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Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Amanda Peacher

7 July 2020

Reno, Nevada, United States

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A new anonymous caller hotline launched in Nevada by volunteer psychiatrists to offer health-care workers a means of support as they work on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Although it's yet to be seen wha...

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Cinnamon Janzer

1 May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, a collaboration between the Division of Race and Equity, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the city’s procurement department has helped establish an emergency mental he...

Yes! Magazine

Megan Wildhood

20 April 2020

Lacey, Washington, United States

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Many psychologists and counselors have moved their therapy sessions online due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has been received largely positively across the nation. As the pandemic continues, however, there is an...

NBC News

Kaitlin Sullivan

28 January 2020

New York, United States

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A new form of psychiatric treatment known as psychedelic-assisted therapy is gaining recognition of being a credible way to fight against anxiety and depression. This breakthrough has proven to be especially beneficia...

Earth Journalism Network

K Rajendran

8 October 2019

Kerala, India

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The rise of natural disasters due to climate change in India has had a psychological impact on many, including children, but psychologists in the state of Kerala are working to address the trauma through targeted trai...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

9 September 2019

Mumbai, India

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In India, many people suffering from undiagnosed mental illnesses end up wandering on the streets, but a Mumbai psychiatrist is addressing the problem by treating their illnesses and reuniting them with their families...

BBC

Sam Judah

4 June 2019

Italy

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"We exploited the biological clock," is how an Italian psychiatrist describes what he has been testing to treat those suffering from bipolar disorder and depression. The approach, which has received both praise and cr...

Rolling Stone

Andrea Marks

16 May 2019

United States

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Climate change is impacting not just the environment but the way in which humans are able to exist within the altered landscape. As ecosystems shift, storms worsen and loss of homes continues to rise, the mental healt...

MedPage Today

Shannon Firth

16 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Linking health care workers to mental health counselors helps reduce the risk of suicide. In response to a high rate of suicides among clinicians and students at the University of California San Diego, the school impl...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

30 April 2019

Zimbabwe

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Depression and anxiety impact people across socioeconomic levels and geographic boundaries, despite being thought of as mostly isolated to wealthier western regions. Because training mental health professionals can be...

Psychology Today

Laura Lee Huttenbach

18 April 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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By bringing mental health professionals and religious leaders together, faith communities can “flip the fear” of mental illness. Using grants from the American Psychiatric Association, organizations like Support Embra...

Governing

Anna Gorman

26 March 2019

Alameda, California, United States

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Across the United States, overwhelmed emergency rooms constantly struggle to accommodate those that are having psychiatric health issues due to methods of necessary prioritization. To combat this issue, a handful of h...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Mary Meehan

4 March 2019

Wyoming, United States

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In rural parts of Wyoming, many people have trouble accessing mental health care resources, but telemedicine is changing that. Employing graduate students as counselors, people can access a telehealth clinic in order ...

Gulfshore Life

Jennifer Reed

27 December 2017

North Naples, Florida, United States

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A network of pediatric care providers and mental health specialists are teaming up to offer comprehensive mental health services for children in Florida, something that has previously been neglected. The Healthcare Ne...

New Atlas

Rich Haridy

19 September 2017

United States

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Sleep deprivation can help alleviate depression, but only in the short-term. This discovery may be helpful to implement in future treatments for depression.

BBC

Elizabeth Cassin

25 July 2017

Mexico

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In order to address dynamics that may keep a child from talking about traumatic experiences, a Mexico City-based child psychologist developed Antennas. Antennas is an animated character controlled and voiced by the ps...

Freakonomics

Stephen J. Dubner

10 September 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Researchers set out to measure the efficacy of a program called Becoming a Man, which seems to be proving that, for all the billions of dollars spent on complicated anti-crime programs, something as simple and cheap a...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

25 May 2015

Wood Lake, Nebraska, United States

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There is a shortage of medical practitioners in thinly-populated rural states like Nebraska. But new laws now allow nurses with advanced degrees to practice without requiring a doctor's oversight.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 October 2013

Connecticut, United States

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Child First is a program in Connecticut, where staff members deliver home-based parent guidance and child-parent psychotherapy to help prevent the detrimental physical and mental effects of toxic stress on children. T...

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