Posted June 12, 2020/Updated June 16, 2020 By Todd Ackermann Houston Chronicle https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/prognosis/article/COVID-19-mental-health-pandemic-epidemic-despair-15334401.php COVID-19 has already claimed the lives of more than 115,000 Americans, but one of the disease’s most serious and lasting effects is just starting to hit: the mental health toll. The coming crisis, created by massive unemployment, social isolation and uncertainty about […]
May 14, 2020 By Raven Ambers ABC 13 https://abc13.com/mental-illness-linked-to-covid-19-health-coronavirus-social-distancing/6177207/ HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Doctors in the Houston area said the unknowns of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing has led to an increase in mental health patients over the last couple of months. “Depression and anxiety are one of the more common presenting symptoms for […]
July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, […]
July 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Minority-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-is-Raising-Awareness-About-Mental-Health-in-Underrepresent Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and […]
May 19, 2020 By Samara Perez Click2Houston https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/19/here-2-help-all-the-mental-health-resources-you-need-to-know-about-as-you-face-covid-19-era/ HOUSTON – The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our daily lives and the mental well-being of millions worldwide. In support of mental health awareness month, observed in May, we gathered a list of resources available to Houston-area residents as they face the COVID-19 era.
May 27, 2020 By Joy Sewing The Houston Chronicle https://www.houstonchronicle.com/lifestyle/renew-houston/health/article/UH-psychologist-sheds-light-on-mental-health-for-15297488.php When Rheeda Walker finished writing her book, “The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health,” (New Harbinger Publications, $16.95), she considered not using “mental health” in the title. The words often carry a stigma and can inhibit someone from seeking help altogether, she said. But Walker, […]