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Aubrey, 57, describes the loneliness brought on by social distancing protocols after receiving a dose of antipsychotic medication to treat his schizophrenia, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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May 20, 2020 - 11:17 am
Even before COVID-19, access to mental health services in the U.S. could be difficult, including for people who have insurance. Now experts fear the virus will make the situation worse, putting the patients most in need at risk of falling through the cracks and inflicting on countless others...
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Suzanne Monaghan
May 17, 2020 - 3:12 pm
A mental health provider has started an online support group to help parents deal with the many challenges brought on by the pandemic. Read more here.
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Kim Glovas
May 12, 2020 - 4:15 am
Villanova University’s College of Nursing kicks off a national study Tuesday to track the effects of stress on front-line workers for the next 20 years. Read more here.
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Mike Dougherty
May 09, 2020 - 4:00 pm
$4 million of a federal grant to boost mental health and addiction services in New Jersey is going to a group working to expand it in Camden County. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
May 07, 2020 - 1:41 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the routines of many Philadelphia school students, and it's taking an emotional toll. To help, the district is launching a free hotline, where students and families can talk with experienced clinicians. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
May 04, 2020 - 3:31 pm
City officials had good news to share at Monday’s coronavirus briefing: The number of deaths from COVID-19 actually went down. Read more here.
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David Madden
May 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
You’ve heard a lot about how the virus is affecting nursing homes and long-term care facilities. But many seniors opt to spend their golden years in their own homes, with professionals coming in to provide some help. How has their work changed in the midst of this pandemic? Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
April 30, 2020 - 1:37 pm
As Pennsylvanians come to the close of their sixth week in isolation, some people in recovery from eating disorders could feel particularly vulnerable to relapse. Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
April 29, 2020 - 5:33 pm
Every day, state, county and city leaders report an excess of people who test positive for COVID-19, people who die from it, and people who are hospitalized from it. But one statistic that remains fuzzy — and probably always will — is how many people are symptomatic but not hospitalized, and are...
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Justin Udo
April 29, 2020 - 1:37 pm
The coronavirus pandemic is keeping most of us confined to the great indoors, and many have turned to video games as a way to keep themselves occupied. But experts say too much gaming can become an unhealthy habit. Read more here.
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