Marshall University has been awarded more than $850,000 in effort to increase the number of behavioral health providers serving underserved populations and people in rural areas. “Providing funding to enhance behavioral health workforce capacity is a worthwhile investment,” said Amy Saunders, director of Marshall’s Wellness Center.
Even with the ‘wind down process’ described by the administration, the implications of this action for medical students, residents and researchers with DACA status will interfere with their ability to complete their training and contribute meaningfully to the health of the nation,” said the Association of American Medical Colleges.
A quarter of first responders suffer from depression, according to preliminary results from an ongoing study from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The study aims to gather information about how firefighters and emergency medical technicians view mental health services.
Hicks said he hopes his gift to the school helps to reduce the average amount of debt to around $20,000 for graduating social work students, though he knows it may take years to accomplish it. Social work sophomore Madeline Nassif said self-care is stressed in social work, and worrying about debts or money may negatively Read more
Loneliness is hazardous to your health—and more psychologists and doctors are calling for a public-health campaign to fight it. “This has been underappreciated in the past,” says Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, “but cumulative data over hundreds of studies with millions of participants provides robust evidence of the Read more
A new United States Census Bureau report shows the percentage of uninsured Texans dropped from 22.1 percent in 2013 to 16.6 percent in 2016. Despite the drop, Texas still reported the highest uninsured rate of all 50 states — and almost double the national uninsured rate of 8.8 percent.
Since taking on the new mental health lead role last year, Munday has been focusing on the professional concerns facing Unite’s mental health nursing membership – most of whom belong to the Mental Health Nurses Association, which provides clinical and professional support to 2,000 mental health nurses and students.
It is an issue for first responders all over the world, including those at the Bourke Street Mall attack in Melbourne, where emergency services and medical personnel were thrust into a chaotic scene.
Blue Cross has invested in a four-year-old Minneapolis firm, Learn to Live, that offers a battery of online treatment options. The internet-based therapy is getting good marks from employers, workers and experts.
Medical professionals are keeping an eye out for people having difficulty dealing with the trauma of losing their homes during Hurricane Harvey.
The month of September is a very special month for us who have served as professional practitioners in the field of mental health and chemical dependency. It is a month that we honor those most deserving individuals and families in recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders, and to spread awareness that recovery is Read more
For a decade now, the Waco Tribune-Herald has strongly advocated for expansion of state mental-health hospital beds, not only to better address a problem far more prevalent in society than many of us might realize but also to relieve a major burden placed on long-suffering law enforcement agencies and hospital emergency-room staffs.
Significantly fewer mental health professionals participate in provider networks than do primary care providers, according to an analysis of Affordable Care Act (ACA) provider networks appearing in the September issue of Health Affairs.
I am surrounded by psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health caregivers who are extremely talented, passionate, and caring. This dedicated staff works hard every day to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients, and now they have a volunteer staff of four-legged individuals that helps make their jobs just a bit easier.
As Dr. Ruth Berggren digests the calamity affecting her new home state of Texas, she admits to some PTSD. In 2005, she was an infectious-disease doctor at Charity Hospital in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, and she became one of a small number of physicians left to care for 250 patients for six days, Read more
Hurricane Harvey – The extent of the need ahead is already apparent in temporary shelters. Mental health professionals have been on hand, trying to address immediate needs of evacuees, some of whom fled their homes without their regular medications, and many of whom are experiencing elevated levels of distress.
Hurricane Harvey – “I’m going to need some counseling. I’m really going to have to talk with someone,” she said. “I’ve been keeping my mind sane because my children are still looking to me, and if I start falling, they are going to fall too.”
People who work in public services professions — including firefighters and police — have suicide rates nearly three times higher than the general population, according to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Companies in Japan are becoming more active in hiring people with mental health issues as they prepare for a legal change on employing people with disabilities that takes effect next spring.
Building on the work of organizations such as Teach First, which trains those changing career or high-flying graduates as teachers, The Difference aims to recruit the best teachers and develop them into mental health specialists.
This National Health Center Week we recognize health centers across our country and their important work to protect and promote the health of America. These hardworking and dedicated health care providers improve the nation’s and their community’s health by focusing on access, quality and cost.
Once they are hired, about 40 health care staff will provide screening and mental health advice to patients and carers once they are diagnosed with cancer.
Although it’s not an official diagnosis, “post-graduation depression” is commonly used to describe the extreme sadness and impaired functioning that recent grads report after they leave behind the world they created in college.
Leaders from twelve Texas cities gathered in San Antonio on Tuesday and Wednesday to learn about a new model of success for adults living with mental illness. It’s called the Clubhouse movement, and it’s helping people stay out of residential facilities, reconnect with family members, and return to the workforce.
“Cook County is making a major effort to help mentally ill inmates once they’re in custody but many social workers point out that jail is a terrible place, especially for the mentally ill.”
A new research institute based in Saskatchewan is developing a strategy to deal with health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among police, paramedics and other public-safety personnel in Canada.
Seven Texas nonprofit entities are receiving grants from the Hogg Foundation to improve student academic achievement by supporting mental health. The grants continue the foundation’s commitment to child and adolescent mental health, its growing investment in early intervention and prevention, and its support of humane, evidence-based alternatives to punitive disciplinary practices.
“All too often resources that could be targeted to community-based early intervention are absorbed by expensive, mostly ineffective crisis management services and this is happening with the provision of other services throughout the country,” says Barry Kirker. He suggests placing registered health care professionals in high schools “will help improve physical health and reduce rates Read more
Mental health wards for children and young people in England are struggling to recruit the staff they need, according to a new report published by the Education Policy Institute today. We found that workforce shortages were a particular problem, with one in nine units not meeting the minimum standard for staff to patient ratios.