More pay, more mental health services top list for NC education group

RALEIGH, NC — Student and teacher well-being were dominant topics at the Public School Forum of North Carolina’s annual Eggs & Issues breakfast Tuesday morning. The topics drove conversation around the priorities the Forum and many educators and advocates across the state will push for in the coming year, including during the new state legislative … Read more

Shockingly, Most Therapists And Doctors Don’t Address This Critical Area Of Your Mental Health. Here’s What You Need To Know.

A few years back I found myself unusually anxious and depressed. I was lethargic, weepy, and unshakably overwhelmed with feelings of dread and shame. Given there were no obvious triggers, I decided to get some blood work done to rule out anything physiological. As a therapist and executive coachI knew that no amount of therapy … Read more

Children’s mental health tops list of parent worries, survey finds

CNN — Forty percent of US parents are “extremely” or “very” worried that their children will struggle with anxiety or depression at some point, a new survey finds. The Pew Research Center report said mental health was the greatest concern among parents, followed by bullying, which worries 35% of parents. These concerns trumped fears of … Read more

What is obsessive compulsive disorder, what are the symptoms, and how is it diagnosed?

It’s often thought of as having a fixation with cleanliness or being paranoid about leaving the oven on, but obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious condition that is as common as diabetes. Beyond Blue estimates that OCD affects around 3 percent of Australians in their lifetime — more than 500,000 people — however, psychologists … Read more

WA must commit to solving mental health delays in our jails

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. The Pierce County Jail is seen on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Tacoma. Pete Caster pcaster@thenewstribune.com The time for talk and legal wrangling is over. The continued failure of … Read more

Omaha Intercultural Senior Center offers mental health services

The Intercultural Senior Center in Omaha is offering mental health services to people over 50. ARPA funds awarded to the organization allowed them to start a program and hire counselors late last year. The Mental Health Coordinator at ISC Brittany Sherlock said the program is a pilot. So far, the center has three counselors available … Read more

Be it resolved: The 118th Congress must keep working on mental health

The 117th Congress wrapped up in December with a bipartisan funding package that advanced the nation’s mental health care system. As the new Congress begins, addressing mental health remains one area of ​​bipartisan agreement and focus. And more action is desperately needed as the country faces a growing mental health emergency. The lingering effects of … Read more

Nashville, TN police-mental health teams de-escalating crises

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Almost a year ago people watched as body camera footage showed the moment nine law enforcement officers shot and killed a 37-year-old man on Interstate 65 in Nashville. The incident began after a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper saw Landon Eastep sitting on the side of I-65 near Hogan Road and stopped … Read more

Charlotte psychologist: NC’s mental health care system is broken

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. The American Academy of Pediatrics declared a recent increase in mental health crises among children and teenagers in the United States a national emergency. Miami Herald file photo Welcome … Read more

Cuts to subsidized psychology sessions causing clients to ‘ration’ care, health workers warn

Federal Health Minister Mark Butler is facing a revolt from mental health experts, who want his government to reinstate “lifesaving” cheaper psychology sessions. Key points: Health workers warn psychology clients are skipping sessions or considering stopping care following government cuts The federal government last month halved the number of cheaper psychology sessions available to people … Read more