mental health

Science

Head games: Former volleyball player believes concussions led to mental health issues

Research into sports-related concussions started with football injuries but has since spread to other activities where hits and falls are routine, such as hockey, soccer and cheerleading. The long-term effects of concussions, however, are still being studied. It is a subject important to Stephanie Cahill. She played club volleyball from 14 to 16 years old

National

McSally Introduces Brandon Act to Protect Mental Health of Service members, Honor Legacy of Fallen Arizona Sailor

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced mental health legislation in honor of fallen Arizona sailor Brandon Caserta. The Brandon Act would give service members a way to confidentially request mental health treatment without going through their chain of command. If a service member uses a select phrase, such as “Brandon Act,” they would immediately be referred

State

Governor Ducey Announces $120,000 To Support First Responder Mental Health

Governor Doug Ducey today announced $120,000 for Heal the Hero Foundation, supporting its work to mitigate the mental health impacts facing first responders during COVID-19. Heal the Hero Foundation offers technology-based mental health support—along with community education, research and training—for veterans, first responders and abuse survivors. The foundation also provides funding for innovative solutions to

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