Pet patients turned away amid veterinarian shortage

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Emergency veterinarians across Richmond are dwindling sparking a high demand at pet hospitals. Some pet parents are being turned away and referred to other hospitals outside city limits, and other hospitals have scaled back their hours due to a vet shortage. “You’re seeing a combination of increased patient load – I … Read more

More than 1 in 6 mothers in Richmond get postpartum depression. VCU researchers are studying how to help. | Richmond Local News

More than 1 in 6 mothers in Richmond had postpartum depression in the first year of the pandemic, a pregnancy risk that has become more severe as the century’s worst public health crisis wears on. It was 1 in 8 in 2017, according to data from the Virginia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. And a … Read more

The state of the teen mental health crisis — and how to help

Never have so many kids reported being so sad and stressed. Why it matters: The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the mental health crisis among children and teens a national emergency. Zoom out: Consider these troubling stats, reported by Axios health care editor Tina Reed. mental distress: More than 40% of teens said they persistently … Read more

Uptick in mental health issues

Maryland Peace of Mind: Uptick in mental health issues due to pandemic Updated: 9:31 AM EDT May 9, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript IT IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MOUNT ANDH IN THIS MORNING’S MARYLAND PIECE OF MIND. WE’RE JOINED BY CARRIE GRAVES WHO’S ETH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE METRO BALTIMORE ARM OF THE NATIONALLL AIANCONE … Read more

Student Mental Health, Already Fragile, Continues in “Wrong Direction” Due To Pandemic

Recent studies tracking the mental health of high school and college students fully underscore concerns regarding the emotional toll the pandemic has taken on these cohorts. However, while the unprecedented challenges students have had to face due to the global health crisis – including a pivot to online classes, severely disrupted academic terms and concerns … Read more

Misinformation spurring US life expectancy “erosion,” FDA chief says

US, Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf told CNN on Saturday evening “almost no one in this country should be dying from COVID,” but misinformation was impacting life expectancy. By the numbers: Nearly 998,000 people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. What he’s … Read more

Tamil Nadu: Healthcare sector needs a booster dose after pandemic | Chennai News

As Chief Minister MK Stalin Completes One Year In Office, TOI, In A Series Of Articles, Looks At How The DMK Government Has Done On Various Fronts. Today: HealthAfter facing waves of delta and omicron variants, the healthcare system in Tamil Nadu is slowly limping back to normalcy. But experts say without meaningful intervention immediately, … Read more

Lack of youth mental health resources creating crisis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Lisa Dansby Williams loves connecting students in need with mental health resources. “It’s just been hard for many of the students and their families to navigate some of the resulting issues of the pandemic, whether that be domestic violence within the family, homelessness, maybe mom, dad lost a job,” she said. … Read more

Teen mental health: ABC13 town hall to focus on crisis facing Texas high schoolers

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also text HOME to 741741 to connect with a counselor from anywhere in the United States. After more than two … Read more