Obamacare's unexpected bonus: How the Affordable Care Act is helping middle-aged Americans during the pandemic

For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.

Jane Tavares, Research Fellow, LeadingAge LTSS Center, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  depression  pandemic  medicare  affordable-care-act  health-insurance  aca

African American teens face mental health crisis but are less likely than whites to get treatment

For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.

Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University • conversation
July 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  poverty  mental-health  depression  suicide  stress  african-americans  black-youth

Black men face high discrimination and depression, even as their education and incomes rise

The issues facing Black Americans are not confined to only racial discrimination. Gender plays a part too.

T.J. Curry, Professor of Philosophy, Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies, University of Edinburgh • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  education  depression  anxiety  gender  discrimination  police  black-men  black-women  stop-and-frisk

Flattening the mental health curve is the next big coronavirus challenge

A mental health crisis has begun, as social isolation from the coronavirus and loss of job, income and loved ones have left people reeling. A transformation of care is badly needed.

Jonathan Rottenberg, Professor of Psychology, University of South Florida • conversation
May 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression exercise anxiety psychotherapy mental-health-crisis

Coronavirus: how to beat anxiety when going back to work

There comes a point when we just have to let it go and give up control.

Olivia Remes, Mental health researcher, University of Cambridge • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety coronavirus-2020 health-anxiety

A perfect storm for medical PTSD: Isolation, intensive care and the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Scott E. Hall, Program Coordinator & Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Dayton • conversation
May 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety psychology trauma social-distancing ptsd medical-care hospitals social-isolation patients

What's the point of grief?

A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.

John Frederick Wilson, Honorary Research Fellow, Director of Bereavement Services Counselling & Mental Health Clinic, York St John University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution depression trauma grief evolutionary-biology grieving bereavement five-stages-of-grief

New study shows staggering effect of coronavirus pandemic on America's mental health

While there have been spikes across the board, some groups are suffering more than others.

Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety young-adults millennials surveys gen-z

We're measuring online conversation to track the social and mental health issues surfacing during the coronavirus pandemic

America's news reports and social media chatter open a window into the nation's psyche. An AI-based text analysis of these words shows that the coronavirus is driving up familiar social ills.

Amit Sheth, Founding Director, Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression big-data pandemic social-distancing alcoholism new-coronavirus research-brief domestic-violence drug-addiction

Coronavirus: why self-isolation brings mental health strain for elite athletes

Why elite athletes may struggle more during self-isolation.

Keith Parry, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport, Exercise & Health, University of Winchester • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 depression athletes sport athletics sports-psychology footballers

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