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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

Opinion

Opinion: A Plea on Behalf of America’s Seniors

There are 50 million seniors, age 65 and older, living in the U.S. today. This population and countless others that fall under the “mature adult” category are the most at risk demographic for contracting COVID-19. While stay-at-home ordinances may be relaxing and stores are beginning to open, these individuals are still imprisoned in their homes

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