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Mental Health News

22 hours ago
The Wayback project recreates coronation day in 1953 on 3D film using actors, period costumes and props, right down to fish-paste sandwiches. The effect is to bring back vivid memories for those struggling with the presentIn a comfortable armchair, glass of sherry at her side, Elspeth Ford is gettin[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
23 hours ago
he graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University with a master’s degree in psychology; her goal was finding a career in social services and nonprofits. And that she did. After successful turns in administrative positions at Olive Crest Homes and ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
magine, if you will, a place where those who have been pushed out of housing due to high rents or the inability to find living wage jobs, could have a roof over their heads, access to social services, mental health services and public transportation all ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
It was the oldest asylum in the Balkans. Now the doors are unlocked and patients are living new lives in the communityHigh walls still surround the oldest asylum in the Balkans, an 18th-century building pocked with the artillery scars of last century’s civil war, but the gates are no longer locked[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
A specialist NHS centre in London is helping thousands of young people who are having difficulties with gender identityAt a time when transgender issues occupy the centreground of today’s culture wars, a clinic in an unpreposessing 1920s office block in north-west London has found itself on the fr[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
e said: “Regretfully he doesn’t remember much of these episodes. “The (social work and criminal justice) report touches on mental health difficulties and difficulties with drugs and alcohol. “There was tension in his relationship with his partner ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
At least 200 children take their own lives each year in the UK. Teachers are in a unique position to support vulnerable pupils, but more awareness is neededHarry Biggs-Davison is a former headteacher and trustee of the charity Papyrus
The tragedy of losing a child is unimaginable. Losing a child [...]
EducationHealthCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
sychology and social work are jobs that are relatively inelastic to AI automation ... which in turn may lead to increased demand for psychological counseling and social services. Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating companies across industry ...
General Social WorkMental Health
4 days ago
There are good reasons to be cautious about a new study claiming computer-based training can reduce the risk of dementia. But what does work?More than 30 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease, and while researchers are pushing hard to find a cure, their efforts so far have met wit[...]
HealthHealth and Care
4 days ago
Inequality is harmful at all levels of life so I’m glad leadership ideas are shifting away from traditional ideas. But there is still a long way to go I grew up with a sense of working class injustice. But I never imagined, when I was a student at Hull University, drinking into the night and consp[...]
WomenCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
5 days ago
Campaign launched by Samaritans and others says simple question can be enough to stop someone who might be at riskCommuters and travellers have been urged to strike up conversations with vulnerable people near railway tracks as part of a campaign to prevent suicide.Small Talk Saves Lives aims to giv[...]
Health
5 days ago
controversial new study published Tuesday in the Clinical Psychological Science journal claims that an increased use of electronic devices is linked to a spike in depression symptoms and suicidal thoughts among teens, especially among teenage girls. San ...
General Social WorkMental Health
5 days ago
Choir members, including people with mental health problems, say their wellbeing and connectedness have improved since singing together“I think there’s something physical about singing in a choir that does you good,” says Kaye Brown*. “For me it’s coming together, and the wellbeing I feel [...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
NHS bodies have decided in the last four months alone to shut or downgrade 70 services, says campaign group 38 Degrees Dozens of A&E units, GP surgeries and walk-in centres have been earmarked for closure because of the NHS’s money problems, understaffing and modernisation plan, a new report r[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Charity helping people suffering from anorexia and bulimia reveals people waiting up to five years to start treatment People with an eating disorder are waiting as long as five years to start treatment on the NHS, putting their recovery in peril, according to a report.Beat, a charity which helps peo[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
hile this year’s ComplexCon was full of innovations in music, fashion, and technology, it was also a place for honest discussions surrounding mental health. As part of our partnership with Well Being Trust, Complex's Jinx sat down with Hot 97 fam and ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
aufman, a training director with the nonprofit Maternal Mental Health NOW, is partnering with DCFS to teach the social work interns about how a mother's mental health affects a child and how to recognize and respond to depression and anxiety. The goal is ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
This adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir of growing up Sikh in the 60s is brave and funny ... but romantic additions detract from the love letter to a familyA young boy in a vest sits on a chair leaning forward so that he is looking at the floor. A woman’s hands gently and lovingly apply oil[...]
Children and Parenting
1 week ago
We’d like to speak to people who have suffered serious loneliness in the past, but have found ways to reconnect
There’s no doubt loneliness is a serious problem – in 2014, Britain was named the loneliness capital of Europe, with a significant proportion of us having no one to rely on in a c[...]
HealthHealth and Care
1 week ago
NSPCC calls for ministers to press social media sites to do more to protect children from online abuseThe number of children receiving counselling over cyberbullying has more than doubled in five years, prompting the NSPCC to call on ministers to put pressure on social media sites to do more to prot[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Thousands treated away from home region in practice seen as expensive and potentially harmful to vulnerable peopleMental health trusts are being forced as part of an NHS England crackdown to reveal how many patients they are sending elsewhere for treatment because they have too few beds.Health servi[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Dr Valerie Murphy denied accusations of misconduct after a teenager who had epilepsy died in his bath at a care unitA psychiatrist has shown no remorse for the death of a teenager with epilepsy who drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit, a medical tribunal has found.Dr Valerie Murphy was the psychiat[...]
Health and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
county funding being $34 per person – due to a state funding formula that dates back to 1991, he said. “On top of that, we then receive fewer federal ...
The county gets less than other counties for social services – $17 per person with the median per via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
1 week ago
My cousin Shanoor Forbes, who has died aged 72, overcame two life-changing events – a disabling accident and the death of a child – to touch the lives of many, with her sparkle, affection and resilience.The only child of Porus Mehta, a barrister, and his wife, Freny (nee Lalkaka), a psychoanalys[...]
Children and ParentingMental Health
1 week ago
In this candid extract from her posthumous memoirs, Sophie Reilly describes the reality of living with multiple mental health issuesOn 1 August 2016, Sophie, then aged 21, took her life. Her brother, Samuel, has edited a book, Tigerish Waters: Selected Writings of Sophie Reilly, of her prose, poetry[...]
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4 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,[...]
 

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4 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 [...]
 
8 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[...]
 
8 weeks ago
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14 weeks ago
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23 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[...]
 
25 weeks ago
Social workers work with clients who face various disadvantages due to social stigma, discrimination, and oppression. These disadvantages range from race, to ethnic origins, to gender, to sexual orientation, and beyond. One important factor in social stigma and discrimination that social workers nee[...]