce, two in three employers said they expect a mental health crisis in the U.S. within three years. Between job-loss worries, work-from-home challenges and feeling overworked, it’s easy to understand why the fallout from the pandemic is taking such a toll. As one 61-year-old executive at a consulting firm recently told me, “My pay was reduced 20%, our client base...
    For many parents, it’s a constant struggle to get teenagers off their phones. But research suggests their smartphone addictions may not be as harmful as previously thought. Scientists believe texting could actually be good for children’s mental health. Youngsters cope better with ups and downs if they can express their feelings to friends via messaging services such as WhatsApp, the study found.  Sharing emotions over text after a demanding event boosted teenagers’ mood, lowered their stress levels and slowed their heart rate. University of California research suggests texting could actually be good for children’s mental health (stock photo) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Has test and trace become a stalker's charter? Giving your... ...
    Zak Williams, the oldest son of the late Robin Williams, married longtime love Olivia June. The two tied the knot at the Paramour Estate in Los Angels on Saturday, which also marked World Mental Health Day. Williams revealed the joyful news on Twitter with a selfie of the couple.  "I had the great joy of marrying my best friend @oliviajune today! It went awesome and we couldn't have tied the knot on a better day. #WorldMentalHealthDay." I had the great joy of marrying my best friend @oliviajune today! It went awesome and we couldn’t have tied the knot on a better day. #WorldMentalHealthDay pic.twitter.com/ANtAW109zg— Zak Williams (@zakwilliams) October 11, 2020 Olivia added in her own post saying, "Married my best...
    Robin Williams' son Zak is married. The comedian's eldest child tied the knot with wife Olivia June on Saturday. Zak, 37, shared the exciting news on Twitter alongside a picture of himself and his bride. "I had the great joy of marrying my best friend @oliviajune today!" he wrote. "It went awesome and we couldn’t have tied the knot on a better day." ROBIN WILLIAMS' SON NAMES FIRSTBORN CHILD AFTER LATE FATHER To conclude his message, Zak added: "#WorldMentalHealthDay." Williams, of course, died by suicide in 2014 and suffered from depression. ROBIN WILLIAMS' WIDOW SAYS HE HAD AN 'INVISIBLE MONSTER' CHASING HIM FOR MONTHS BEFORE DEATH The actor's son, a mental health advocate, spoke to People magazine about their outdoor, coronavirus-safe wedding....
    CNN’s Brian Stelter raised President Donald Trump’s mental health as something the media needs to grapple with after his coronavirus hospitalization and most recent conduct after being released from Walter Reed. In his latest Reliable Sources opener on Sunday, Stelter noted those who’ve started to call Trump the “super spreader-in-chief” between his disinformation, diagnosis with the contagious virus, and the recent White House event that apparently infected him and several of his allies. After Stelter cycled through numerous stories about Trump’s political maneuvering, he especially focused on Trump’s Twitter frenzies over the last few days. “Let’s be honest. This week was about the president’s physical health,” Stelter said. “But this week is also about the president’s mental health....
    Zak Williams, the oldest son of the late Robin Williams, married fiancée Olivia June on Saturday, World Mental Health Day. “I had the great joy of marrying my best friend @oliviajune today!” Zak tweeted alongside a photo of the newlyweds. “It went awesome and we couldn’t have tied the knot on a better day. #WorldMentalHealthDay” Olivia June, the founder and CEO of the Hey! VINA, also shared the exciting news on social media. Robin Williams and son Zak in 2008WireImage “Married my best friend and love of my life today. @zakwilliams you were already stuck with me forever, and now it’s legally so,” she tweeted. Zak, 37, and Olivia tied the knot at The Paramour Estate in Los Angeles, according...
    Meghan Markle claimed she was “the most trolled person in the entire world” during a recent podcast interview concerning mental health. “I can speak personally, too. I’m told that in 2019, I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female. Now, eight months of that I wasn’t even visible. I was on maternity leave or with a baby, but what was able to just be manufacture and churned out, it’s almost unsurvivable. That’s so big that you can’t even think of what that feels like because I don’t care if you’re 15 or you’re 25, if people are saying things about you that aren't true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is...
