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Ley Brandon se reducirá el estigma para militares que buscan ayuda de salud mental

La Ley Brandon amplía los servicios de salud mental a los miembros de las fuerzas armadas, ya que las tasas de suicidio han ido en aumento entre los miembros de las fuerzas armadas y los veteranos por igual.... Read more»

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Care & comfort: From horses to micro-mini cows, animals can help with human ailments

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing form of therapy that can help people of all ages both mentally and physically by relying on the bond between animals and humans, and can help a variety of conditions, from Alzheimer’s to PTSD to learning disorders.... Read more»

Arizona judge denies execution stay despite claims of mental incompetency

An Arizona judge on Wednesday rejected the motion from convicted murderer and death row inmate Clarence Dixon to stay his execution slated for May 11 based on claims he is mentally incompetent. ... Read more»

Arizona judge mulls death row inmate’s mental competency

Pinal County Superior Court Judge Robert Olson heard oral arguments and expert testimony Tuesday to determine if he’ll stay the execution of death row inmate Clarence Dixon, currently slated for May 11. ... Read more»

Arizona death row inmate denied clemency despite claims he is mentally incompetent

The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency declined a request for clemency by reasons of mental incompetency brought by a man convicted of killing an Arizona State University student in 1977. ... Read more»

'Only the beginning': Brandon Act meant to reduce barriers, stigma for military members seeking mental health help

The Brandon Act - now part of the new National Defense Authorization Act - expands mental health services to members of the military as suicide rates have been increasing among members of the military and veterans alike.... Read more»

New youth mental health data 'a cry for help'

While youth mental health was already deteriorating before the coronavirus pandemic, in the two years following the isolation, grief, and anxiety, researchers are finding that a dark wave of depression is washing over the adolescents of America.... Read more»

Las mascotas alivian la soledad y el aislamiento social, según estudia de ASU

Meals on Wheels y ASU se están asociando para estudiar el efecto que tienen las mascotas en el aislamiento social y la soledad, y cómo el servicio de comidas puede expandir sus programas para los dueños de mascotas.... Read more»

Meals on Wheels, ASU study how pets affect social isolation, loneliness among older adults

Meals on Wheels, which gives gives volunteers critical insight into whether lonely clients are suffering health consequences, and ASU are partnering to study the effect pets have on social isolation and loneliness, and how the meal service can expand its programs for pet owners.... Read more»

Teletherapy expanded during the pandemic, but is it effective for behavioral health?

Telehealth has been a widely used resource during the pandemic, but as providers and policymakers consider its future, some continue to weigh the pros and cons of treating certain conditions from a distance – particularly mental illness and substance use. ... Read more»

Targeted by politicians, trans youth struggle with growing fear and mental health concerns

As state legislators in Arizona and across the country introduced a record number of anti-transgender bills in 2021, the larger debate outside of medicine amid these legislative efforts to restrict access to care is having a detrimental impact on transgender youth.... Read more»

Tucson's Yume Japanese Gardens hopes for COVID recovery with spring events

The Yume Japenese Gardens is starting their spring events soon and have opened more of its spaces to the public. Founder Patricia Derrider said that she's excited but expects financial support to be "more difficult" to come by since the start of the pandemic. ... Read more»

Rising gun deaths push cities to shore up police and services

With a rise in homicides in more than a dozen major U.S. cities, local leaders and gun safety experts are renewing their efforts to strike a balance between relying on law enforcement and engaging others, such as social workers, to reduce violence in at-risk communities.... Read more»

Probe of Texas National Guard border mission demanded over suicide attempts, abysmal conditions and delayed pay

Thirteen Democratic Texas congressional delegation members called for an investigation into Operation Lone Star, Gov. Greg Abbott’s highly touted border mission, following news reports of poor working and living conditions for troops, habitual pay problems, and suspected suicides.... Read more»

Texas lawmakers deplore mistreatment of National Guardsmen sent to border duty

Reports that Texas National Guard soldiers deployed to Gov. Greg Abbott's highly touted border security mission are experiencing pay delays and poor working conditions — and that some have recently died by suicide — are drawing concern from Texas lawmakers. ... Read more»

Pandemic adds pressure on doctors, who already had one of the highest rates of suicide

Physicians have one of the highest rates of death by suicide, and the intensities and difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic have only increased the stressors that care providers are under. ... Read more»

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