Mental health issues like anxiety and depression affect more women than men. However, men are affected by schizophrenia more often than women and tend to have more severe symptoms.
A new study finds that our mental health and mortality have a strong correlation with the amount of autonomy we have at our job, our workload and job demands, and our cognitive ability to deal with those demands.
The deep, growing divisions in U.S. society have an outsize effect in determining who suffers from this pandemic—as well as how the government responds.
In Texas, the state supreme court, after a month’s respite, has given the green light for eviction proceedings to resume the day after Labor Day. For those who were made jobless by the pandemic, as 1.9 million Texans were, there is likely to be only a scanty patchwork of relief past that date to help them retain their housing.
Europol’s executive director Catherine De Bolle warned MEPs that children could be more exposed as they can use less secure online educational applications.
Citizens Advice Scotland has called for action to help consumers who have been unable to get refunds for cancelled flights, holidays and events during the Covid-19 crisis.
In another example, Australian street artist LUSHSUX shows Chinese president Xi Jinping wearing a hazmat suit while saying, “Nothing to see. Carry on”. It alludes to the fact that China claimed to have very low COVID-19 infection rates while reports suggest the actual rate may actually be four times higher than stated.
“I felt like a mother and a grandmother, in a lot of classes,” said Jules Patrice Means, 67, “and you could see in their eyes, “Wow, she’s really trying to help us.’ … I felt a closeness, not just to Berkeley, but to the young people there. And you learn from them, and it keeps you young.”
Because we will need to do better in the next crisis
Usually, people in treatment for opioid addiction have to physically go to a methadone clinic daily to receive a dose of methadone (shown here, a 35 mg liquid dose). The pandemic has made it difficult for people to travel to clinics, which are often in out-of-the-way locations.
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S.D. Chrostowska on sleeplessness and surreality
An Cosán is the largest Community Education provider in Ireland.
Teresa was different when she was high. Once, she balanced herself on a fire hydrant, arms spread wide like wings, she laughed loudly, hair wild, she looked like something straight out of a circus act.
Georgianna Glose Glose, earned a master’s degree at Hunter College and a doctorate in Social Welfare from the City University of New York. Above: She stands in front of the Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership, a nonprofit she founded nearly 25 years ago.
It is proving to be a tough time for adult social care services across Shropshire and the West Midlands, with many workers off sick or self-isolating.
Exigency declarations could help institutions stressed by the pandemic save money, but they also come with their own costs. Faculty advocates worry processes are being bypassed.
Roslyn called her daughter Tae (left) from the Jefferson Parish jail. “I’ve got to get out of here before this virus gets me,” she said.
Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; and now also a loss of or change in your normal sense of smell or taste can book a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Jenny Offill explores how our sense that society is on the cusp of disaster takes hold. Weather tracks its protagonist’s emotional unraveling over fears of everything from fascism to climate change.
Examining the drinking patterns of 479 female Australian university students aged 18-24 years, the world-first empirical study explored the underlying belief patterns than can contribute to Drunkorexia — a damaging and dangerous behaviour where disordered patterns of eating are used to offset negative effects of consuming excess alcohol, such as gaining weight.
Hiromasa Tsuzaki, his wife, Yuriko, and their son, Rentaro, in their home in Tokyo.
Seward Park Co-op, where Grace lives, is a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, or NORC — a housing development not planned for older people where at least half the residents are over 60. Educational Alliance’s NORC helps seniors “age in place” by providing vital support services — including social work and nursing — and social activities, like arts and cultural programs, education and fitness classes.
Long after the war, as a social worker for New York City, the North Valley Stream resident helped others overcome monumental problems in their personal lives throughout a 33-year career.
A homeless man in Times Square
The 19000 prison inmates who will soon be released as a measure to combat the spread of Covid-19 will be eligible to apply for the social relief grant like other unemployed South Africans.
Dr. Camille Loftus is an adjunct lecturer at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Social Work and Social Policy
“[The] Covid-19 pandemic is caused by censorship [by] China‘s government and now it has started to exploit the global crisis and use it to weaken the principle of free world,” Badiucao said, unveiling a new cartoon adapted from the infamous Tank Man photo.
Amy Bendall, from the Harrogate Safeguarding Children Team, carried out the work as part of North Yorkshire’s Multi Agency Child Exploitation partnership working arrangements.
Florine Simpson, a home care aide who works for a private agency in New York City—part of a workforce of more than 300,000 statewide—has tried her best to protect herself. Early on in the outbreak, before workers were being provided with adequate protective equipment, she purchased her own protective gear, including a Tyvek suit she bought online.
Michelle Ballan, PhD, Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine in the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, created a COVID Disability Form, which she says was a “labor of love,” to help all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) communicate their needs, whether the patient is verbal or non-verbal.
In the midst of a brutal pandemic and tanking economy, one California county is taking a lead from former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang in an effort to help former foster youth: universal basic income, no-strings-attached payments to help keep their lives stable in turbulent times. This week, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a plan that will provide former foster youth, ages 21 to 24, with $1,000 monthly payments for up to a year, the first time the nascent idea of universal basic income has been directed toward foster youth.
He is an MIT graduate who was homeless, living in a a tent in the woods, when the Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS), reached out to help.
Over the last several weeks, I have often wondered if civilization is self-destructing. Nothing is manifest. Nothing is where it used to be.
Emergence from the coronavirus crisis cannot be to ‘business as usual’ but must urgently open a transition to socio-environmental sustainability.
Hull City Council launched the Worried About A Child? campaign with the NSPCC to ask people to watch for signs of abuse and neglect while communities are in lockdown.
Katherine Marks, Michele Staton, and Sarah Johnson (left to right) are capitalizing on their long partnership history to design and implement the telehealth project for WJCOIN.
Researchers found that after six months of exercise, participants improved by 5.7% on tests of executive function, which includes mental flexibility and self-correction. Verbal fluency, which tests how quickly you can retrieve information, increased by 2.4%.
The photo above and others taken by residents, were filed as part of a federal lawsuit alleging that unsanitary and crowded conditions at Orion House in Van Nuys, near Los Angeles, pose a grave threat to residents, staff and the broader community.
Mrs. Alston earn a master’s in social work, with a gerontology certificate from Temple University, when she was 56.
Wong Mei-ying knows social-distancing is almost impossible in the Hong Kong flat she shares with 12 other people
Many of us are experiencing loss right now. We need the time and space to process it.
A sign advertises daily Zoom meetings at Brattleboro’s Turning Point recovery center. As this southeastern hub of about 12,000 people sheltered in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic, four locals died from drugs in April — compared with 10 casualties here for all of last year.
Abortion rights supporters rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington in March
In the case of Sidewalk Toronto, the city’s residents were faced with the task of mitigating corporate product designs for their city before they had even properly reflected on how they might wish (or not wish) for tech to be designed for public purpose, never mind which tech or which public purposes. Reacting to corporate products instead of proactively defining policy is called regulatory capture—products inform policy simply because they exist, and this is precisely what was happening with Sidewalk Toronto. Theft of future alternatives through distraction with the now.
A new study aims to address these issues by testing whether a patient-centered approach for pain management can optimize outcomes for women by identifying the safest, most effective pain treatment for C-sections, as well as reducing the number of leftover opioids.
We’re asking a cross-section of women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period – and we’re tracking every last penny.
To those who say anger is destructive or pointless: Not so! Getting angry spurs and sustains us to take action for justice
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