September, 2020

Gov. Newsom signs law to expand mental health coverage in California

By drwong
September 30, 2020

Los Angeles Times By Associated Press, Adam Beam Sept 25, 2020 SACRAMENTO —   Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines the term “medical necessity” in a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments. State and federal...   read more

Chef David Chang Opens Up About Bipolar I Disorder in New Memoir: 'It Has Shaped Me In So Many Ways

By drwong
September 22, 2020

People By Ana Calderone August 26, 2020 In his upcoming memoir, Eat a Peach, excerpted in this week's PEOPLE, David Chang reveals that he has bipolar disorder—and explains how it has affected him in sometimes surprising ways Recently, David Chang, founder of the Momofuku restaurant empire, was preparing a hot pot for his wife, Grace, and their son Hugo, 17 months,...   read more

Uncertainty fuels anxiety, causing your mind to conjure up scary scenarios. The pandemic can magnify the angst.

By drwong
September 15, 2020

The Washington Post By Christine Achwanden September 12, 2020 As it has become clear that the coronavirus pandemic is here for the foreseeable future, we’re all learning to live in a cloud of uncertainty: When can we venture out safely? Visit loved ones? Go to the doctor? Send children back to school? Return to the workplace? Pay our...   read more

‘The volume has been turned up on everything’: Pandemic places alarming pressure on transgender mental health

By drwong
September 12, 2020

The Washington Post By Alyssa Fowers August 18, 2020 The surgery was supposed to be a turning point. Brenda Emery spent a year preparing for the vaginoplasty. To save up for it, she took jobs in food service straight out of college and moved in with her mother. She talked at length to therapists and...   read more