WHO highlights urgent need to transform mental health and mental health care – World Health Organization

The World Health Organization today released its largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century. The detailed work provides a blueprint for governments, academics, health professionals, civil society and others with an ambition to support the world in transforming mental health.

In 2019, nearly a billion people – including 14% of the world’s adolescents – were …….

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Mental health groups express concern about readiness of new suicide prevention hotline – CNN

Starting July 16, people seeking mental health services can call 988 to access counselors and response teams at the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Calls will be redirected to the current number, 1-800-273-8255, which will stay operational during and after the 988 expansion.

The new number is intended to make it easier for those in a crisis to reach out to someone who can help,…….

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Extension of mental health, substance use health care for new Missouri moms in limbo • Missouri Independent – Missouri Independent

Threats of a filibuster in the Missouri Senate this year extinguished a proposal to extend health care for new moms to a full year after giving birth. Few realized at the time that it also dealt a blow to a program lawmakers passed in 2018 designed to help pregnant women recover from substance abuse.

In February, Missouri’s Medicaid program notified…….

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The Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Our Mental Health: Has It Also Reduced The Stigma Surrounding It? – Forbes

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During Mental Health Awareness Month last year, I wrote that a possible silver lining of the pandemic is that it seemed we were seeing heightened awareness of the importance of mental health to overall well-being. Moreover, mental health was being discussed openly as a legitimate workplace issue—and …….

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