On The Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jul 9, 2019
  •  Medicaid expansion: then and now.
  •   College students and mental health.
  •   Healthcare providers coping with stress.

-This July marks the anniversary of when supporters turned in their gathered signatures for Medicaid expansion. Though the expansion was approved by Idaho voters last fall, Medicaid Expansion has yet to take place in the Gem State.

-For many young adults, college is a time full of excitement and exploration. However, this time can also be challenging for students' mental health. For this reason it’s important to know the common warning signs of mental health issues and the resources that are available to students for help.

-Stress affects all of us, but for those who work in healthcare ,the risks of stress can be hazardous. In a job that is inherently stressful, it is important that medical providers have strategies to combat and cope with the physical, mental and emotional stresses of their occupation. We talk with a nurse practitioner about the techniques she and others can use to maintain a balanced work and personal life.