First day of basketball practice: Players’ mental health and well-being playing through COVID

Dovie Salais

NCAA women’s basketball teams are transitioning from preseason workouts to their first day of practice on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 

Student athletes have been adjusting to the new norms and major changes of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 — like preseason workouts, different schedule formats and more. 

The differences depend on the schools and conferences. Clemson forward Mikayla Hayes and Hatford’s Jordan McClemore, who are both Student-Athlete Engagement Group representatives

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Transgender people who experience discrimination likelier to have poor mental health

Dovie Salais

A University of Waikato study has found that transgender people who have experienced stigma, including harassment, violence, and discrimination because of their identity are much more likely to have poor mental health outcomes.

Based on the responses of 1,178 people who completed a national Aotearoa/New Zealand survey, the findings published in the International Journal of Transgender Health, also show that over half (51%) of transgender people had been discriminated

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Calls for mental health supports grow in Toronto as coronavirus pandemic continues

Dovie Salais


a group of people standing on a lush green field: People gather outdoors at Riverdale Park East in Toronto on Oct. 3, 2020, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


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People gather outdoors at Riverdale Park East in Toronto on Oct. 3, 2020, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Calls for mental health referrals have been on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic, especially in recent months, leading to concerns for how demand will grow during a cold and isolating winter on the way.

211 is a free service that helps connect people to social

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Statement on the future of mental health, rights and recovery in the European Region

Dovie Salais

Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

October 2020, Mental Health Europe high-level seminar

2020 will be a year that we remember as one that shook the world and brought many countries to their knees. An unimaginable number of lives and livelihoods have been lost to COVID-19. Families and communities have been forced apart, businesses bankrupted and people deprived of opportunities that a year ago were taken

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Mayim Bialik Teases New Podcast About Mental Health

Dovie Salais

Neuroscientist and “The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik is launching a new podcast encouraging fans to witness her “breakdown.” Slated for a fall release, “Bialik’s Breakdown” takes a holistic approach in discussing mental health. During a live taping of Tablet Magazine’s “Unorthodox” podcast on Oct. 12, Bialik said she will begin to record episodes in a few weeks.

“I’m starting a podcast because during quarantine I think many of

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New partnership to help Merced Police Department’s DART with mental health-related calls

Dovie Salais
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — On a daily basis, The Merced Police Departments Disruptive Area Response Team, or DART, works closely with homeless individuals – informing them about services.

Occasionally they’ll run into someone in crisis, suffering from mental health issues.

Officers are trained to respond to these situations, but now they’re receiving extra support from Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

“It is a partnership that comes at a

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Black man allegedly beaten during mental health crisis sues Long Beach cops, 7-Eleven guard

Dovie Salais

A Black man with a mental disability is suing a California city, some of its cops and a 7-Eleven security guard, alleging he was “violently” assaulted during an “unlawful” arrest amid a mental health crisis.

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Eugene Martindale III filed his excessive force complaint Tuesday after obtaining bystander video showing a Long Beach Police officer striking him repeatedly with a baton while he was facedown on the ground Feb.

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Take care of your mental health this election season

Dovie Salais

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Regardless of political party, elections weigh on many Americans, and with long-lasting coverage, it can be difficult to escape the political noise. A Baylor College of Medicine expert offers advice to those experiencing distress throughout election season.

“There is uncertainty with change,” said Dr. Eric Storch, professor and vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and vice chair of psychology in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Neglected tropical diseases: tackling stigmatization, discrimination and mental health through a person-centred approach

Dovie Salais

12 October 2020 | Geneva –– Women in sub-Saharan Africa affected by genital schistosomiasis suppress their health-seeking behaviour and are reluctant to speak about their condition, fearing matrimonial and societal consequences. Children as young as 12 years with swollen legs from lymphatic filariasis are booed at school. People with leprosy resist health-seeking behaviour for fear of stigmatization and ostracization. Buruli ulcer is often attributed to mystical causes, prompting people to

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Abercrombie & Fitch Launches New Miniseries Focused on Mental Health, Hosted by World …

Dovie Salais

The “A&F Conversations x Megan Rapinoe”
IGTV series
features
fellow Fierce ambassadors
Gus Kenworthy, Scout Bassett and
more
as
they explore
the importance of mental
wellness
through their own stories

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Abercrombie & Fitch, a division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), is proud to announce a new seven-part Instagram miniseries dedicated to mental health and wellness. Hosted by World Champion

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Teens in quarantine: Mental health, screen time, and family connection | American Enterprise Institute

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This report was co-authored by AEI Visiting Scholar W. Bradford Wilcox and Jean M. Twenge, Sarah M. Coyne, and Jason S. Carroll.

