MENTAL HEALTH

Despite more than 12,000 complaints, no action has been taken against Victorian mental health services

After receiving more than 12,000 complaints about Victorian mental health services, the state regulator has not taken any action against a single mental health provider in the last seven years. This is despite the fact that the Royal Commission on the Victorian Mental Health Sector last year found systemic violations of the law and human …

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Schools urgently need funding to address the mental health crisis in children Letters

Unfortunately, as a high school teacher, I am not at all surprised to read how many children are treated for mental health problems in England (a record 420,000 children treated for mental health problems a month in England, 22 May). Although your article details several perceived causes of increased mental health problems among young people, …

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‘Anxiety is part of me’: Mara Wilson and other nervous minds dealing with it

Robyn Wilder Of the nine most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders on the Mind website, I was diagnosed seven. I realize it’s a strange boast, but if you’re interested – hypochondria, a legitimate anxiety disorder in itself – it’s not one of my diagnoses. Robyn Wilder pictures My first was agoraphobia with panic disorder, which occurred …

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People with mental health problems in the York area smoke more often

People with mental health problems in the York area smoke more often

New figures show that ADULTS living in the Vale of York with long-term mental disorders are more than twice as likely to smoke as the general population. The action on Smoking and Health stated that the higher prevalence of smoking among people with mental illness causes inequalities in life expectancy and overall health. According to …

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Statins could protect against depression because the study found a link to mental health

Statins could protect against depression because the study found a link to mental health

Statins, which are used to lower cholesterol, may also provide a positive mental health benefit, according to a new study. This drug is usually used to protect against heart disease and stroke and can lower cholesterol by about 30% or sometimes even 50% at high doses. But a study of 2,000 British participants found possible …

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The report shows that smoking rates are higher in people with mental illness

The report shows that smoking rates are higher in people with mental illness

The action on Smoking and Health stated that the higher prevalence of smoking among people with mental illness causes inequalities in life expectancy and overall health. Data from the Office for Health Improvement and Differences show that 40.5% of adults with long-term mental illness in the NHS Blackpool CCG area reported smoking between 2020 and …

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What is ACT therapy?  Overview, use and benefits

What is ACT therapy? Overview, use and benefits

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a psychotherapeutic technique that supports the acceptance of negative thoughts, feelings and events. It encourages a person to consciously participate in activities that support their basic beliefs and values. Some ACT supporters believe that working to increase acceptance can lead to greater psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility involves accepting ideas …

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In SA – Liberty afflicted by Covid, grief and mental health illnesses is increasing Businessinsider

Cmental illness increased for Liberty between 2020 and 2021. The most common mental illnesses that dominated society’s claims were major depression, schizophrenia and dementia. The Covid-19 pandemic, long-held Covid, grief and inability to work were among the most important contributors to the psychological burden on clients. For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. The latest statistics …

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