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‘Waiting for days’: RI mental health patients stuck in emergency room waiting for help

Providence, RI (WPRI) – May is Mental health awareness monthBut for those desperately seeking help, state data shows it can take hours, or even days, before they receive treatment. “It’s definitely an acute problem that we’re having right now,” said Andrea McGinn, chief nursing officer at Butler Hospital. Almost every day, dozens of people are … Read more

Official: Buffalo gunman threatened to shoot high school | Health, medicine and fitness

By Caroline Thompson and Michael Balsmo – The Associated Press Buffalo, New York (Associated Press) – The 18-year-old gunman who authorities say killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket had previously threatened to shoot his high school and was sent for psychiatric treatment, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official said Payton … Read more

CA Newsom Wants $65 Million for a CARE Court Plan for the Homeless

California Governor Gavin Newsom is ready to invest significant money from the state in his ambitious plan for mental health courts — $65 million this year and $50 million annually for years to come. Newsom He was promoting his Community Aid, Recovery and Empowerment Court, or CARE Court, a proposal since March. But his May … Read more

Svitolina wants to better protect the mental health of youngsters

File- Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Canada’s Leila Fernandez, during the quarter-finals of the US Open Tennis Championships, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in New York. In an emotional interview with Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina of the Associated Press, she said that Russian and Belarusian players should talk about whether they are … Read more

Tennis players in Iowa City West leave the team after feeling intimidated by the coach

Iowa City, Iowa (KCRG) – Eight of the nine eligible players from the Iowa City West girls’ tennis team chose not to return. West High was one of the top teams in girls’ tennis in 2021, going to the state championship. Three players from this team said their coach, Aimee Villarini, was intimidating, made them … Read more

‘Makes it too difficult’: Mental health worker shortage continues as need grows

Pittsboro, NC (WTVD) – When the school year began, Dr. Karen Barbie knew she was going to be busy. Barbee operates Renaissance Wellness Services, which provides mental health services primarily in public schools. “I remember warning my staff at the beginning of the school year in August that we would see an increase in services, … Read more

The right way to integrate digital mental health services

The right way to integrate digital mental health services Getty Images In his state of the union TitlePresident Biden pledged to help “obtain the mental health services that all Americans need.” The president confirmed what many employers already know: America’s mental health crisis has taken on new urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to raise … Read more

Psychologist Shares 3 Exercises She Uses Every Day to ‘Stop Obsessing About the Future’

Stress is a natural response to uncertainty, and it is normal to find yourself worrying about future events now and then. But excessive thoughts about the future can be a sign of anticipatory anxiety – the fear of unexpected future events, which is sometimes a symptom of anxiety disorders. This is something I often see … Read more

Svitolina wants to better protect the mental health of youngsters

File- Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Canada’s Leila Fernandez, during the quarter-finals of the US Open Tennis Championships, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in New York. In an emotional interview with Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina of the Associated Press, she said that Russian and Belarusian players should talk about whether they are … Read more