Mental

Children's Hospitals Grapple With Wave Of Mental Illness

Authored by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez via Kaiser Health News, Krissy Williams, 15, had attempted suicide before, but never with pills. The teen was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 9. People with this chronic mental health condition perceive reality differently and often experience hallucinations and delusions. She learned to manage these symptoms with a variety…

Americans' Mental Health Hits 20-Year Low Ahead Of Renewed Lockdowns, Gallup Poll

Authored by Brad Polumbo via The Foundation for Economic Education, In California and other parts of the country, Americans are headed back to lockdown or otherwise facing renewed restrictions on their day-to-day lives amid another spike of COVID-19. Yet a new Gallup poll shows these lockdowns come as people are already struggling with their mental health. “Americans’ latest assessment…

2020 Takes Toll On Mental Health

The pandemic and economic fallout have had enormous impacts on the health of people across the globe. Losing a loved one, unemployment and general isolation have all negatively affected peoples’ mental health in ways we are just now starting to comprehend. Statista’s Willem Roper reports that a new survey offers a glimpse into how difficult 2020 has…

NYC to Experiment Responding to Some Calls With Mental Health Workers Instead of Police

By John Vibes On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new pilot program that will send mental health and crisis workers instead of police on emergency mental health calls. The program is expected to begin in February and will be composed of new mental health teams from the Fire Department’s Emergency…