Mental Health

Ruby Wax lives with a mental health issue that affects “one in 100 people” – bipolar

Having attended The Priory mental hospital in the past, Ruby Wax became “curious” about the inner workings of the mind. “I was curious to find out what would give the best results when it comes to modifying your brain,” she said. Embracing mindfulness, the 69-year-old has noticed how the practice has benefited her. “Like if …

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Positive social-emotional environments in schools improve student mental health

Credit: Shutterstock A project led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown that promoting a positive socio-emotional environment in schools can improve student mental health. Last year, the Wellcome Trust’s Active Ingredients for Youth Anxiety and Depression Commission announced the 21 research teams from around the world who had received funding to examine …

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Positive social-emotional environments in schools improve student mental health

Credit: Shutterstock A project led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown that promoting a positive socio-emotional environment in schools can improve student mental health. Last year, the Wellcome Trust’s Active Ingredients for Youth Anxiety and Depression Commission announced the 21 research teams from around the world who had received funding to examine …

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This Indian outlet sets a new tone for mental health journalism

Reporting on mental health is not as simple as repeating facts – it also requires the daunting task of dealing with sensitive information and stories. Responsible reporting on suicide, for example, can help prevent suicide contagion, also known as the Werther effect. Poor mental health is often the result of larger systemic issues. Furthermore, it …

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Health minister rejects suggestion to remove mental health from abortion amendment

Health Minister Chris Fearne has insisted abortion will remain illegal as he kicks off the second reading of a legal reform that will allow termination of pregnancy when the health or life of the mother is in jeopardy. danger. “This amendment is in favor of life,” he said as he opened the session in parliament …

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Seattle students declare ‘victory’ in fight to fund mental health counselors

A group of Seattle students celebrate ‘a win’ as $4 million in funds for mental health counselors near final approval. The Seattle Student Union defines itself as a “group of Seattle public school students who fight to improve conditions for students and the community in the district and city.” The funds won preliminary approval from …

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Death of Chelsea Bridge: Family files complaint against police watchdog | Independent Office for Police Conduct

The family of Oladeji Omishore, who drowned in June shortly after being shot with a stun gun by police, are taking the police watchdog to the High Court in a test case, accusing them of not failed to properly investigate the officers involved. Omishore, 41, who lived near Chelsea Bridge in south-west London, had been …

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Mental health patients’ human rights violated amid care crisis, regulator warns

Sign up for our free Health Check email to receive exclusive Health Week analysis Receive our free health check email The human rights of vulnerable mental health patients are being violated due to the care crisis, a regulator has warned. Rob Behrens, the health services ombudsman for England, said urgent action was needed in the …

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