mental health in the news media

The Effects of COVID-19 Related Social Isolation On The Mental Health of Racialized Communities

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our way of life. While many are focused on the physical health and economic aspects of the pandemic, it is essential to also prioritize how the quarantine has affected people’s mental and emotional health. “… it is essential to prioritize how the quarantine has affected people’s mental and emotional health.” Prior…

PROTECT THE SAFETY NET

County May Lose More Than $140 Million to State Santa Clara County could see its budgetary funds cut by more than $140 million this week by the state Legislature. These funds are necessary to support vital programs such as immigration services, supportive housing, respite care for foster families, intimate partner violence services, universal access to…

NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Comments On Reinstitutionalizing People With Mental Illness

8/16/2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.” In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to intensive…

Talking Points on Mass Shootings

Topline Core Points: It is important after these tragedies happen to remember the tremendous impact they have on our communities. The trauma permeates every corner of our communities including families and friends of the victims, survivors, parents, children, first responders, law enforcement—the mental health of our whole country is shaken.  It’s also vital to recognize…

After Trump blames mental illness for mass shootings, health agencies ordered to hold all posts on issue

William Wan When President Trump targeted mental illness as the cause of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 31 people, federal health officials made sure no government experts might contradict him. A Health and Human Services directive on Aug. 5 warned communication staffers not to post anything on social media related…