Right the ship: Finding balance during the election

There’s a lot going on in the world right now that can upset the most balanced of equilibriums.

COVID-19 has caused widespread illness and economic hardship, as our country also goes through ongoing social change and national introspection.

And, then, of course, there’s the election.

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Improving health through housing

Social determinants of health are garnering increased attention, especially as research continues to show just how much unmet social needs significantly affect our health.

It is often said that zip code is more important that genetic code in determining overall health and wellness.

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When equality is not good enough

As a country, we’ve made strides in addressing health inequities, but there’s more to be done.

People of color continue to bear a disproportionate burden of disease, death and disability, and mental health is no exception.

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Provider staff training: Close the treatment gap on health inequities

People with mental illness have a hard time accessing mental health care, especially compared to physical health care.

In fact, worldwide, more than 70 percent of individuals with mental illness do not receive any mental health treatment.

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Peer support: Shared experience in suicide prevention

Peer support specialists — those individuals with lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorder (SUD) — have been well-established in behavioral health interventions.

Their shared experience provides the credibility and understanding that help individuals with mental health and SUD challenges on their road to recovery.

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Surviving suicide: The power of storytelling

When professionals interested in suicide prevention discuss suicide, a lot of data gets tossed around.

The suicide rate in the United States increased by 35 percent from 1999 to 2018. It is the 10th leading cause of death. Approximately 48,000 Americans die by suicide each year. However, there is one statistic that rarely sees the light of day.

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Taking a second look at suicide during COVID-19: An interview with the AAS

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that one in four Americans aged 18 to 24 had thoughts of suicide in the prior 30 days has mental health stakeholders reeling: How could the numbers be that high, even during a pandemic?

That question led Beacon Health Options to interview additional experts on suicide prevention.

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The unspoken crisis: Rising suicide rates among Black youth

It is already an alarming statistic that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans, and it’s only getting worse.

From 1999 to 2018, the suicide rate has increased by 35 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Yin and yang: Your introvert’s and extrovert’s happy return to school

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught you a lot about resilience as you work from home, while also managing your children, and possibly even educating them.

Consequently, you’ve learned a lot about yourself and your family. However, there may be one revelation that took you by surprise.

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Yes you can: How to manage the very difficult

For those people who are both working and parenting from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into the perfect storm.

Even during “normal” times, simultaneously being a spouse, parent and employee can feel difficult, and many may feel that they aren’t fulfilling those roles 100 percent.

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