Crisis

Outcome Health Launches “Who Saves Me?” to Bring Awareness to the Crisis of Physician Burnout

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Outcome Health today announced Who Saves Me?, a campaign to bring awareness to the overwhelming percentage of physicians who quietly suffer from burnout and mental health struggles. Supporting the campaign are Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit promoting overall mental health, Black Mental Wellness, a virtual community dedicated to the mental health and wellness of black people of all ages.

Data aggregated by from research, studies and polls on mental health issues among healthcare professionals (HCPs) reveals that HCPs may be susceptible to burnout and potential depression due to a number of conflating factors that are hitting our healthcare system, including and especially related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The vast majority of HCPs (92 percent) say that they have felt burnt out at some point because of their job; nearly 75 percent of HCPs say that the pandemic has

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‘Battered American Syndrome’ is Creating a New Mental Health Crisis According to Psychotherapist Podcaster Dr. Stephanie Knarr | Nation & World

LAUREL, Md., Oct. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Stephanie Knarr first started using the term “Battered American Syndrome” on a recent episode of her Podcast: Dr. Stephanie Show’s Podcast. In addition to the mental health crisis caused by COVID isolation, symptoms of Battered American Syndrome are common, putting Americans at an even greater risk for suicide.

COVID pressures have put more Americans at risk for mental health episodes, and suicide rates have increased dramatically since March.

In addition, Dr. Stephanie Knarr says she also sees many Americans with symptoms that are not unlike Battered Woman’s Syndrome. Most people are familiar with symptoms of Battered Woman’s Syndrome: feelings of helplessness, panic attacks, lowered self-esteem, and damaged relationships with friends and family. These symptoms are common among women who are in a mentally abusive relationship with an intimate partner who gaslights her, threatens to take away her livelihood, and possibly even

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“Battered American Syndrome” is Creating a Mental Health Crisis According to Psychotherapist Podcaster Dr. Stephanie Knarr | News

LAUREL, Md., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Stephanie Knarr first started using the term “Battered American Syndrome” on a recent episode of her Podcast: Dr. Stephanie Show’s Podcast. In addition to the mental health crisis caused by COVID isolation, symptoms of Battered American Syndrome are common, putting Americans at an even greater risk for suicide.

COVID pressures have put more Americans at risk for mental health episodes, and suicide rates have increased dramatically since March.

In addition, Dr. Stephanie Knarr says she also sees many Americans with symptoms that are not unlike Battered Woman’s Syndrome. Most people are familiar with symptoms of Battered Woman’s Syndrome: feelings of helplessness, panic attacks, lowered self-esteem, and damaged relationships with friends and family. These symptoms are common among women who are in a mentally abusive relationship with an intimate partner who gaslights her, threatens to take away her livelihood, and possibly even

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Covid Causing A Global Mental Health Crisis, Warns Red Cross

1 in 2 people suffering anxiety, depression during Covid.

By Samantha Walravens

As 2020 drags on and the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, the number of people reporting mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and stress, has skyrocketed.

According to recent data, symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders have more than tripled among U.S. adults compared to this time last year—with women and Black and Latinx communities most acutely impacted. 

And in a study released today, on World Mental Health Day, by the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCR), over half — 51 percent — of respondents surveyed across seven countries reported that the global health crisis has negatively impacted their mental health.

The data are disturbing, but

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Community crisis mental health programs help keep people out of emergency rooms

SPRINGFIELD — Community crisis service programs can often help individuals struggling with a psychiatric emergency if no medical issue is involved.

“The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is working with providers like BHN to develop more community support and programs so fewer people will need inpatient level of care,” said Steve Winn, president and CEO of Behavioral Health Network.

That’s a priority at a time when many patients are forced to wait hours or days in a hospital emergency room before being admitted for inpatient psychiatric care. The phenomenon is called ER boarding, and health care professionals say it has gotten worse during the coronavirus pandemic and with the loss of psychiatric care beds in the region.

Winn said Behavioral Health Network recently opened a nine-bed “enhanced crisis stabilization unit” in Springfield.

“This helps keep people out of the ER or take people out of the ER who,

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As movement grows to reduce police involvement in mental health crisis calls, Virginia legislators try to figure out a statewide model | Local News

Marcus-David Peters had just left his job teaching high school biology and arrived at his second job at a hotel, where he worked as a security guard, when he apparently began to experience a mental health episode.

The 24-year-old

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Cities declare racism a health crisis, but some doubt impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Christy DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of, were offered X-rays and their doctors listened to their concerns.

That wasn’t her experience. When the 29-year-old Black woman sought a COVID-19 test at a New York emergency room, a nurse said she didn’t have a fever. DeGallerie appealed to a doctor of color, who told the nurse to check again. It registered 101 degrees.

“We know our pain is questioned and our pain is not real to them,” said DeGallerie, who later started a group for Black COVID-19 survivors. “Getting medical help shouldn’t be discouraging for anyone. It is a discouraging place for Black people.”

Addressing experiences like DeGallerie’s has become a priority for a growing number of local governments, many responding to a pandemic that’s amplified racial disparities and the call for racial justice

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Analysis: Trump faces credibility crisis over health scare

FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump steps down from Marine One as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after he tested positive for COVID-19. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is in the background. The president’s coronavirus infection, as well as the illnesses of several aides and allies, has imperiled the highest levels of the U.S. government. The White House’s efforts Saturday to project calm backfired in stunning fashion, resulting in a blizzard of confusing and contradictory information about the health and well-being of the commander in chief. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — One month from Election Day, President Donald Trump is facing a credibility crisis as yawning as his health crisis, at a moment when he needs the public’s trust the most.

The president’s coronavirus infection, as well as the illnesses of several

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Trump faces credibility crisis over health scare

WASHINGTON (AP) — One month from Election Day, President Donald Trump is facing a credibility crisis as yawning as his health crisis, at a moment when he needs the public’s trust the most.



FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump steps down from Marine One as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after he tested positive for COVID-19. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is in the background. The president’s coronavirus infection, as well as the illnesses of several aides and allies, has imperiled the highest levels of the U.S. government. The White House’s efforts Saturday to project calm backfired in stunning fashion, resulting in a blizzard of confusing and contradictory information about the health and well-being of the commander in chief. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)


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FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump steps down from Marine One as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after he tested positive for COVID-19. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is in the background. The president’s coronavirus infection, as well as the illnesses of several aides and allies, has imperiled the highest levels of the U.S. government. The White House’s efforts Saturday to project calm backfired in stunning fashion, resulting in a blizzard of confusing and contradictory information about the health and well-being of the commander in chief. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The president’s coronavirus infection, as well

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Medford Develops Roadmap To Address Racism As Health Crisis

MEDFORD, MA — City officials on Wednesday released Medford’s “Social Justice Roadmap,” a guiding document that details ongoing interdepartmental work around equity and inclusion and lays out proposed goals for continuing and expanding on this work with the community.

The full document is available here and will be updated regularly as work continues. The report includes action steps the city has taken or are currently under review to address racism and the social determinants of health that disproportionately impact communities of color, reports compiled, questions officials have received from residents and more.

To address institutional and systemic racism, the city is addressing equity in several fields, including:

Health & Well-Being

– Through interdepartmental and external agency collaboration, address social determinants of health. According to the World Health Organization, “Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.” These circumstances are shaped by

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