mental health

SoCal driver’s mental health deteriorated before crash that killed 5, prosecutor says

The driver suspected of causing a fiery crash that killed five people, including a pregnant woman, near Los Angeles suffered from worsening mental health problems and was involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment, prosecutors said Monday as they sought to deny her pretrial release.Nicole Lorraine Linton was charged last week with six counts of murder and …

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Mental health services for low-income and uninsured residents are affected tidings

Staffing shortages continue to impact low-income and uninsured Transylvania County residents seeking mental health services. Earlier this month, a number of local organizations received calls from behavioral health staff initially saying Meridian Behavioral Health in Brevard had cut more personal services. As previously reported, Meridian helps low-income residents who are on Medicaid or are uninsured. …

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

Almost 100 individual interviews. Two community-wide hearings. Flights all over the country. About 1000 hours, if not more, are spent listening, speaking, researching and writing. Bimonthly meetings with county and health officials for nearly a year. Taken together, those pieces gave Bevin Croft and her team from the Institute of Human Services Research a much …

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Therapists trace so many mental health problems to one simple premise: Be kind to yourself

It’s likely that your mental health is crying out for some self-compassion. getty Relationships are the foundation of life and what we have with ourselves is paramount. Unfortunately, many of us take it for granted. Here, I’ll talk about three research-backed ways to calm your inner demons and approach life with a heightened sense of …

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

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

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District officials propose ‘Take care of your health’ training

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – As the number of people experiencing mental health situations increases, the Albany County Legislature is proposing a training program be offered to some county departments in mental health first aid. During Monday’s meeting of the Albany County Legislature, the Mind Your Health Training Program was introduced by Speaker Andrew Joyce and …

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Legislature expands mental health services | Boston

BOSTON – Health insurers will be required to cover same-day psychiatric services under a pending action proposal from Gov. Charlie Baker aimed at easing barriers to care and improving behavioral health services. The bill sent to Baker’s desk by the state Legislature on Monday would mandate insurers cover annual mental health exams, similar to wellness …

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How much loneliness can cost your business success and what to do

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. This adage sums up the conundrum many entrepreneurs face. But working long hours and doing whatever it takes to make the business successful isn’t always conducive to spending time with other people. However, human connection brings tangible benefits and …

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Welcome to the Walk: Community Health Center Opens to Public | tidings

A community center designed to provide immediate mental health services and case management held a grand opening Monday afternoon. Hub 107, at 107 Gibbs Drive, is an initiative of the Oklahoma Department of Health and Substance Abuse Services to provide real-time services to anyone seeking help. Services range from morning coffee or a place to …

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Study reveals negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health status in low- and middle-income countries

Scientists around the world recently conducted a large-scale study to investigate the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on mental health issues in low- to middle-income countries. Study: The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in low- and middle-income countries. Image credit: eamesBot/Shutterstock Significant seasonal variations in mental health conditions have …

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