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The Other Pandemic: Loneliness Widespread With Loss of Social Connections

Clinicians fear prolonged isolation and anxiety amidst pandemic could elevate youth suicide risk. The pandemic has affected different people in different ways, causing financial stress due to job loss, sliding grades, relationship pressures, and worries that vulnerable loved ones could contract COVID-19. But one factor that has affected Americans across the country is the loss...

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How to Discuss the Traumatic Events on the Capitol With Kids and Process It as a Family

What to know to help your kids process traumatic events as you might be struggling to process them yourself.

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Phoenix Police Say Officers Are Trained to Handle Mental Health Crises. Activists Say They Shouldn’t Be Involved at All.

A 2018 study on the Phoenix Police Department found that nearly 45% of respondents said officers only made the situation worse. Protesters over the summer called for defunding Phoenix police, motivated in part by a deep skepticism about officers’ ability to properly handle mental health crises. Activists point to police shooting deaths of mentally ill...

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Don’t Toss the Gravy: Tips for Staying Calm During Thanksgiving When Your Relatives Have Trash Politics

Whether online or in person, Thanksgiving gatherings are likely to be politically tense this year. Here’s how to keep peace with more strident relatives and speak up without ruining dinner, too.

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COVID-19 Has Arizonans Talking About Teen Suicide. Here’s How to Fight It.

Educators and mental health professionals have expressed concern about the mental health impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on students.

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Wear Your Mask to Keep Arizona Kids in School

Education leaders are worried that unsafe holiday gatherings could lead to a rise in COVID-19 transmissions and potential school closures

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Therapists Went Virtual When COVID Hit. That Hasn’t Helped Everyone.

Arizona mental health experts say telehealth’s success depends on the type of therapy and patient’s needs.