It’s too early to say exactly what effect this period will have on people’s short- and long-term mental health, but given that almost a fifth of American adults have likely experienced a diagnosable anxiety-related disorder in the past year, it’s likely that there will be a long and challenging road ahead of us.
The vulnerable groups are not just the elderly population or those with pre-existing conditions or the homeless or under-housed. They are folks from all walks of life who are struggling to cope financially, mentally, or physically with the crisis. There are too many stories and scenarios I have read and heard about to enumerate in this blog post. This pandemic is having a tremendous impact on people from every stratum.
Digital tools and platforms became the front face of this classroom. These tools facilitated instruction, communication, and evaluation of learning. This is not the way we typically test technology solutions and their implementation. The urgency and timeline required focus to allow technology to be the tool that gets education done; rather than filling its former role as a modern facilitator of learning to the usual (in-person) classroom experience.
Many therapists and agencies have started to offer teletherapy for people they are providing mental health services to. These tips apply to video therapy – where therapist and client participate in the session using a video platform.
Your job, family and daily routine are most likely being impacted by the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The CDC has provided important guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect your physical health.
Accessing affordable care is a challenge in mental health and other healthcare sectors as well, but technology companies have begun to break down barriers to treatment through innovative solutions and of those innovations (VR) is one of the most exciting
In this episode we have Justin Kruger, the founder of Project Helping, a volunteer network founded not only with the intention of bettering communities but benefiting the mental wellness of its volunteers.
Children who have experienced trauma can develop emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and relationship difficulties that can adversely impact their ability to learn and impede general success in school. Teachers and other school staff may experience secondary trauma when working with these students because managing and responding to their behavior can be confusing and exhausting.
It is no secret that there are a lot of charities a donor can contribute to. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), over 1.5M nonprofit organizations are registered in the United States alone! Where does a donor begin when they want to make an impact and be philanthropic?
Last month the F.D.A. approved the use of esketamine as an antidepressant for individuals that have tried at least two other treatments for depression. Esketamine is the first ketamine-derived medicine, meaning that it is molecularly part of ketamine. At NMHIC, we have been aware of the use of ketamine for depression, but for a majority of the population this is surprising use case.
In this episode, Matt and Debbie interview Elizabeth McMahon, a psychologist who is one of the first therapists to adopt Virtual Reality as a method for treatment of anxiety, phobias and other behavior health conditions.
This summit marked a collision between my focus on rural mental health systems improvement for the first decade of my professional career, and my current focus on how technology can enable and scale proven solutions in mental health.
Sarah Beary and Sam Hubley recently spoke at the State Innovation Model (SIM) Collaborative Learning Session in Broomfield, CO. SIM is a state-wide grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid that focuses on increasing access for all Coloradans to integrated behavioral health and primary care services.