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Teletherapy in the Age of COVID-19

June 6, 2020

June 3, 2020 By Melba Newsome North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/06/03/teletherapy-in-the-age-of-covid-19/ Maudeb Maybin suffers from PTSD and uses a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy. Part of his overall maintenance plan includes seeing a therapist to help him cope with his depression issues. But just traveling to and from his appointment can take hours. “It was more »

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Settling the mind in unsettling times

June 2, 2020 By Liisa Ogburn WRAL https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/settling-the-mind-in-unsettling-times/19126213/ It can seem impossible to tap into the steady and wise part of one’s mind when we are in a global pandemic as well as national riots and unrest spurred by the death of George Floyd. And yet, not doing so can only exacerbate the situation. For more »

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to more »

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively more »

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During the coronavirus pandemic, recovery support moves online

May 12, 2020

April 15, 2020 By Taylor Knopf North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/04/15/covid-19-online-recovery-support/ As 9 p.m. approaches, a Zoom meeting screen fills with several grids of 168 faces, all ages and races represented. A middle-aged African-American woman sits at a desk and pulls out a notebook and pen. A young white woman rolls out dough on her more »

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