#Mental Health Services

CUSD disputes advocate’s school safety concerns

Chandler Unified School District is rebutting what a spokesman called “some false or incomplete information” in a letter it received about its school safety protocols. Katey McPherson, a mother of four CUSD students and a well-known advocate for improved mental health services for young people, last month wrote the administration and Governing Board about her concerns in the aftermath of the fatal school shooting in Michigan in November and a subsequent school-shooter scare at a Michigan school district attended by her sister’s kids.
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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Local mental health providers fill critical gap

Just as battling mental health issues is not easy for many Routt County individuals, providing community mental health services is no easy task, especially with the added pressures of the pandemic. Routt County has two large nonprofit providers who currently offer mental health care to lower-income patients enrolled in Medicaid...
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Houston’s addiction treatment centers are feeling the effects of the omicron variant

Houston inpatient addiction treatment centers are experiencing staffing shortages and other issues due to the omicron variant. The Cheyenne Center added plexiglass barriers to protect patients and counselors and, until recently, couldn’t allow anyone from outside the center to visit. Visitors have been allowed to see clients at the...
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Digital mental health tools offer support in another COVID-19 winter

For many Canadians, COVID-19 has already taken a toll on their mental health, with one in four reporting symptoms of depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress in 2021. SaskWell is a texting-based service that connects users with established and evidence-based digital mental health tools and offers weekly wellness tips and resources.

Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts fronts NHS mental health campaign

Nicola Roberts, the former Girls Aloud singer, is among a host of musical stars appearing in a mental health campaign for the NHS, inspired by The Beatles’ song “Help!”. She joins Laura Mvula, The Wanted’s Max George, Craig David, Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan in a video and recites lyrics to the No 1 hit from 1965.

Languishing: what to do if you're feeling restless, apathetic or empty

If you've been feeling restless, apathetic or even emotionally empty since the pandemic began, you may be "languishing". Languishing is described as an emotional state of limbo, aimlessness and low mood, which can last for a long time. But while languishing isn't itself considered a mental health disorder, it could ultimately lead to anxiety or depression.

UK’s biggest artists star in NHS mental health campaign

Girls Aloud pop star Nicola Roberts and singers Craig David and Tom Grennan are among the famous faces featuring in a new NHS mental health campaign reciting words from The Beatles song Help!. The landmark campaign encourages people struggling with their mental wellbeing to seek support. In the video, stars...
Athens News Courier

Southern lawmaker pushes for jail, mental health reform

ATLANTA — Amid an investigation into conditions inside Georgia prisons, launched in September, state lawmakers are taking steps to mitigate issues in the state's embattled corrections systems. Democrat Rep. Sandra Scott filed three bills that aim to address inmate mental health challenges. An estimated 30 inmates died by suicide...