Tag Archives: Mental Health

Therapists Ride Regulatory Roller Coaster

Therapists are riding a regulatory roller coaster at a time when Americans are struggling with trauma over the pandemic’s rising illnesses, deaths and financial stress. Some critics warn that the United States is on the verge of a mental health crisis. Click Here To Access This Premium Story (State Employees) Source: Therapists Ride Regulatory Roller […]
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‘If the Police Aren’t Needed, Let’s Leave Them Out Completely’ 

‘Defund the Police’ protests spark an interest in alternative emergency responses. Every weekday morning, mental health clinician Carleigh Sailon turns on her police radio in downtown Denver and finds out who she can help next. She, along with a paramedic, jump in a repurposed city van, stripped of its blue lights and official insignia, and […]
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The Pandemic’s Mental Toll: More Ripple Than Tsunami

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Opinion | Three Futures for the Police

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COVID-19 strikes hard for those experiencing mental health issues

Scuffling out from the scrub brush at Juniper Ridge in Bend, pushing a green-hand-me-down medical scooter on one foot with no toes, Todd Yoder heads to the Mosaic Medical mobile van. Source: COVID-19 strikes hard for those experiencing mental health issues | Business | bendbulletin.com

Editorial: Denial of mental health care should be investigated

Sen . Ron Wyden, D-Ore., learned from officials at Oregon Health & Science University some tactics health plans were using to deny coverage or refuse payment for critical mental health care. Source: Editorial: Denial of mental health care should be investigated | Coronavirus | bendbulletin.com

Experts Differ On How To Fix Mental Health Care In Oregon

Oregon’s mental health system is in a crisis. The state is short on beds in public and private hospitals. Patients need better access to community programs. Mental health care faces a potential financial hit when state lawmakers and Gov. Kate Brown patch a nearly $3 billion budget hole. Source: Experts Differ On How To Fix […]
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Sen. Ron Wyden asks federal watchdog to investigate health insurance companies as coronavirus erodes nation’s mental health

Psychiatrists at OHSU Hospital and clinics have seen a 120% increase in visits since the pandemic began, and officials there worry that insurers will make it difficult to provide the level of mental health care needed in the wake of the pandemic. Source: Sen. Ron Wyden asks federal watchdog to investigate health insurance companies as […]
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A third of Americans now show signs of clinical anxiety or depression

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COVID-19 Intensifies Student Struggles With Mental Health

Since public school buildings closed in Oregon, teachers are supposed to focus on connecting to students before getting into online lessons. But for some students, COVID-19 triggers anxiety and depression. Source: COVID-19 Intensifies Student Struggles With Mental Health