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Doctors say insurance companies are altering telehealth mental health coverage in Texas amid COVID-19

July 16, 2020

Published Jun 16, 2020/Updated Jun 17, 2020 By Erin Heft KXXV https://www.kxxv.com/rebound/coronavirus-stress/doctors-say-insurance-companies-are-cutting-telehealth-mental-health-coverage-in-texas CENTRAL TEXAS — ***The following is in regard to temporary COVID-19 telehealth policies.*** Growing concerns from mental health professionals are amplifying, as insurance coverage in the state of Texas prepare to alter and review their temporary telehealth mental health counseling policies. “That was more »

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In rural Texas, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more accessible mental health care

June 9, 2020 Texas Tribune, Raga Justin Click2Houston https://www.click2houston.com/news/texas/2020/06/09/in-rural-texas-the-covid-19-pandemic-has-brought-more-accessible-mental-health-care/ The coronavirus pandemic has created widespread fear and economic anxiety across Texas, and mental health experts and advocates say rural areas — which already had fewer providers and higher rates of suicide and drug overdoses — could see more severe mental health impacts than the state’s more »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Minority-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-is-Raising-Awareness-About-Mental-Health-in-Underrepresent Arlington, VA – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, more »

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Texas Demand for Mental Health Resources Soars During Pandemic

June 6, 2020

May 12, 2020 By Karina Kling Spectrum News https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2020/05/13/texas-demand-for-mental-health-resources-soars-during-pandemic AUSTIN, Texas — As the coronavirus pandemic persists, you might be experiencing fear, grief, even loneliness. Layoffs, self-isolation and adapting to a new normal are just a few factors that people are struggling with. Crisis hotlines across Texas are seeing a jump in calls. “I think more »

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