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Mental Health America Releases First-Ever State And County-Level Data Analyzing Suicide Risk During COVID-19

On Sunday, Mental Health America released the first-ever state and county-level data analyzing potential suicide risk in the year 2020. The states and counties identified in the analysis represent those with the greatest need for a fast and coordinated response amid the mental health crisis brought on by COVID-19. The report identified key findings on both the state and county level, including which states had the highest reports of suicidal ideation.

Read more about the key findings of this study in Mental Health America. The article also includes a link to the full report. 

LGBTQ youth mental health: Trevor Project survey highlights disparities

The Trevor project-- the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for young LGBTQ people-- published the results of its third annual national survey on the mental health of LGBTQ youth. The findings reveal that LGBTQIA+ youth are experiencing mental health issues at much higher rates than the general population, and the pressures of the pandemic have not helped. An alarming number of respondents, 42%, ‘seriously considered’ attempting suicide.

Read more about the consequences of the pandemic on mental health in the LGBTQ community, and possible policy solutions to curb a mental health crisis.

World Book Day: Mental Health Books We Love!

Washington Psychological Wellness celebrates World Book Day by promoting some of our favorite mental health books and resources!


Happy World Book Day!

The world has been collectively experiencing trauma a result of COVID-19. We, as mental health practionners are not immune. The past year has affected us like none other and we’re still learning how to deal with the mental and emotional effects not only for ourselves but our clients. 

As mental health professionals, it's important we lean toward each other, colloborate and share as many resources as we can during tiring times. That is exactly why our team at Washington Psychological Wellness put together this list of mental health resources and books we jointly love. 

Here are two books we love:

􀀀 “It Didn’t Start with You” by Mark Wolynn

􀀀 “The Body Keeps Score” by Bessel Can Der Kolk 

For a complete List of Resources Check Out:

       Feel free to use this resource or share it with clients or colleagues! 

       What are some mental health book suggestions to add to our list!?

       We are always looking for more recommendations! 


Tim Kelly
Hope Propagator/Therapist

5 Things You Haven't Considered About Telemental Health

There are so many topics that have come up over the past year about how to provide good ethical care via telehealth while practicing self-care at the same time. I've contemplated the past year of pandemic telehmental health treatment and put together a free resource of tips I've found helpful in navigating telehealth practice and some questions that have come up. Claim these must have tips that cover

  • self care and boundaries
  • access to telehealth (and new barriers)
  • considerations for psychiatric emergencies.