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5 Ways to Encourage Mental Health in the Workplace

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By Keita Franklin, Ph.D. Chief Clinical Officer at Psych Hub and Taylor Adams, Manager of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America

Which of these statements are true?

  • Employees feel comfortable talking to their supervisors about their stress.
  • Employees feel safe using sick days to care for their mental health.
  • Employees can receive treatment for their mental health without…

It is Imperative to Act Swiftly to Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health


By Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO, Mental Health America

Throughout the world, people are worrying about the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

Flight reservations are being cancelled. Travelers are coming home. And nearly two dozen IT conferences alone have been cancelled or postponed.

Loosening Some Coverage Reins - Please Loosen More


By Debbie Plotnick, Vice President, State and Federal Advocacy, Mental Health America

The Federal Government and many states have taken some important steps to relax regulations and remove barriers due to the COVID-19 emergency. But there’s still more to do.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has expanded the use of telehealth for Medicare and Medicaid with respect to non-procedural interactions. This means that…

Parenting During Coronavirus


By Erin Wallace, Chief Communications Officer at Mental Health America

Oof. Where to begin? When I was asked if I could write this blog, my first reaction was “not without cursing.” To say it’s been hard is an enormous understatement. My two boys (2nd and 3rd graders) have been home for 12 days now – and their school here in Virginia is now closed through the end of the school year. My husband, who works an intense job for an…

Asian Americans Experience Sharp Increase in Percentages Screening with Severe Anxiety. Why?

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By Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America, Madeline Reinert, Program Manager of Population Health at Mental Health America, and Jennifer Cheang, Associate Director of Digital Marketing at Mental Health America

During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, people who identify as Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders (AAPI) on mental health screens are showing the sharpest increase in percentages…

10 Things You Can Do Besides Watch the News


By Jessica Kennedy, Chief of Staff at Mental Health America

Captain’s Log. Day eight of quarantine. Work has been busy; I’m grateful for the technology we have to collaborate and continue business during this time. I have walked around the block seven times today. I wonder how many days in a row I can eat frozen jalapeno poppers for lunch before it needs to be addressed. All four cats in my Feline Foreign Language school have…

Staying Safe During COVID-19


This article was originally published by the National Domestic Violence Hotline and has been re-published on Mental Health America's website with permission. Click here to read the original article.

Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option.…

A College Student’s 7 Tips for Transitioning to Online Classes

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By Sydney Daniello, Programs Intern at Mental Health America

I think it’s safe to say that at this point, we’re all struggling a little (or a lot). I’m a senior in college and like most college students right now, my classes have been transitioned online for the remainder of the semester. And while the challenges of this transition may not be the biggest fish that the world has to fry right now, my hope is that I can at the very…

5 Things Managers Can Do During COVID-19

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By Taylor Adams, Manager of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America

As employers respond to COVID-19, employees across the nation are feeling its impact. Across all industries, employees are finding ways to cope with the rapidly changing environment. For employees who manage others, they are making decisions on issues that they may never have faced before in their careers. As managers consider their own concerns, they also…