Shades of Blue Project Promotes Mother’s Mental Health, Offers Free Support Services

Kay MatthewsThe world was turned upside down nearly 10 years ago when she lost her daughter in childbirth. The Houston native said she was lonely in her grief as she struggled to find people who would listen to her and believe what she was experiencing. “My daughter was stillborn, and no one was making a … Read more

Delayed launch of tailored Medicaid plans

Written by Clarissa Donnelly Deroving Back in August, a 19-page letter was sent to Lucy Blaler from the state health department. The letter said the way Victoria, her daughter with multiple disabilities, received Medicaid, was about to change. Instead of being on NC Medicaid Direct, Victoria will be placed on a “custom plan”. This means … Read more

House passes bill addressing mental health concerns among students, families and teachers

The House on Thursday passed a bill seeking to address mental health concerns among students, families and teachers exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which lawmakers say has had a “severe impact” on those three groups. Bill Entitled Mental Health Issues Act, passed in a largely party line 220-205. One Republican, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania), joined … Read more

Re-prioritize mental health

Jack Kalavretinos Oklahoma was among the first states to implement universal pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds offered by public schools. Only eight states fund pre-kindergarten for all children. Jenny Graham and Bob Doucet spoke about the positive effects of this program and more. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a myriad of challenges and shortcomings in healthcare. … Read more

LGBTQ+ students with on-campus mental health services report fewer suicide attempts, still face barriers to accessing care – The Hill

Story at a glance According to a new report published by the Trevor Project Wednesday, LGBTQ+ college students who have access to mental health care services on their campus are much less likely to report a suicide attempt in the past year than those without access. The majority of LGBTQ+ college students surveyed by the … Read more

Mental health at work

Work can protect mental health Nearly 60% of the world’s population is employed (1). All workers have the right to a safe and healthy work environment. Decent work supports good mental health by providing: for a living sense of confidence, purpose and accomplishment; opportunity for positive relationships and integration into society; And the A platform … Read more

Researchers, Foundation and Priests Address Mental Health in East Ghufail

The availability of mental health services in East Gainesville remains scarce even as stress, anxiety, sadness, depression and anger persist among the residents. To deal with the problem, University of Florida researchers are working to address this disparity by joining the Florida Blue Foundation and a cooperative of local churches in a new community-focused mental … Read more