    By JENNIFER BROWN, The Colorado Sun DENVER (AP) — When patients sign up for the newest kind of therapy at the Mental Health Center of Denver, here’s what comes in their welcome packet: A biofeedback device that clips to their ear to measure pulse and blood-oxygen levels. A phone stand to prop up a smartphone during therapy sessions. And directions for downloading an app to chat with a therapist. It’s a new era in technology for the community mental health center, a key step toward “preparing for the next generation,” said Alires Almon, the center’s director of innovation. The 12-week, virtual therapy program isn’t meant to replace traditional face-to-face counseling — it’s a contemporary option for people who would rather...
    Former People of Praise Member Calls on Senators to Allow Her to Testify at Amy Coney Barretts Confirmation Hearing These are the worlds most historic restaurants Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock It's no secret celebs grapple with mental health issues just like anyone else. In honor of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 10, we're rounding up some of the personal stories and encouraging words stars are sharing on social media in an effort to raise awareness about the fact that, as Mindy Kaling...
    By Jennifer Hauser | CNN The Duchess of Sussex has told a teen podcast how she struggled with being trolled on the internet, an issue many teens face on a regular basis, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic when people are more isolated. “I’m told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world-male or female,” she said in an interview she gave with her husband, Prince Harry, to Teenage Therapy Podcast to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day Saturday. “Now eight months of that I wasn’t even visible. I was on maternity leave or with a baby but what was able to just be manufactured and churned out, it’s almost unsurvivable. That’s so big you...
    TYSON FURY is motivating his fans to 'get up and out' after raising awareness of World Mental Health Day. The Gypsy King made a miraculous comeback to the ring in 2018 after two-and-a-half years out battling substance abuse and depression. 6Tyson Fury took to Instagram to motivate his fansCredit: Instagram / @gypsyking101 6The Gypsy King had his own fight with depressionCredit: Instagram / @gypsyking101 He has since bounced back to be crowned WBC champion, citing daily exercise as the catalyst to his recovery. And Fury wants to encourage his 3.8million Instagram followers to follow in his footsteps by getting their running shoes on. Taking to Instagram, he uploaded a video jogging across Morecambe bay and said: "Morning everybody, a nice...
    Actor Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan, recently took to Instagram to reveal that she has been battling clinical depression for over four years now. Ira, in a video that she shared on World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2020, took to social media to reveal that she has been “clinically depressed” for more than four years. Ira is Aamir and his first wife Reena’s daughter. Aamir Khan’s Daughter Ira Khan Makes Her First Tattoo, Says ‘I Think I Have an Alternate Career’. She captioned her video and urged everyone to start a conversation about mental health. “A lot has been going on, a lot of people have a lot to say. Things are really confusing and stressful and simple...
    SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) — When Marian Rendon noticed her 15 year-old son was feeling down due to isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic, she immediately sought the help of a therapist. “No motivation, the children have no motivation,” she said. ‘They’re isolated at home. They’ve had to do school differently.” Saturday marks World Mental Health Day. From the pandemic, to civil unrest and the upcoming election, mental health experts have noticed an uptick in patients seeking to help deal with day-to-day issues. “We know that a lot of people are feeling hopeless and helpless during this time not knowing what the future holds and having a lot of disconnection and isolation from others,” said Carolyn Levitan, crisis line director at the...
    Hailey Baldwin took to her Instagram on Saturday to encourage her 29.6 million followers to “[get] out there and VOTE!!!” while wearing a T-shirt in support of democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The American model gave her fans two separate poses for the share, standing in what appeared to be the bathroom or glam room of her home with a chair pictured behind her. The T-shirt Hailey sported was a cobalt blue with a lighter blue tie dye swirl. The shirt said “BIDEN” in large white letters across the right side of her chest while “Respected Leadership” was written over a graphic of a globe on the left side. The 23-year-old completed her casual look with a pair of light...
    Selena Gomez has revealed some intimate details about her mental health journey, recently opening up on a virtual Instagram conversation how she deleted her social media apps two years ago amid “personal attacks.” In the discussion, the “Ice Cream” singer sat down with former Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murphy, for an IGTV session on her Rare Beauty Instagram page. The occasion for the event was World Mental Health Day, and the two discussed various issues around the topic, including “chronic loneliness” as well as “the healing power of human connection.” During the 25 minute conversation, Murphy, who served under the Obama administration, and the pop star talked about loneliness and how its effects have been more...
