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The Virtual Cavalry: Telehealth & Crisis Response

by Elsie Ramsey, Dr. Jarone Lee, Dr. Bob Arnot and Marianna Petrea-Imenokhoeva For a sector that experts used to call a “closed market,”, the humanitarian aid economy has undergone enormous growth in the last several years.  Jump-started by the acute need produced by the pandemic, relief work’s integration of telehealth gives numerous sectors the ability

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Is It Time To Revise The COVID Mental Health Narrative?

There’s no arguing with numbers but that doesn’t mean that the recently released BMJ study suggesting the pandemic’s impact on mental health was negligible isn’t perplexing. The study’s authors, listed here, compared symptoms reported before and during the pandemic, finding “most symptom change estimates for general mental health, anxiety symptoms, and depression symptoms were close

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Elsie’s Leader Voices Podcast Episode

“Could depression be an asset in your leadership? Elsie Ramsey, founder of the nonprofit Bigger than Depression, says it can. She says depression has helped her navigate workplaces, build lasting relationships, and promote her ideas. Comedian Tristan Bowling is in a different place in his journey. Sadhna talks with both about the profound insights they’ve

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It Takes a Task Force by Elsie Ramsey and Louisa Farr

In mid-December, when my seasonal stress looked a lot like clinical anxiety, I found a task force. Christmas was nearing and I’d been trying–not very successfully–to soothe myself with spiritual reflection. The biblical story would soon tell of the Magi, opening their treasure chests to give gold, frankincense, and myrrh to an infant in a

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Updates to State Licensing Laws: Check Your State

I happen to be one of the lucky ones. My state, Pennsylvania, decided to extend COVID state of emergency legislation through March of 2022. That’s a big deal for me because I get to keep receiving virtual therapy from my New York based psychiatrist. While legislation allowing for streamlined cross-state licensing procedures is being adopted

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