The month of May is mental health awareness month with the month’s theme for 2021 being – You Are Not Alone. Numerous people, even prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic suffered in silence. Now, as the pandemic continues, the plight for mental health services and treatment is at an all time high despite the states still…

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As the pandemic continues well into 2021, the surge for mental health services and psychologists heightens. Depression and anxiety are not the only issues people are facing. Three months into – slow the curve – an increase of 13% of people admitted to using substances to alleviate their emotions related to the daunting pandemic of…

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2020 was considered to be the worst year in America between the virus, business closures, and the fall of the economy. What most people do not discuss is the overdoses and suicides in 2020 due to closures of facilities to receive help, everything moving to online support (overwhelmed and understaffed online mental and substance abuse…

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Overdose deaths by 2019 had reached a peak. By the end of the month and the end of 12-month research period, May 2020 it had already surpassed that horrid marker by over 7,000 deaths in California alone increasing by 26.8%. Across the United States, overdose deaths totaled just under 80,000 with an increase of 21.3%.…

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California has two new laws that went into effect with the beginning of 2021. The new Mental Health Senate Bill 885 expands the treatment for medically necessary mental health and substance abuse disorders. The law already in place is considered dated and not inclusive to other issues than the 9 already disclosed. Senator Scott Wiener…

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With the first part of 2021 coming to an interesting close, some more health care changes are coming our way. President Biden has decided as of 1.28.2021 to reopen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and expand upon its unique features. Biden signed executive orders Thursday to expand upon the ACA to not only strengthen the…

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2021 has already brought big changes but even another one comes from California where open enrollment continues until the 31st of January. California offers the longest open enrollment period in the US, far longer than that of the federal marketplace and has permanently extended the enrollment period for everyone; because, as of 2021, residents of…

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