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Mental Health News

7 hours ago
Tired of people misunderstanding OCD, the UK model and writer decided to share her secret inner world. Here she answers 10 questions about the fourth most common mental illness1. Your extremely compelling book, Because We Are Bad, details your life with obsessive compulsive disorder. You are 23 now [...]
Health
2 days ago
ccording to a report by the Royal Society for Public Health, social media app Instagram is more harmful to young people’s mental health than other social media platforms. The report, which stems from a survey of nearly 1,500 teens and young adults ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
It took ages to earn Sandra’s trust – she showed me how people’s lives can be consumed by the cruel fate of mental health problemsIn medicine, psychiatry isn’t seen as glamorous. As a student and while training, you fight with your colleagues for the sexy jobs in cardiology, intensive care o[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
As affordable housing in Britain’s capital is replaced by luxury towers, people on middle incomes are being priced out, while the poor are forced to pay extortionate rents for shocking conditionsThe first time I met Ian Dick, the head of private housing at Newham council in east London, he took me[...]
HousingHealthHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
5 days ago
nstagram app on a smartphone. Instagram is the most detrimental social media platform to young people's mental health, according to new research out of the U.K. Researchers from the Royal Society for Public Health in conjunction with the Young Health ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
Data shows record 1,180 students who experienced mental ill health left courses early in 2014-15, up 210% from 2009-10The number of students to drop out of university with mental health problems has more than trebled in recent years, official figures show.Data from the Higher Education Statistics Ag[...]
EducationHealthHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
Findings suggest early interventions for adolescents brought up in urban areas could be valuable, researchers sayTeenagers who live in large cities could be at greater risk of having psychotic experiences, according to research examining the impact of urban life on mental health.The finding ties in [...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
The prime minister claims nothing has changed after giving a speech that rowed back on the Conservative manifesto plan for social care, introducing the idea of a cap on costsTheresa May announces U-turn on ‘dementia tax’ Continue reading...
HealthHealth and Care
6 days ago
e graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology and earned a Masters degree in Social Work from the same institution in 1980. He received his law degree from St. John’s University Law School ...
General Social WorkEducationMental HealthCriminal Justice
6 days ago
ou probably already know too much social media use can affect your mood, but when it comes to degrees of severity, is one platform better or worse than the others? A new study suggests that’s the case, and the researchers have bad news for those of us ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
I can refer people to mental health services and social care but they are overloaded and don’t provide much helpRecently a patient brought home to me how inadequate the help I can provide my elderly patients as a GP can be. Among more than 50 phone calls I fielded one day as one of the GPs dealing[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
1 week ago
The government must exploit the increased awareness surrounding this crucial issueAs chief executive of the charity that hosts Mental Health Awareness Week, I agree with the central thrust of Eva Wiseman’s argument that the increased profile of mental health must lead to change (“It’s good to [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Chief executive of hospital trusts group issues warning that nursing morale and recruitment will be hitMinisters should address mounting disquiet among NHS staff about pay and recruitment if the health service is to avoid a full-blown staffing crisis, the head of the official body that represents ho[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
CNN) Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people's mental health, followed closely by Snapchat, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
new report from Britain’s Royal Society for Public Health says many popular social media sites can be detrimental to young people's mental health. Topping that list is Instagram. Researchers say the popular photo site makes young women and girls feel ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
The Linden Centre in Chelmsford has been the site of seven suicides by hanging since 2000 despite receiving repeated criticism for safety failures Police have launched an inquiry into a series of deaths among patients at an NHS mental health hospital which has been regularly criticised for safety fa[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Former inmate Rod Read on the disturbed lives of many prisonersAs that rare jailbird, a Cambridge criminologist sentenced to 18 months for growing cannabis, I became a direct participant-observer of exactly the faults in penal policy which Simon Jenkins points to (Opinion, May 18). About 50% of my f[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
nstagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1500 ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
RITAIN — A health warning for those who love to use social media. A new report from Britain’s Royal Society for Public Health said many popular social media sites can be detrimental to young people’s mental health. Topping the list is Instagram ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
So far the election campaign has been helpful to the NHS, but the three main parties’ plans would all leave a significant funding gapLabour’s election manifesto offers confused plans for the NHS, while the Conservatives have admitted there are serious problems with existing legislation.
The T[...]
PolicyHealth
1 week ago
Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxietyFour of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations. Instag[...]
ChildrenHealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
CNN)Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people's mental health, followed closely by Snapchat, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1500 ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxietyFour of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations. Instag[...]
ChildrenHealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
nstagram is the social media platform most likely to have a negative affect on young people’s health and wellbeing, a report has found. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Young Health Movement (YHM) questioned close to 1,500 people aged ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
n Cecil County’s fiscal year 2018 budget, County Executive Alan McCarthy has funded an additional social worker position, which will be contracted with the Department of Social Services. In all, CCPS is contracting with 13 psychologists, six social ...
General Social WorkMental Health
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3 days 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[...]
 

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3 weeks ago
          Celebrating Older American Month Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1  CEU(s) Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW Practicing with high ethical standards requires special consideration when worki[...]
 
7 weeks ago
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7 weeks ago
The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children  Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1.5  Social Work contact hours of CEs  Presenter: Philip Tedeschi, LCSW Moderator(s): Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP What do we know about the therapeutic role that animals play in [...]
 
10 weeks ago
With the increasing number of women in prison, understanding incarcerated women’s psychological health is a timely and necessary line of research to guide policy and practices within prisons. This understanding influences prison design, service coordination, and intervention development. Social wo[...]
 
12 weeks ago
The nation’s 650,000 social workers are champions for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. They stand up by comforting people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, ensuring they get best possible care while on the road to recovery. They stand up and sup[...]
 
19 weeks ago
          Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work Practice Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 Social Work contact hours of CEUs Presenters: Jose Cruz, LCSW, MBA Catherine Saucedo Doug Tipperman, MSW Jennifer Matekuare Individuals with mental heal[...]