Beyond Blue will receive $15 million to set up a dedicated coronavirus mental health hotline which will help people concerned about a coronavirus diagnosis, or experiencing anxiety due to financial difficulties or family pressures.
What impact will COVID-19 have on young people and their mental health and what is needed to help them navigate the crisis?
From setting a routine to phoning a friend, new guidelines from Public Health England aim to boost mental resilience amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Australians will not incur any out-of-pocket costs for consults done over the phone or on video with health professionals like GPs, psychologists and psychiatrists, as part of a $1.1 billion funding boost designed to protect against the widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As the coronavirus pandemic leads to job losses and mass lockdowns around the world, more and more people are struggling with feelings of hopelessness.
The tremendous emotional strain many in our community are enduring from the pandemic will ripple though lives for years to come.
One of my thoughts when I learned that my daughter Alice has Down syndrome was: “How am I going to tell everyone? And how will they react?” Well, we’ve gotten various reactions — to say the least. I completely and totally understand that it’s an awkward situation no matter what. I remember talking to my […]
I’m sure you’ve heard people say, “Enjoy every moment with your child, they grow up so fast.” The statement is so true — they do grow up fast, but when you are raising a child with a disability, “enjoy” is a word that some parents can be intimidated by. When you first start out on […]
S.P.K. writes about some of the important concepts and strategies that helped him overcome generalized anxiety disorder. Rational cognitive-behavioral therapy, focused on calmness and peace, allowed him to make substantial progress.
What can we do about bad moods? Does generalized anxiety disorder lead us to have bad moods (or depression)? Is there a solution for this? Bad moods are usually caused by inactivity. By getting busy and active we can get out of a bad mood.
Perfectionism and pressure trigger and fuel anxiety disorders. We must learn to accept ourselves and what we do. Perfection is not possible in any field, by anyone. Putting pressure on yourself only adds to anxiety and increases pressure and problems.
Generalized anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic worry that is not typically associated with social situations. Generalized anxiety can appear from out of the blue and people have no idea what triggered it. Physical manifestations that sometimes accompany generalized anxiety include shaky hands, headaches, trembling, twitching, irritability,
Questions asked by people with anxiety disorders to Dr. Thomas A. Richards, Clinical Director and Psychologist. Dr. Richards answers questions about anxiety disorders, and goes into detail about how using cognitive behavioral strategies really work to alleviate anxiety. Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are also discussed.
A driver charged with speeding through a South Australian checkpoint designed to curb the spread of coronavirus, before allegedly coughing on two police officers, will need to have her mental health assessed.
When it comes to tackling domestic violence, please don’t bang on about mental health interventions, writes Hayley Foster.
Are you tired of being quarantined? Many of my clients including people who consult with me have complained that this quarantine is way too long. The quarantine can also feel really long if you are stuck with people you find difficult to manage or deal with. …
The federal government has announced a massive funding boost to protect against the widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As we know, an eating disorder can often be accompanied with other disorders. Today, we tell a story of a woman struggling with addiction in addition to her eating disorder. “I’m 25 days clean!,” Brenda proudly proclaims. “But I notice I am getting so irritable. Yesterday I was Miss Road Rage on the way home […]
Everyone will feel anxious at some point during the COVID-19, and that’s OK. But anxiety, depression, stress and substance dependency will be worse for some than others.
