mental health

In This Together: Coping Skills

Blakely McHugh from NBC5 News talks about the importance of focusing on your mental and physical health. This is especially important now, as we deal with the on-going pandemic, and the impact of last year’s devastating fires. She shared tips to help …

Ways to improve your mental health for 2021

ASHLAND, Ore. — Levels of anxiety and loneliness have increased for many people nationwide. The latest CDC report in June shows 40 percent of U.S. adults reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse. That’s quite a jump compared to 20 percent …

Over $1M raised for mental health awareness

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– A Grants Pass organization has had to adjust its strategy to raising money during the Christmas season. Rogue Winter Fest is a yearly tradition in Grants Pass. The organization usually holds in person auctions and major fund raising events around …

Suicide rate for Jackson County is down

MEDFORD, Ore. – With the increase in isolation this year, the suicide rate is up nationwide. However, Jackson County Mental Health told NBC5 it has seen a decrease in suicide. The organization said for the past few years it has tried educating …

Army reconsidering PTSD discharges

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Thousands of service members with post-traumatic stress disorder will have their less-than-honorable discharges reconsidered. That’s thanks to a settlement the US Army made in a federal lawsuit filed by two army veterans. The lawsuit covers veterans nationwide who …