For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law that he said would end a system that disproportionately hurts the poor and favors wealthier defendants.

#bail, #crime-and-criminals, #illinois, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pritzker-j-b

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As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #japan, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takeuchi-yuko-1980-2020, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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Mental Health Providers Struggle to Meet Pandemic Demand

With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On

Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #youth

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Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?

A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #oregon, #poverty, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yamhill-ore

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‘Sorry, Britney’: Media Is Criticized for Past Coverage, and Some Own Up

Conversations about the relentless focus on the pop star’s mental health, mothering and sexuality have begun anew following The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears.”

#celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #glamour-magazine, #magazines, #media, #mental-health-and-disorders, #people-magazine, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #us-weekly

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Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health

Guiding children toward mastery of new skills can help them thrive — and get some household chores done at the same time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

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The Pandemic Brought Depression and Anxiety. Reaching Out Helped.

Connecting with others on social media has helped ease the fear and loneliness of pandemic living.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts

Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #jama-psychiatry-journal, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pediatrics-journal, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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How to Recognize and Address Seasonal Depression

Despair in the winter months can point to a serious condition. Experts recommend light boxes, earlier wake-up times and therapy.

#biorhythms, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #sleep, #winter-season

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How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers

This isn’t just about burnout, it’s about betrayal.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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America’s Mothers Are in Crisis

Is anyone listening to them?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

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Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It

Distress over global warming is increasing, but formal and informal support networks are springing up, too.

#anxiety-and-stress, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests

IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases.

#alzheimers-disease, #artificial-intelligence, #dementia, #international-business-machines-corporation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #research, #tests-medical

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9-Year Sentence for Man Who Threatened to Kill President Trump

Gary Joseph Gravelle, who has a history of mental illness, also targeted federal probation officers, mental health providers and a credit union, prosecutors said.

#connecticut, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #gravelle-gary-joseph, #mental-health-and-disorders, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Does It Make Sense to Call Anyone ‘Normal’?

In “Nobody’s Normal,” Roy Richard Grinker describes a centuries-old quest to define normalcy — and the enduring stigma that came from it.

#books-and-literature, #grinker-roy-richard-1961, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nobodys-normal-how-culture-created-the-stigma-of-mental-illness-book, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

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Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care

A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen

Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clark-county-nev, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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The Grizzly in the Purple Pants

My mom and stepdad wanted me to be more manly. In Cub Scouts, I just wanted to make the troop cupcakes.

#families-and-family-life, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

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Therapists Are on TikTok. And How Does That Make You Feel?

Mental health professionals are going viral on the app, captivating an anxious generation.

#depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youth

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A New Tool in Treating Mental Illness: Building Design

Research into the health effects of natural and man-made surroundings is spurring the development of psychiatric facilities that feel more residential and welcoming.

#architecture, #building-construction, #mental-health-and-disorders, #real-estate-commercial

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‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic

Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-york-state

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Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #dalton-pamela-psychologist, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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For a Healthier 2021, Keep the Best Habits of a Very Bad Year

Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #exercise, #friendship, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #letters, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists

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How to Stay Connected and Fend Off Loneliness in the New Year

As we head into 2021, here is some advice from Well on how to replace loneliness with opportunities for connection.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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What Can Be Learned From Differing Rates of Suicide Among Groups

White Americans have higher rates than most other racial and ethnic groups.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #race-and-ethnicity, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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How the Pandemic Has Been Devastating for Children From Low-Income Families

In communities struggling with poverty and gun violence, the virus has only inflamed the difficulties that many families already were enduring.

#anacostia-river, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #catholic-charities, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #washington-dc

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Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms

Most had no history of mental illness and became psychotic weeks after contracting the virus. Cases are expected to remain rare but are being reported worldwide.

#brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #your-feed-science

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Soothing Anxiety and Stress: Advice From the Year in Well

Exercise, new news habits, even dipping your face into an icy plunge pool are among the steps you can take for a mellower new year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders

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Why Lisa Montgomery Shouldn’t Be Executed

The execution of Lisa Montgomery would be an injustice on top of an injustice.

#capital-punishment, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #clarke-judy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #montgomery-lisa-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stinnett-bobbie-jo, #women-and-girls

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Man Who Killed 2 Black People at Kroger Gets Life Without Parole

Gregory Bush shot Vickie Lee Jones and Maurice E. Stallard at a supermarket in Jeffersontown, Ky., in 2018 in a racially-motivated attack.

#black-people, #bush-gregory-a-1967, #hate-crimes, #kentucky, #kroger-company, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Parenting With Agoraphobia Is Hard. It’s Harder in a Pandemic.

When the virus spread, my family went into lockdown, and the rhythms and routines that helped me cope went out the door.

#agoraphobia, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #phobias

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The Psychic Toll of a Pandemic Pregnancy

Women who had Covid while expecting experienced guilt, shame and unhealthy levels of stress.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maternal-mortality, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Trying to Understand What Drives People to Suicide

Readers, including those who have attempted suicide or who have lost family members, offer their insights.

#depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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For Cameron Kinley and Navy, the Army Game Can Give 2020 a Highlight

The rivalry is being played at West Point, the first time the game has not been at a neutral site in 77 years.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #kinley-cameron, #mental-health-and-disorders, #united-states-military-academy, #united-states-naval-academy

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The Hidden ‘Fourth Wave’ of the Pandemic

America hasn’t begun to face this year’s mental health crisis.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #winter-season

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We Can’t Ignore the Human Cost of Lockdowns

Renewed restrictions may be necessary, but they have a heavy toll.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Rare Pandemic Silver Lining: Mental Health Start-Ups

Using teletherapy, metrics and matching algorithms, entrepreneurs are focusing on addressing aspects of the mental health care system that they view as broken.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #entrepreneurship, #mental-health-and-disorders, #small-business, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Alexi Pappas: Pro Sports Should Support Mental Health

“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”

#athletics-and-sports, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2016, #running, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Covid ‘Long-Haulers’ Need Medical Attention, Experts Urge

In a two-day meeting sponsored by the N.I.H., officials acknowledged an insufficient understanding of the issues and warned of a growing public health problem.

#brain, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #piot-peter, #your-feed-healthcare

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Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men

Support networks with other men can help fend off the loneliness and isolation many men experience.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Shares Her Miscarriage Grief

She wrote that she held “an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”

#harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #royal-families

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Happiness Won’t Save You

Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.

#ann-arbor-mich, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #philip-brickman, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #the-savage-god-a-study-of-suicide-book

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Army Agrees to Review Thousands of Unfavorable Discharges for Veterans

If approved by a federal judge, the settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit could result in thousands of veterans gaining access to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ full array of benefits.

#carson-alicia, #depression-mental, #kennedy-steve, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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Toronto’s Van Killing Case Goes to Trial

Two years after a man drove a rental van down a sidewalk, killing 10 and injuring 16, he has pleaded not criminally responsible because of the autism spectrum disorder.

#autism, #canada, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minassian-alek, #rodger-elliot-o, #toronto-ontario-attack-april-2018

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How Parents Can Tame the Stress of Climate Crises

When pandemic parenting is topped off by wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme events, some stress-relieving measures are particularly suited to getting through the challenges.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #families-and-family-life, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #wildfires

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‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #depression-mental, #firearms, #gun-control, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-rifle-assn, #national-shooting-sports-foundation, #recession-and-depression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #spokane-wash, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #washington-state, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Teens in Covid Isolation: ‘I Felt Like I Was Suffocating’

Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

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Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic

Even in an anxious time, children’s anxiety is treatable.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

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