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Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic -- levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis.
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"The longer apart these children are from their parents, the more trauma sets in,” said Andrea Crichlow, a Brooklyn-based social worker from Barbados. Nor does family reunification alone fix the damage.
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“We were really struck by the fact that people were incredibly acute in their need,” a disability rights attorney said after touring Sonoma County's main jail. “Higher than we’ve seen in units that are licensed designated hospital units. Something was wrong here.”

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When I tackled the topic of loneliness as a 2013 National Health Journalism Fellowship project, I honestly didn't think it would be hard to find people who were lonely so that I could write about the issue. I was right and wrong.

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Navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease need not be a solitary journey. It is impossible to surmount the hurdles without reaching out to others.

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Studies have linked loneliness and social isolation to an array of potentially devastating health challenges, including Alzheimer’s and other neurologically degenerative conditions, diabetes, overweight and obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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The Sandy Hook shooting was the seventh mass murder I’ve covered in my 26 years as a reporter – five of them in the last two years. In each case it’s struck me, the man lived in a tiny room and seemed to have trouble with anyone impinging on the universe that he alone occupied.

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