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Telehealth is the best option for some but not all, mental health experts say

November 17, 2020

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 more »

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Depression rises in Arizona as pandemic continues

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 more »

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When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

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 more »

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options 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 more »

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Suicide Prevention Week recognized in Arizona

October 8, 2020

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 more »

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