Media advisory: How best to cope with mental-health aspects of current events
Banner Health behavioral health experts gives wellness tips for difficult times

PHOENIX (June 3, 2020) – After weeks of dealing with COVID-19 and a weekend with unrest across the country, it’s reasonable to feel anxious and uncertain, say Banner Health behavioral experts.

Banner Health behavioral health experts are available for interviews via Zoom or other platforms. Experts can speak more in-depth on how to deal with feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious or depressed as well as how parents can address current events with their teens and children.

A survey just released showed that during the COVID-19 pandemic found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress -- from 3.9 percent in 2018 to 13.6 percent in April 2020.

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As one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, the team at Banner Health is committed to ensuring all Banner locations are a safe place for care. Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals and an array of other services, including: Banner Imaging, Banner Telehealth and Banner Urgent Care. Team members are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of patients, be it a routine checkup, elective surgery or an urgent health service. Waiting room and employee workstation layouts maintain proper social distancing; screenings are conducted at hospital entrances to verify that all employees and visitors are well; and, all Banner physicians are equipped to visit patients remotely. Learn more about Banner's commitment to safety at

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