Behavioral Health

  • COVID-19 Resources, All in One Place

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    As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convened a task force of public health experts to help Texas physicians prepare for the next phase. We’ve started by compiling all the news and information you need right now on our online resource center. Bookmark that page as we will update it continually.

    COVID-19 Resource Center  

  • Surgeon General: Mental Health of Young People Suffering Due to COVID-19

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    COVID-19 took a population of young Americans already reeling from a variety of mental health challenges and “exacerbated the unprecedented stresses young people already faced,” according to a public advisory issued by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD.

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  • COVID Surge, Anti-Vax Sentiments Compound Physicians' Turmoil on the Job

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    Pushback from patients on medical advice and course of treatment is nothing new. But physicians say the degree of it has never been as pronounced as it is in the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. And it’s piling onto the already-existing assaults on physician mental well-being.

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  • Physicians Testify on COVID-19 Impact on Children’s Physical and Mental Health

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    Children and adolescents face myriad physical and mental health risks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to physicians and other health experts who recently testified before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

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  • Behavioral Health in the Wake of COVID-19 and the Health Care Community’s Response

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    The pandemic highlighted the need to revitalize the infrastructure of our public health system and to protect it from political influence at all levels. The trauma inflicted by the pandemic has touched all of us. Many have lost family members or friends. Other stresses include loss of employment, insurance coverage, housing, and access to health care.

    Profound Impact on Mental Health of Texans  
  • You Can Help Prevent Family Violence During COVID-19

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    Many families have had to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but for some people, family violence and abuse means home is a dangerous place.

    How Can Medicine Respond?  
  • How To Help Your Patients Manage COVID-19 Stress

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    As a physician, what can you do to check on your patients’ mental well-being during COVID-19, even if you’re not a behavioral health specialist? A new frequently-asked questions (FAQ) document and podcast published by the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force provide answers to many questions you might have.

    What You Can Do to Help Patients' Mental Health During COVID-19  
  • Mental Health Care for New Moms Costs Texas $2.2 Billion Each Year, Report Says

    Texas spends about $2.2 billion each year helping young mothers and their children deal with maternal mental health condition, according to a report released today.

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  • Need Help Treating Pediatric Patients With Mental Health Problems?

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    The restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic have created unique challenges for children and teens, including isolation from friends and classmates, uncertainty about the future, and concerns about health and safety.

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