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Coronavirus ‘deaths of despair’ could reach 150K, new study suggests

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Alcoholism. Drug overdoses. Suicide. These “deaths of despair” could reach 150,000 in the U.S. if more isn’t done to provide access to mental health care, increase emotional well-being, mitigate social isolation and blunt the impact of an economic downturn that has wiped away at least 40 million jobs, researchers warn.......
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Coronavirus turns financial advisers into grief counselors for families who lose loves ones

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Most people would assume that financial planners only manage money. But advisers often see themselves as having a responsibility to help people manage their emotions. Financial planners are particularly active in this role lately, and not just because clients express fear and uncertainty about their stock portfolios. Some advisers are......
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One-third of US adults show signs of anxiety or depression amid coronavirus pandemic

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A study completed by the U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with five federal agencies found that one-third of all Americans are struggling with anxiety or depression amid the coronavirus pandemic. With at least 100,000 deaths reported in the United States due to the coronavirus and months-long stay-at-home orders isolating billions......
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Research affirms saying the F-word might help take the pain away

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Dropping F-bombs can possibly help increase a person’s pain threshold, research has shown — and, according to a follow-up pain management experiment, using made-up swear words doesn’t quite garner the same results. The original 2009 experiment suggested that swearing under the right circumstances can increase a person’s pain threshold. To......
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Family of UConn murder suspect Peter Manfredonia urges him to surrender

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A lawyer representing the family of the University of Connecticut senior wanted in two murders said Monday that the suspect has a history of mental illness and urged him to surrender. “If you are listening, your entire family loves you,” attorney Michael Dolan said Monday, addressing 23-year-old suspect Peter Manfredonia,......
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Mental health apps draw wave of new users as experts call for more oversight

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Depression affects 264 million people around the world, according to the United Nations. Thanakorn Suppamethasawat/EyeEm/Getty Images Therapy app makers are rushing to meet a flood of new customers, but health experts remain divided on the regulatory path ahead as privacy......
ESPN

A football family and a sportswriter, bound by grief

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The Mark and Kym Hilinski who will appear on Outside the Lines on Friday (SportsCenter on ESPN at noon ET) have made a long journey since I profiled them in September 2018. They continue to grieve Tyler, their middle son, the Washington State quarterback who died by suicide in January......
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Getting outside is Americans’ favorite way to de-stress

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Spending time in the great outdoors is the top way Americans are working to de-stress right now, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 Americans found 50 percent of respondents are getting out into nature as a way to benefit their mental health — but with various stay-at-home orders......
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Study shows yoga could help coronavirus-induced depression

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Long after the coronavirus pandemic is declared over, another health plight could take its place: a mental health crisis, experts have warned. But according to a new study, practicing yoga may help to offset the blues, at least somewhat. Researchers with the University of South Australia, in a partnership with......
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Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care

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NEW YORK — More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby homeless shelter. The office remains open, but patients aren’t stopping by as much during the pandemic. Group activities such as......
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Experts worry about effects of COVID on those with mental health issues

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The coronavirus pandemic is leaving a long and still unfinished wake of damage across the nation, with tens of thousands of dead and millions facing economic devastation. This era of unprecedented uncertainty has been exacerbated by social distancing guidelines, which......
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Patients at Louisiana mental hospital sue to be released due to coronavirus

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Two patients at a Louisiana mental hospital filed suit against the state Wednesday, claiming their rights are being violated by not being released from the “quickly deteriorating” facility amid the coronavirus. Storm Erie and Glenn Stelly II, who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia respectively, said the state......
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How to battle burnout and find healthy work-life balance during pandemic

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Vanessa Bohns is one of the fortunate Americans who can work from home, but the blurring of lines between work and home life sometimes takes its toll. “I, for one, feel burned out by constant Zoom meetings all day, so having Saturday and Sunday without them feels like a real......
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How Americans are coping with stress and anxiety during coronavirus

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Over three-quarters of Americans say the COVID-19 outbreak has increased their stress and anxiety, according to new research. The survey asked respondents about their stress levels due to the Coronavirus pandemic and found 27 percent are turning to the bedroom to reduce their stress. Aside from increased sex lives, 37......
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Coronavirus expected to create surge in mental health issues for veterans

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — When Kristofer Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 he was in crisis. He had been trained as a forward observer — the person who spots a target and gives coordinates to artillery — but when he got to Iraq, the then 19-year-old instead found himself......
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Military to help NYC healthcare workers deal with coronavirus ‘combat stress’

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The military will help Big Apple healthcare workers deal with the “combat stress” of working on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. “I never thought we’d have to use this word in the middle of New York City civilian life, but in fact......
CNBC Business

How Haley Sacks, aka Mrs. Dow Jones, is helping young adults financially survive coronavirus crisis

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Haley Sacks hosts the “Bravoholics Meet Workaholics” panel at BravoCon 2019, Skylight Modern in New York City on Nov. 16, 2019. Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU In quarantine for six weeks now, Haley Sacks, also known as Mrs. Dow Jones, is anything but......

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