‘There were workers pulling their hair out’ :: WRAL.com

Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporter For nearly two years, WRAL Investigates has been covering the mental health toll caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s the bottom line: At a time when more people need help than ever before, the state doesn’t have enough therapists and counselors to meet the demand. That includes the state’s taxpayer-funded mental … Read more

During the COVID-19 pandemic, poor mental health is associated with weight gain in people with obesity

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 30% of obese patients gained more than 5% of their body weight, and 1 in 7 gained more than 10%. While diet and exercise habits are factors, people with high levels of stress, anxiety and depression reported gaining the most weight, UT Southwestern researchers reported in … Read more

How researchers are getting farmers to talk about mental health

Christina Proctor spent many hours on the front porches of neighborhood farms in Madison County during her childhood. According to her, she had a rough upbringing and lived in a home plagued by drug addiction. “But we lived on this road surrounded by farmers,” Proctor said. “If something happened at my house, I would go … Read more

Mental health problems on the rise among children exacerbated by pandemic – Houston Public Media

Pexels The Annie E. Casey Foundation found that between 2016 and 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Texas children diagnosed with anxiety or depression increased by 23 percent. More than 500,000 Texas children were diagnosed with anxiety or depression in 2020, a 23% increase from just a few years ago, … Read more

Take time to ask questions

Recently, the results of the Migraine and Mental Health Relationships Survey were released, showing that the majority of migraine sufferers and their doctors believe there is a link between their headache disorder and their mental health condition, and that they influence each other.1 The findings also suggested that people with migraines still face stigmas, including … Read more

Optimi Health launches the therapeutic product psilocybin

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Optimi Health Corp. (CSE: OPTI) (OTCQX: OPTHF) (FRA: 8BN) (“Optimi” or the “Company”), a domestic, Canadian company to produce natural, scalable and accessible psychoactive and functional mushrooms as well as synthetic formulations for transformative human experiences Licensed by Health Canada, the company is pleased to announce … Read more

A man is cycling across the country to raise awareness of mental health

After learning that a loved one had died by suicide, Richard Lima decided to ride his bicycle to the East Coast and travel the country to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. “It’s spread everywhere I go, small town, big city, all over the country. It doesn’t matter if everybody has a tie,” … Read more

Discussions about mental health services continue as Gallatin County looks for a new provider Health

Behavioral health — and who should provide it — has been a debate in Gallatin County for eight months. Gallatin County cut ties with a provider for crisis stabilization and emergency detention, two critical unfilled gaps in mental health care, opening the door for new or restructured services. However, stakeholders such as the county, hospital … Read more

A Decade of Healthy Aging Can’t Ignore the Mental Health of Older Workers

A Decade of Healthy Aging Cannot Ignore the Mental Health of Older Workers Getty Images The United Nations Decade of Healthy Aging (2021–2030) is underway – the first global effort to help the rapidly growing population of older people stay healthy, independent and productive, not just into their 60s, but into their 80s and 90s … Read more