    Loading the player... On Friday on The Talk, Grammy-award winner Eve spoke out about her personal battle with anxiety with hopes that getting exceptionally candid with her cohosts would help remove the stigma associated with mental health issues. Sharon Osbourne opened up about her suicide attempt, and actress and mental health advocate, Taraji P. Henson, spoke on the topic of menopause and the anxiety that came into her life as a result. Charlamagne tha God talked about the paranoia that has gripped Black parents due to the numerous murders of Black people by police. Today is World Mental Health Day! ???????? Though 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, 5 in 5...
    Pity the poor duchess! Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, opened up about being “the most trolled person” on the planet — and how all the nastiness has affected her mental health — in a podcast Saturday hosted by five California teens. Markle and husband Prince Harry, who also is the Duke of Sussex, made a guest appearance on “Teenager Therapy” to commemorate World Mental Health Day. They offered to make the appearance after reading about the podcast in the New York Times. “I’m told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world — male or female,” she told the high-school students. “Now for eight months of that. I wasn’t even visible. I was on...
    MEGHAN Markle says she was the "most trolled person in the world" last year in a new mental health podcast with Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Californian high school students on their 'Teenager Therapy' podcast to mark Mental Health Day - and made a passionate plea for anyone suffering to speak out. ⚠️ Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple 4Meghan Markle said she was the 'most trolled person in the world in 2019 Credit: Teenager Therapy/Twitter 4During the broadcast, aired today, the Duke and Duchess discussed how they look after their mental health being in the public eyeCredit: Reuters During the broadcast, aired today, the Duke and...
    FORMER Hull City footballer Brian Lenihan has opened up on how Manchester United legend Roy Keane helped him following a suicide attempt in December 2017. The ex-defender was forced to retire aged just 23 after a lengthy battle with knee injuries. Getty Images - Getty 2 Brian Lenihan has opened up on Roy Keane’s support after his suicide attempt AFP or licensors 2 Lenihan has praised Keane for his actions on World Mental Health Day Lenihan secured a dream £200,000 move to Hull from Cork City in 2014 but made just two appearances before calling time on his career in April 2018. And the Irishman, who played seven times for the Republic’s U21s, has thanked Red Devils icon...
    Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)When Alvan Godwin suffered a psychotic episode linked to schizophrenia in November 2018, his parents took him to church for prayers. His mother was of the opinion that his illness was a 'spiritual attack' linked to evil spirits. "My mum thought it was something spiritual from her side of the family. So they took me for prayers with the hope that I'd be cured of whatever was wrong," he told CNN. "My aunt advised my dad that they should take me to camp for prayers against evil spirits. I remember I was laying down on the ground and people were all over me praying. I didn't want to react but the prayer wasn't working," Godwin said. He added...
    Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of HEADspace.Jarrett Bellini | CNBC Like many modern tech companies, UiPath had been expanding its mental health benefits to employees in recent years, committing the equivalent of 1% of salaries to health and wellness programs. More than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic, that all seems quaint. The crises of 2020 have taken stress, anxiety and depression to entirely new levels for employees, who are trying to stay productive at home, surrounded by children who can't go to school or hang out with their friends, except outside and at a distance. Add to that the racial animus sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in late May, the raging wildfires across the West and a particularly...
    WORLD Mental Health Day 2020 "is the most important one yet" as months of coronavirus lockdown and loss "have had a huge impact on us all", says a charity. England Men's manager Gareth Southgate and several internationals are among those showing their support for World Mental Health Day. 4England manager Gareth Southgate is among those showing their support for World Mental Health Day Credit: Getty - Contributor What is World Mental Health Day? The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises World Mental Health Day on October 10 every year. WHO said the day "comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic." England Men's manager Gareth Southgate and internationals Declan Rice, Fikayo...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mental health experts have called the pandemic a kind of "perfect storm" for negatively impacting mental health.In addition to the fear, grief and anxiety around the virus itself, the pandemic has brought on for many people financial instability, job loss, isolation, uncertainty around school and work and related political disagreements.RELATED: Tips to deal with anxiety as country reopens from coronavirus pandemicMaking the pandemic even more distressing from a mental health perspective, experts have said, is both its all-encompassing nature and the uncertainty that lies ahead.As the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning that mental health is becoming increasingly poor.More than half of U.S. adults -- about 53% -- reported...
