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Give healthcare workers the mental health support they deserve

Give healthcare workers the mental health support they deserve

Defending healthcare workers has become an essential part of our daily lives. In March, we were proud to see the Dr. Lorna Breen Healthcare Provider Protection Act signed into law to provide $135 million for programs to support the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers. . However, while this was a welcome first step, …

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COVID relief funds help fill gaps in mental health services for rural children

COVID relief funds help fill gaps in mental health services for rural children

By Christina Saint Louis | KHN NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center building has long stood at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian town, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the hills of southeastern Ohio have traveled to the hilltop hospital for treatment. Then, in …

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Neglected and Underserved: Promoting Mental Health Equity in Marginalized Communities

Neglected and Underserved: Promoting Mental Health Equity in Marginalized Communities

Awareness of mental health care as a key component of holistic health is increasing. Despite this, the lack of access to appropriate care and the stigma around talking about our mental health remain. In particular, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color—as well as LGBTQIA+ populations—face stigma, structural barriers, and other unique challenges in accessing …

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