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Trump signs law making 988 the national suicide prevention hotline starting in 2022, as the coronavirus pandemic has caused a mental health crisis

The bill directs health agencies to develop plans to support higher risk communities, such as minorities, LGBTQ youth, and people in rural counties. Sue-Ann Siegel works a shift monitoring the Montgomery County Hotline.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytOct 17th, 2020

11 companies boosting benefits so employees don"t feel isolated or lonely in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

Ted S. Warren/AP Images Amid the coronavirus pandemic, more companies are stepping up their mental health benefit offerings for employees.  Some 53% of 256 employers surveyed by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions reported prov.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 18th, 2020

10 companies boosting benefits so employees don"t feel isolated or lonely in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

Ted S. Warren/AP Images Amid the coronavirus pandemic, more companies are stepping up their mental health benefit offerings for employees.  Some 53% of 256 employers surveyed by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions reported prov.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 18th, 2020

A top pandemic expert is leaving the Trump administration amid the coronavirus crisis

AP Photo/Khin Maung Win Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer, a top expert on pandemics, is leaving the Trump administration, Politico reported on Tuesday. Ziemer, who previously led the National Security Council's global health unit, has been at USAID as seni.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 5th, 2020

CENTERING YOURSELF: A guide to maintaining your mental health and warding off stress and anxiety in the age of coronavirus

Shutterstock The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused a mental health crisis.  Many are struggling to adjust to the new normal — and psychologists, .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytApr 17th, 2020

Alphabet"s CEO says the coronavirus has "absolutely" caused a mental-health crisis. Here are 5 calming podcasts you should follow if you"re feeling anxious over the pandemic.

Getty Images The global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, is causing pan.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 16th, 2020

Nancy Pelosi says Trump"s coronavirus medication has him in "altered state" as she threatens legislation to remove him from office

Nancy Pelosi is planning to introduce a commission to evaluate the mental and physical health of the president in a time of crisis. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is meeting with White House officials to hash out a deal .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytOct 10th, 2020

John Bolton blasts Trump administration for making "a complete mess" of US coronavirus pandemic response

"To this day, the administration does not have a coronavirus strategy," Former White House adviser John Bolton said in an interview with CNN. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks duri.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytAug 29th, 2020

HHS renews public health emergency for the coronavirus pandemic

The Trump administration on Thursday extended the national public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The outbreaks of cor.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 24th, 2020

Group of former CDC heads say no president has ever politicized the leading U.S. health agency as Trump has

Four former heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday the U.S. are fighting two opponents to contain the coronavirus pandemic: COVID-19 itself and the political leaders seeking to undermine the CDC......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 14th, 2020

Mental health in the UK"s COVID-19 lockdown is a brewing crisis that could cause more damage than the virus itself

A report from Mind, a mental health charity, reveals that have experienced a worsening in their psychological health during the coronavirus pandemic. Young people and women have been hit hardest. Univ.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 3rd, 2020

Prince William revealed that he has been secretly volunteering for a mental health hotline amid the coronavirus pandemic

Getty Images/Richard Stonehouse The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have both been working mental health hotlines during the coronavirus pandemic. Prince William revealed that he has been answering messages on a menta.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 6th, 2020

A mental-health hotline saw a 116% increase in texts during coronavirus lockdowns and expects COVID-19 to take a psychological toll for years to come

Noam Galai/Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing stay-at-home measures have without question impacted people's mental health. Business Insider re.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 6th, 2020

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says American businesses could reopen in May amid the coronavirus pandemic

AP Photo/Evan Vucci Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the US economy could reopen in May if President Donald Trump decides the public health crisis is under c.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 9th, 2020

I"m a psychologist treating doctors during the coronavirus pandemic — they"re already in a mental health crisis

BSIP/ Getty Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psy.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 1st, 2020

The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.

Reuters/Stephane Mahe Millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on developing portable, easy-to-use ventilators to prepare for a national health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic — but not a single one is in the federal stockpile. The US Depart.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 31st, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Has College-Bound Students, Parents Rethinking Higher Education Decisions

Colleges and universities across the country made swift moves to protect the health of their campus communities as President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus a national emergency. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 23rd, 2020

Urged on by Trump, Ford and GM rush to start making ventilators

President Donald Trump caused consternation in Washington, Detroit and beyond when he tweeted on Sunday that he had given automakers the “go ahead” to start producing ventilators and other equipment desperately needed in the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 23rd, 2020

Urged on by Trump, Ford and GM rush to start making ventilators

President Donald Trump caused consternation in Washington, Detroit and beyond when he tweeted on Sunday that he had given automakers the “go ahead” to start producing ventilators and other equipment desperately needed in the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 23rd, 2020

Trump Signs Bill To Require Many Employers To Provide Paid Leave

The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus ("COVID-19") emerged in Wuhan, China, late last year and has since caused a large-scale global pandemic that has seen the virus spread to more than 100 countries in the span of only a few months. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 19th, 2020

UPS" advanced tech chief reveals how the pandemic has underscored the case for drone delivery, starting with moving medical supplies

UPS has launched two drone delivery pilot programs during the pandemic, and sees UAVs as a key tool for making time-sensitive medical deliveries. UPS has launched two health ca.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytOct 22nd, 2020