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Mental Health News

16 hours ago
Data shows one in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14. We’d like you to share your thoughts and experiences of mental health issuesAbout 166,000 girls and 67,000 boys aged 14 across the UK are depressed, according to a new study. Government-funded research found that 24% of 14-year-[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Over 50% of teachers tell survey they don’t have adequate training in what to do when a child has a mental health problemMore than half of primary school teachers say they do not feel adequately trained in supporting pupils with mental health problems, research suggests.Just one in 10 “strongly [...]
EducationHealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
ut on by the Department of Government, the launch featured speakers Heather Ricketts, head of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Psychology, herself a Grenadian; Prof Rupert Lewis, Clinton Hutton and Bernard Coard himself.
General Social WorkMental Health
2 days ago
Data from government-funded research prompts fresh questions about effect of social media and school stresses on young people’s mental healthOne in four girls is clinically depressed by the time they turn 14, according to research that has sparked new fears that Britain’s teenagers are suffering[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
ide range of behaviors MNCASA (mncasa.org) collected data from August 2016 to June 2017, drawing from previous studies, personal stories and interviews with professionals working in child care, Head Start, social services, mental health services ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
4 days ago
rowing up, I was told that all council estates were dirty and that social housing tenants were lazy scroungers who were likely to steal anything that wasn’t nailed down. Then I became a social housing tenant myself and I realised that this definitely ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
4 days ago
Hayley Campbell quit her job and moved into an empty flat. Here she explains the tough but peculiar pleasures of seclusionSince the late 1980s, scientists have been tracking a whale who sings at a sonic frequency higher than any other whale of its species: at 52 hertz, just above the lowest note on [...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their healthPoor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject.Millions of people are eating the wrong s[...]
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1 week ago
rganizers also offered flu vaccines, assistance with insurance and the state health care exchange, social services, legal counseling, mental health services, nutrition information and education — even haircuts provided by area barbers. “This is health ...
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1 week ago
If you have lost your benefit since being transferred from claiming Disability Living Allowance we’d like to hear from you
In August 2017, the United Nations denounced the British government for failing to protect disabled peoples’ rights. FullFact also found recently that a quarter of people[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
1 week ago
olds is estimated to be 1 in 68. For the new study, the researchers used linked health and social service administrative health data in the province of Ontario, Canada. In Ontario, the switch from child to ...
Currently, the prevalence of ASD among 8 via Live.com News 
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1 week ago
The Unite union’s mental health lead wants a dedicated secretary of state for mental health, ringfenced funding and an end to the pay capDave Munday was recently at a Mental Health Nurses Association meeting in Salford to discuss “the drastic decline” in the number of mental health nurses in E[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
My friend, work colleague and cousin by marriage, Ross Lazar, who has died aged 72 of cancer, was a psychotherapist and organisational consultant who spread British psychoanalytic ideas across Europe. A central part of his career lay in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and its associated observational s[...]
EducationHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
About 10% of my trust’s workforce is from the EU. We urgently need some clarity before those staff abandon the NHS“Should we be worried about Brexit?” As a chief executive of west London mental health NHS trust, I make a point of getting out into our diverse and geographically dispersed servic[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Annual rate fell in England and Wales but increased slightly in Scotland, with overall figure down 202 to 5,688The suicide rate in Britain fell by 4.7% last year to the lowest level since 2011, with prevention work in England credited for the drop. The rate fell in England and Wales, although the ra[...]
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2 weeks ago
Annual rate fell in England and Wales but increased slightly in Scotland, with overall figure down 202 to 5,688The suicide rate in Britain fell by 4.7% last year to the lowest level since 2011, with prevention work in England credited for the drop. The rate fell in England and Wales, although the ra[...]
CharitiesHealth
2 weeks ago
fter serving as a helicopter pilot and paratrooper in the Vietnam War, her father went on to become a lawyer and a judge; her mother finished college when Moore was in eighth grade and then earned master’s degrees in psychology and social work.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
A needle stick injury brought home that I needed to do more to protect myself and think twice before rushing in to help As soon as I felt the deep sting of the needle as it entered my finger I knew what it meant – potential disaster. I was cutting a space between the ribs of a patient in intensive[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
ocial connectedness supports our physical and mental health. Credit: Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash It's well established that people who feel socially isolated, or as though they don't belong, have worse mental health than those who feel socially connected ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
2 weeks ago
Researchers find people who have had a serious illness fear it will happen again and symptoms persist when nothing is wrongThe NHS could save more than £420m a year by offering treatment for health anxiety and “cyberchondria”, a psychological ailment caused by people obsessively looking up thei[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients
Mental health problems including psychotic experiences could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed.A new study found that people who had[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
2 weeks ago
Louis Blom-Cooper QC says the UK’s courts should reflect that their lengthy sentences of imprisonment are no greater deterrent than short sentences. Plus Clair Hilder awaits sight of the delayed Angiolini reviewYour letters (4 September) prompt me to respond, in the light of Thursday’s Lords deb[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
profit provider of mental health, substance use, special education, and social services in the country. A nationwide resource, SPHS provides 2.3 million services annually across a ...
PR Newswire via Live.com News 
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
2 weeks ago
Whether you are a healthcare professional or someone with an interest in mental health, we want to hear what you think we should be coveringMental health is often referred to as the Cinderella service of the NHS. Professionals working in the sphere have long called for parity of esteem between menta[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
It’s 30 years since the condition was recognised. It is most often associated with children, but more and more grownups are now being diagnosed. Does this help?Michelle Beckett, a 44-year-old entrepreneur from Harrogate, always knew she was different. But, like many women who suffer from attention[...]
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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[...]
 

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6 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[...]
 
15 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[...]
 
17 weeks ago
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20 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[...]
 
24 weeks ago
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24 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 [...]