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A trickle of COVID relief funds helps fill gaps in rural children's mental health services

A trickle of COVID relief funds helps fill gaps in rural children’s mental health services

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 2014, the 15-bed hospital, often without patients, closed. Later, …

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This Doctor Helps Elite Bay Area Athletes Cope With Mental Health Issues

This Doctor Helps Elite Bay Area Athletes Cope With Mental Health Issues

Mental health was once considered a taboo subject in the hyper-competitive and macho world of sport. But as wages soared, social media gave fans a platform to vent and a global pandemic heightened the psychological toll, pressure and scrutiny mounted. So has the number of top athletes who have spoken publicly and candidly about their …

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Locking prescription bottles helps ensure drug safety in drug treatment programs

Locking prescription bottles helps ensure drug safety in drug treatment programs

For patients with opioid use disorders, drug treatment programs are a clinically effective approach. In 2020, approximately 2.7 million Americans age 12 or older had opioid use disorder (OUD).1 For these patients, drug treatment programs (MAT) are a clinically effective approach to treating TOU. Patients in MAT programs typically receive oral medication, such as buprenorphine …

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A photo shows the inside of the Mary Hill Youth and Family Center. Colorful signs on the walls read, "You can do it," and "the power of yet."

Trickle of Covid relief funds helps fill gaps in mental health services for rural children

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 2014, the 15-bed hospital, often without …

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Combined cognitive and physical training helps restore older adults’ attention skills to young adult levels

A new study has found promising results for a combined physical and cognitive fitness intervention designed to improve neuroplasticity in older adults. Using a motion-capture video game, the intervention appeared to remedy age-related lapses in attention. The results were published in the journal npj Aging. With age, cognitive abilities naturally decline. But there is evidence …

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Residents collecting donated turkeys at last year’s Turkey Tuesday Drive.

The Kansas City rapper helps the barber expand his turkey campaign to also fight mental health

Residents collecting turkey donations during last year’s Turkey Tuesday Drive. Know the Joey Foundation Fifteen years ago, Joseph “Joey Cuts” Thomas was just a barber who wanted to collect donated Thanksgiving turkeys for less fortunate families in the Kansas City metro. He never imagined his Turkey Drive Tuesday would become a philanthropic mark of the …

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Improve Your Mood: How Tech Helps Black Americans Manage Their Mental Health

Improve Your Mood: How Tech Helps Black Americans Manage Their Mental Health

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO political writer, Report for America Corps Member, tmcqueen@afro.com The American healthcare system is unaffordable for the average uninsured American these days. Additional health services that help prevent or manage mental health may be even further out of reach. Mental health can be debilitating if left unattended for too long, and more …

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Dwayne Johnson, 50, says working out helps manage depression: 'It doesn't solve the problem, but it does help'

Dwayne Johnson, 50, says working out helps manage depression: ‘It doesn’t solve the problem, but it does help’

Dwayne Johnson, 50, realizes he’s in the best emotional shape of his life. (Photo: Flannery Underwood for Men’s Health) Dwayne Johnson says growing old is about finding balance. By talking to men’s health for his December cover story, the black adam star, 50, has opened up about how working out has been his saving grace …

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Dwayne Johnson, 50, says working out helps manage depression: 'It doesn't solve the problem, but it does help'

Dwayne Johnson, 50, says working out helps manage depression: ‘It doesn’t solve the problem, but it does help’

Dwayne Johnson, 50, realizes he’s in the best emotional shape of his life. (Photo: Flannery Underwood for Men’s Health) Dwayne Johnson says growing old is about finding balance. By talking to men’s health for his December cover story, the black adam star, 50, has opened up about how working out has been his saving grace …

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Dwayne Johnson, 50, says working out helps manage depression: 'It doesn't solve the problem, but it does help'

Dwayne Johnson, 50, says working out helps manage depression: ‘It doesn’t solve the problem, but it does help’

Dwayne Johnson, 50, realizes he’s in the best emotional shape of his life. (Photo: Flannery Underwood for Men’s Health) Dwayne Johnson says growing old is about finding balance. By talking to men’s health for his December cover story, the black adam star, 50, has opened up about how working out has been his saving grace …

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