“Quite surprisingly, we found that people with intermediate educational levels were suffering more mental health problems during the crisis than any other group, and this occurred regardless of whether they were employed or unemployed,” says Juan Antonio Córdoba Doña.
The ongoing effort to advance in our understanding of the causes of mental illnesses, as well as to develop and implement effective treatments, services and supports, is a global one. Here we curate some of the most interesting mental health-related news from outside the United States. Learn about the mental health challenges faced by people in some of the most distressed regions in the world, non-Western approaches to treating mental health conditions, and movements to overcome mental illness stigma in far-flung places.
The female ward at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in India’s capital Delhi is home to about 80 women with mental health problems.
Dubbed calmbox, the innovative technique comes in the form of a monthly subscription-based service designed for those who are prone to stress, depression, anxiety and other emotional and spectrum disorders.
Old age is often characterised by poor health due to isolation, morbidities and disabilities in carrying out activities of daily living leading to depression. A new study offers a comprehensive analysis of depression among the old in South Africa.
Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu, India, explained that they wanted to have a better assessment of the age, gender, and mental health conditions of local drug addicts.
Hospital that subjected elderly people with mental health issues to ‘institutional abuse’ under spotlight
The independent report on the mental health ward included testimony from patients’ families, who said their loved ones were treated like “animals.”
For resettlement and medical professionals working with North Korean migrants like Lee, a major step in providing effective mental health interventions is convincing defectors that the issues they face are diagnosable and treatable.
According to research from the Royal Women’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, found no association between depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, or psychological distress with vitamin D status.
When most people think of a secure mental health unit, they don’t tend to picture it decorated with artwork by award-winning artists and patients. A psychiatric ward housing patients in London, however, has undergone an artistic renovation.
Drugs can become “chemical comforts” to deal with loneliness, trauma, isolation or alienation. It’s not just about hedonism.
In Ghana, traditional authorities and religious leaders have been asked to use their influence to promote inclusiveness by ensuring that mentally ill people were not marginalised and discriminated against in terms of their developmental needs.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne developed the app after a study discovered that taxi drivers were among the most stressed people in a workplace, Xinhua news agency reported.
According to a document prepared for Bristol City Council, 54 per cent of people in the city who claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – formally called Disability Allowance – do so on the grounds of mental illness.
South Africa has good policies for mental health care. But the implementation of these policies remain a challenge. Mental health services have not been integrated into the routine care of chronic diseases and within the primary health care system.
Figures show 50,819 youngsters contacted the helpline for a serious mental health problem in 2015/16 – up 8% over four years.
The report put together by the London Assemble Health Committee found that 40% of LGBT people in the capital have experienced a form of mental health issue.
In the 13 years I have reported from here, “heart science study” and “heart science analysis,” as psychology and psychoanalysis are known in Chinese, have gained enormously in popularity, for perhaps the first time in the country’s history.
Government funding is “locked down in the dysfunctional hospital system” rather than being invested in community mental health services where it is most needed, Australia’s national mental health commissioner says.
Understanding the manifestation of psychiatric disorders such as psychosis, schizophrenia, or seizures related to severe depression carries beliefs about weak faiths or curses. In turn, these beliefs de-humanizes the person.
Despite the toll of mental illnesses in low and middle-income countries, mental illnesses haven’t made it onto the global health agenda in the way that medical illnesses have.
Patients sometimes tell me that, by virtue of their existing mental illness, they must work twice as hard to have their physical illnesses taken seriously by the health service.
The former Royal Engineer, who had slit his throat, was locked in a police cell because there were no mental health beds for him anywhere in the county.
A recently released independent review into the mental health system in Wellington, New Zealand has found serious failings after five people died at the hands of mental health patients.
It is no longer news that the negative impact of the current economic recession is hitting hard as unconfirmed reports show growing cases of suicide among Nigerians.
Britain’s Prince William, his wife Catherine and his brother Harry urged Britons on Tuesday to talk more openly about mental health issues, saying too many people suffer in silence.
Paul Yip hopes the next chief executive will use innovative methods and community resources to address mental health concerns in a shared society ideal.
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