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
Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to NAMI’s resources.
Anxiety disorders can present in a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms. They can be the result of a combination of biological Read More
Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement
As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively impact their careers, relationships and lives.
In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, NAMI advocates had little to work with when it came to spreading Read More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.
“Our nation’s African American community is Read More
PHOENIX — Spending more time at home can not only impact your mental health, but your child’s as well.
Joronda Montano, Chief Program Officer with the non-profit notMYkid, says less face-to-face interaction with friends or teachers can lead to boredom and additional screen time can lead to fatigue.
She says to keep kids motivated, have a schedule, check on your Read More