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On front lines of COVID battle, mental anguish

On front lines of COVID battle, mental anguish

In a recent statement, Tonko noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June revealed more than 40% of adults in the U.S. reported struggling with their mental health. The numbers show a “widespread, quiet suffering” within American households that will have lasting consequences, he said.

On front lines of COVID battle, mental anguish

In a recent statement, Tonko noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June revealed more than 40% of adults in the U.S. reported struggling with their mental health. The numbers show a “widespread, quiet suffering” within American households that will have lasting consequences, he said.

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District gears up to help students cope with COVID-19

The City School District of Albany relies on grants, partnerships and parents’ personal health care to maintain their school-based health centers in three of their middle schools — but Superintendent Kaweeda Adams anticipates an increase in demand while their K-12 students cope with stress and trauma during COVID-19.

Trapped: How the Pandemic Affects Domestic Violence Services

Reporter Nicole Girten looked at how the stay at home order affected domestic violence victims and victims’ services for the Illinois Channel. There was a 46% decrease in reports to CPD between March 21 and June 1 of 2020 as compared to the same date range in 2019. Experts said this decrease was because victims couldn’t leave their homes to report the abuse.

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