FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Highlights Strategy to Address the National Mental Health Crisis

Andara Puchino

As we mark Mental Health Awareness Month, our country faces an unprecedented mental health crisis among people of all ages. Two in five American adults report symptoms of anxiety and depression, and more than half of parents express concern over their children’s mental well-being. Over forty percent of teenagers state they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness […]

How safe and effective are mental health apps?

Andara Puchino

Earlier this week, we dug into the challenges Americans face while trying to access mental health care. The pandemic triggered a spike in depression and anxiety and quickly strained our already frail system. As many struggled to find care, the tech world offered a solution: quick and affordable relief via […]

Mental health professionals say Medicare cut has had devastating consequence in regional Australia

Andara Puchino

Judith Pomeroy has regular panic attacks, nightmares, and sometimes feels like she just has to get through hour by hour. Key points: A Medicare loading helping psychiatrists bulk bill tele-health consults with rural and regional patients was cut in January Psychiatrists say it’s making care and treatment virtually inaccessible for many patients […]

Teen mental health crisis needs broad response

Andara Puchino

Children and adolescents in our country are in crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a comprehensive survey that chronicled a startling decline in adolescent mental health from 2009 to 2019. According to that report, more than 1 out of every 3 high school students had […]