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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Train Faith Leaders to Tackle Africa’s Mental Health Needs

Africa, Headlines, Health

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In countries like Malawi, there are simply not enough mental health professionals to go around. The local faith community can help fill this void. Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser.

BLANTYRE, Malawi, Oct 14 2020 (IPS) – The world is actually in the throes of two pandemics. The first is COVID-19. The second is the wave of stress and anxiety, depression and substance use it has unleashed around the world. Most mental health disorders are treatable.

This so called “second pandemic” is raging in poor and wealthy countries alike. But across Africa, and in much of the Global South, people facing mental health crises have nowhere to turn.

The reason is that governments and aid agencies are not making the investments needed to provide these services. In the lead up to “World Mental Health Day,” the World Federation for Mental Health recently released new statistics on the share

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‘Un-Gala’ for mental health to feature actor Sean Astin – News – telegram.com

WORCESTER – The affable sounding Sean Astin is known for his roles of resilience and everyday heroism, such as Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Mikey Walsh in “The Goonies,” the title character in “Rudy,” and Bob Newby in Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”

He is also an active advocate for mental health education and for ending the stigma of mental illness. Asked why he became involved in the cause of increasing mental health awareness, Astin had a two-word response: “My mother.”

Patty Duke (1946-2016) was a beloved actress who won an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three Primetime Emmy Awards. She was also “really one of the first celebrity types to talk about bipolar disorder, or manic depression as it was known at that time,” Astin said.

“We watched her devote the second part of her life to advocacy, doing shows, speaking to Congress,” he said.

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Mall at Fairfield Commons works to educate people on children’s mental health

BEAVERCREEK, OH (WDTN) – The Mall at Fairfield Commons is supporting the On Our Sleeves movement, backed by the experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to share important mental health resources with families and children.

On Our Sleeves is a movement to transform children’s mental health through education, advocacy and research, according to a spokesperson for the mall.

“Childhood mental health is an often overlooked and vastly underfunded component of pediatric health and research,” said Niki Shafer, Senior Vice President of Outreach, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Over the next several weeks, The Mall at Fairfield Commons, in conjunction with other Washington Prime Group town centers nationwide, will share weekly emails with resources and activities created by behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

For more information on The Mall at Fairfield Commons, please visit mallatfairfieldcommons.com. To learn more about the On Our Sleeves movement, please visit onoursleeves.org.


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Teachers union survey quantifies mental toll from remote learning

Those having the worst time are working on hybrid schedules, with students learning both in-person and from home at the same time, Education Minnesota found.

Union president Denise Specht said in a statement that schools should take any unnecessary tasks off teachers’ plates and stop requiring them to teach students in multiple places at once.

“That arrangement may have seemed like a good idea in August, but it’s not working in October and it may drive out hundreds of teachers by May,” she said.

29% ‘thinking about quitting’

The union said the online survey fielded 9,723 responses between Sept. 23 and Oct. 5. About 83% were teachers, with school nurses, counselors and aides also responding.

Overall, 29%t said they were “thinking about quitting or retiring.”

“Our public schools won’t function if thousands of educators burn out and leave. It’s time to adjust,” Specht said.

However, retirements since May actually are

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Juice WRLD’s Mother Writes Letter on World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was the 28th celebration of World Mental Health Day, an international day focused on mental health education, advocacy and awareness. In honor of the occasion, Juice WRLD‘s mother, Carmella Wallace, penned an open letter detailing her relationship with her late son and his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression. The emotional message called on readers to normalize the conversation surrounding mental health issues and detailed the creation of the Live Free 999 Fund, her charity aimed to help youth who struggle with various mental illnesses and the stigmas surrounding them. The organization was officially launched back in April following Juice WRLD’s tragic death from an accidental overdose. He was just 21 years old at the time of his passing on December 8, 2019.

“Jarad and I often had frank discussions about his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression,” Carmella wrote in her letter. “I think he felt comfortable being

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Nonprofit launches ‘World Mental Health-athon’ to promote Mental Health Awareness – Press Release

For World Mental Health Day, Rethink Mental Health Incorporated, a 501(3)c nonprofit organization, is having a ‘World Mental Health-athon’ featuring various guest speakers every hour on Instagram Live to discuss their experience with mental health issues, combat the stigma, and spread the message that it is ok to not be ok!

Oct. 10, 2020 / PRZen / LAS VEGAS — From 8am to 8pm pacific time, Rethink Mental Health Incorporated will host speakers on Instagram Live through their profile @rethinkstigma in celebration of World Mental Health Day. The guest speakers include mental health experts, advocates and writers from countries around the world, including the United States, Uruguay, South Africa and more. Featured speakers include Zara Barrie, writer of the self-help novel, ‘Girl, stop passing out in your make-up’ and Alicia Trautwein, creator of ‘The Mom Kind’ which provides guidance and support for parenting children with autism.

‘The World Mental Health-athon’

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Sanvello Teams Up With the Chicago Bulls to Increase Access to Mental Health Resources for Youth

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sanvello Health, Inc., a leading digital mental health care provider and UnitedHealth Group company (NYSE:UNH), today announced a new partnership with the Chicago Bulls. The partnership will raise awareness and increase access to mental health services both internally at the Bulls for players, coaches and front office staff, and externally for Bulls fans and select community partners.

Sanvello, a full-spectrum mental health care provider, offers self-care, coaching, therapy and community — all accessed from a single app. With this partnership, Bulls players, coaches and front office staff will be offered access to the full suite of Sanvello’s services with Sanvello Premium.

Additionally, Sanvello and the Bulls will hold virtual mental health events throughout the year for teens from three community partners: Mindfulness Leader, Chicago Run and Chicago Westside Sports. These events, hosted by Sanvello Chief Medical Officer Dr. Monika Roots and Bulls personnel, will aim to normalize

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World Mental Health Day; Bestselling Author Urges Self-Care for Pandemic Relief

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.”Businesses that will …

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.”Businesses that will …

SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.

“Businesses that will emerge from the pandemic successfully will be those that are agile,” said Kevin Guest, CEO

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Love Island Dr Alex wants ‘action’ from MPs on mental health education

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Love Island star Dr Alex George has called on government to take ‘action’ on mental health education in schools.

Dr Alex tragically lost his brother Llŷr to mental health in July and now wants to see the issue taught in schools.

He told Lorraine on Tuesday: ‘There’s some fantastic work being done… people who are really passionate about this and there are incredible resources out there with Time to Change, Heads Together, but we need to integrate that in all schools around the country, so you haven’t just got pockets of good mental health teaching and support, it should be in every school.

‘In my opinion, every child has a right to good mental health education and good mental health support, which means counsellors in every school.’

He went on: ‘Talking is

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