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Tucson advocate spotlights maternal deaths related to mental health

The national conversation around maternal mortality has served to spotlight physical complications, such as cardiovascular issues, but Tucson resident Sarah Barrett is among those battling a leading but overlooked cause of pregnancy-related deaths: conditions linked to mental health.... Read more»

'A perfect storm:' Body image struggles, eating disorders converge during pandemic

As many are facing pandemic-related mental health challenges, including the way they view themselves and their bodies, Arizona college students have formed support groups to combat negative body image.... Read more»

The other pandemic: Loneliness widespread with loss of social connections

One issue that has affected Americans across the country is the loss of social connectedness. Even before the pandemic shuttered schools, restaurants and workplaces last spring, an estimated 3 in 5 Americans reported a growing sense of loneliness, according to Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index. ... Read more»

Few Arizona mental health providers as COVID-19 spikes anxiety, depression

Arizona ranks close to last in the nation when it comes to available mental health care providers – a problem that’s been underscored during a pandemic that is increasing anxiety and depression.... Read more»

Triage system helps colleges treat mentally ill students

Over the past decade, colleges and universities across the country have seen an influx of students with mental health needs. The stigma of mental illness has started to dissipate, and more students are comfortable seeking help.... Read more»

Study: Heart drug may combat racism as side effect

A common heart disease drug may also alter subconscious racial attitudes, a new study has found.... Read more»