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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 31, 2021

COVID-Driven Isolation Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults

Stay-at-home and social distancing mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic have forced nearly everyone to become more socially isolated than ever before. However, the effects of social isolation among older adults may be more pronounced and have more dire consequences than among people of other ages. “Placing the COVID pandemic aside…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 17, 2021

Peer Support Workers Provide Critical Behavioral Health Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

In the field of behavioral health, peer support workers – people who have faced similar stresses, trauma and mental health challenges to those they serve – have played a crucial role providing non-clinical, “experientially credentialed” support. That role has not abated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent editorial…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 3, 2021

A Pandemic of Uncertainty: Mental Health Challenges in the Era of COVID

For over a year, the world has lived under the dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global, population-wide traumatizing event that has impacted people in a variety of ways – physically, financially and emotionally. According to Maddy Reinert, Senior Director of Population Health, Mental Health America (MHA), the pandemic…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 30, 2020

Tourette & Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics

This week on Real World Health Care, we continue our series on Movement Disorders with a conversation with Matthew Capriotti, PhD, associate professor of Psychology at San Jose State University. Dr. Capriotti, who collaborates actively with the Tourette Association of America (TAA) to conduct research, advocacy, and educational events, has…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 17, 2019

Calling for A Culture of Caring

When someone becomes ill with a chronic disease such as cancer or multiple sclerosis, theirs is not the only life that changes. Indeed, their illness can impact friends, co-workers, and most particularly, their family members. Nowhere is that impact felt more strongly than by the family caregiver: the person whom…more.

By Krista Zodet, President, HealthWell Foundation  |  Nov 27, 2018

Cancer: Taking Care of the Mind and the Body

This post marks the final article in our series on cancer-related behavioral health. As the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care, the HealthWell Foundation has been honored to raise awareness of the behavioral health needs of cancer patients and to shine a spotlight on the organizations that participated in…more.

Categories: Behavioral Health, General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 7, 2018

What Comes Next: How to Find the Right Therapist

For the past several months, Real World Health Care has focused on the behavioral health issues that can impact people living with cancer, their caregivers and their loved ones. We’ve brought you insights from therapists, social workers and mental health professionals, and we’ve highlighted the numerous resources available from a…more.

Categories: Behavioral Health, General
By Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C, CJT, Associate Director of Support Services, Young Survival Coalition  |  Oct 24, 2018

Young Adult Cancer Survivors Need Special Support

Young adults are at a certain stage of life development when diagnosed with cancer. They may be thinking about career decisions (i.e. do I stay in this job, go back to school or seek something new), where they want to live (e.g. hometown or move to another city), independently living…more.

Categories: Behavioral Health, General
By Maryrose Mongelli, MSW, LMSW, Women's Cancers Program Coordinator, CancerCare  |  Oct 10, 2018

Effects of Parental Cancer on Children and Adolescents

Cancer is a chronic and sometimes terminal illness that impacts the person physically, emotionally and often financially. Time becomes a commodity, and the fragility of life becomes salient, often accompanied by an increase in humility and gratitude. Life often gets turned upside down; familial roles might change and a family…more.

Categories: Behavioral Health, General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 26, 2018

“Triaging” Cancer and Behavioral Health Concerns

This week, Real World Health Care shines a spotlight on Triage Cancer, a national, non-profit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials and resources.  We spoke with Joanna L. Morales, Esq., CEO of Triage…more.

Categories: Behavioral Health, General
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