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The Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center has welcomed a new executive director who will begin her duties on April 12. Dr. Natashia Smith replaces OAMHC Executive Director Willie Priester, who retired in March. Smith began her career with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health at the Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center in 2004. She comes …

“This event has definitely devastated our community,” said Imam Abdul Bashir, of the Islamic Association of Allen. Bashir said the deaths have rocked the group. ALLEN, Texas — It is a family tragedy that has awakened a community. Six family members of the Towhid family were found dead inside their Allen home on Monday morning.  …

When COVID-19 hit last year, college students across the country—including those at WPI—had already been facing a list of stressors impacting their mental health. Throw a pandemic into the mix and anxiety, stress, and depression have seemed to increase.   To help the WPI community better understand and address this important issue, Student Mental Health: Surviving …

On Thursday, family and friends laid six loved ones to rest in Allen. The Towhid family was found in their home Monday morning after police say two brothers made a pact to kill their family before taking their own lives. Authorities said the brothers had been battling depression. It’s a story that has deeply shaken …

England is “in the grip of a mental health crisis” because of the Covid pandemic, with under-18s suffering the most, psychiatrists are to warn on Friday. Record numbers of children and adults sought NHS help last year for problems such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders, or because they ended up in a mental health …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Nashville Police Department is working to change how officers respond to calls regarding a person’s mental health. This was one of the goals for the newly created Office of Alternative Policing Strategies. It’s being led by Inspector David Imhof, former commander at the East Precinct for the past 10 …

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Two stressful situations have hit Bay County in the last two and a half years, first Hurricane Michael and then the pandemic. As a response, Bay District Schools introduced Telehealth in August 2019 to help with the mental health struggles students may face dealing with the pressures these situations brought …

Dive Brief: More than 60% of frontline healthcare workers say the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, according to a national survey published Tuesday from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post. About 13% of those surveyed reported accessing mental health services or medications while 18% said they needed such services but didn’t get …

The state’s largest public workers union on Tuesday knocked a provision in the agreed-to $212 billion state budget that will cut 200 beds used for inpatient mental health treatment services at the Office of Mental Health.  The cut is part of a broader trend in the last seven years as 20% of inpatient beds have …

Children taken to the emergency room for mental health concerns are more likely to be stuck there for extended stays than they were a decade ago, according to new research. Hispanic children are almost three times more likely than white children to experience these delays in care. “Every minute, every hour, every day a kid …