Researchers ponder best ways for primary care to integrate mental health care

Researchers ponder best ways for primary care to integrate mental health care

© Pormezz – stock.adobe.com There is no single formula for success when physicians and other clinicians integrate mental health care into primary care. Patients could benefit from a seamless system that treats the body and behavioral health. But researchers at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have found there is no single … Read more

What does watching violence do to your mind? ‘Nothing good’: 5 tips for maintaining your mental health while following the news

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The conflict in Israel and Gaza has dominated the news cycle for the last week. Turn on the TV or log on to any social media platform and you’ll be confronted with a barrage of horrific headlines.  While staying informed is important, consuming an excess of graphic images and videos can negatively affect your mental … Read more

Mental health and maternal mortality: A telehealth partnership tackles both issues

Mental health and maternal mortality: A telehealth partnership tackles both issues

In America’s growing maternal health crisis, more attention is being paid to mental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alarming report last year estimating that 84% of maternal deaths can be prevented. While that takeaway deservedly garnered national headlines, the report shed new light on mental health and deaths tied to … Read more

Hofstra conference focuses on mental health in LGBTQ community

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When Jason Hansana-Cofield dealt with bouts of irritability and isolation connected to PTSD from his time in the military, his child, Janique “Jay” Cofield, could sense something pulling them apart. Splitting time between the Shinnecock reservation and California growing up, Jay Cofield often had emotional turmoil like their father. It would take separate therapy, as well as physical and emotional distance … Read more

California Governor Signs 2 Major Proposals for Mental Health Reform to Go Before Voters in 2024

California Governor Signs 2 Major Proposals for Mental Health Reform to Go Before Voters in 2024

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major pieces of legislation Thursday to transform the state’s mental health system and address the state’s worsening homelessness crisis, putting them both before voters in 2024. The Democratic governor needs voters’ approval because he wants to borrow billions of dollars through a bond to pay … Read more

Mental health disorders increase mortality from cervical cancer

Mental health disorders increase mortality from cervical cancer

Mental health disorders increase mortality from cervical cancer | Image Credit: © motortion – © motortion – stock.adobe.com. The presence of a mental health disorder lowers the odds of survival in patients with cervical cancer, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer worldwide. Prevention … Read more

How the Israel war, blockade affect mental health of Palestinian children

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The children of the Gaza Strip know very well what suffering is. From birth, they have lived under a partial Israeli blockade, poverty and violence. And now, with the escalation of the Israeli offensive and a total blockade following the rocket and ground attacks by Hamas fighters, their suffering will likely only get worse. Dr … Read more

Can living near parks and lakes boost your mental health? A 10-year study says yes

Study: Ambient greenness, access to local green spaces, and subsequent mental health: a 10-year longitudinal dynamic panel study of 2·3 million adults in Wales. Image Credit: Dmitrijs Bindemanis / Shutterstock

In a recent study published in the journal Planetary Health, research conducted a massive, long-term, population-scale study comprising 2.3 million individuals from Wales to elucidate whether greater exposure to green and blue spaces (GBS) could be linked with mental health outcomes. Results from this 10-year-long longitudinal dynamic panel study revealed that greater exposure was associated … Read more

New York seeks to limit addictive social media feeds in bid to stop deteriorating youth mental health

Social media has been linked to dangerous mental health consequences for young people. (Shutterstock)

Gov. Hochul and other top New York officials are cracking down on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and other social media platforms in a bid to get children to break the often dangerous habit of scrolling their feeds for hours on end. A package of bills — introduced this afternoon by Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James and … Read more