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Opinion

Opinion – 2020 Was Difficult; It Was Not the Worst Year Ever

Humans don’t rule the world, it turns out. COVID-19 is too small to see, as President Trump pointed out. It has still killed more than 300,000 Americans in less than a year. It also ended the longest economic boom in American history and threw millions of people out of work. Millions of people who kept

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Opinion: Christmas is the Season of Hope

It hasn’t been easy this last year to maintain a positive attitude. With Covid-19, lock downs, masks, social distancing, the closures of restaurants, bars and other “non-essential” businesses, the cancellations of traditional events and ceremonies, a person’s mental condition is bound to trend toward sullenness if not depression. Add to that, the inability to see

Health

Opinion: Rare Progress in Mental Health Policy When It’s Needed the Most

Rarely do five pieces of legislation on a single topic pass a chamber of Congress — especially when that topic is sensitive or often stigmatized, as mental health and suicide are. Even more rare is such a comprehensive set of policies introduced and co-sponsored by a group of lawmakers that cross the political and ideological

Health

Telehealth is the best option for some but not all, mental health experts say

Telehealth can help treat people with depression or other mental-health issues but patients need to guard their privacy and consider whether the treatment is right for them, health advocates said. June Rolph, a board-certified nurse practitioner in Phoenix, said patients may feel more emotionally removed from the therapeutic process in a video session than they

State

Arizona governor warns of suicide risk amid pandemic

Arizona officials warned Thursday that children and teens are at risk of suicide as depression increases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counseling resources are available to help struggling children, even as schools hold classes online, Gov. Doug Ducey said at a high school in Chandler. “I would like to ask all our parents, especially if your

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