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  

  • 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?  
  • 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.

    Details About the Report  
  • 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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  • 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  
  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?