    TYSON FURY starred in a short film on addiction called You’re Not My Best Friend to commemorate World Mental Health Day. The Gypsy King made a miraculous comeback to the ring in 2018 after two-and-a-half years out battling substance abuse and depression. https://www.instagram.com/gypsyking101/ 7 Tyson Fury starred in a short film to mark World Mental Health day https://www.instagram.com/gypsyking101/ 7 Fury co-authored a poem with poet Hussain Manawer https://www.instagram.com/gypsyking101/ 7 Fury spoke powerfully about addiction in a black and white montage And the WBC heavyweight world champion teamed up with poet Hussain Manawer on a poem read aloud in a powerful film montage shared on his Instagram page. The poem read: “You are not my best friend....
    BEING a teenager can be hard and any shakeup to your normal routine and family life can be a big change. When Ruth Oldfield was just 14-years-old her older sister moved out of their family home in Bedford and to university in Birmingham. 3Ruth Oldfield was just a teenager when she felt she needed help with her mental health Credit: Samaritans Ruth struggled with what she felt was like a “bereavement” and found it hard to come to terms with the new family dynamic. As a teenager Ruth would self harm and started to restrict her food intake, before seeking help. The Samaritans states that self-harm is a strong risk factor for suicide. In the UK, a life is lost...
    (CNN)When Miles Hall's hallucinations and erratic behavior returned, his mother did what she had always done: She gave police a heads up. The next day, June 2, 2019, Walnut Creek, California, police responded to multiple 911 calls about Hall, 23, who was having a mental health episode and roaming around his neighborhood. Five officers responded to the scene. Police say Hall was holding a pry bar -- a tool, his mother says, that a neighbor had given him for gardening -- and ran in their direction. After attempting to stop him with beanbag rounds, police fired at Hall. He died shortly after. More than three months later, in a small Virginia community, Henrico County police responded to a welfare check...
    By Cecile Mantovani GENEVA (Reuters) - Many nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are suffering burn-out or psychological distress, and many have faced abuse or discrimination outside of work, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said. Supplies of personal protective equipment for nurses and other health workers in some care homes remain insufficient, it said, marking World Mental Health Day on Saturday. "We are extremely concerned about the mental health impact on nurses," Howard Catton, a British nurse who is the ICN's chief executive, told Reuters Television at the association's headquarters in Geneva. "Our most recent survey of national nurses' associations shows that more than 70% of them (the associations) were saying that nurses have been subject to violence or discrimination...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Saturday is World Mental Health Day. This year, the day has a new sense of urgency for many as COVID-19 has taken a mental and emotional toll on all of us. A Columbia University psychiatrist says there’s going to be a massive increase in mental health disorders due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s not enough preparation for it. He says now is the time to act. “Business is good, unfortunately,” Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman said. In the world of mental health, more people are starting to take control of their wellbeing, but unfortunately, not enough. As COVID-19 cases begin to spike across the country, doctors say now is the time to check your mental temperature. “If you...
    Thousands of mink die after virus outbreaks at fur farms Tim Hortons reveals ambitious plans to open in every major city and town in the UK within 2 years Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is How Often You Should Be Taking a Day Off, Experts Say Even when things are relatively stable in the world, juggling the many tasks you need to accomplish on a daily basis—from work deadlines to family responsibilities—creates more stress than you'd probably care to take on. And when you add in a pandemic and its...
    By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Much of the blue tarps that covered the battered homes across Florida's Panhandle are gone, as the scars from Hurricane Michael two years ago begin to fade. Homes and businesses have been repaired or rebuilt. But the psychological and emotional toll wrought from the Category 5 storm continues to linger as families and communities yearn for a return to normalcy, something made even more difficult to regain because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Two years ago, I didn't think it could get any worse, but it did. This year has been very hard to navigate,” said Ladona Kelley, a student-family liaison with the school district in Calhoun County, one of the...
