Layperson can reduce pregnant women’s depression as well as mental health professional

Perinatal depression has soared during the pandemic. But many mental health professionals are overwhelmed and can’t take on new clients. Good news comes from a new Northwestern Medicine study finding paraprofessionals generated similar reductions in depressive symptoms as mental health professionals when delivering a group-based cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention. The study…

Fewer older Korean Americans use mental health services

Nearly 30% of older Korean American immigrants fell within the category of experiencing mental distress, but only 5.7% had used professional mental health services according to a study conducted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work faculty Seunghye Hong. These findings bring awareness…

Pandemic putting Americans under great mental strain, poll finds

(HealthDay)—COVID-19, health care, the economy, systemic racism and the presidential election are a threat to the nation’s mental health, according to an American Psychological Association (APA) poll. Seventy-eight percent of adults polled said the pandemic is causing major stress and 60% called the array of issues facing the country overwhelming….

Study identifies how police violence contributes to mental health woes

Police violence—the subject of numerous protests globally—is taking a toll on people’s mental health. A newly published analysis of police violence and mental health—conducted by researchers at three universities, including the University of Michigan—found that law enforcement encounters lead to increased stress among civilians. In addition, the actions could impede…