Neuroticism, the trait associated with having excessive anxiety, guilt and nervousness, may lower a person’s risk of dying early, according to a new study.
Mental health services don’t exist in a vacuum. They are deeply influenced by developments in the greater health care landscape. These stories will give you an idea of what’s going with the Affordable Care Act, the health care workforce, efforts at institutional reform, government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, system-wide weakness in the provision of care, and efforts to address racial and ethnic disparities.
Iraqi government forces have regained control of Mosul, but the humanitarian needs of its people are immense, especially when it comes to mental health after the trauma of living under ISIS rule.
Jessie is one of a growing number of people turning to crowdfunding to access mental health care. Sites like GoFundMe and YouCaring are commonly used to help raise money for care related to diseases or accidents, but mental health treatment fundraisers are on the rise. Why?
A new study has found that criminal defendants who graduated from mental health court demonstrated substantially reduced re-arrest rates a full three years following their release, the longest period of post-program behavior examined in a published study involving mental health courts and the clearest indicator yet of the potential for diversionary programs to ease the Read more
Although it’s often lost amidst the intense coverage of how Congress might repeal and replace Obamacare, we’re also coming up against another important health policy deadline that affects the lives of millions. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act — now 25 years old — will expire in September.
Prof Crick Lund, director of the Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH), told Fin24 the increase in mental health service spending is reflective of a global trend which is seeing increased demand for mental healthcare services over time.
Over 20 million Americans and about 1 million Texans have insurance through the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. They, by far, have the most at stake when the Senate considers repealing the law this week — perhaps with a replacement, perhaps not.
England is in the midst of a unique national experiment, the world’s most ambitious effort to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses. The goal is to eventually create a system of primary care for mental health not just for England but for all of Britain.
The report, A dramatic deterioration for asylum seekers on Lesbos – based on Médecins Sans Frontières medical data and the testimonies of patients – describes the recent drastic cuts in providing health care on the island, along with reductions in legal aid, and the closure of shelters and other essential services.
The struggle to properly treat all San Antonians suffering from mental illness is a crisis not many people know about.
Mind Body Solutions, a Las Vegas Mental Health Clinic, Offers Same-Day Service in a Time of Wait-Lists
Mind Body Solutions is a full-service psychiatric and pain management practice, offering a wide range of mental health assistance for patients in the metro area, including individual and family therapy, case management, behavioral skills training, and psycho-social rehabilitation.
The problem we have with talking about mental health is that we still don’t think of it as an equal priority with physical health. This is wrong not simply because it leads to less money being spent on mental health service provision by governments, but also because it fails to see that the whole idea Read more
Recent research showed schools that had found those that had ‘wraparound’ support services which provided a multi-agency approach were much better at supporting students’ mental health. That included funding from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Social Development.
As the new mental health legislation goes through implementation, there are still issues looming in the treatment and care of patients on the ground, and this is something that the implementation of the Act has not yet been able to touch.
The great debate over how to best meet the health care needs of veterans remains a contentious issue in America, particular after the VA was accused of neglecting those who served the country. But some believe agencies like the Cohen Veterans Network could be the solution.
For Collin County residents suffering from a mental health crisis, the options were few — either an emergency room, an inpatient psychiatric facility, or police intervention usually resulting in jail time. But beginning Aug. 1, a new option will be in place.
As in the U.S., suicide rates in Texas have been on the rise, up by 23% since 2000. In addition to the personal and social tragedy of suicide, there are financial consequences, which were estimated at $4.264 million in lifetime medical and work-loss costs in Texas in 2014.
A 2015-2016 report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health shows the number of students seeking counseling for mental health concerns has steadily climbed between 2010 and 2016. The University of Texas at El Paso is holding orientation sessions for freshman and other new students set to start school in the fall.
Critics condemn ‘Victorian approach’ to treatment after NHS watchdog reveals 3,500 patients are kept locked in.
Barriers to insurance coverage for substance-use disorder treatment remain, in part because they are hard to identify—for both consumers and regulators, according to a recent analysis of seven major health plans offered in 2015 and 2016 in New York and Maryland.
Health policy expert Daniel E. Dawes (who was an instrumental force in the drafting of the Affordable Care Act) and other mental health advocates are fighting to protect essential benefits currently under attack by Obama opponents, including benefits for mental health and addiction care.
The landmark Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 was passed unanimously by the Lok Sabha in March, 2017. As the new mental health legislation goes through implementation, there are still issues looming in the treatment and care of patients on the ground, and this is something that the implementation of the Act has not yet been able Read more
The social inequalities for risk appear to increase with age, and the social disadvantages of being Latino in the U.S. increase the risk for common mental disorders across a person’s lifespan.
After the ravages of withdrawal, some will rely on willpower and a 12-step program to help them stay away from heroin. Others will move on to a residential or outpatient program where they’ll get counseling and medication to help curb cravings. When there are gaps between any of these stages, patients often relapse.
This agreement will benefit students seeking a master’s-level or above degree in healthcare after receiving their bachelor’s degree from Austin College. Students may choose from disciplines ranging from speech, language and hearing sciences, rehabilitation sciences, mental health, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, medicine, pharmacy and public health.
Federal funds will be used to expand treatment and recovery services for opioid use disorders; provide training on substance abuse prevention, opioid overdose and drug misuse; and expand outreach screening and referral efforts for mental health agencies.
American Psychiatric Association Calls on Senate to Reject Latest Republican Health Care Reform Bill
The new BCRA still includes provisions that are deeply problematic, especially for individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. The bill retains the deep Medicaid cuts that were a feature of the original reform bill and permits the removal of the essential health benefits.
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) said the Government’s reforms of welfare payments were to blame for the rise, as benefit cuts and sanctions “are having a toxic impact on mental health.”
Researchers wrote that the data suggest a patient in the Denver area would need to call seven to 10 psychiatrists, depending on the insurance company, to find an available appointment. “These findings are consistent with similar studies conducted in other regions, suggesting that access to outpatient behavioral health care is limited despite existing ACA regulations,” Read more