    Loading the player... It looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the latest A-listers set to make their podcast debut, and they picked a very special day to do it. According to a report from Hello! magazine, this weekend on World Mental Health Day, the duo will be appearing on The Teenager Therapy podcast which describes itself as “Five stressed, sleep deprived, yet energetic teens sit down and talk about the struggles that come with being a teenager.”  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Their plan is to talk...
    The pandemic has impacted how we live and work and it's taking a deep toll on our mental health as well. And most of us don't realize how that daily, chronic stress can slowly build up.One mom. dealing with several ongoing challenges, said she hopes what she learned about coping will help others.Cera Flynn has always tried to make mental health a priority, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it much harder to manage her anxiety and depression.MORE: Tips on how to manage your mental health during COVID-19EMBED More News Videos As part of Mental Illness Awareness week, we asked Southern California residents what they do to help manage their mental health during this difficult year. Eyewitness News viewers shared...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told the Mark Levin Show on Thursday that House members are seeking a way to demand House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) fitness to serve be tested after she said President Donald Trump might be removed under the Constitution’s 25th amendment. Speaker of the House Pelosi announced at her weekly press conference with reporters on Thursday that she is seating a commission to study Trump’s physical and mental ability to govern. “I’m not talking about it today except to tell you, if you want to talk about that, we’ll see you tomorrow,” Pelosi said. “But you take me back to my point.” “Mr. President, when was the last time you had a negative test before you tested...
    Jamie Grill/Getty Images High intensity interval training could boost health and lifespan for adults over 70, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who did strenuous exercise twice a week had better mental and physical health and fitness than those who did moderate exercise.  They were also slightly less likely to die during the five-year period, suggesting HIIT could potentially extend lifespan, in addition to improving quality of life. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. There's more evidence that vigorous exercise could be the key to a long, healthy life. High-intensity interval training, or HIIT for short, refers to exercise sessions with short periods of intense effort combined with periods of milder exercise or rest....
    For many Americans, the novel coronavirus outbreak has seemed to stretch on for an eternity. Nationwide lockdowns in the spring prompted white collar employees to work from home, often forcing them to simultaneously juggle family and professional responsibilities. And although certain states have eased more restrictions than others, school districts remain shuttered throughout the country. Thousands of working parents are still without respite. Meanwhile, front-line workers without the luxury to work from home continue to put their lives at risk. [ READ: Countering COVID-19’s Mental Health Impact ]Just prior to World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10, the Surgo Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, and Mental Health America, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness,...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to make their podcast debut this weekend to talk with teenagers about 'removing the stigma' of mental health. The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, having officially stepped back from royal duty seeking financial independence in March, will join the Teenager Therapy podcast tomorrow on World Mental Health Day.  Hello! magazine reported that the couple will discuss the stigma surrounding the topic and 'how we can all contribute to a healthier world: physically, mentally, emotionally and holistically.'  The couple learned about the podcast after reading a New York Times profile of the teenagers in July, and recorded the episode this...
    Achieving work-life balance in the age of coronavirus is proving difficult for college students and graduates just starting out in the professional world, one survey found, with many citing mental health services as an important benefit they would like to see offered by future employers.  Even though students and recent graduates have adequately adjusted to remote work, the major concerns with making this shift are feelings of isolation and a lack of work-life balance, according to a new study conducted by Propeller Insight on behalf of Handshake. In the online survey, more than half of 1,003 students aged 17 to 24 who responded said they feel it’s important or very important that their future employer provides mental health benefits.  CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTING MENTAL...
    Hurricane Delta strengthens to Cat 3, bears down on La. Post-COVID partying, therapy dogs, rising hospitalizations: News from around our 50 states Selena Gomez: How beauty can influence our mental health We are constantly bombarded with images and social media posts that make people feel like they need to achieve perfection, which is unattainable. I have been open about my own personal mental health struggles and how I have felt "less than." © Rare Beauty Growing up in the public eye is a lot of pressure. It's hard enough for anyone during those early years but imagine it with the world judging you and commenting on every aspect of your life and choices. Sometimes I do think it made...
