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Forty-four nurses at the state's largest pediatric hospital describe working "in a persistent state of fear" in the psychiatric and behavioral medicine unit. The Washington State Nurses Association issued a release on behalf of employees at Seattle Children's hospital, who sent a letter to the facility on Nov. 17 urgently requesting more help in their unit.
An analysis by researchers from Bangor University looked at the behavior of around 1,700 people during the COVID restrictions in relation to their personality traits and their post-pandemic recovery. The study aimed to answer three broad questions: who follows health advice, what can be done to improve compliance; and what are the costs for those who comply?
Links between internet adoption and psychological well-being are small at most, despite popular assumptions about the negative psychological effects of internet technologies and platforms, according to a major international study published by the Oxford Internet Institute.
Following recent scares involving pilots, and as a record number of travelers take to the skies, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby told "CBS Mornings" that the company works to make sure pilots' mental health is "in a good place."
In the midst of vacation planning, Natalie Williams was feeling overwhelmed. Life was hectic, and booking a trip was at the bottom of a to-do list already flooded with other various tasks and obligations. She wasn't even sure if she still wanted to go. Still, her friends asked: When are we booking this?
Amidst Congress' final legislative session for the year, a new NAMI/Ipsos poll finds that most Americans say Congress is doing too little to address mental health care in the United States. While the vast majority of Americans say they agree mental health is just as important as physical health, most perceive gaps in mental health coverage and support legislation that would increase access to care, regardless of one's ability to pay out-of-pocket.
The rate of suicides involving guns in the United States has reached the highest level since officials began tracking it more than 50 years ago, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more than a decade, Sam Buser watched the lights of fire trucks bounce off the city streets of Houston, heard the roars of burning blazes and stood before the caskets of too many firefighters. He never held a hose or kicked in a door, but, as senior psychologist for the Houston Fire Department, he spent many sleepless nights at fire stations.
State senators heard testimony on a proposal that seeks to help police officers connect people in crisis with mental health professionals. Wisconsin's current budget includes $2 million for a telemedicine crisis response pilot program.
When the destructive summer blaze swept across Lahaina, Hawaii, in west Maui, Maryann Kobatake's nephew helped ferry a friend’s grandmother and cousins to safety. On the drive out of a burning Front Street, the town's main thoroughfare, she said the 18-year-old heard screams and witnessed carnage that haunts him still.
More than a dozen Summit County, Colorado-based behavioral health organizations are requesting a combined total of more than $5 million in funding from the county government for services next year — double what the county has pledged for such groups and programs in its 2024 budget.
San Diego County supervisors will vote on a proposal to delay an expansion of involuntary treatment, part of Senate Bill 43. The law expands the legal definition of "gravely disabled" to include people with "a severe substance use disorder, or a co-occurring mental health disorder and a severe substance use disorder" who can't provide basic personal needs like food, clothing and shelter or for their own safety and medical care.
The gunman who shot and killed a security guard at New Hampshire's secure psychiatric hospital two weeks ago had previously been a patient there, having been involuntarily committed to New Hampshire Hospital on multiple occasions in 2016 and 2017.
An alternative mental health court to compel treatment for people with severe mental illness has received more than 100 petitions since launching in seven California counties in October, state officials said recently.
Trouble with playground bullies started for Maria Ishoo's daughter in elementary school. Girls ganged up, calling her "fat" and "ugly." Boys tripped and pushed her. The California mother watched her typically bubbly second-grader retreat into her bedroom and spend afternoons curled up in bed.