“You’re not alone”: Suicide attempts among teen girls increased 50% during pandemic, CDC finds

Bethlehem, Connecticut — Emma Wanstall has learned it’s OK to ask for help. The 18-year-old former cheerleader started treatment for her mental health in July after she fell into a deep depression during the pandemic.  “It got to the point where I overdosed,” she said. “I was planning on going to bed that night and not More...

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By admin On Friday, September 23rd, 2022
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Buy and bust: After Platinum Health took control of Noble sites, all hospital workers were fired

The news, under Noble Health letterhead, arrived at 5:05 p.m. on a Friday, with the subject line: “Urgent Notice.” Audrain Community Hospital, Paul Huemann’s workplace of 32 years, was letting More...

By admin On Friday, September 23rd, 2022
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Jeff Garlin, comedian and former “The Goldbergs” star, reveals he has bipolar disorder

Comedian Jeff Garlin has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he shared in an Instagram post Wednesday.  “Bipolar is a m———–r,” the former star of “The Goldbergs” More...

By admin On Friday, September 23rd, 2022
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Los Angeles Clippers’ John Wall opens up about mental health struggles

Los Angeles Clippers star John Wall wrote candidly about his struggles with mental health in a piece posted to the Players’ Tribune Thursday. In the column, titled “I’m Still Here,” the More...

By admin On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
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“More people than ever” are surviving cancer in the U.S., study shows, as research and treatment see “unprecedented progress”

Cancer has long been one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. But according to new research, the last decade has seen “unprecedented progress” – and now, more people than ever before in the More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
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Toddler formula sales are growing, but experts warn that most kids don’t need it

Formulas for toddlers are a burgeoning business in the United States: Sales of the drinks more than doubled in recent years as companies convinced parents that their little ones needed the liquid boost. But More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
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China quarantine bus crashes, killing dozens and prompting fresh outcry over draconian “zero COVID” policy

Taipei, Taiwan — A nighttime bus crash that killed 27 people in southwest China this week has set off a storm of anger online over the harshness of the country’s strict COVID-19 policies. The initial More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
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Food scheme stole $250 million meant for low-income children in “the largest pandemic fraud in the United States,” feds say

U.S. Attorney’s Office charges 47 in “largest pandemic fraud in the United States” U.S. Attorney’s More...

By admin On Monday, September 19th, 2022
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Doctors rush to use Supreme Court ruling to escape opioid charges

Dr. Nelson Onaro conceded last summer that he’d written illegal prescriptions, although he said he was thinking only of his patients. From a tiny, brick clinic in Oklahoma, he doled out hundreds of opioid More...

By admin On Sunday, September 18th, 2022
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Rachel Aviv on how the stories we tell about mental disorders shape patients’ lives

A commentary from New Yorker journalist and author Rachel Aviv, whose new book, “Strangers to Ourselves,” focuses on the challenges faced by those struggling with mental illness: When I talk to More...