Rhitu Chatterjee

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For Many There That Day, The Attacks On 9/11 Have Had Lasting Mental Health Impacts

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Survivors, witnesses and recovery workers of the attacks on the World Trade Center experience increased rates of mental illnesses like PTSD and depression from trauma, according to researchers.


As Schools Reopen, Child Psychiatrists Expect To See A Surge Of Kids Who Need Help

Monday, August 30, 2021

Many kids are feeling anxious about returning to school. Mental health providers say that kids with past trauma and pre-existing mental illness are the most vulnerable.


Children's Mental Health Gets Millions In Funding From The Biden Administration

Friday, August 27, 2021

The Biden administration has announced nearly $85 million in funding for youth mental health awareness, training, and treatment.


More Americans Are Reaching Out For Mental Health Support — But Can't Get It

Monday, August 23, 2021

The pandemic has made people more open to seeking help, a new survey finds, but cost and difficulty in finding a mental health care provider are still big obstacles.


Why Sweat Is A Human Superpower

Friday, July 30, 2021

Sweat is an "evolutionary marvel," says Sarah Everts, the author of The Joy of Sweat. In her new book, Everts delves into the science of perspiration and how this trait has enabled humans to thrive.


More Children Are Dying By Suicide Recently, Study Shows

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A new study shows an increase in suicidality among children as young as five and investigates the shared characteristics among kids who die by suicide. Researchers hope to improve prevention efforts.


A Record 93,000 People Died From Drug Overdoses In The U.S. Last Year

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

More than 93,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses last year, a 30% increase compared to 2019. The pandemic exacerbated stressors that can cause increased drug use.


Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It's Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic

Thursday, June 17, 2021

A new CDC study finds that people who provide unpaid care for their children or adult loved ones are twice as likely as noncaregivers to have experienced depression or anxiety, or thoughts of suicide.


N.Y. Hospital, Schools Aim To Improve Kids' Access To Mental Health Provider

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

As rates of anxiety, depression and suicide in children have been rising in recent years, only 20% of kids have access to mental health care. To change that, a hospital joined with school districts.


As Life Begins To Return To Normal, Psychologists Say Expect Anxiety

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Many parts of the U.S. are opening up and people are returning to some sense of normalcy. The transition, however, is coming with a mixed bag of emotions, including high anxiety.


If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You're Tired All The Time, You're Not Alone

Thursday, May 06, 2021

The pandemic has done a number on us, in too many ways to count. Our bodies are responding with feelings of fatigue and lack of focus, experts say. Here are some tips to help you feel better.


Critical Care Nurses Report Higher Levels Of Stress, Depression And Anxiety

Saturday, May 01, 2021

The new study surveying more than 700 critical care nurses found that 40% were struggling with symptoms of depression.


Life Kit: Pandemic Burnout

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Amid the pandemic, more people say they're feeling burnt out often. Researchers say it's important to address burnout before it takes a serious toll on one's mental health.


The Pandemic Has Increased Our Stress Levels, And It's Affecting Our Physical Health

Friday, March 12, 2021

A new survey by the American Psychological Association finds that Americans have been more stressed out in the past year than in previous years, and it's also taking a toll on our physical health.


A Look At The New U.S. Coronavirus Variants

Monday, February 15, 2021

In recent months, we've learned about several new variants of the coronavirus that have popped up in the U.S. Scientists recently reported seven new and distinct variants.


Make Space, Listen, Offer Hope: How To Help A Child At Risk Of Suicide

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

If a young person says they want to end their life, how do you help? First, don't panic. Suicide is preventable. Here's advice for helping young people in crisis, from people who've lived through it.


Child Psychiatrists Warn That The Pandemic May Be Driving Up Kids' Suicide Risk

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

A cluster of suicides in Las Vegas, plus a troubling rise in youth suicide attempts observed in ERs nationwide, is raising fears that the pandemic is fueling a children's mental health crisis.


Experts Express Concerns Over Mental Health Of Some Kids In The Pandemic

Monday, January 25, 2021

A year into the pandemic, emergency rooms nationwide are seeing a rise in kids experiencing mental health crises. Educators and doctors are concerned that many of those kids are turning to suicide.


'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

Monday, January 18, 2021

When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody.


Don't Let The Pandemic Winter Get You Down: 9 Creative Ways To Socialize Safely

Friday, January 01, 2021

With bad pandemic news and endless social distancing, it can already feel like the longest winter ever. But keeping up nourishing bonds of human connection is possible with a little ingenuity.