Mental health and wellness during the age of COVID-19

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of free mental health and wellness sessions this week.



The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of mental health and wellness sessions related to COVID-19 and suicide prevention this week.


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The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of mental health and wellness sessions related to COVID-19 and suicide prevention this week.

This four day virtual symposium started Monday and will go through Thursday evening.

Topics up for discussion range from suicide prevention to the impacts of being a frontline worker during the pandemic to racial injustice.

Some classes on Tuesdays schedule include: LGBTQ+ mental health, parenting during the pandemic and dealing with grief and loss during the pandemic.

Crisis center staff members, along with local and national experts, are giving the presentations.

In addition to this symposium, the crisis center offers 24/7 crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling for all Alachua County residents

Mobile Response Team Coordinator, Amanda Dilorenzo-Garcia, said

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COVID-19 and a summer of gun violence have hit Jane and Finch youth hard. A new mental health program is trying to help

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Fifteen-year-olds Colin Kishundial and Saif Khan have called Toronto’s Jane  and Finch area home for the entirety of their young lives. 

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It’s a neighbourhood that has notoriously struggled with higher  rates of gun violence, higher  tenant eviction rates and more recently, higher  numbers of COVID-19 cases than the rest of the city.

But despite a challenging backdrop compounded by the physical and social  perils of a global  pandemic, youth like Kishundial and Khan say they are determined to succeed  in school and life afterward. They have ambitions of finishing their education,  becoming entrepreneurs and giving back to the community that raised them without  fear of violence or discrimination. 

It is why Black Creek Community Health Centre began its education support  program for youth three years ago, which Kishundial and Khan have been attending  since January after struggling academically and emotionally at their local  public Toronto schools.

And it

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Thousands of Manitobans reaching out for mental health support amid COVID-19 pandemic

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a man sitting in front of a window: Coronavirus: Canadians struggling with mental health during pandemic


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Coronavirus: Canadians struggling with mental health during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an added layer of anxiety and stress for many, but it also has many reaching out for help.

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In late March, the province launched an online program with Canadian HR firm Morneau Shepell, aimed at providing support for Manitobans struggling with anxiety and depression related to COVID-19.

Since then, 3,460 Manitobans have used the service, according to a provincial spokesperson.

“I can tell you that number has been steadily growing,” Manitoba health minister Cameron Friesen said during a press conference Tuesday.

“None of us are untouched by this. There (are) the challenges of COVID-19 that we can see and they’re tangible in our every day lives, but the mental health challenges and our anxiety is no less real even though it is more invisible.”

Read more: Manitoba launches online program targeting those anxious

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Tips for maintaining your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

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Almost everyone has experienced some sense of loss or grieving during the pandemic.

Tips for maintaining your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

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It could be losing a loved one, losing a job, or just mourning the loss of the way life used to be.

Grief can be overwhelming and unexpected endings can cause strong negative emotions. Mental health experts say it’s important to keep the following things in mind:

  • Acknowledge the feelings of loss without judgment, allow yourself to feel sad.
  • Stay connected and talk to friends and family — call, video chat or meet outside with precautions
  • Journaling can also help express feelings
  • Create a new routine. Be sure to include exercise, hobbies and sleep.
  • If you’re struggling, reach out to a mental health professional for help.

It’s been said getting through the pandemic is a marathon and not a sprint, which means it’s

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The Mental Health Trauma of the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

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Inequality is rampant throughout the health care system: Women of color are more likely to die of breast cancer, heart disease, and COVID-19, and more likely to report chronic, severe anxiety. There are many reasons—gaps in biomedical research, deliberate discrimination and racism, lack of resources, lack of empathy—all of which come to a head when a Black woman gets pregnant. Black women in the United States are three to five times more likely to die from pregnancy or postpartum issues than white women, a maternal mortality crisis that cannot be ignored. In Glamour’s Black Maternal Health series, we’re sharing these stories—and solutions.

