Published June 15, 2020/Last Updated June 26, 2020 By Megan Thompson ABC 15 https://www.abc15.com/news/rebound/coronavirus-stress/state-researchers-say-loneliness-lack-of-sleep-contribute-to-mental-health-issues-amid-pandemic
Sleep may not be coming as easy to people right now.
Some may be up scrolling through social media and worrying about what the next day will bring.
But, being tired is not the worst of the issues lack of shut-eye is costing people.
The Rebound Arizona is looking into research from experts at the University of Arizona as they are uncovering an alarming spike in suicidal thoughts and Read More
Posted June 10, 2020/Updated June 11, 2020 By Megan Thompson ABC 15 https://www.abc15.com/news/rebound/coronavirus-stress/seniors-struggling-with-mental-health-issues-as-arizona-returns-to-new-normal
TEMPE, AZ — While people and businesses are returning to a new normal, the number of coronavirus cases continue to climb in our state.
That means our most vulnerable populations, like our seniors, are advised to keep staying home.
The Rebound Arizona talked to an expert in care for older adults to discuss the impact these months of isolation is having on their mental health.Read More
July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care
People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat.
In the 1960s, a series of federal legislation and court cases tried to end this discrimination. In the process, these cases revealed how deep the inequalities ran. And as Read More
This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities
Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and supports work for us. It is essential for culture and identity to be a part of the conversation about mental health care.Read More
May 21, 2020 Daily Independent https://yourvalley.net/stories/mental-health-resources-available-across-arizona,160226
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 50 million adults in the United States face the reality of managing a mental illness every day.
And while 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health, according to a release from Banner Health.
A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation states 45% of U.S. adults are reporting negative mental health conditions Read More
May 26, 2020 By Stephanie Innes, Arizona Republic AZCentral https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2020/05/26/arizona-health-care-workers-burnout-coronavirus/5220821002/
Phoenix ICU nurse Neva Farmer has not hugged her 8-year-old son in more than two months.
Farmer, like many other health care workers in Arizona, is living away from her family while she works on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is the illness caused by the new coronavirus, and there’s no end to the pandemic in sight.
In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 45% Read More