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Mental Healt News

14 hours ago
New rules in England and Wales advise punishing emotional or psychological abusePerpetrators of domestic abuse are more likely to be sent to prison – even if they inflict emotional or psychological rather than physical harm alone – under new guidelines being published by the Sentencing Council. [...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
A groundbreaking new study shows antidepressants are effective – we should get on with taking and prescribing themIt’s official: antidepressants work.They are not a multibillion-dollar conspiracy dreamed up by Big Pharma Bond villains. They are not a snake oil distilled in secret laboratories, d[...]
Health
19 hours ago
Dr Valerie Murphy was responsible for Connor Sparrowhawk’s care when the 18-year-old drowned in a bath at NHS care unit in 2013A senior psychiatrist has been suspended for 12 months following the death of a vulnerable teenager who suffered an epileptic fit and drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit[...]
Health and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 day ago
The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of filmInside the Regent Street cinema in Marylebone, London, a group of men and women are in high spirits singing along to a dancing Doris Day. It is a gloomy Wednesday in February but the[...]
HealthWomens Issues
1 day ago
Half a million people in the UK suffer from work-related stress, and psychological breakdown can creep up without warning. But what, exactly, is this ‘state of vital exhaustion’, and how can you come back from it?In a bedroom in North Yorkshire at 2am, Sara Cox lay next to her sleeping husband i[...]
HealthMental Health
1 day ago
Questions also raised for moderate drinkers of alcohol about their social habitHeavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal provides powerful evidence that people who drink [...]
HealthHealth and Care
1 day ago
Osvaldas Pagirys, 18, was arrested for stealing sweets, and found hanging unconscious three months laterThe death of a distressed Lithuanian teenager in the segregation unit of Wandsworth prison after he was arrested has been condemned as “appalling and tragic” by the prisons and probation ombud[...]
Criminal Justice
2 days ago
he first time, they passed an unconstitutional cigarette tax that was supposed to raise about $215 million to pay for health care, mental health and social services. Lawmakers then tried to fix that by passing a second budget during special session that ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
uncie said there isn't a system available in which the schools, law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health agencies share information that could possibly connect the dots about a particular student. "We're gonna certainly review this and ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
Parliamentary budget office warns that young age of recipients will mean average time on pension will doubleAn increasing proportion of younger people with psychological conditions on the disability support pension could see recipients remain on the payment for 20 years, twice the current average, t[...]
HealthMental HealthDisabilities
2 days ago
uncie said there isn't a system available in which the schools, law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health agencies share information that could possibly connect the dots about a particular student. "We're gonna certainly review this and ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par[...]
HealthGerontology
4 days ago
bout the candidates • West Hansen, 55, is a licensed social worker whose company contracts with home health agencies to provide social work and advocacy when dealing with insurance companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southwest ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
4 days ago
The school system failed. The mental health system failed, … our social service agencies failed,” Finkelstein told ABC, adding: Law enforcement failed, because every red flag was present. And the FBI apparently failed. And the security measures for ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
Inspectors raised significant concerns over services provided by Huntercombe hospitalA psychiatric intensive care facility which provided child and adolescent mental health services has been closed after a damning assessment by inspectors.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it found inpatients at[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
The Sacklers have made a fortune from OxyContin, the painkiller blamed for sparking the deadly opioid crisis. They cloak their shame with philanthropyThere is no Pablo Escobar Wing at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and no El Chapo Guzman gallery at the Guggenheim. Columbia University doesn[...]
CharitiesEducationMental Health
6 days ago
The school system failed. The mental health system failed. DCF [The Department of Children and Families], our social service agencies failed. Law enforcement failed because every red flag was present. And the FBI apparently failed," he said. "And the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
The Sacklers have made a fortune from OxyContin, the painkiller blamed for sparking the deadly opioid crisis. They cloak their shame with philanthropyThere is no Pablo Escobar Wing at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and no El Chapo Guzman Museum at the Smithsonian. Columbia University doesn[...]
CharitiesEducationMental Health
6 days ago
My world was rocked at the age of 12 – but my extraordinary English teacher helped me through it. Now we’re reconnecting
I was 12 years old, and my mum had just died from cancer. It was horrific to watch that happen to someone. My dad had an alcohol problem that mum had been managing all the[...]
EducationHealthChildrenHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
My friend Emmy Doye, who has died aged 63 following a cancer diagnosis, was a key figure in movements for equality for women, lesbians and gay men, people living with HIV, and others. A woman with a gift for friendship and a warm, infectious laugh, she was a linchpin of her community in Kentish Town[...]
Mental HealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
Costs of the disorder in adults who are unable to work or hold down a full-time job are high, says thinktankAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, could be costing the UK billions of pounds a year, according to a new report that says awareness of the condition in adults in particular is [...]
HealthHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
he Legislature approved $7 million for the effort to be guided by human services and corrections officials. They will tap into social service, mental health, religious and cultural organizations throughout state to prevent those on probation from re ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Age UK says many people do not have individual care package to which they are entitledMore than one in three people in England diagnosed with dementia are not getting the follow-up care they are entitled to, a charity has said.The NHS specifies that everyone diagnosed with the condition should have [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Becca had to relocate to get treatment after being told she would be put on a waiting list Eating disorders: NHS reports surge in hospital admissionsEven though an eating disorder has disrupted many aspects of Becca’s life, she never expected to have to relocate because of it. But after a spell in[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Exclusive: Experts say NHS services are failing those in need of help as admissions nearly double in six years‘People shouldn’t have to move away’: getting care for an eating disorderThe number of admissions to hospital of patients with potentially life-threatening eating disorders has almost [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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Latest Blog

10 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are the among the behavioral health professionals greatly needed to meet a growing demand for services, says the new leader of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA. Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz is the assistant secretary for [...]
 

More Blogs

17 weeks ago
Childhood emotional, behavioral, and social problems are serious developmental challenges affecting the lives of a substantial number of youths. Estimates suggest that 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty with attention, disruptive behavior, and mood. Severe social, emotional,[...]
 
17 weeks ago
Over the past few decades, the role of religion and spirituality in health and mental health clients’ lives has caught the attention of a variety of helping professionals, including social workers. Research indicates that not only does the inclusion of religion and spirituality have the potential [...]
 
21 weeks ago
The relationship between schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, and mood disorders is not well understood. Evaluating and comparing cognitive impairment in these disorders can help clarify how these disorders are related. To further our understanding of these conditions, Rong Xiao, PhD, MD, Roxann[...]
 
22 weeks ago
Mental health services are an important pre-requisite for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.  The mental health practitioner’s role has become more meaningful as the complexities surrounding treatment necessitate caring for the psychological aspects of HIV care, especially as it relates to aspect[...]
 
27 weeks ago
Chronic disease takes a heavy toll on residents in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death. Risk factors for heart disease include diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity. Additionally, mental health concerns also affect a large proportion of Americans and are ma[...]
 
37 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The full fiscal year 2018 budget request released by President Trump would shred this nation’s social safety net, prompting the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to call on Congress to stand up for our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and reject it. It has ofte[...]