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Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Sep. 16, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 13 Decatur Daily on preparing to vote well in advance of the November election: The state has begun accepting applications for absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, and already local election officials are seeing a surge of requests. Combine a...

FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2020 file photo, a woman looks through a window at a near-empty terminal at an airport in Atlanta. Anxiety and depression are rising among Americans compared with before the pandemic, research suggests. Half of those surveyed in a study released on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, reported at least some signs of depression. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Depression, anxiety spike amid outbreak and turbulent times

Sep. 2, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests. In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at least some signs of...

Health experts offer aid to parents for kids' mental health

Aug. 16, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Local health experts shared that parents can help their kids through healthy routines and habits as children, adolescents and teens find their emotional or mental health worsening during the pandemic. Quarantine, social isolation, scary headlines and the disruption of everyday life has...

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Stressed: Virus' impact on mental health and substance use

Aug. 8, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — It’s clear the coronavirus has taken a tremendous toll on the physical health of North Carolinians. But experts say its impact on mental health has been significant, too. Statewide data shows symptoms of depression and anxiety have tripled amid the pandemic, according to...

Myriam Roncancio, 35, who is living with her parents after breaking up with her husband of 10 years, sits in a chair during an interview in the Soacha borough of Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. After she lost her job as a restaurant administrator at the start of the new coronavirus outbreak and her husband lost his as a baggage handler at Bogota’s airport, they were unable to pay their rent and their quarreling became more frequent. That’s when he left, she says. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombia's long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depression

Aug. 5, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country. But while restrictions have been lifted in many places elsewhere, a nationwide stay-at-home order remains in effect in Colombia more than...