    (CNN)Held during the first week of October, Mental Illness Awareness Week is a way for advocates to educate the public on mental health conditions and reduce the social stigma around receiving mental health care. Established by Congress in 1990, it coincides with World Mental Health Day on October 10.Here's what else you need to know about the impact of mental illness:The prevalence of mental health conditionsAbout one in five adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Problems range from depression and anxiety to substance abuse.The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 51.5 million American adults experienced mental illness within the past year, an increase...
    MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- As Veterans Day approaches, an organization is promoting physical fitness challenges to boost mental health.For members of the military, "rucking-it" was a true test of endurance.Marching over a long distance with weighted backpacks is a mental challenge as much as it is physical."If you were infantry or special operations you probably have horrible nightmares and memories about carrying these things because it was probably about 120 pounds of spine-crushing weight that you're carrying," Mark Otto of the United War Veterans Council said.RELATED | NYC Veteran's Day Parade will be in-person and virtual this yearEMBED More News Videos The New York City Veteran's Day Parade will have both an in-person and virtual presence this year due...
    Democrats are set to form a commission in a recent attempt to oust President Donald Trump. In his weekly magazine Thursday press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters to return tomorrow for the announcement of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. President He should be removed from office “if he fails to fulfill the powers and duties of his office.” “Come here tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, tomorrow,” Ms. Pelosi said. “We’m going to talk about the 25th Amendment.” 25th Amendment Has been raised again and again By his enemies throughout Of the Republican Party Presidency. Mr. Trump Physical and mental health Have returned to the forefront Democrat In the wake of the attacks His COVID-19 diagnosis. Ms Pelosi...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s pretty amazing, even therapeutic, what a soothing melody on the guitar or an uplifting vocal behind the piano can do for the soul, especially during this pandemic. In a space on Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, creativity meets compassion. It’s the launch of a new non-profit campaign called the Pittsburgh Arts and Culture Social, a two-night, monthly awareness event that brings nationally recognized musicians together to create music therapy for clients of On-Site Companionship Services. Founded by Steven Williams, the National Community Education and Training Services is a mental health and wellness non-profit created from On-Site Companionship Services. “Music is a healer,” said Williams. “With the help of our artists, we’re going to bring music...
    Talkspace co-founders Roni and Oren FrankTalkspace Talkspace, an online therapy provider, is seeing unprecedented demand for its service as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, affecting the mental health of millions of Americans. But it faces a big challenge ahead: Hiring enough therapists licensed in all 50 states to treat growing pool of patients. Its solution? To ask its providers to continue seeing patients out-of-state -- even after emergency measures expire -- and offer to pay certain legal fees if they get in trouble for doing so. But working across state lines without certification may put providers in a risky spot, legal experts say.  Earlier this year, the government passed emergency waivers that lifted restrictions on mental health professionals, allowing them to to treat...
    The Duchess of Cambridge visits students at the University of Derby to hear what national measures have been put in place to support student mental health. Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images Kate Middleton visited the University of Derby in Derby, England, on Tuesday. The Duchess of Cambridge's visit coincided with World Mental Health Day. At the university, she met with students and faculty to learn about how the coronavirus has impacted students' mental health and wellbeing. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Tuesday, Kate Middleton visited the University of Derby in Derby, England. Her goal: To gain insight into how the novel coronavirus is impacting student mental health and wellbeing.  Throughout the visit, the Duchess of Cambridge...
    (CNN) — Less than a month into the academic year at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Alex, a 17-year-old high school senior, is feeling the strain of life in an uncertain time. Growing up, he saw tests, grades and applications as part of a predictable, step-by-step process leading toward college. Not so much in a pandemic. “All of that is sort of gone right now. You don’t really know what to do next, and that’s a big point of stress,” he said. “It’s really easy to feel isolated in terms of everything that’s going on. You don’t necessarily know where to turn.” Since the pandemic began, thousands of Arizona teens have turned to Teen Lifeline, a crisis line where Alex...
