Category Archive: mental health

As Opioid Crisis Rages, Some Trade ‘Tough Love’ For Empathy

An approach known as Community Reinforcement and Family Training, or CRAFT, coaches families to deal with a loved one’s substance abuse with compassion.

Doctors Reckon With High Rate Of Suicide In Their Ranks

The devastating loss of a promising young doctor prompts soul-searching and action at one of the nation’s largest emergency room staffing companies.

Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid-Prescribing Debate

States are passing laws that limit a doctor’s ability to prescribe opioids. Doctors and patients alike are wrestling with what that means in cases of chronic pain.

How Soon Is Soon Enough To Learn You Have Alzheimer’s?

Only about half of people with Alzheimer’s symptoms get a diagnosis, partly out of fear of an incurable decline, doctors suspect. But Jose Belardo says facing the future allows him to plan for it.

From Crib To Court: Trump Administration Summons Immigrant Infants

At least 70 infants have been ordered to appear in immigration court after being separated from their parents.

Support Circle: Family Caregivers Share Stories And Tips To Ease Alzheimer’s Toll

As the number of people with Alzheimer’s climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer’s advocacy groups.

Support Circle: Family Caregivers Share Stories And Tips To Ease Alzheimer’s Toll

As the number of people with Alzheimer’s climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer’s advocacy groups.

What A U.S.-China Trade War Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

The nation’s effort to combat this public health crisis could get caught in the crossfire of the Trump administration’s trade policies.

The Other Victims: First Responders To Horrific Disasters Often Suffer In Solitude

Some firefighters, emergency medical providers and law enforcement officers say recent mass shootings and other calamities — disturbing enough in themselves — have brought to the surface trauma buried over years on the job. Many are reluctant to seek help, though some employers are trying to change that.

Texas Clinics Busting Traditional Silos Of Mental And Physical Health Care

Efforts to provide care that integrates physical and mental health services are spreading, partly because untreated mental health conditions negatively affect physical health and escalate health care costs.

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