It was the height of the pandemic when Daniel Hobdy relapsed. “I spent most of my time in my room, playing video games,” he says. “I had no outside connections.” Like elsewhere across the United States, the face-to-face support group meetings he’d gone to stopped, and the only two people
“Like many parents, I used the tools I had,” says Gerri Hobdy. Her son, Daniel, is a veteran who was struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder when the pandemic hit. His symptoms worsened. “I felt more terror, existential dread, and pressure sitting in that beige room than as a soldier,” Daniel
As the Covid pandemic continues to ravage nations and we see spikes in behavioral health needs worldwide, it would be phenomenal if call centers and providers alike could use voice analysis technology to track the disaster’s social impact. Sound like a futuristic reality? Not in Japan.
Shinichi Tokuno, a professor at
On December 31st, a cluster of people with pneumonia of unknown etiology were identified in Wuhan, China. By January 7th, the nation’s health authorities confirmed that the cause was a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. To date, we know the virus has made its way to at least 185 countries and territories,
Kathryn Wood talks about how society's construct of toughness hinders mental wellness.
Kristine FireThunder has developed youth leadership programs where guest speakers who’ve grown up on a reservation share their stories, expressing how they overcame challenges faced by today’s youth. She says what’s essential is that children and teens hear from people who experienced the same history and forms of trauma and
Judge Leifman chats about diversion programs and how judges are well-positioned to bring about critical change in mental health. Nineteen years ago, Judge Steven Leifman had an experience that forever altered his perception.
Shelby Rowe says the mental health community needs to work together to alter the perception of mental illness not only in the general population but also within the very community designed to treat it.