In March, as communities shut down, Robert Roca, M.D., and his wife brought home his 96-year-old mother-in-law from an assisted living facility. “Had she stayed, she would have been alone in her room all day with no visitors.” Soon his brother-in-law moved in, and so did his daughter and son-in-law.
In March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the United States shut down. When students would be allowed to return was anyone's guess. On Friday, March 13, my daughter’s middle school announced that it would close. Indefinitely. We don't know what fall will bring. There's been no word. It's
In early February, when #CrisisTalk spoke with Matthew Holtsclaw on the Renew seclusion and restraint (S&R) initiative he launched a year ago, we had no idea what was around the corner for the United States and the overall healthcare system. At a time when physically distancing from each other is
As communities struggle with COVID-19 and increasingly respond to emergency rules, Major Sam Cochran (ret.), co-chair of CIT International’s Board of Directors, said leaders must support and keep open essential mental health crisis services. He shared with #CrisisTalk that without them, the default mental healthcare provider and law enforcement drop
On Monday, Rolling Stone released an article that highlights what’s been on the minds of many of the nation’s mental health leaders: what’s the impact of COVID-19 on people’s ability to get the help they need during a psychiatric crisis? The article predominantly focused on extended hospital wait times and
“The barrier of loneliness: the palpable, desperate need of the human animal to be with his fellow man. Up there … is an enemy known as isolation.”
The Washington Post recently shared the quote above from a 1959 Twilight Zone episode that explored the impacts of a man being all alone.
As emergency rules put social distancing measures in place in communities across the United States, doctors Aaron Kofman, M.D., and Alfonso Hernandez-Romieu, M.D., infectious disease fellows in the Department of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, wrote in Stat that these policies aren’t making their way into the healthcare system,
As a mother of two small children and close relation to people who might be in denial that they fit into a higher risk category, I’ve been watching the news just like everyone else, wondering what’s to come. Though some may disagree with me, we are likely facing a national