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    A bill designed to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout and mental health conditions among health care professionals has passed the U.S. Senate and is on its way to President Biden’s desk for signing. The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, introduced by Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine in July 2020, was named for a doctor who worked on the front lines in New York City during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Breen died by suicide in the spring of 2020. “Our health care workers have long suffered significant burnout, and it’s been exacerbated by serving on the front lines combating COVID-19,” said Kaine.” We owe these healers not only a debt of gratitude, but more robust support. This legislation will take steps to provide them with greater resources to cope with the mental health challenges they face.” The bipartisan bill passed Friday was co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.). According to a news release from Kaine’s office, the new bill will: Establish grants for health profession schools, academic...
    A former TikTok moderator is suing the company, claiming that she had to watch hours of videos containing rape, animal cruelty, cannibalism, and mass murder, which prompted her to experience 'severe psychological trauma.'  Candie Frazier was employed by Telus International, a third-party contracting firm, through which she was tasked with moderating videos that users uploaded to TikTok to ensure they met community guidelines. She said she was exposed to videos that contained 'thousands of acts of extreme and graphic violence,' which resulted in her developing depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms. She claims that she now suffers from 'severe and debilitating' panic attacks and 'horrific' nightmares due to the gruesome content that she was expected to watch during her job.  Frazier alleges that TikTok did not meet industry-recognized standards to protect her mental health, and she has now filed a class-action lawsuit in the California Central District Court against TikTok's parent company, ByteDance.   A TikTok moderator is suing the company for 'severe psychological trauma' after she claimed she had to watch videos containing rape, animal cruelty, and mass murder (Stock photo) According...
    ONLINE dating can cause a range of emotions with everything from anticipation to excitement bubbling away. While it's great meeting new people and starting new relationships, dating apps and sites can also muster feelings of insecurity and rejection. 1Online dating can be stressful for many reasons but experts are warning that it can also have an impact on your mental healthCredit: Getty It's estimated that around one in four adults suffer from some form of a mental health issue. Dating is exciting and studies have shown that when we are swiping left and reaching out to potential new love interests, there is a increased release of chemicals and hormones. Experts at dating app Fluttr say that around 50 per cent of online dating matches do not message back, intensifying feelings of rejection. Research from Harvard University found that high levels of dopamine, one of the ‘feel good’ chemicals in our brain and a related hormone, norepinephrine, are released during attraction which can make people feel energetic and euphoric. Another paper on social anxiety and dating app use found that if people...
    Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Aly Raisman doesn't trust USA Gymnastics to protect the current team's physical, mental health.  In an interview with The New Yorker last week, Raisman said the organization is "rotten from the inside out."  On Tuesday, Simone Biles pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics women's gymnastics team final, citing her mental health.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Former USA Gymnastics team captain Aly Raisman said last week she has little faith in USA Gymnastics to support its team's mental health. Despite the organization's new leadership and the sport's ongoing reckoning with abuse and corruption, she told the New Yorker in an interview that she believes USA Gymnastics is "rotten from the inside out." Her comments foreshadowed Simone Biles' exit from the Tokyo Olympics women's gymnastics team final today, citing her mental health. Biles, who's competing under the pressure of her reputation as the greatest athlete in the world, said her exit was due to the emotional, not physical, toll of the games.   Raisman has been outspoken against USA...
    Naomi Osaka at the 2019 US Open. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Grand Slam leaders pledged to support Naomi Osaka after she withdrew from the French Open citing mental health. The pledge came after they fined Osaka $15,000 for refusing to speak to the media on Sunday. Osaka withdrew from the French Open Monday, saying she "never wanted to be a distraction" from the tournament. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The tennis organizations behind the Grand Slam tournaments pledged on Tuesday to support Naomi Osaka after she withdrew from the French Open to protect her mental health. The statement from the Grand Slam leaders came after they issued a $15,000 fine against Osaka after she refused to attend a press conference following her first-round win at the French Open on Sunday. "Naomi Osaka today chose not to honor her contractual media obligations," the head administrators of Tennis Australia, the US Tennis Association, the French Tennis Federation, and the All England Lawn Tennis Club said in a statement shared by Roland-Garros stadium. "She was also reminded of her...
    Naomi Osaka (JPN) reacts during her match against Patricia Maria Tig (ROU) at Roland Garros Stadium. Susan Mullane/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 for not participating in a French Open press conference.  She said last week that she wouldn't speak to the press in order to protect her mental health. Osaka responded to the fine: "Anger is a lack of understanding. Change makes people uncomfortable." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tennis champion Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 after skipping a news conference following her first-round win at the French Open on Sunday. The fine was announced by Grand Slam organizers after Osaka's win over Romanian Patricia Maria Tig. While Osaka didn't attend a press conference, she still took part in a court-side interview after the win. "Naomi Osaka today chose not to honor her contractual media obligations. The Roland-Garros referee has therefore issued her a $15,000 fine, in keeping with article III H. of the Code of Conduct," Tennis Australia, the US Tennis Association, the French Tennis Federation, and the All England...
    Naomi Osaka, 23, on Sunday at Roland Garros. She refused to take part in the press conference afterwards, saying she didn't want to 'subject' herself to journalists because they 'doubt' her and she wanted to protect her mental health Tennis veterans Patrick McEnroe and Billie Jean King weighed into the row over Naomi Osaka's decision to boycott the press at the French Open, saying it's part of her job to speak to the press as the highest paid female athlete ever, even if it makes her uncomfortable.  The row began on Wednesday ahead of the French Open when Osaka, 23, posted on social media that she would not be speaking to the media afterwards playing because she wanted to protect her mental health and not subject herself to 'people who doubt her'.  'I'm not going to do any press during Roland Garros. I've often felt that people have no regard for athletes' mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one. We're sat there and asked questions that we've been asked multiple times before or asked...
    Naomi Osaka. Getty/Tim Clayton-Corbis Naomi Osaka could be fined more than $140,000 for not speaking to the media at Roland-Garros. Osaka has chosen to go on a media blackout for mental health reasons. The 23-year-old says she hopes the fines she will receive will be donated to a mental health charity. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Naomi Osaka's decision to skip press conferences at the French Open for her mental health could cost her more than $140,000 in fines. The 23-year-old said in a statement on Wednesday that she would not "do any press during Roland-Garros" because "people have no regard for athletes' mental health." "We're often sat there and asked questions that we've been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I'm just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me," she said.  According to the Grand Slam Handbook, players are required to attend post-match media conferences unless injured or physically unable to appear. Violating said rule carries a fine of up to $20,000. If Osaka...
    NEW YORK -- Confinement at home has led to issues with physical and mental health. A Long Island family shares their intervention experience with their 7-year-old child during the pandemic. Viewers will hear from pediatricians and mental health experts that provide advice to parents on how to help children navigate their health during the pandemic.
    New York : What two homeless have been killed with a knife and two others were seriously injured, by the same suspect with a psychiatric history in less than 14 hours, in the train line A of the Subway in the Upper Manhattan, arouses not only more dread among New Yorkers who witness how the transportation system is a labyrinth of violent events, rather, it puts “salt in the wound” of some coalitions that They condemn the City’s reaction to be sending more police to the stations and no more mental health aid plans. Despite criticism, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) announced Tuesday the deployment of 644 new officers in the subway system, 144 more than 500 initially announced, amid the tension in the Big Apple caused by recent violent crimes on the Subway. “The public can expect to see an increase in the uniformed presence in the system, patrolling platforms, securing entrances and riding the trains. We want to keep the users of this service safe”, Reported Kathleen O’Reilly, Head of the Traffic Brigade of the...
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