As an autistic person, social distancing and self quarantine are my preferred existential state. My internal experience, and the way I intake what most people breeze past automatically without giving any notice, …
Has anyone else been thinking lately about the endless ways that life can challenge us? Because I sure have. Whatever negative events you may have imagined happening in your future, …
As much as I fight so hard to be strong, sometimes I let my illnesses and emotions get the best of me. More often than I like to admit, I struggle with my illnesses defining me and my life. My life is a rollercoaster with good days and bad days, but it seems to be […]
Eating Disorders do not discriminate on background, religion, socio-economic status, race, sex, or gender. In fact, although we think about Eating Disorders as primarily a “female disorder,” according to NEDA , “about one in three people struggling with an Eating Disorder is a male.” Unfortunately, they are often fighting Muscular Dysmorphia or a poor body image. […]
Disability advocate April Dunn has died due to complications from COVID-19 at the age of 33, according to a statement from the Louisiana governor’s office, on Saturday. Dunn was an active member of the disability community in Louisiana. “On behalf of @FirstLadyOfLA and my entire administration, it is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss […]
The coming out of Caityn Jenner, a Woman of the Year 2015, brought recognition of transgender people into the public eye. With media reminders of the transitions of Christine Jorgenson, …
Dear Family and Friends, I know you love us and you think you need to let your thoughts be known for how we handle our life because somehow you believe you are helping. I think there is something you should know. When you single out how I parent my autistic daughter it makes me feel […]
Telehealth, mental health and national domestic violence initiative to receive major boosts as economic effects of Covid-19 intensify Sign up for Coronavirus: Australia at a glance, our daily email newsletter Coronavirus Australia news: live updates The Morrison government will expand funding for telehealth, domestic violence support and mental health services, as well as boosting the […]
Recently, a story was published by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) about a young man with mental health and addiction issues who died in a police-involved shooting in Saskatchewan. Steven Rigby was addicted to alcohol and also struggled with an alcohol-induced depressive disorder. He had attempted suicide more than once and remained suicidal; he discussed this with […]
Today I love Saturday breakfast at home when everything is tumbled together from random sources. I love farm fresh eggs fried on the side burner of the barbecue while oatmeal is heated up in the microwave and toast is made in the toaster oven on the makeshift counter in the new and still growing kitchen. […]
A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak Follow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus globally has now passed 600,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. But with many countries the true extent of […]
For starters, some of you may not know that Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is an actual disorder. NES falls under the DSM-5 category of “Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)” and is estimated to impact approximately 1.5% of the general population . The diagnosis itself involves individuals having “repeated episodes of eating at night including […]
My first feature film “Best Summer Ever” was set to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this month, before the COVID-19 outbreak. “Best Summer Ever” is the first-ever movie musical that stars people with disabilities. However, “Best Summer Ever” wasn’t the only story about disability that was going to get told at SXSW. “Single” […]
Activists say pattern of increasing abuse is repeated in countries from Brazil to Germany, China to Greece Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Around the world, as cities have gone into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, the mass efforts to save lives have put one vulnerable group more at risk. […]
As we all probably know by now, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new-to-humans viral strain in the coronavirus family that causes respiratory infection and can lead to serious or fatal health complications. The COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing today’s younger generation has ever experienced. State-wide school closures for an extended amount of time due to […]
Coronavirus Chronicles is a new series from The Mighty sharing the human stories behind the pandemic. In our second installation, Sana Maheshwari, M.D., a 31-year-old emergency medicine resident physician in New York City, shares her experience with COVID-19. Sunday night I worked the last of a string of shifts in the COVID respiratory unit. I felt more […]
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News For Jill Hofstede, whose 90-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease, news about the coronavirus becomes more terrifying every day. Although the potential shortages of mechanical ventilators and intensive care beds have made headlines, Hofstede fears a surge of COVID-19 patients could deprive her mother of something far more basic should […]
By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Several states are reporting only positive COVID-19 test results from private labs, a practice that paints a misleading picture of how fast the disease is spreading. Maryland, Ohio and others are posting the numbers of new positive tests and deaths, for instance, but don’t report the negative results, which […]
What we can learn from those with anxiety and OCD amid coronavirus outbreak Turn to 10 Go to Source
A teenage boy who tested positive for COVID-19 died in Lancaster, California, after being denied service at an urgent care center because he did not have health insurance. While the county health department walked back its initial claims he died from COVID-19, his family questions why they weren’t informed he tested positive. On Wednesday, Lancaster […]
What Is Schizophreniform Disorder, And Is It Different Than Schizophrenia? Health.com
Vulnerable women and children in self-isolation are facing the prospect of being forced to stay inside with an abusive partner With the number of cases of Covid-19 climbing by the day and the country debating whether to go further into lockdown, for some the prospect of staying inside is just as dangerous as going out. […]
Find someone you trust. Talk with a family member or close friend about your experience. Contact a friend and have someone stay with you for a few hours or a day. Don’t carry this burden alone; share it with those who care about you. Talking about the stressful event will help you recover more quickly. […]
Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder May Share Sleep-Circadian Rhythm Phenotypes Psychiatry Advisor
Contributed by Staff at McCallum Place Most people don’t think twice about heading out to dinner with friends or going to an event where food might be served. But, for people who are struggling with eating disorders, social situations — particularly those that involve food — can trigger complex emotional responses that can make it […]
Self-compassion is something many of us are sorely lacking. We will make excuses for others, give them numerous chances, and are more apt to give them the benefit-of-the-doubt. When it comes to ourselves, the same rules do not apply. This lack of self-compassion is impactful in life and, particularly, in eating disorder recovery. Self-Compassion & […]
Katie shares some advice how to look after your mental wellbeing during these tough times. – Katie Heyes It’s somewhat an understatement to say we are living in unusual and uncertain times amidst the current outbreak. With the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus dominating the media- from daily news bulletins to numerous posts social media feeds […]
Women With OCD Share How They’re Coping During The Coronavirus Pandemic Bustle Go to Source
An international collaborative study provides findings on the neural basis of intelligence, otherwise known as general cognitive ability (IQ).
