Mental Health Services & Philadelphia: Independence Blue Cross invests in Quartet Health to expand access to care

Mental Health Services & Philadelphia: Independence Blue Cross invests in Quartet Health to expand access to care

Independence Blue Cross is expanding its efforts to address anxiety and depression in southeastern Pennsylvania by deepening its partnership with Quartet Health, which connects patients with mental health services to suit their clinical and insurance needs. Independence led a $ 60 million investment in Quartet Health to help the company increase access to mental health … Read more

Mental health providers are also facing psychological and financial strains during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health providers are also facing psychological and financial strains during the COVID-19 pandemic

The psychological strain of the COVID-19 pandemic has received much attention, as increases in depression, anxiety and loneliness – especially among children – have given rise to concern among mental health providers. The American Academy of Pediatrics is among several organizations that have called on government officials to address the growing crisis. Other health professionals … Read more

Do you feel guilty about ‘useless’ free time? Your mental health likes | Health news

Do you feel guilty about ‘useless’ free time?  Your mental health likes |  Health news

by Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter (Health Day) THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Are you struggling to decide whether you want to spend another hour in the office or take a walk in the late afternoon? Put on your hiking boots. Prioritizing free time is good for your mental health. For many, especially people … Read more

‘OK not to be okay’: Mental health occupies the top role at the Olympics

‘OK not to be okay’: Mental health occupies the top role at the Olympics

TOKYO (AP) – For decades, they were asked to shake it off or sharpen it up – to put doubt or demons aside and focus on the task: to win. Dominant. Getting it done. For years, Simone Biles was one of the very best at it. Suddenly – for some, shockingly enough – she decided … Read more

How Covid pressured children to take responsibility for their mental health

How Covid pressured children to take responsibility for their mental health

The pandemic has been traumatic for young people. While adults have had to get used to working from home and fighting Covid in the wake of losing family, friends and loved ones to the disease and staring at job insecurity, dozens of teens across the country were pressured to take responsibility for their mental health, … Read more

Older adults report stronger mental health in new poll

Older adults report stronger mental health in new poll

Getty Images In Spanish | In many ways, COVID-19 has been particularly harsh on older adults, who are more vulnerable to virus complications. But when it comes to their mental health, the older they are, the better they have had it, according to recent studies. One is a recently released poll from the University of … Read more

I overheard what my father said about me

I overheard what my father said about me

DEAR HARRIETTE: My father had another child many years after I was born. I overheard him tell my aunt that my younger siblings are so much “easier”. Harriette Cole I do not know if that means he found me hard to travel, or if it’s just easier this time because he’s already learned the ropes. … Read more

Pediatric groups declare national emergency over children’s mental health

Pediatric groups declare national emergency over children’s mental health

A group of pediatric organizations have declared a national emergency in children’s mental health, coinciding with alarming new emergency room statistics released on Tuesday. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association urged lawmakers in a statement to act quickly to resolve the … Read more

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