CSO opens new Springfield clinic to meet expanding mental health needs created by pandemic

SPRINGFIELD – COVID lockdowns left hundreds of children dealing with grief and isolation, threw a wrench into the recovery process for people facing substance abuse and left many feeling terrible without knowing why. Since the pandemic lockdowns began in March 2020, Clinical & Support Options has seen a 20% increase in the number of people … Read more

988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline sees 45% increase in contacts, but funding concerns remain

Since the 988 Suicides & Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, call centers have seen a 45% increase in contacts — primarily in people texting or sending messages seeking help — compared to last year, according to new data from the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “What we’ve seen is … Read more

States of mind: Where are the biggest budgets for mental health in the nation?

10. ARIZONA Mental health spending per capita: $205.23 ADDITIONAL DATE: Percent of adults with mental health illness: 20.06% Median therapy session rate: $110 Yearly searches for ‘therapists’: 115,200 (Photo: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock.com) 9. MONTANA Mental health spending per capita: $208.32 ADDITIONAL DATE: Percent of adults with mental health illness: 20.81% Median therapy session rate: $135 Yearly … Read more

Max Rohskopf details mental health struggles from childhood trauma: ‘I was basically told I was a piece of s***’

Max Rohskopf has learned through painful experience that there are some events in a person’s life that you’ll never truly get past. At first glance that might seem like the 28-year-old prospect is referencing his lone fight in the UFC, which ended after he refused to answer the call for the third round; the loss … Read more

Suicides are spiking among young men

Good morning, and TGIF. To those in Florida and South Carolina, we hope you stay safe. A quick programming note: We’ll be in your inbox just three days next week. See you bright and early Tuesday. Today’s edition: Hurricane Ian is forcing the evacuation of thousands of people in nursing homes and hospitals. The Food … Read more

Could a Folic Acid Prescription Help Prevent Suicide?

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More than 1 million Americans attempted suicide in 2020, and a new study is hinting at a potential way to reduce that risk: prescription folic acid. The study, of more than 800,000 Americans in a health care database, found that when people … Read more

Launch delayed for Medicaid tailored plans

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven Back in August, Lucy Plyler was mailed a 19-page letter from the state health department. The letter said that the way Victoria, her 24-year-old daughter with multiple disabilities, received Medicaid was about to change. Instead of being in NC Medicaid Direct, Victoria would be put on a “tailored plan.” That meant all … Read more

Spartans emphasizing student-athlete mental health

EAST LANSING – Returning to Michigan State earlier this year was an opportunity Ashton Henderson couldn’t turn down. Yes, the chance to work for his alma mater was part of the reason for his excitement. But there was a specific aspect of his role — he’s MSU’s executive associate athletics director for championship resources — … Read more

‘This isn’t the same person’: Friends say man killed by police had recent mental health crisis

Jebb Muir, 44, was killed by South Salt Lake police on Tuesday. Family and friends remember him as a “loving, caring, incredible person,” who went through a mental health crisis. (Muir family photo) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SOUTH SALT LAKE — “What could I have done differently to have this not have happened?” That … Read more