New Perception Poll Shows Adults in the U.S. See Mental Health and Suicide as High Priority Issues, and Still Face Barriers to Seeking Help – PR Newswire

Knowing how to help others and getting access to care continue to be among top barriers–underscoring urgent need for collective action

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to a newly released public perception poll, the majority of adults in the U.S. (94%) see suicide as a preventable public health issue and 83% say they would be interested in learning how …….

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Meeting the Mental Health Challenge in School and at Home – The New York Times

“Kids usually sleep, listen to music and spend time on their phones, none of which, the evidence shows, makes them feel better,” said Elizabeth Koschmann, a psychologist and founder and executive director of TRAILS. Instead, students are taught skills grounded in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness practices, like reframing how they think about a situation or re…….

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No agreement reached yet as Kaiser mental health worker strike reaches one month –

The mental health parity law, Senate Bill 221, went into effect in July and requires health insurers to provide return appointments for mental health and substance use patients no more than 10 days after a previous session.

The American Psychological Association recommends weekly therapy for people with depression — double that for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.</…….

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Local residents create podcast on children’s mental health – Muddy River News – Muddy River News

QUINCY — “Scrambled: The Children’s Mental Health Podcast,” which covers the topic of children and mental health, was launched in September 2021 by co-hosts Chad Douglas and Nikki Shields, who wanted to start a conversation on the topic.

“Scrambled” has covered:

the social stigma of talking about mental health symptomsthe importance of our emotions, how anxiety work…….

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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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