Natalie Skowlund expects to graduate in December 2022 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Skowlund, a Southwest Health Reporting Fellow, has bilingual experience in audio and digital reporting with News21 and the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Oregon.
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TUCSON – A hotline expected to launch next spring seeks to help improve access to information and treatment options for perinatal mental health.
TEMPE – A new doula advisory committee in Arizona is developing certification procedures for the nonmedical labor professionals. It will bring the state one step closer to increasing access to doulas – who, research shows, can help prevent pregnancy-associated deaths.
The pandemic had devastating consequences for the mental health of many Americans. For youth the impact was particularly striking. Children who attend Boys & Girls Clubs in the Phoenix area often face disproportionate barriers to mental health care, from transportation and cost to cultural stigma.
HOUCK – Traditional healing has always been a part of Indigenous culture, and it’s especially useful for treating mental health. But access often is limited. Arizona and other states are seeking authorization from the federal government to cover these services under Medicaid.