Introduction

In March 2020, life changed very suddenly for Americans. As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, work and school moved online, restaurants closed, and unemployment soared. The effects on mental health were immediate: U.S. adults in spring 2020 were three times more likely to experience mental distress, anxiety,

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Fight election season burnout with these mental health tips

Dovie Salais

Staying involved in politics is tough. It seems like there is a new controversy in the news every day, and campaigns now last for so long that as soon as one election ends, the next crop of candidates appears. The non-stop political news, coupled with social media’s ability to keep us constantly tuned into every discussion, leads many people to want to disengage.



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Beyond the Stigma: Mental health challenges at college during a pandemic (Commentary)

Dovie Salais

Jim Malatras has been the chancellor of the State University of New York system since August 2020. From July 2019 until his appointment as chancellor, he was president of SUNY’s Empire State College.

There is often a lot of pressure and anxiety that comes with being a college student. While mental health issues among college students are not new, the Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating them. In a study conducted by

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Why India needs to invest more on mental health

Dovie Salais


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Pharma wrap: Why India needs to invest more on mental health

The year 2020 has been a difficult year for mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified people’s fears of infection, social isolation and economic hardships.

This past week the World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a report of a survey of 130 countries during the period June-August 2020 providing information about the extent of disruption to

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NAMIWalks raises mental health awareness as struggles high amid pandemic, leaders say

Dovie Salais

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – NAMI Dane County is walking for mental health awareness during a time when leaders say their services are needed more than ever.

Saturday, chapters around the nation invited participants to walk “Your Way”– 3,500 steps wherever they are and connect virtually.

“Right now, because of coronavirus, our services are even more important,” executive director Anna Moffit said. “So many folks are struggling with the pandemic

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Meghan Markle Is Comfy in Jeans & Black Pointy Flats on Podcast for World Mental Health Day

Dovie Salais

To spread awareness for World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry starred in their first podcast with Teenager Therapy. Speaking on topic with the teen hosts, ranging from de-stigmatizing related issues to taking a more holistic approach to health, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex opted for classic blue jeans and staple footwear styles.

Markle wore three-quarter length capri jeans with a light-colored tee-shirt, a

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As India’s Covid-19 lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is looming

Dovie Salais


a person standing in a room: Those having existing issues or familial concerns have only had it harder as they’re unable to use most of their usual coping methods or get breaks.


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Those having existing issues or familial concerns have only had it harder as they’re unable to use most of their usual coping methods or get breaks.

By Ritika Aggarwal

The first onslaught of the pandemic was the physical concerns brought about by the virus, but now we need to brace for the tidal wave of mental health concerns across all segments of our population

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This serious illness is now covered in your health insurance

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The right to a good life is the fundamental right of every human being. And talking about a good life means a quality of life characterized by both physical and mental wellbeing.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2019), around 90 million Indians are suffering from some form of mental health disorder, and this is only a reflection of those who have sought help.

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5 Top Mental Health Apps During Covid-19

Dovie Salais

Even long before Covid-19 sent millions of Americans home to work in isolation, companies had begun to consider how to support employees’ mental health. Inc.’s 2019 Best Workplaces list reveals many top employers had been doing things like subsidizing therapy bills and granting stipends for wellness services.

The pandemic, of course, has put employees under a kind of mental strain few have likely experienced before, so it’s no wonder more

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French Open 2020: Andy Lapthorne to take break from tennis for mental health

Dovie Salais
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Andy Lapthorne has won the US Open quad singles twice

Britain’s Andy Lapthorne says he will take a break from tennis because of mental health issues after finishing runner-up in the French Open men’s quad singles.

The 29-year-old – a two-time US Open quad singles champion – lost 6-2 6-2 to Australia’s Dylan Alcott.

Afterwards, he said it would be his “last match for a while”.

“If I’m honest, it

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