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Children at Seymour Road Academy take part in a Commando Joe's character education program run by former soldier Mike Hamilton during the coronavirus outbreak in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 20, 2020. Hula hoops, camouflage mats and tires aren't typical supplies needed during the coronavirus pandemic. But they're useful props as British veteran Mike Hamilton prepares to lead children in a military-style game designed to boost their resilience and mental health at a time of atypical stress. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Veterans help UK children keep calm, cope with virus stress

May. 29, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Hula hoops, camouflage mats and tires aren't typical supplies needed during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re useful props as British army veteran Mike Hamilton prepares to lead children in a military-style game designed to boost their resilience and mental health at a...

Prince William urges men to open up on mental health issues

May. 28, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has admitted he’s found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the “life-changing” experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Speaking during a new BBC...

FSSA chief: Mental health issues up amid virus outbreak

May. 27, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is experiencing more substance use disorders and other mental health issues amid the coronavirus outbreak, the state's human services chief said Wednesday. Meanwhile, 21 more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, state health officials said Wednesday as Indianapolis' mayor...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

South Bend Tribune. May 24, 2020. A good faith effort toward fixing longstanding problems Those who have waited in vain for South Bend to establish a civilian review board might turn their attention to Indianapolis, which recently announced its intention to create such oversight. Earlier this month, in the wake...

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May. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 24, 2020. Virus emergency shows need for increased focus on rural broadband Nebraska leaders have long identified the lack of reliable, high-quality Internet access in the state’s rural communities as a major concern. Now the pandemic has made it even more imperative to address the...

Mental wellness calls spike in Utah County during outbreak

May. 21, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County emergency officials reported a 34% increase in the number of calls for mental health and wellness checks since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in calls to law enforcement authorities and first responders could be attributed to anxiety related to the...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, John Isner of the U.S., front, returns a ball in his semifinal match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, May 4, the WTA and ATP professional tours, the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments and the International Tennis Federation are expected to establish eligibility rules that will factor in the players’ rankings and past prize money earnings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

The Latest: Pennsylvania working on sports virus guidelines

May. 20, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is working on guidelines to allow sporting events and exhibitions to get back to “some semblance of normalcy” after practically everything shut down to help stem the spread of...

FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, poses for a photograph in her office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washington. Second Lady Pence visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tuesday, May 19, to talk about the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors as officials announced the second phase of a plan to reopen all park trails. (AP Photo/Darlene Superville, File)

Karen Pence speaks on health benefits of getting outdoors

May. 20, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Second Lady Karen Pence visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park to talk about the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors as officials announced the second phase of a plan to reopen all park trails. Pence was accompanied on her visit Tuesday by Deputy Secretary of...

Grant will help Tennessee recruit hospital psychiatrists

May. 20, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has received $200,000 to recruit physicians to the state’s regional mental health hospitals, according to a news release from the agency. The funding comes from the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce...

Aubrey, 57, describes the loneliness brought on by social distancing protocols after receiving a dose of antipsychotic medication to treat his schizophrenia, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Even before the pandemic, access to mental health services in the U.S. could be difficult, including for people with insurance. Now experts fear COVID-19 will make the situation worse. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care

May. 19, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby homeless shelter. The office remains open, but patients aren’t stopping by as much during the pandemic. Group activities...