Mental toll of COVID pandemic could push health care workers to leave

The COVID-19 pandemic has been very hard on health care workers across the United States, and it may cause some people to leave the field. Virologist: Even if it is less severe than delta, the omicron variant could stress the health care system A study evaluating the mental health effects of COVID-19 care among US … Read more

What is Utah doing to address early childhood mental health?

Utah leaders and mental health professionals met online Wednesday to outline policy recommendations for early childhood mental health as rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness and suicide among youth continue to rise statewide. (Children’s Center) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Utah leaders and mental health professionals are outlining policy recommendations for … Read more

Virtual summit designed to raise awareness for mental health issues in Utah’s youngest children

The Children’s Center of Utah and the Kim C. Gardner Institute for Policy at the University of Utah host the Ready! flexible! The Utah Early Childhood Mental Health Summit on Wednesday to raise awareness of early childhood mental health and build a framework to advance mental health outcomes for children and families in Utah. (Sharaf … Read more

Mental health crisis training will soon be mandatory for Quebec police

MONTREAL – Next year, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) will launch a mandatory training program to help police officers intervene more effectively when dealing with a person in psychological distress. SQ hopes that the training will reduce the number of interventions that end in a fatal outcome. “The company wants to change the police intervention … Read more

No. 4 BYU women’s soccer advances to NCAA title match for first time in history

BYU women’s soccer celebrates with a 3-2 penalty shootout to eliminate reigning National Champion Santa Clara and advance to the NCAA College Cup title game for the first time in the program’s history, Friday, December 3, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. (Garen Wilkie, BYU Photo) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes PROVO – Move the championship … Read more

SLCPD hires its first full-time mental health counselor for officers

The Salt Lake City Police Department has hired its first full-time psychiatrist to assist the officers. (Laura Seitz, Desert News) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Police Department has appointed its first full-time licensed clinical mental health counselor. Jaime Welch, who has 25 years of experience in counseling … Read more

Man Charged In Middlesex Fells Assault To Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

Somerville, MA (WBZ NewsRadio) – A man arrested in connection with a brutal attack and sexual assault on a Middlesex Fells Reservation has been ordered to undergo a mental health assessment for competence and criminal liability. Over the weekend, police arrested 28-year-old Brady McCoy of Medford for allegedly hitting and sexually assaulting a woman multiple … Read more

Bobby Wood scores in stoppage time to send RSL to Western Conference Final

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Justin Meram found Bobby Wood a cross in injury time, and Wood sent a right-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net over goalkeeper Tim Melia to lift Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas. City on Sunday afternoon. The only … Read more

BYU women’s soccer clinches first-ever College Cup with 4-1 win over South Carolina

BYU forward Mikaylie Moore celebrates a goal against South Carolina during the Elite Eight in the NCAA Championship, Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Southfield in Provo. (BYU photo) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes PROVO – In achieving a result never achieved in the history of BYU women’s football, the Cougars did what they have done … Read more

‘This feels right’: 7 seasons later, BYU keeper Cassidy Smith has Cougars aiming for history

BYU goalkeeper Cassidy Smith before the Cougars’ 1-0 win over Pepperdine, November 6, 2021 at Southfield in Provo | © BYU PHOTO 2021 All rights reserved (Ryan Campbell, BYU Photo) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes PROVO – For seven years, Cassidy Smith has waited this season, so taking advantage of the medical red jersey and … Read more