Kai Zhuang Shum, University of Tennessee Youth mental health has worsened significantly over the past decade, but new interventions that teach positive psychology concepts in school may help. American young people are reporting historically high levels of hopelessness, sadness and loneliness. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20% …
By Bob McCullough, Pennsylvania Capital-StarNovember 28, 2023 We are in the midst of a mental health crisis here in the United States and young people, sadly, are not immune. The prevalence of mental health challenges for young people is well-documented, but access to mental health services remains extremely limited. The pandemic exacerbated mental health issues …
Christine Michaels, CEO of NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, said coming out of the pandemic has been the biggest challenge facing Gen Z.
Public health professionals say respite facilities can potentially play a big role in addressing a national mental health crisis that accelerated dramatically during the covid-19 pandemic, especially when it comes to suicide prevention.
In Pennsylvania, the Our HAIR initiative program will provide mental health support for Medicaid members at local Black salons and barbershops, and help to reduce the stigma often associated with mental health issues in communities of color.
U.S. employees are increasingly struggling with mental health challenges tied to their jobs, such as depression, anxiety and burnout.
In an era marked by social, economic, and technological advancements, our state’s legislation must keep pace with the evolving needs of our communities.
The Democratic governor said his administration is evaluating how later start times and peer-to-peer mentoring could prioritize mental health and help destigmatize the issue.
As counties continue to scramble to provide assistance to those who can’t afford private services, we cannot forget that our schools are only one of many important pieces of the mental health funding puzzle.
Lawmakers in Harrisburg heard about the challenges substance use treatment providers, community leaders, and law enforcement are facing in their efforts to combat addiction at a legislative hearing on Thursday.