October 6, 2020
By Sara Goldenberg
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – First responders are sounding the alarm at the state capitol, pushing for post-traumatic stress disorder coverage with just a few months left in the year.
That urgency is increasing after some recent police officer suicides and as mental health is in the spotlight during the pandemic.
19 Investigates continues our in-depth coverage on PTSD and its effects on first responders.more » Read More
This week is National Mental Illness Week.
The number of people experiencing anxiety and depression has increased during the pandemic. Dr. Sherli Ratner a Clinical Psychologist at MetroHealth says what we’re all experiencing right now is something no one is fully equipped to handle.
“At difficult times people tend to find comfort in social gatherings and this is a time when the very thing that we need is the very thing that we’re being asked to limit,” says Dr.more » Read More
Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms.more » Read More
Oct 6, 2020
By Allie Cotterman
Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has had their “autopilot” activated at some point in their life. It is a regular function of the human brain to be able to detach from reality and cling to something reassuring to avoid anxieties.more » Read More
Aug 4, 2020
By Erin Billups
Spectrum News 1
In the first part of this series we took a look at the impact of the coronavirus through the eyes of four-year-old Ruby. In part two, we are focusing on her parents.
Things intensified for Camille Hunt when her mother, who lives in Florida, got sick with COVID-19. Hunt lives in New York. “I was just really afraid. There was a couple days where I broke down and I just cried.”
Hunt’s mom is recovering at home,more » Read More
August 21, 2020
Hate to say it, but we’re a few weeks away from the end of summer.
You know what that means. Soon, we’ll be rolling in leaves, watching (some) fall sports, sipping on PSLs and pulling out our sweaters. However, those seasonal joys also come along with shorter days and gloomier weather — and that’s enough to put many of us in a funk.
This year is a little different though.more » Read More