Nov 9, 2020 By Adianna Bermudez Cronkite News https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/11/09/telehealth-best-option-but-limited-mental-health-experts-say/
PHOENIX – Telehealth can help treat people with depression or other mental-health issues but patients need to guard their privacy and consider whether the treatment is right for them, health advocates said.
June Rolph, a board-certified nurse practitioner in Phoenix, said patients may feel more emotionally removed from the therapeutic process in a video session than they might in a traditional setting.
“It can feel a little more separate,” Rolph said.Read More
November 7, 2020 By Crystal Grassi Daily Independent https://www.yourvalley.net/stories/depression-rises-in-arizona-as-pandemic-continues,199689
Depression reports in Arizona have more than tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with prior annual reports.
Depression is the “leading cause of disability worldwide,” according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. In 2019, 12.4% of the approximate 5.2 million recorded adults at the time in Arizona reported not having good mental health for 14 or more days in the recorded 30-day period, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Read More
Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/When-You-Have-an-Anxiety-Disorder-Courage-Is-Subjective
“I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.”
That was the narrative running through my mind during my first panic attack when I was 20 years old. I had been enjoying dinner with my family at an Italian restaurant, when out of nowhere the restaurant started getting darker, and my peripheral vision was blurring. My heart started Read More
Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on Dec. 15th.
Some companies advertise health plans that don’t cover mental health or substance use care or may deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. One way to make sure you have mental health coverage in 2021 is to visit HealthCare.gov. All health Read More
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