As newsletter editor, I am always searching for articles and blogs that would appeal to our readers. Recently, I have noticed and appreciated the increasing number of articles in mainstream news outlets that alert the public to the growing incidence of mental illness during the pandemic. This emerging awareness is good news for those who live with a mental health condition and the loved ones who live in support of them, as well as for all those staff and volunteers who work in the field of mental health. From awareness, help should grow in ways we can only imagine today as we begin to emerge from this pandemic. Here is a sampling of some of the articles and blogs I’ve read recently that deal with topics related to mental illness. – Linda Koopmann

Holiday Hope: Connecting in Spirit with Emotional & Practical Support. From bp Magazine mailbag@bphope.com, December 24, 2020.

Medicine at Michigan, medicineatmichigan@med.umich.edu, November 24, 2020.

December News Roundup from The Treatment Advocacy Center info@treatmentadvocacycenter.org, January 1, 2021.

During pandemic, growth of U.S. adults with mental health issues jumps to 53 percent, by Linda Searing. Retrieved from TheWashingtonPost.com on September 6, 2020.

Becoming “Everything To Everyone” – NAMI’s Quest As Largest Mental Health Grassroots Organization Grows – Pete Earley. Retrieved from peteearley.com on January 4, 2021.

Opinion | Walter Wallace Jr.’s death reminds us to do more to ensure police responses don’t end in tragedy – The Washington Post. Retrieved from TheWashingtonPost.com on October 31, 2020

From Being Arrested, Tasered & Hospitalized To Graduation Cap And Gown, My Son Earns His MSW – Pete Earley.  Retrieved from peteearley.com on January 4, 2021.

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