‘You aren’t alone in this’ | Crisis hotlines need volunteers to help in extremely high COVID-19 call volume
May 9, 2020
By Maddie Ray, Atticus Investigates, Savannah Levins
Calls to the U.S. Disaster Distress Helpline were up 1,000 percent last month.
Other crisis hotlines across the country are also experiencing a skyrocket in call volume. They are in need of more volunteers to help answer the phone lines.
Hotline call-takers nationwide are experiencing another effect of the pandemic.Share this on your social networks! more » Read More
April 23, 2020
By Allison Stevens
WASHINGTON — On a recent telephone town hall hosted by Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson, Gwendolyn sounded desperate.
She’s homeless, unemployed and a survivor of domestic violence. But she doesn’t know how to get help.
“I’m on my last rope right now trying to figure out which way to go in,” said Gwendolyn, who didn’t give her last name. “My depression is over the top.more » Read More
April 30, 2020
By Brad Bowins, M.D.
Mental illness exerts a heavy toll on society, but only receives a fraction of the funding that physical illness does. There is a universal need for beneficial and cost-effective interventions for mental illness. But what might qualify as an option?
One possible answer is activity! As a psychiatrist treating a wide range of conditions, I have seen first-hand the benefit of activity and routinely apply it to clients,more » Read More
Arlington, VA — This May for Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is raising awareness and highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel alone. More than 40 million people in the U.S. face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental health condition. And now more than ever, in these uncertain times, it is important for the mental health movement to come together.more » Read More
April 3, 2020
By Leah Fleming & Taylor Gantt
Over the past few weeks, many people have shared their personal experience during this moment that the world is collectively going through.
Some are dealing with boredom while social distancing. Others are dealing with the fear of loved ones falling ill or becoming sick themselves.
Many people have lost jobs, while many others are still working in stressful environments as nurses,more » Read More