In 2020, even before COVID-19 increased many people’s anxiety and depression, nearly one third of University of Vermont Medical Center primary care patients reported mental health or substance use concerns.
Suicide is a leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds. Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital, provides advice to parents when dealing with this difficult subject.
An increase in alcohol or drug use, thoughts of self-harm or suicide: These are the obvious indicators of depression. But psychiatrist Robert Althoff, MD, Ph.D., says more subtle signs of depression may sneak up on you.
In this Q+A, Aron Steward, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology at the UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital shares her tips for understanding and improving your mental health after this very challenging year.