Americans still avoiding ERs in pandemic, but uptick seen in mental health crises

(HealthDay)—While ER visits have stayed below normal levels as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the number of people showing up in the emergency department with mental woes is increasing, new federal government data shows. Between March 29 and April 25, 2020, visits to emergency departments dropped 42%, researchers from the U.S. […]

COVID’s mental health fallout: How we’re targeting pandemic depression and anxiety

Although Australia is now largely COVID-free, the repercussions of the pandemic are ongoing. As the pandemic enters its second year, many people will be continuing to suffer with poor mental health, or facing new mental health challenges. The effects of recurrent lockdowns, fears about the effectiveness of the vaccines, restricted […]

Most European countries ignore patients with severe mental illness in COVID-19 vaccine strategy

A survey by Europe’s main psychiatric and mental health patient organizations shows that only 4 out of 20 European countries prioritize COVID vaccinations for individuals with severe mental disorders (such as psychosis and mood problems), despite a wealth of scientific evidence showing that these patients are amongst the most at […]