Stress from coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on people’s mental health

October 8, 2020

September 17, 2020 By Richard Stradling The News & Observer https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article245699730.html Mary Kathryn Kimray has never tested positive for coronavirus, but like a lot of people she says the pandemic has weighed on her emotions. The enforced seclusion and inability to plan ahead made working full-time as an administrative assistant at WakeMed and getting her more »

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Care for Others Drives Use of Chatbots for Mental Health

October 6, 2020 By Matt Shipman Futurity https://www.futurity.org/chatbots-mental-health-compassion-2450282-2/ “We saw a sharp increase in mass shootings in the US in recent years, and that can cause increases in the need for mental health services,” says Yang Cheng, assistant professor of communication at North Carolina State University and first author of the study in the Journal of more »

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Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/Join-NAMI-this-Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week-to-Raise-the-Voices-of-Lived-Experience Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across more »

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5 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Dissociation

Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2020/5-Things-I-Wish-My-Loved-Ones-Knew-About-Dissociation Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has more »

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‘Everyone’s feeling some level of stress’: COVID-19’s impact on mental health and substance use

September 9, 2020

Aug 5, 2020 By Mackenzie Wicker Asheville Citizen Times https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/08/05/covid-anxiety-depression-tripled-substance-abuse-up-15-nc/5547156002/ It’s clear the coronavirus has taken a tremendous toll on the physical health of North Carolinians. But experts say its impact on mental health has been significant, too. Statewide data shows symptoms of depression and anxiety have tripled amid the pandemic, according to Victor Armstrong, executive more »

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