Mental health


Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
How to Talk to Your Children About the Texas School Shooting

Keep to your routines, limit children’s exposure to news reports, and, above all, listen to them, mental health experts say.

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Meals on Wheels, ASU Study How Pets Affect Social Isolation, Loneliness Among Older Adults

Meals on Wheels America and Arizona State University are partnering on a study of the effect pets have on social isolation and loneliness.

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Starting in July, Getting Mental Health Support Will Be Easier With 988 Hotline

The national suicide hotline is 800-273-8255 — however, the 988 Implementation Act to make it easier for Americans to have an effortless way to get the help they need.

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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.