SC COVID Updates: Added over 6,000 cases last week

South Carolina reported just over 6,000 new COVID-19 cases for the week ending Dec. 3, according to state health data. Photo by Martin Sanchez via Unsplash We’re following the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus and vaccines in South Carolina. Check back every week for updates. Over 6,000 COVID cases in SC last week The […]

Texas ranks last in access to mental health care. We can do better

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas has released its 2023 State of Mental Health in America Report. This is the eighth consecutive year the organization has issued the report, and sadly, Texas’ overall ranking remains poor at 46th in the nation. While the state ranks 12th for youth with substance use disorder and 20th for […]

Everything you need to know – Forbes Health

“Separation anxiety is a mental illness that manifests in early childhood and is characterized by persistent and developmentally inappropriate anxiety during separation,” says Veronica Raggi, Ph.D, a licensed psychologist in Washington, D.C. and the author of Exposure therapy for the treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents. She explains that it’s normal for children under […]

Mental health crisis center planned for mid-2023

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — SpectraCare announced Tuesday that the new crisis center should be up and running by the summer and will focus on providing immediate assistance to those suffering from mental health issues. “A lot of times they call and the doors aren’t open,” SpectraCare CEO Melissa Kirkland describes the current healthcare situation. Often, […]

Making Psychedelic Therapy Accessible to Underserved Communities | Bostonia

Deidra Somerville (SSW’95) addresses inequality at the boundaries of therapy As the new executive director of the nonprofit Sage Institute in Oakland, California, Deidra Somerville (SSW’95) works to bring psychedelic therapy to underserved communities that have had a hard time accessing or paying for it. Photo courtesy of Sylvia Gonzalez Photography Mental health Deidra Somerville […]

How Does Military Life Affect Teenagers? Landmark study aims to find out.

About 40,000 military and veterans with children ages 11 to 17 are being invited to participate in a Department of Defense study looking at the health and well-being of young people associated with the military and their families. These parents receive their invitations by email and by post. Parents will receive information on how to […]

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