One woman's account of how her struggle with complex PTSD has helped her to cope with the on-going pandemic.
In a new piece published in JAMA Pediatrics, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, one of the nation’s most prominent pediatricians and Director of the Center for Child Heath, Behavior & Development at Seattle Children’s Hospital, discusses why he believes that “the risks to children’s learning, social-emotional development, and mental health need to be better balanced with the risks of spreading the coronavirus.”
American Red Cross is offering a mental health first aid course for free.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, a federal crisis hotline, has seen a huge spike in calls of people seeking help recently. The national helpline, ran by the at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides counseling for people facing emotional distress during times of natural and human-caused disasters. In March, the helpline saw a 338% increase in call volume compared with February, according to spokesperson with the agency. And compared to last year for the month of March, they had an 891% increase of calls. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate...