mental health

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From an early age, most of us grow up with the expectation of working in our desired field. We study, work hard and apply for roles which allow us to earn a living. However, what happens when the act of ‘earning a living’ contributes to the decay of our quality of living? This seems to be the question we’re all pressed to answer as mental health becomes more of a

PTSD

Suicide reports affect people everywhere and the impact is widespread. Following the deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, suicide, suicide prevention and depression are now topics of public interest, prompting everyone to look around and see if someone they know is going through depression. The challenge is, nobody knows who can have depression. There is a genetic link to the illness – depression is known to run

How do I know if my teenage child has a mental health problem?

Een the most vigilant parent could mistake the warning signs. Mental health issues in young people can look at first like typical adolescent behaviour: sudden bouts of grumpiness or sadness, inability to concentrate or sleep, wanting to be alone. Most teens will act like this at some point as their brains develop, bodies grow and their hormones fluctuate. After all, childhood is – as the Duchess of Cambridge said yesterday

Children being denied mental health treatment

More than 100,000 children have been rejected for mental health treatment by NHS Trusts after being referred in the last two years. Figures released by NHS Trusts following a Freedom of Information request by the NSPCC showed that 17% of all referrals to Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were rejected between 2015 and 2017. Of 652,023 cases referred to CAMHS 109,613 children were turned away, equivalent to 150

Third of men with poor mental health blame jobs, says Mind

Men are more likely than women to suffer mental health problems brought on by work and less likely to seek help, the charity Mind has said. Its survey of 15,000 employees found 1,763 had poor mental health. A third of men attributed that to their job, 14% said the source was outside work. In contrast, women found their job and external problems equally stressful. Men and women, workers and managers,

9 lifestyle changes can cut dementia risk

One third of dementia cases can be prevented with some basic lifestyle changes and better education during childhood, a study published in The Lancet said Thursday. Nearly 50 million people around the world suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s according to the latest estimates. This figure could balloon to 132 million by 2050. The nine factors which damage the brain notably include hearing loss, obesity and smoking, the study found. “Our