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COVID-19 could impact the mental health of millions in Washington state, experts say

May 12, 2020

May 8, 2020 By James Drew The News Tribune https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/coronavirus/article242582871.html In addition to causing nearly 900 deaths and severe damage to the economy, COVID-19 likely will take a mental health toll on millions of Washington state residents by late this year, a clinical psychologist said Thursday. “What we are anticipating is that between 2 million more »

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Seattle struggled with suicide in late stages of the 1918 flu

May 7, 2020 By Knute Berger Crosscut https://crosscut.com/2020/05/seattle-struggled-suicide-late-stages-1918-flu The recent suicide of an experienced New York emergency room doctor, who was treating patients with COVID-19 and contracted it herself, is a startling reminder of the toll the virus can take on mental, as well as physical, health. Trauma from the novel coronavirus, we are learning, more »

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What Is The Role of Activity for Mental Health?

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 more »

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This Mental Health Month NAMI Spreads Message: You Are Not Alone

May 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-Spreads-Message-You-Are-Not-Alone 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. more »

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Mental Health Awareness Month is here!

May 6, 2020

Mental Health Month Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. You Are more »

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