mental health

South Carolina a Leader in Some Areas of Mental Health Care

May 16, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Alfred Turner
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is much that most people are not aware of about mental health. Just more than 43 million Americans experience a mental illness in a given year, including millions of cases of depression, anxiety disorder and Alzheimer’s...

Mobile Crisis Fills Gap in Emergency Mental Health Care

January 29, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
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Every minute counts in an emergency. First responders are trained to arrive at an emergency scene and deliver life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. They’re trained to recognize the difference between a medical emergency and a mental health crisis, because the two...

Mental Health Issues and Primary Care

December 25, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Freedy about including mental health and behavioral health issues during a primary care visit. Dr. Freedy is a Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Behavioral Science Curriculum for the Family Medicine Residency Program...

Holiday Depression is Real for Some South Carolinians

November 28, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Tut Underwood
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Cries of “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Year” can ring hollow for those afflicted with the phenomenon known as holiday depression. Psychologist Fred Medway says holidays are so charged with memories that if one experiences, for example, a loss or other...