Rap Music Is Putting Mental Health in the Spotlight

December 22, 2020

Dec 8, 2020 By Alan Mozes HealthDay https://consumer.healthday.com/12-8-rap-music-is-putting-spotlight-on-issues-of-mental-health-2649221053.html Beat-heavy rap music could help beat mental illness: Over the past two decades, the lyrics of the most popular songs in rap have increasingly hit on issues related to anxiety, depression and mental health, a new study reveals. “I think anyone who’s been a fan of rap more »

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Report: 20 percent of COVID-19 patients develop mental health issues

November 22, 2020 By Daily Yonder North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/11/22/report-20-percent-of-covid-19-patients-develop-mental-health-issues/ As COVID cases rise in rural areas, a new report found that one in five COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days of recovery. That could spell trouble for rural residents who already have a harder time getting access to mental health services. more »

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A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care

Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/A-Word-to-the-Wise-Caregiver-Take-Care What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that turbulence is like driving on a bumpy country road. While this can seem reassuring, I still dislike the feeling of being out of control. Thoughts more »

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NAMI Receives Fourth Consecutive Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

12/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Receives-Fourth-Consecutive-Four-Star-Rating-from-Charity-Navigator For the last four years NAMI has proudly received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This four-star rating shows that NAMI exceeds industry standards, adheres to best practices and fulfills our mission in a financially responsible and efficient way. NAMI has also earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency more »

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Mental health patients fill the ER, waiting weeks for help

November 17, 2020

October 13, 2020 By Taylor Knopf North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/10/13/mental-health-patients-fill-the-er-waiting-weeks-for-help/ Bridget Narsh said she was unhappy that her son, Mason, spent 26 days this summer in a “windowless room” at UNC Hospital’s Emergency Department in Chapel Hill. Mason is a 15-year-old with autism, ADHD, anxiety and PTSD. The changes and disruptions generated by the more »

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