Tag: Mental Health
For the past 50 years, the Long Island Crisis Center (LICC) has provided an invaluable resource to Long Islanders suffering mental health crises: a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline.
The recent withdrawals for mental health reasons by gymnastics great Simone Biles from the Tokyo Olympics and tennis star Naomi Osaka from Wimbledon will go a long way toward reducing the stigma of mental health concerns among student-athletes, according to professionals at Long Island universities.
In a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, an overwhelming 78 percent of American adults believe the pandemic to be a major source of stress in their lives.
The APA notes that research has shown that people who are social distancing may be vulnerable to fear and anxiety; depression and boredom; anger, frustration or irritability; and stigmatization.
Mental illness has been here since way before COVID and it will continue. And more than likely, it affects someone you know—even if you aren’t aware of it.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The New Year calls for change. Out with the bad habits and in with the healthy ones.
Over the past five to six years, Dr. John Kelly, a school psychologist on Long Island and past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, has seen the mental health of K-12 students become a higher priority in many school districts.
The holiday season is typically a time of joy and laughter for most people. However, financial stress, feelings of isolation, loss of a loved one, or another traumatic event can turn what is often a merry time into one of depression and loneliness.
Health care workers, including mental health providers, are seeing COVID-19 patients exhibit symptoms even after they’ve beat the illness. In response, Paragon Management, which runs nursing and rehabilitation centers in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Westchester, launched three virtual, post-COVID-19 support groups.
Peter Kaisen, the 76-year-old veteran whose lifeless body was discovered in the parking lot of Northport VA Hospital on Sunday after a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was a loving grandfather and devoted husband who often sought treatment at the facility, says his longtime friend Tom Farley, 69, of Islip, who shared the snapshots of the beloved grandfather's life included in this story with the Press on behalf of his family in the hopes these treasured tidbits might help others.
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