Freedom Smith was scared to scream during childbirth. She was a 21-year-old single mother-to-be with no insurance, no family support, and no stable prenatal care, and the words of the staff in the maternity ward had weighed heavily on her mind. “I had a

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Brittney Moses’ Journey Toward Breaking Mental Health Stigma and Humanizing the Study of Psychology

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2020 / Social media influencer Brittney Moses is on a mission to break mental health stigmas and humanize the highly academic study of psychology. Through her platform, she creates a space for people who need a refuge for the mental health challenges that they are going through.

Brittney is pursuing her journey toward a clinical psychology degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also assists with research at CAPPS, a clinical research center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. Recently, she has been certified as a facilitator of Recovery Support Groups in her city with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).

After realizing her passion for mental health, the church, and breaking mental health stigmas, the rising YouTube vlogger and writer established a personal blog website that features thought-provoking wellness and lifestyle content. The

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Why the Recent Kanye West Coverage Has Been Triggering For My Mental Illness

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photo of Kanye West on tour in the Netherlands, wearing a dark gray shirt with black stars

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States #2020VISION” — Kanye West via Twitter, July 4, 2020.

Less than a month ago, Kanye West tweeted his desire to run for President of the United States in 2020. In the midst of recurring, heartbreaking, painful news from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, police brutality, the fight for equality and social justice for BIPOC, the idea of a self-aggrandizing rapper-turned- designer-turned-church-leader with a famous wife and the world’s most famous children running for president was the balm media agencies and celeb-watchers across North America were looking for.

But for me? For people like me, who see his mental illness in ourselves? For me, the

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We can’t talk about Kanye West’s tweets and presidential aspirations until we address his mental health

Kanye West performs during 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 20, 2019 in Indio, California.
Kanye West performs during 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 20, 2019 in Indio, California.

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  • Kanye West’s actions over the past month have attracted attention, concern, and headlines.

  • West has openly discussed his bipolar disorder in the past, as well as his reluctance to seek professional treatment like medication.

  • His wife Kim Kardashian West issued a statement asking for “compassion and empathy” from the media and public.

  • Mental health and media experts told Insider that discussions about the substance of West’s tweets, actions, and presidential aspirations need to include context about his mental health. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Throughout July, Kanye West has inspired headlines and captivated online audiences with a series of unexpected and controversial actions. The rapper began the month by announcing his 2020 presidential candidacy and weeks later, issued a series of since-deleted comments about his family,

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Prince William Says Soccer Can Help ‘Break the Stigma Around’ Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

Prince William is using soccer to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video promoting the landmark Mentally Healthy Football Declaration signed by leaders of the entire U.K. soccer family, the Duke of Cambridge openly references the positive role he believes the sport can play.

“This has been a football season unlike any other,” William says in the video. “The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone, and it is clear it will have a big impact on many people’s mental health. Football’s role in breaking the stigma around mental health has never been more important.”

The Mentally Healthy declaration has been signed by the English Premier League, English Football League, and the soccer associations of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

It’s also drawn the support of famous names in the soccer world including England manager Gareth Southgate, England captain Harry Kane and Scotland captain Andy Roberston.

A direct

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We can’t talk about Kayne West’s tweets and presidential aspirations until we address his mental health

Kanye West performs during 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 20, 2019 in Indio, California.
Kanye West performs during 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 20, 2019 in Indio, California.

Timothy Norris/Getty Images for Coachella

  • Kanye West’s actions over the past month have attracted attention, concern, and headlines.

  • West has openly discussed his bipolar disorder in the past, as well as his reluctance to seek professional treatment like medication.

  • His wife Kim Kardashian West issued a statement asking for “compassion and empathy” from the media and public.

  • Mental health and media experts told Insider that discussions about the substance of West’s tweets, actions, and presidential aspirations need to include context about his mental health. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Throughout July, Kanye West has inspired headlines and captivated online audiences with a series of unexpected and controversial actions. The rapper began the month by announcing his 2020 presidential candidacy and weeks later, issued a series of since-deleted comments about his family,

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