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
April 16, 2020 By Cami Ottman Patch https://patch.com/arizona/phoenix/mental-health-help-public-schools
Although schools are not in session now, Arizona students suffering from mental health issues will now be able to get excused absences from school.
The Arizona Senate passed a bill to allow an absence caused by a pupil’s mental or behavioral health to count as an excused absence in K-12 public schools. The Arizona Department of Education identifies an excused absence as an absence due to illness, doctor appointments, bereavement, family emergencies and Read More
April 30, 2020 By Brad Bowins, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2020/What-Is-The-Role-Of-Activity-For-Mental-Health
Mental illness exerts a heavy toll on society, but only receives a fraction of the funding that physical illness does. There is a universal need for beneficial and cost-effective interventions for mental illness. But what might qualify as an option?
One possible answer is activity! As a psychiatrist treating a wide range of conditions, I have seen first-hand the benefit of activity and routinely apply it to clients, both in terms of recommending activity of Read More
Arlington, VA — This May for Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is raising awareness and highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel alone. More than 40 million people in the U.S. face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental health condition. And now more than ever, in these uncertain times, it is important forthe mental health movement to come together.
This year, NAMI’s You Are Not Alone campaign Read More
Mar 26, 2020 11:05 am MT By Geoff Dempsey Patch https://patch.com/arizona/across-az/coronavirus-arizona-mental-health-affected-pandemic
ARIZONA — Arizonans were trucking along the busy highway of life a couple of weeks ago, mindful of stock market and other signposts along the way but more or less keeping their loads balanced. Then the new coronavirus slammed on the brakes, causing a multi-vehicle pileup that commingled their stuff — their jobs, their kids’ schools, every aspect of their lives — in a big mess on I-10.Read More
April 8, 2020, 4:07pm By Dr. Cary Schnitzer Daily Independent https://yourvalley.net/stories/tips-to-help-seniors-boost-their-physical-and-mental-health-during-quarantine,152064
There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus and how to be prepared; according to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, anyone can get infected by this virus, but older adults — ages 60 and up — are at higher risk for serious illness from it.
As of Tuesday, there have been 2,575 confirmed cases and 73 deaths, according to the Arizona Department of Read More