    (CNN)More coverage for virtual doctors' visits. Expanded mental health benefits. Access to on-site health clinics.As employees sign up for job-based coverage for 2021, they'll find the coronavirus pandemic has changed some of the benefits that their companies are providing, experts said.And they'll also see their premiums and out-of-pocket costs increase about 5%, which is more than wages and inflation have been rising, according to the Business Group on Health, which surveys large employers.This bump comes on top of a 4% increase in premiums this year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's annual employer health benefits survey. In 2020, the average annual premiums hit nearly $7,500 for single coverage and $21,500 for family coverage. Deductibles stayed roughly the same at about...
    “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she’s battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private struggles — was honored by the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. “It’s OK to not be OK,” Henson, the latest recipient of the Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion, told The Associated Press via email. “Tell someone. Your vulnerability is actually your strength.” Henson was nominated for an Oscar for 2008′s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” She also won critical acclaim for 2016′s “Hidden Figures,” about...
    By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private struggles — was honored by the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. “It’s OK to not be OK," Henson, the latest recipient of the Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion, told The Associated Press via email. "Tell someone. Your vulnerability is actually your strength.” Henson was nominated for an Oscar for 2008's “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” She also won critical...
    “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private struggles — was honored by the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. “It’s OK to not be OK," Henson, the latest recipient of the Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion, told The Associated Press via email. "Tell someone. Your vulnerability is actually your strength.” Henson was nominated for an Oscar for 2008's “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” She also won critical acclaim for 2016's “Hidden Figures,” about...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago mental health services provider that was under investigation by the state after multiple CBS 2 reports is financially back on track, according to its interim CEO. The leader of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, also known as C4, kept his promise to the Morning Insiders, agreeing to a sit-down interview and check-in a few months into the job. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory explains why social work is especially needed during the pandemic, and how the new boss is making sure the organization is able to stick around for the long haul. Inside the drop-in center at Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, some shuffling. “We are a new leadership group,” interim CEO Pat Nichols said. Nichols...
    (CNN)Less than a month into the academic year at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Alex, a 17-year-old high school senior, is feeling the strain of life in an uncertain time. Growing up, he saw tests, grades and applications as part of a predictable, step-by-step process leading toward college. Not so much in a pandemic."All of that is sort of gone right now. You don't really know what to do next, and that's a big point of stress," he said. "It's really easy to feel isolated in terms of everything that's going on. You don't necessarily know where to turn."Since the pandemic began, thousands of Arizona teens have turned to Teen Lifeline, a crisis line where Alex volunteers as a peer...
    Wauwatosa, Wisconsin cop wont face charges in deadly shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole Smaller hams, downsized desserts: Sams Club adds petite packs as Americans plan smaller holiday gatherings during pandemic Selena Gomez accepts Arts Award during the Hispanic Heritage Awards © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Selena Gomez is this year's recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's highly coveted Arts Award. The 28-year-old actress received the honor for her 'impact on American and global culture through her music, movies but also for her courage as an advocate for mental health.' Gomez remotely accepted the award during Tuesday evening's broadcast of the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards on PBS. © Provided by Daily Mail Winner: Selena Gomez is this year's recipient of...
    Each year during the first week of October, the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) raises awareness of mental illness.As part of Mental Illness Awareness week, we asked Southern California residents on Instagram what they do to help manage their mental health during this difficult year.Here are some of the responses: "Get outside and enjoy fresh air. Sunshine does wonders!" "I take what I call 'mental health days' and do an entire day of things that I enjoy." "I watch a dessert or baking competition show. It's so relaxing to see the end result of the bake." "Find at least 3 things to be grateful and appreciative of each day." "Listen to music and look at the...
    USING a filter on your Instagram photo might seem as normal as adding sugar to your tea – but there is a darker side. Alongside apps that maybe add cheeky dog ears or alter the shade of the image, new ones are allowing users to completely change their look with just a few simple clicks. 9Casey Batchelor is known for posting real images of herself on social media The apps, with no age limit for users, can shrink you, change your hair, broaden your smile, whiten your teeth, or make you taller, your bum bigger and nose smaller. They have “suggested” filters such as “teenage girl” for a youthful look, and “glam make-up” to give the effect of heavy cosmetics....