OCD and coronavirus: How to manage obsessive compulsive disorder in a pandemic Evening Standard Go to Source
Manchester deputy mayor says police beginning to classify incidents connected to virus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage There has been a rise in domestic abuse incidents directly related to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a police leader. Beverley Hughes, Greater Manchester’s deputy mayor for policing and crime, said there had been […]
Ross writes about the mentally unhealthy drinking culture at university and how it can cause problems after graduation. – Ross Carver-Carter In allowing problematic drinking behaviours to go unchallenged at university, we do a disservice to young adults. University is in many respects a bubble with its own established norms, culture and structure; something I […]
Hilary shares advice and strategies for looking after your wellbeing and working productively from home. – Hilary Over the coming weeks we will all experience changes to the way we are working and to the environments in which we are working. Many of us may now be facing the prospect of studying from home in […]
Eating disorders are emotionally, medically, and psychologically complex and become even more so with pregnancy and bulimia. Bulimia Nervosa poses risks for fetal development even before conception, increasing the risk of infertility as well as the possibility of “miscarriages, fetal growth problems, perinatal mortality, low or high birth weight, premature birth, and birth defects .” […]
Cross-country anti-bullying tour ‘Amazing, inspiring, jaw-dropping’ for Ravens’ Bozeman and wife wmar2news.com
ALKS 3831 not superior to olanzapine alone for delaying schizophrenia, alcohol use disorder symptom exacerbation Healio
Emily shares her experience about the struggles to fit in with the drinking culture at University and how she hopes the culture of peer pressure drinking can change. – Emily Being able to say no and stay true to my own values is something I have always taken pride in. However, once I started at […]
‘COVID-19 Is Giving Everyone A Small Glimpse Of What It’s Like To Live With OCD’ Women’s Health Go to Source
When news first spread about the Coronavirus, I immediately created my personal boundaries. I am someone who lives with OCD and Anxiety, and I knew that if I started to panic or engage with every news article that it would be a spiral. I really limited my news intake right from the start and did […]
“We must find the best approaches to provide our patients with virtual eating disorder treatment options during this challenging time,” Stu Koman, Walden’s CEO and President said ten days ago. And with that, our ace clinical leadership team went to work and put our virtual IOP and PHP eating disorder programming in place for adolescents […]
Digital bullying and exclusion: How to keep our kids emotionally safe while they’re home Verizon Communications
Eating Disorders of any kind thrive on attacking when the individual is vulnerable. Eating Disorders are maladaptive coping mechanisms one uses to manage unwanted feelings or pain of any sort. With the uncertainty we are now faced with as a nation with the Coronavirus quarantine and pandemic, people are turning to their go-to coping strategies […]
When searching for an Eating Disorder Therapist, it’s important to note that there is no one size fits all. According to Chris Illiades , “The best treatment for you will depend on the type of Eating Disorder you have, how severe your symptoms are, and many other factors. Your treatment must fit your own needs.” […]
Luke shares tips and advice on how to preserve your mental health during this unprecedented time. – Luke Sullivan I am the same as everyone at the moment. Am I under-reacting? Is everyone overreacting? What to do, when the future looks so bleak? However, the key question I want to focus on is: are you […]
Ross shares timely advice on practical and useful strategies that help to make social distancing and self-isolation more manageable during the Covid-19 pandemic. – Ross Carver-Carter You’ve cleaned your room, four times in fact, eaten your way through the emergency supplies and binged every trending series on Netflix. The novelty has faded as quickly as your […]
Jose and Tina were at it again. She saw Jose looking at his phone and turning his back to her. Tina thought the worst, “He is texting other women, he is planning to leave me.” As soon as he put his phone back on the charger and walked away, Tina grabbed it and began reading […]
Coronavirus mental health issues are very real There is a lot to talk about here. And you know that I tend to go long form, but I want to give you some mental health resources for being locked in the house. FOR DAILY SUPPORT, FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA I’m nervous about […]
