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Mental Health

By On May 5th, 2020

CNN: 5 signs your coronavirus anxiety has turned serious, threatening your mental health, and what to do about it

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN Full Article: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/05/health/anxiety-coronavirus-turns-dark-wellness/index.html Updated 8:49 AM ET, Tue May 5, 2020 (CNN)Enforced lockdowns. Isolation from friends and loved ones. Loss of job, income, economic stability. Grief and loss on so many levels — from missing milestones such as birthdays and graduations to severe illness and death. Difficult times made worse by…

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By On April 30th, 2020

Preliminary results from Brookhaven’s Brain Injury Screening Tool

Based on a review of the data, Brookhaven leadership have gleaned the following information: 38 patients presenting with BH/SUD issues were screened using our brain injury screening tool from 3/21/20 to 4/27/20. 29 patients screened positive for acquired brain injury While this is not a diagnostic tool, we can communicate that 76.3% of patients presenting…

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By On April 14th, 2020

CNN: America’s mental health Covid-19 recovery needs to start now

Opinion by John R. Kasich and Henry Harbin Updated 5:09 PM ET, Mon April 13, 2020 (CNN)Throughout our history, America’s greatest challenges have summoned our greatest strengths, and this battle to defeat the coronavirus pandemic will prove no different. But, as we’ve also seen in history, those on the frontlines of a crisis inevitably face…

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By On April 6th, 2020

The Guardian: Experts warn of mental health fallout from mass US unemployment

The US faces a catastrophic rise in unemployment following the forced shutdown of businesses across the country to stop the spread of Covid-19 – and experts are warning it could trigger a severe mental health crisis. In just two weeks, more than 9.95 million Americans have applied for unemployment – smashing all records. Economists are predicting the unemployment rate…

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By On April 2nd, 2020

WBALTV: Baltimore Neighbors Network created to address mental health amid coronavirus pandemic

By Hannah Hoffman BALTIMORE —A new program rolled out in Baltimore City on Wednesday is aimed at connecting with seniors dealing with the isolation and mental health impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Councilmembers Zeke Cohen and Kristerfer Burnett have joined community organizations to create the Baltimore Neighbors Network. This is just part of the work…

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By On March 30th, 2020

Coronavirus: Advocates say self-care, support during stay-at-home orders key

ARTICLE BY: ELIZABETH MURRAY | BURLINGTON FREE PRESS | 6:50 pm EDT March 27, 2020 In a time of “stay at home” orders and potential quarantine because of the new coronavirus pandemic, people are feeling stress and anxiety. Those battling mental illness may be even more vulnerable to feeling overwhelmed, depressed and alone, said Laurie Emerson, the executive director…

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