Sept 2, 2020
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a remarkable number of psychologists across the United States to shift to delivering mental health care to patients remotely, according to a national study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The study, “The COVID-19 Telepsychology Revolution: A National Study of Pandemic-Based Changes in U.S. Mental Health Care Delivery,” which was published in the journal American Psychologist,more » Read More
Aug 5, 2020
By Michael Martz
Faced with an “austere” state budget outlook amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia legislators are looking for ways to provide more compensation to state police to reverse a rapid increase in turnover among sworn officers, while pushing for better training of law enforcement officers in how they deal with the public.
At the same time, lawmakers are grappling with a crisis in state mental hospitals,more » Read More
Aug 26, 2020
By Katharine Hartleb
I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was too tired, but because I was too sad. It was during a time in my life when I was coping with a lot: My parents were getting a divorce, I had been in a car accident and one of my classmates died by suicide.more » Read More
On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce veteran suicide and improve mental health outcomes through improved access to care, better diagnostic tools and increased oversight of VA programs.more » Read More
Jul 23, 2020
By Emily Leayman
VIENNA, VA — The Vienna Arts Society is showcasing the work of residents of Pathway Homes, a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing in Northern Virginia to those suffering from severe mental illness. The exhibit, located at 513 Maple Avenue West #1, opened at the beginning of July and runs till the end of the month.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from this annual exhibit,more » Read More
The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn have taken a toll on mental health for many people, with over 30% of adults in the U.S. now reporting symptoms consistent with an anxiety and/or depressive disorder. KFF polling during the pandemic has consistently found large shares of the public saying that worry and stress related to the coronavirus have had a negative effect on their mental health. This is coming at a time when mental health resources were already strained,more » Read More