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“As our country struggles with the surging number of cases and the economic havoc that the pandemic is wreaking, people in other countries are living a different, better reality,” Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, said in a news release alongside the report. “Americans should realize that our country can do better, too.” …

McLean County Public Schools has added a new position for the upcoming school year, the district-wide mental health provider. The position, according to district school psychologist Haley Hudson, will serve to provide mental health awareness and resources for students and their families. Tessa Wilkerson has been named for the new position of mental health provider …

But as clinicians and mental health advocates, it’s imperative that we sound the alarm: As we enter a sixth straight month of remote work, a sprawling mental health crisis is beginning to arise among the US workforce. Nearly four in 10 Americans say the “coronavirus is having a serious impact on their mental health.” Many …

SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to place a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot, with revenues going toward county behavioral health and homeless services. Officials expect the proposed measure to generate $25 million annually if approved by two-thirds of voters. If passed, the ordinance would fund behavioral …

City Council candidates’ greatest challenge is never their opponents. It’s voter apathy. People just don’t pay attention to the races, and they don’t turn out on Election Day. But that might not be a problem in this year’s District 9 election, set for Aug. 25. Councilor Ben Kimbro, who represented the district for four years, …

CLOSE As schools debate about returning to online learning, the lack of internet access for many Americans is a big sticking point. USA TODAY When her South Carolina high school went online this spring, Maya Green struggled through the same emotions as many of her fellow seniors: She missed her friends. Her online assignments were too …

The city of San Diego must release body camera recordings from body camera footage taken during a mental health check of Trevor Heitmann, the 18-year-old YouTube star who hours later sped off in his sports car and killed mother and daughter, Aileen Pizarro, 43, and her 12-year-old daughter, Aryana in a fiery Aug. 23, 2018, …

A new study finds that healthcare workers in the United States are struggling with a suite of mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that healthcare workers are at greater risk than the general public of experiencing health problems such as depression. One striking finding is that, on average, healthcare professionals reported enough …

The relationship between the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and its most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps, has been rocky for years. The more Phelps won, and did he ever win, racking up 28 Olympic medals across five Games, the more he became the organization’s poster child, worthy of whatever special treatment it could provide. …

As of mid-July, 32 million Americans were considered unemployed. North Carolina alone is nearing 1.2 million unemployment insurance claims as federal support remains uncertain. While the economic effects of nationwide job loss can be measured, the mental health effects are more difficult to quantify. Wake Forest counseling professor Seth Hayden, who studies the connection between …