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Bryan, TXKBTX.com

Bryan Police Department form Mental Health Unit

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - The Bryan Police Department has formed a Mental Health Unit, comprised of three officers, after there has been a “significant increase in the awareness of law enforcement interactions with people suffering from mental illness,” across the country. A release from BPD said these interactions often turn...
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Olympians Are Experiencing A Mental Health Crisis. Does Anyone Care?

On Tuesday, decorated gymnast Simone Biles announced that she wouldn't be competing in the individual all-around competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after withdrawing from the team finals. At first, spectators only knew the decision to step back from the competition — which she hasn't lost since 2013 — was caused by a medical issue. But soon after, Biles clarified that her decision was based on mental health concerns. “We have to protect our body and our mind," Biles said in a press conference later that day. “It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head." She added a gentle reminder that she, her teammates, and all those competing are ​​"not just athletes, we’re people at the end of the day."
Virginia Statevirginiamercury.com

Virginia will reopen one of five state-run mental hospitals to new admissions

Catawba Hospital, a state-run psychiatric facility near Roanoke, will begin accepting a limited number of new patients on Thursday, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The announcement comes nearly 20 days after Commissioner Alison Land halted admissions to five of the state’s...
Mental HealthThrive Global

Prioritizing Our Mental Health

I love the Olympics and have been watching the Games with gratitude, curiosity, and concern. It feels weird that they are taking place a year late, with no fans, and with Covid on the rise in Tokyo, here in the US, and around the world. Simone Biles withdrawing from the...
BusinessMedCity News

Amwell to scoop up SilverCloud Health, Conversa Health for $320M

Telehealth company Amwell is expanding its reach and service offerings through two acquisitions. The company is purchasing SilverCloud Health and Conversa Health for approximately $320 million. Amwell expects to fund the transactions using a mix of stock and cash. The transactions will help Boston-based Amwell diversify its business, according to...
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Pandemic Mental Health + Our Favorite Clothing Brands + Teaching Self-Compassion to Kids | Selfie Podcast Episode 177

We are talking about the pandemic mental health crisis with Dr. Sarb Johal, an expert in emergency management and disaster psychology and author of Steady: A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic. We also discuss our favorite clothing brands and Kristen’s Everlywell food allergy test results, and BJ talks about how to teach self-compassion to our kids.
Portland, ORstreetroots.org

Opinion | Gun violence is a public health crisis

Rupal Ramesh Shah examines the intersection of public health and social justice in this periodic column she writes for Street Roots. Shah has a master’s degree in microbiology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in public health from Boston University. She has previously worked at Harvard University’s School of Public Health in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, as a tuberculosis research assistant and laboratory manager. She has also worked at Boston Children’s Hospital as a quality improvement specialist. She has extensive experience in global health. Currently she serves as the executive director of Konbit Sante, an organization that supports the development of health systems in Haiti.
Culpeper, VACulpeper Star Exponent

Culpeper region links police with mental health specialists

In a time of increased mental health challenges and decreased levels of help, Culpeper continues to be proactive and working as a team in its approach to addressing community members in crisis. An initiative in the works for a couple of years, the police department now has an embedded behavioral...
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Mental health & wellbeing matters: taking a time out

A few words on taking a bit of downtime, as well as a list of hopefully useful resources as well. Hello and a very warm welcome to the spot on the site where we chat about mental health and wellbeing. About the bits and bobs in life that go to make it just that little bit more taxing.
California Statenorthbaybusinessjournal.com

Lake County health officials report highest COVID-19 case rate in California

Lake County health officials reported Wednesday the daily coronavirus case rate has reached 50 per 100,000 residents, the highest level of virus transmission in California. The county’s infection rate far exceeds the state average and that of any other county statewide, officials said. The county’s test positivity level, the share of COVID-19 tests that are positive, is now 17.4%, a dramatic jump from 1% in mid-June.