Amy reflects on the narrative around self-managing mental health issues and the current picture of student support at universities. – Amy Wells Self-managing your mental health is great, if you are mentally well enough to build your own toolkit of resilience and can find the energy and time to make sure you roll out that […]
Rylee shares their experience of dropping out of university due to mental health and how it benefitted them in the long run. Hopefully, they highlight the importance of putting your mental health first. – Rylee The excitementIt had arrived. The week I had been waiting for since I was 16… Freshers Week! I had fun, made […]
Aimee Mattson and her wife Val Geurin have been caregivers for Val’s mother, Bonnie for over eight years. Aimee and Val have found ways to educate themselves about dementia, manage the challenges, and appreciate moments of joy. Bonnie and her husband A loving farm wife Before Alzheimer’s, Bonnie was a firm but loving woman who […]
Coronavirus is a ‘personal nightmare’ for people with OCD and anxiety disorders NBC News Go to Source
Alyssa shares her own experiences with loneliness at university, and the coping strategies she used to help. – Alyssa Many students experience solitude throughout university. For some, it’s unusual to spend time away from home, while others don’t want to leave behind lifelong friends. Though it’s most common in first-years, any student can feel lonely. […]
Working memory, the ability to hold a thought in mind even through distraction, is the foundation of abstract reasoning and a defining characteristic of the human brain. It is also impaired in disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now researchers have found a key molecule that helps neurons maintain information in working memory, which […]
Guinevere shares experiences of, and tips for managing mental wellbeing when working in a foreign country after university. – Guinevere As you are reading this, you may be in your final year at university, or preparing for graduation, and unsure of the next step you’re going to take. Perhaps you are eager to remain where you […]
Adolescence is a dangerous time for potential disordered eating behaviors. While a startling number of pre-teens and teens meet the criteria for an eating disorder, it is important to also consider those that engage in harmful and dangerous behaviors such as atypical anorexia that do not. For example, with anorexia nervosa, an individual typically needs […]
How to Handle Bullying as an Adult Plus a Doctor Breaks Down Fact Versus Fiction on Spectrum News 1
Cyberbullying: How is it different from face‑to‑face bullying? We Live Security
#ShouldersBack #StrongerThanOCD My OCD has been extra riled up lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so that I decided I needed to reestablish my authority over it. After writing my OCD a letter and reading it out loud, I felt empowered, and my OCD has been much quieter as a result. So I […]
A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain kind of learning behavior. The researchers hope this could provide insight into the emergence of delusions in patients with psychosis or […]
Two new studies underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. Children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood compared with children in the general population and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.
When I graduated with my counseling degree 17 years ago, I was one of 3 men in a class of 24 graduate students. Over two years, I was learning to work and relate in a primarily female environment, which prepared me well for my career in the field of treating eating disorders. Not only do […]
Healthy human bodies produce all sorts of physical symptoms that might be uncomfortable, unexpected, and unwanted. With health anxiety there is a misinterpretation of discomfort and normal bodily sensations as dangerous. This typically leads to excessive checking behaviors that are uncontrollable, physically draining, and significantly impacts our quality of life. Normal sensations in the body […]
Ryder has spoken out for Depp after his ex-wife Amber Heard’s abuse claims – claims Depp strongly denies. The truth is, we can never know what goes on in other people’s relationships What to make of Winona Ryder and Penélope Cruz defending Johnny Depp?Sara, by email Two women say Depp never hurt them, ergo, he […]
Married to the Military: Social media bullying can feel overwhelming Asheboro Courier Tribune
Cognitive Impairment, Irregular Neural Activity May Be a Signature of Negative Psychotic Symptoms Psychiatry Advisor
This is no time for perfectionist parenting, digital or otherwise, right?! With so many of us working from home with kids, endless news about Covid-19, volatile global markets and social distancing, we’re all in social-emotional survival mode. This pandemic seems to be a reset. It’s changing the patterns of everyday life, definitely making some things […]
South Bend dad gets a second chance to stop bullying, this time more constructively South Bend Tribune