Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to emergency room with suicidal thoughts

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or visit the helpline’s website. CNN — There has been a steady rise in the number of children being seen in emergency departments for suicidal thoughts, according to a new … Read more

GTC sheriff: Jail health services ‘nightmare’ | Local news

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Commission could approve a new company Monday to provide medical and mental health services at the jail. The company, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, submitted a $1.223 million bid for services from Jan. 1 through the end of 2023. The Record-Eagle’s past and ongoing coverage of the Grand Traverse County … Read more

Air Force chiefs urge more focus on mental health as suicides rise

Senior Air Force officials have pledged to improve airmen’s access to mental health care and urged commanders to take a more active role in supporting their troops, suggesting suicides are on the rise again. Secretary Frank Kendall, the service’s top civilian official, and Air Force Chief Master Sergeant JoAnn Bass, her senior enlisted soldier, encouraged … Read more

OPD Mental Health Officers, Truck Drivers Rescue Woman on Bridge

The team that helped protect a woman in crisis consisted of several people, including mental health professionals. Video footage showed truck drivers lined up under the Interstate 680 bridge as a woman hung out outside the guardrail. KETV NewsWatch 7 spoke with the reporter who convinced her to come down as she battles the mental … Read more

How researchers are getting farmers to talk about mental health

Christina Proctor spent many hours during her childhood on the front porches of neighborhood farms in Madison County. She said she had a rough upbringing and lived in a house marked by substance abuse. “But we lived on this road that was surrounded by farmers,” recalls Proctor. “So if anything was going on at my … Read more

Dealing with children’s mental health

stock photo of children playing outside With vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 widely available, some children in the United States are experiencing something normal for the first time. But some pandemic habits—staring at a screen all day, lounging on the couch, snacking on junk food—may be hard to break. The physical problems of these behaviors, … Read more

Myths about abortion and women’s mental health are widespread, experts say

CNN — This is baseless the message, experts say, is repeated over and over again: Abortion can damage a woman’s mental health, perhaps for years. “There is so much misinformation, so many myths about abortion. Abortion will lead to substance abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts; abortion is bad for your health; every woman will regret it,” … Read more

988 National Mental Health Number enters into force on 16 July Local news

TThe national emergency number 911 is easy to remember for Americans who seek help immediately. On July 16, a second three-digit number – 988 – will become the main number for Americans seeking mental health care. The Freeman Health System’s Ozark Center will be one of 200 crisis centers nationwide to receive these calls from … Read more

Utah has the highest rate of mental illness in the US study

UTA (ABC4) – How mentally healthy and happy are the people of Utah? A new study examining the state of mental health in the United States found that people in Utah, unfortunately, experience the highest level of mental illness in the nation. The NiceRx study, found that nearly 30% of adults in Utah suffer from … Read more

Detailed plans for services to improve mental health services for troops, families

As the military and the nation deal with a shortage of mental health providers and delays in receiving appointments, defense officials and services have outlined the steps they are taking to address concerns. Defense officials will launch a pilot program this fall to test a model of behavioral health personnel that matches “supply and demand,” … Read more