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Demand for mental health and suicide prevention services soars during Covid-19 pandemic

Demand for mental health supports and suicide prevention services have soared across Ireland during the 13-month Covid-19 pandemic.  he revelation from Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health, Prof Ella Arensman, has verified mounting anecdotal concerns that the pandemic is having a significant mental health impact through extended isolation, lack of social interaction, financial stress… Read More »

COVID-19 ratcheting up demand for virtual behavioral healthcare, Cigna finds

(Photo by Aekkarak Thongjiew/EyeEm/Getty Images) The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the demand for telehealth, driving consumers to increasingly seek virtual care options, and this is extending to behavioral health services, according to a new report from health insurer Cigna. Part of the uptick in demand for virtual behavioral health is attributable to a general rise… Read More »

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Demand for coronavirus tests has almost trebled among young children in England this month – but only 1% were found to have the virus, figures show. In the first two weeks of September, more than 200,000 under-nines were tested, according to government’s test-and-trace programme. That is nearly three times as many as in the previous… Read More »

Opioid latest: Judge under attack; Ohio counties demand $8B; ‘negotiating class’ wins OK

With Purdue Pharma agreeing to settle with dozens of cities and states for a record-setting $ 12 billion, more opioid settlements could be on the way. But Purdue’s agreement doesn’t mean all the defendants are willing to go to the negotiating table quietly.  On the contrary. Defendants in a Cleveland multidistrict litigation have gone so… Read More »