Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

RIP Medical Debt Shifting Focus During the Pandemic

At RIP Medical Debt we have one focus – buying up and abolishing the crushing medical debts of families across the United States. Our method is simple. We raise funds from generous donors in large and small amounts, combine them and purchase large portfolios of medical debt for pennies on the...

Maintaining Clinician Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has almost instantly raised the stakes on our perception of stress in our lives. Think about the things that until very recently kept you up at night- the prosaic stressors of “normal life” in the professional, financial, community and familial realms- and you will likely...

Crisis Management and Practice Transformation in the COVID Era: Working in the “Neutral Zone”

In his landmark work on organizational transitions, William Bridges uniquely explains how external change gives rise to an internal transition process (W.Bridges, Transitions, 25th Anniversary 2017). He names the time between an ending but before a new beginning the “neutral zone,” which is...

Talking with Teens in Residential Treatment During COVID-19: The Opportunity in The Crisis

Teenagers who make the bold decision to enter a residential treatment program for their mental health and substance use disorders are a unique subset of the adolescent population. They are a group of young people who have committed to temporarily separating from their families, schools, communities...

Managing Anxiety and Protecting the Vulnerable in the Midst of a Pandemic

Who could have predicted last Thanksgiving how fundamentally different our lives would become in the months ahead? The way we work, shop, and socialize have all changed dramatically, as have the ways in which healthcare providers serve our patients. [caption id="attachment_5493"...

Remote Access to Mental Health Care and Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis

New York State has unfortunately become an epicenter of the COVID-19 public health emergency, with more confirmed positive cases than any other State in the nation. During the COVID-19 crisis, the use of telehealth and telemedicine has become an essential tool in ensuring continued access to mental...

Supporting Mental Health of Frontline Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The courage, dedication, and self-sacrifice of frontline healthcare staff, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, are nothing short of heroic. However, this work takes a serious toll. A study of the psychological well-being of healthcare providers treating COVID-19 patients in China indicates...

Behavioral Health During and After the Pandemic

The response of the behavioral health system to the COVID pandemic has been rapid and remarkable. But it is, of course, imperfect and incomplete. What are the challenges still to be met? And what will happen after the pandemic, hopefully, ends and we move on to a new normal? What Has Been Done...

Priming for Post-Traumatic Growth

There is no shortage of media attention to the mental health impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is so important to raise awareness of this, in order to diminish the stigma, normalize the experience, and help give people the tools they need to navigate through these challenging and...

Ensuring Best Outcomes for Children with Behavioral Needs and Adults with Medical Fragility in a Congregate Care Setting Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 abruptly thrust new challenges onto organizations providing intensive behavioral services in a congregate care setting to individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The novel virus and its many unknowns required organizations to respond to a rapidly evolving...