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Depression, anxiety spike amid outbreak and turbulent times

September 9, 2020

Sep 2, 2020 By Associated Press WTVY https://www.wtvy.com/2020/09/02/depression-anxiety-spike-amid-outbreak-and-turbulent-times/ Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests. In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at least some signs of depression, such … read more»

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Rising drug costs keep Mississippians from necessary mental health treatment

Aug 11, 2020 By Julie Whitehead, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Mississippi Today https://mississippitoday.org/2020/08/11/rising-drug-costs-keep-mississippians-from-necessary-mental-health-treatment/ Magdalin Fulce used to take three different prescription medications for anxiety and depression. She doesn’t take any now, not because she doesn’t need it, but because she can’t afford it. Fulce, 24, of Weir lost the Medicaid covering her prescriptions on … read more»

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was too tired, but because I was too sad. It was during a time in my life when I was coping with a lot: My parents … read more»

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U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce veteran suicide and improve mental health outcomes through improved access to care, better diagnostic tools and increased oversight of VA programs.

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Mental Health Monday: College in the Age of COVID-19

August 24, 2020

by Sylvionna Moten-Horton, Community Outreach Intern Tougaloo College made the decision to delay its campus return until the spring semester, as COVID-19 numbers increased on other returning campuses. Although this profound decision prioritized student health, it also stifled the hopes of many students who were eagerly awaiting their return to the Eagle Queen, at long … read more»

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