Nov 20, 2020 By Brittni Thomason AZ Family https://www.azfamily.com/news/continuing_coverage/coronavirus_coverage/arizona-health-care-workers-struggle-with-stress-and-depression/article_9b4b51d2-2baa-11eb-b072-4fbf49d21ef2.html
They’re fighting on the front lines, and many of them are fighting their own stress and depression.
“It’s a struggle, but I’m trying to push through,” said Kara Geren, a Valleywise Health emergency medicine doctor.
She knows firsthand the mental toll COVID-19 takes on front line workers.
“It waxes and wanes,” said Geren. “For me, personally, work is stressful, but it’s come to a new normal.”
Phoenix Psychologist Dr. Melissa Estavillo said many health care Read More
November 9, 2020 By News 4 Tucson KVOA https://kvoa.com/news/local-news/2020/11/09/state-officials-discuss-mental-health-and-covid-19/
TUCSON (KVOA) – State officials gave an update on Arizona schools and COVID-19 Monday.
In the briefing, Dr. Cara Christ said Arizona schools have a critical need for mental health services.
During the most recent youth risk behavior survey, over 40% of high school students say they have stopped normal activities during the pandemic because they are not happy.Read More
Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/A-Word-to-the-Wise-Caregiver-Take-Care
What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that turbulence is like driving on a bumpy country road. While this can seem reassuring, I still dislike the feeling of being out of control. Thoughts of “will I survive?” still freak me out until we get to a smoother air space.
Being out of control is just what I felt 19 Read More
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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