In February 2020, Utah’s state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn went to a legislative caucus to discuss a potential public health concern. “She came to tell us about something called Covid,” says Utah State Rep. Steve Eliason. “We were chatting before the caucus started, and I said, ‘You know, whatever happens
We interviewed Dr. Robert E. Drake, co-developer of the supported employment model Individual Placement and Support (IPS), before COVID-19 hit, with absolutely no idea what was in store for us. A global pandemic that, for many people, has impacted day-to-day life. In April, unemployment in the U.S. spiked to 14.7%.
Slow and steady. That’s how Tia Dole, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Operations Officer at the Trevor Project, describes the increase of calls they’re receiving during the pandemic. The Trevor Project (TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386, TrevorChat, TrevorText: Text START to 678-678) is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for young LGBTQ people up
Nationwide, the emergency department has become the default crisis service provider for mental health crises. A new study reveals that there's an increased risk of suicide afterward.