September 8, 2020 By Jasmine Ramirez KOLD https://www.kold.com/2020/09/08/suicide-prevention-week-recognized-arizona/
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Governor Doug Ducey’s office is recognizing September 6-12 as Suicide Prevention Week for the state. The proclamation said 1,438 lives have been lost or approximately one life every six hours to suicide in Arizona this year. National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month lasts for the entire month of September.
“Anytime, especially during the pandemic, it’s really important for people to pay attention to other people and see how Read More
Oct 5, 2020 By Stephanie Casanova Tucson.com https://tucson.com/news/local/state-effort-seeks-to-counter-mental-health-problems-worsened-by-pandemic/article_8418a625-2f52-53d6-8d13-c3f1a93a1f7e.html
Anxiety and depression have been a part of Paola’s life since she was 10 years old.
Her anxiety would cause her to overthink worst-case scenarios, but antidepressants helped. When the coronavirus pandemic started, those thoughts got worse.
Paola began to fight more with her boyfriend. She was convinced that he did not love her and that he was only staying with her because of the kids.
“So I thought, ‘hey, if I’m not alive I Read More
Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms.Read More
Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2020/5-Things-I-Wish-My-Loved-Ones-Knew-About-Dissociation
Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has had their “autopilot” activated at some point in their life. It is a regular function of the human brain to be able to detach from Read More
August 5, 2020 By Ali Vetnar KTAR News https://ktar.com/story/3464092/teen-lifeline-seeing-increase-in-calls-in-arizona-during-virus-pandemic/
PHOENIX — Among the most vulnerable are young people with mental health challenges. Before the pandemic, rates of mental illness had been steadily increasing. As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, service requests for help with mental health have steadily increased in Arizona.
Despite calls for help typically tricking down during summer months, this year was much different.Read More
Aug 31, 2020 By Jamie Landers & Faith Abercrombie Tucson Sentinel http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/083120_genetics_suicide/genes-found-that-can-lead-higher-suicide-risk/
For decades, researchers have looked to human genetics for linkages to mental illness, such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Patterns of inheritance are murky, but it is clear that “stuff runs in families,” says Dr. Douglas Gray, a psychiatrist and researcher at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
His 2018 study – published in the journal of Molecular Psychiatry – went a step further. It examined four Read More