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Mental Health News

18 hours ago
My daughter, Lindsay Riddoch, who has taken her own life aged 24, was an ardent and articulate advocate for better mental health services. She was a fiercely independent thinker and debater who was intent on exposing injustice, and if she saw something wrong she would try to put it right. She often [...]
EducationHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
22 hours ago
The Perspective Project hosts art, poetry and writing with the aim of ending stigma and providing an outlet for those with mental health problems. The 24-year-old founder, Mark Anscombe, is already sharing the work of over 30 artists from around the UK, US and Canada, all of whom have various mental[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Tracey Crouch tasked with implementing recommendations from commission set up after the MP’s deathTheresa May has appointed one of her ministers to lead on issues connected to loneliness, implementing one of the main recommendations of a report into the subject by the Jo Cox Commission.Tracey Crou[...]
Health
1 day ago
A British tourist who went missing in the Negev desert may have a rare psychiatric disorder that affects religiously inspired visitors to the holy cityThe disappearance of Oliver McAfee, a 29-year-old British tourist who was last seen in November, has raised the possibility that he may be suffering [...]
Mental Health
1 day ago
Suicide prevention expert Alys Cole-King wants distressed NHS colleagues to seek support themselves during the winter crisisReports by overstretched NHS staff of the pressures of the winter crisis moved Dr Alys Cole-King to fire off a series of tweets last week:“You matter as much as your patients[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
King’s Fund says physical health services are still getting bigger budgets, five years after ministers promised ‘parity of esteem’Mental health care providers continue to receive far smaller budget increases than hospitals, five years after ministers pledged to create “parity of esteem” be[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Inquest hears Emily Hartley, 21, who had mental health problems, had been sentenced for breaking bail conditionsA 21-year-old woman was found dead in prison while serving a sentence for arson after setting herself on fire, an inquest jury has heard.Emily Hartley died in the grounds of HMP New Hall n[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 days ago
Want to be less stressed in 2018? The author and broadcaster advises on how to deal with difficult times at workYour strength is not in your resilience, it is in recognising and owning your vulnerability. We need to be ourselves with other people for most of the time, not just the person we feel we [...]
HealthMental Health
3 days ago
With one in five elderly Japanese predicted to have dementia by 2025, entire communities are working to improve the lives of older citizensIt took a round of golf to convince Masashi Tsuda that something was really wrong with his memory. Then in his mid-50s, the sales rep couldn’t remember the fou[...]
Health and CareGerontology
4 days ago
MPs call for urgent action over reported rise in illicit use of potent tranquilliserA growing number of children are using the anti-anxiety drug Xanax to “self-medicate” against mental health problems, prompting calls from senior Labour MPs for an investigation into the escalating use of the tra[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
4 days ago
f you doubt the existence of a budding mental health crisis, ask any teacher, law enforcement officer or doctor who deals with the delivery of social services. Or consider that the largest provider of mental health services in the area is not a center set ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
4 days ago
I go to parole board hearings and advise on whether violent and sexual offenders are ready for release. It’s a huge responsibility – and my salary should reflect thatOver the past 10 years I have seen a lot. Being a prison forensic psychologist is not a job for the faint hearted, but I love it.A[...]
HealthMental HealthCriminal Justice
5 days ago
Gregg, a youth mental health expert who is known for writing books like The Princess Bitchface Syndrome, said children under 12 should be banned from using social media. "It is as simple as that — yet I go to primary schools right across ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
Exclusive: A new study shows that a simple set of CBT exercises can help with symptoms, yet many workplaces have no policies in place to support womenWorkplaces should start catering for the menopause in a comparable way to pregnancy, according to one of Britain’s leading women’s health experts.[...]
HealthWomenEducationHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
6 days ago
Patrick McGorry calls for a significant expansion of support services following Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett’s suicidePatrick McGorry has warned bullying can be as damaging for youth mental health as child abuse, while calling for a major expansion of support services following Amy “Dolly” Everett[...]
ChildrenHealthHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
ccording to her biography at imdb.com, she earned an associate’s degree at Spokane Falls Commuity College, a bachelor’s in psychology from Washington State University and a master’s of social work at Eastern Washington University before she moved to ...
General Social WorkEducationMental Health
1 week ago
A healthy, productive public sector cannot be maintained if the workforce has a turnover over rate of 30% as is the case in some social services departments." Barbara Keeley, Labour's shadow cabinet minister for mental health and social care, said ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
MindSpace initiative embeds mental health practitioners in schools so children have easy access to treatment. Its leaders want to roll it out nationally When Grace Hartill was 11, she began to show the first signs of anxiety. Within a few years, the Barnsley schoolgirl had become withdrawn and had s[...]
HealthChildrenEducation
1 week ago
Johann Hari took antidepressants for 14 years until a shocking realisation – the drugs don’t work. In this extract from his new book, he calls for a new approach

• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’In the 1970s, a truth was ac[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
MPs urged to back law granting police powers to disclose convictions of violent offenders if they start relationshipVictim support groups are calling on MPs to back a new law allowing police to take proactive measures to establish whether a serious offender has a new partner, and if so to inform the[...]
Health and CareMental HealthCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
I work in one of the poorest areas of the north east. At a time when we’re needed most, we’ve seen our funding cut by 60%As chief executive of a small mental health charity in one of the poorest areas of north east England, I don’t sleep well. We deliver frontline recovery services in Redcar &[...]
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1 week ago
When Gillian Tarn offered to help vulnerable friends navigate the benefits system, she could not believe the draconian and inhuman system she encounteredLast year, two of my friends were called in for a reassessment of their benefits (Our benefits system is now a racket for cheating the poor, 2 Janu[...]
PovertyHealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
1 week ago
The government’s refusal to embrace prevention rather than treatment as the way forward is putting Britain’s greatest post-war achievement in jeopardyThe NHS will celebrate its 70th birthday this year. Last month, Jeremy Hunt credited the Tory party for its formation. History tells a different s[...]
PolicyHealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Pol
2 weeks ago
From Moses asking for materials to build a tabernacle, to £10.40 to feed a rabbit, it seems specific amounts work best when raising funds for charityDid you give to charity this Christmas? Giving usually rises sightly during the festive season, though not by as much as you might expect from the num[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
2 weeks ago
he edited and published other books and articles, too. But all of that came years after a full career in social work and as a mental health counselor, her daughter said. Flocke took some time Wednesday to talk about her mom’s many accomplishments in a ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
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5 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 [...]
 

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12 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,[...]
 
12 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 [...]
 
16 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[...]
 
17 weeks ago
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22 weeks ago
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32 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[...]