What is it like to be living through the Covid-19 pandemic with autism? | News and Star

Living through the disruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone. Living through the disruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone. There has perhaps been no other time in living memory that has brought about so much immediate and ever-changing disruption to people's daily lives. While …

Facebook, Twitter must do more to stop anti-vaxxer COVID-19 lies: GPs

Social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook still aren't doing enough to counter the spread of coronavirus-related misinformation and lies on their platforms, and will need to crack down on anti-vaxxers, in particular, should a COVID-19 vaccine become available, one of Australia's peak medical bodies has warned. Allowing anti-vaccination misinformation to continue to swirl on social …

Maine wedding reception linked to 53 coronavirus cases, one death – Business Insider

Nearly half of the cases traced back to a wedding reception in Millinocket, Maine, involved people who didn't attend the event, the local CDC said. A wedding reception in Millinocket, Maine, has been linked to 53 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That number includes a woman who …

CDC survey yields alarming mental health picture; Bladen task force resumes Sept. 8 | Bladen Journal

DUBLIN — Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 4 in 10 Americans are struggling with mental health issues, substance use to cope is increasing and suicidal thoughts are high among young adults. That’s the conclusion of a new survey released this month from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. It comes just as …

Schools stare down teen mental health crisis as they prepare for largely virtual year | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Pennsylvania schools have retrofitted buildings and overhauled class schedules to protect public health this fall – but they’ve said less about how they’ll support their students’ mental health, even though state and federal data show that young people are increasingly contemplating suicide and self harm.  Reports of suicidal threats and self-harm tendencies among Pennsylvania school …

SAMHAJ to hold mental illness support group meetings geared toward South Asians – centraljersey.com

  Anyone dealing with stress, anxiety and other psycho-social issues can join online support groups through SAMHAJ (South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey). SAMHAJ is an awareness and education program of NAMI NJ (National Alliance on Mental Illness). The mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for South Asian American individuals and families …

Playwright cages himself to show solidarity with jailed brother awaiting mental health treatment | wacotrib.com

  For a man steeped in the theater, it was not enough for Stevie Walker-Webb to talk about the isolation and distress his brother is suffering in the McLennan County Jail while awaiting a place in a state mental hospital. He had to experience that pain by re-enacting his brother’s captivity, and bring others along. …