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May 2020 Archive

Combating the Mental Health Crisis in Rural America

A shortage of psychiatrists and mental health professionals has led to a mental health crisis in rural America. TTUHSC is training practitioners to fill the gap.

How Social Media Affects Our Mental Health During a Pandemic

It feels more and more like the world is happening online, as television newscasters cover the day's tweets. As we watch one screen and check two other screens to see what people are saying about something on a fourth screen, it’s not surprising that we can end up feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and alone.

Mental Health During COVID-19: A Focus on The Elderly

While much attention has been focused on maintaining physical health and safety, health professionals are also expressing increasing concern for mental health as stay-at-home orders, social distancing and general isolation continues in various forms across the globe.

Shortening the Health Footprint of COVID-19

Sarah Wakefield, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, stresses how our nation and the world will be faced with this at the end stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Tribute Honors TTUHSC Class of 2020

Though unable to conduct traditional graduation festivities, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognized the grace and determination with which its Class of 2020 overcame the trials and hardships brought on by a pandemic with in its first-ever virtual graduation tribute.

Study Could Lead to New Scale for Stratifying Neuroblastoma Risk

Results from a study conducted by a research team led by C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director of the TTUHSC School of Medicine Cancer Center, may prove to be a landmark in pediatric oncology.

Training Future Physicians to Treat Mental Disorders in Children

Mental health disorders in children can have a lasting, detrimental effect. TTUHSC gives health care professionals the training to help children in need.

Mental Health for Mom During COVID-19

Sarah Wakefield, M.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, spoke with us about the importance of celebrating Mother’s Day, talking to our kids about COVID-19, and what we can learn, as families, from this monumental event.