This Doctor Is Teaching Black Youth To Cope With Mental Health Issues

The COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus pandemic, has caused many Americans across the country to adapt to a new reality following the devastating economic fallout. According to the CDC, 40% of Americans have reported they were struggling with mental health issues since June, with 31% reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression. Young adults and teenagers have also been severely impacted, with many unsure about the future of their academic pursuits with school closures due to social distancing restrictions and a pivot to online learning.

To help with the transition, programs like Peer Health Exchange are working with young adults to help them learn to cope with their mental health issues. Angela Glymph, Ph.D., vice president of Programs and Strategic Learning of Peer Health Exchange, discusses why organizations like hers are so important especially during this time.

“I’ve been working with the organization [since] 2014,” says Glymph in an interview with

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Mike Pence Acknowledges “The Climate Is Changing.” What Will Your Doctor Do About This?

Even those who are climate change skeptics are beginning to acknowledge that, as stated by Vice President Mike Pence at the October 7, 2020 Vice Presidential Debate, “The climate is changing.” Whether or not one truly understands that climate and weather are two different entities, and whether or not one acknowledges that this is not a good change, the fact is that these events, including wildfires, hurricanes, rising temperatures, and heavy rainfall contrasted with droughts, all lead to both direct and indirect health issues. The American Medical Association, along with multiple other groups, created The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, hoping to facilitate public awareness of climate change impacts on global health. And while impacts of climate change has been offered as an elective course for medical students and trainees, it has not yet been incorporated into standard curricula for medical education.

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Have questions about the challenges of COVID-19? Garland ISD launches ‘Ask a Doctor’ series

Garland ISD has launched a weekly online “Ask a Doctor” session for students and families in the district.

The first sessions were held this week, with a presentation on Wednesday and a webinar on Thursday, in partnership with Hazel Health, a company that works with school districts around the country.

Garland ISD hopes the online sessions will help “children cope with change,” according to the district’s website.

“It’s no secret that adjusting to life in a pandemic isn’t easy, especially for children who are learning to adapt to a new era of education,” the district said.

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During the sessions, parents can ask questions about health issues and receive answers from Hazel Health’s pediatric team.

Thursday’s webinar included a discussion of how to help children adapt to the changes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district added that the parents’ identities remain anonymous, explaining that attendees are unable to see the

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University of California’s top doctor says school should prepare for online learning beyond the fall semester

The University of California’s top doctor had a sobering message for the system’s leaders this week: School won’t go back to normal for at least another year.



a clock tower in the middle of a road: The head of UC Health says California's university system should prepare to deal with the coronavirus pandemic for at least another year.


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The head of UC Health says California’s university system should prepare to deal with the coronavirus pandemic for at least another year.

Dr. Carrie Byington, the executive vice president and head of UC Health, delivered the message to the University of California’s Board of Regents during its two-day virtual teleconference this week. Speaking on Wednesday, Byington told the regents that in the US, herd immunity wouldn’t be expected until July 2022 — meaning that the safeguards will have to continue.

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“I believe that we will still be undergoing these modifications, accommodations, for the virus for at least another year,” she said. “I am still planning on a year of disruption, with hope that between September (2021) and

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