Day: January 11, 2022

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Children and Mental Health

A recent opinion article in the New York Times lays bare the mental health situation in our country. The author is a child and adolescent psychiatrist experiencing unprecedented patient volume. One of his patients, who is 11 years old, has panic attacks whenever she wears a mask. Many others have expressed—or acted on—suicidal thoughts. Adolescents […]

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Government Announces Funding to Address Mental Health Crisis

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced that it would be providing $3 billion in services to address the mental health crisis our country is currently facing due to the effects of COVID-19. In addition, a federal board will be assembled to effectively distribute these services across the nation. The events […]

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A COVID Christmas

This is our second Christmas since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but experiencing the holiday during the pandemic is more stressful than ever, as a recent New York Times article points out. The virus and its variants, inflation and economic hardships, and the traditional family fiascos that accompany the holiday season are all piling […]

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