News — Coronavirus

Mental Health Concerns Among DC Area Residents as City Begins to Reopen (DCist.com)

Mental Health Concerns Among DC Area Residents as City Begins to Reopen (DCist.com)

  On May 29, 2020, Washington DC began the phased process of reopening after Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a shutdown that lasted two months due to the furious spread of COVID-19. The gradual lifting of restrictions came after city officials declared that the city had met four metrics: A 14-day decline in the spread of COVID-19 and the overall rate of transmission Enough hospital beds to handle a surge in cases The ability to test priority groups Increased capacity to conduct contact tracing of new infections While the “stay-at-home” order dissolved, allowing us to slowly regain some semblance of normalcy,...

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Mental Health Concerns in LGBTQ People are Exacerbated by Social Distancing and Shelter-in-Place Orders

Mental Health Concerns in LGBTQ People are Exacerbated by Social Distancing and Shelter-in-Place Orders

  We here at IFHP focus a lot of our energy on bringing mental health concerns to light, and most often our spotlight shines on veteran- and service member-related issues. However, too many people in the LGBTQ community suffer the same maladies without the same recognition. June is Pride Month, but due to the pandemic, all of the typical celebrations have been cancelled. This blow to recognition comes on top of months of social isolation and, in some cases, being stuck at home with family members who refuse to accept LGBTQ people or are even openly hostile toward them. It's...

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Online Therapy Works (theconversation.com)

The psychotherapy field, in general, has been dismissive of telehealth since the inception of the technology. However, the current pandemic has caused previously disdainful therapists and experts to rethink their stance.

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Mental Health Awareness in the Digital World (VentureBeat.com)

  “…I figured we should put our professional experience together with our personal experience and see if we can try and help people.”– Leo Zullo, chairman and co-founder of Safe In Our World According to FinancesOnline.com, there will be approximately 2.6 billion video game players worldwide in 2020, up from nearly 2.5 billion in 2019. In a world that currently has 7.8 billion people living in it, you don’t have to be a math major to deduce that video gamers aren’t really loner minority that we’ve always been led to believe. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, as the number...

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