They are hoping to trial the scheme in around 135 schools, with children as young as eight being taught mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
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.
More employers are open to offering job opportunities to persons recovering from mental health conditions, said a train-and-place centre for such persons in Singapore.
Hospital bosses have also stated there has been a notable rise of children self-harming by overdosing on prescribed drugs found in households rather than recreational drugs.
Experts and advocacy groups warn mental health issues are under-diagnosed for older people, and those suffering anxiety and depression often do not know where to find help.
With floods — as well as storms, heat waves and droughts — expected to increase in frequency thanks to climate change, the impact such trauma may have on the minds of those affected is something doctors, policymakers and governments are considering when planning services to help populations at-risk.
While there has been little academic study of the rate of mental health issues within Asian communities in the UK, mental health advocacy group Time to Change has published a report explaining some of the reasons why the topic carries such stigma. Read more.
Most Chinese people have never developed beyond the oral stage of Freud’s theory and have the mental age of a six-month-old, argues psychologist Wu Zhihong who provides mental health counseling in major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou
Of the men and women completing a survey of mental health issues in rural Scotland, 67 percent reported suffering depression and 22 percent admitted to suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps?
Six years of violence and bloodshed have spawned a mental health crisis among Syria’s children whose impact will be felt for decades, international charity Save the Children said on Tuesday.
New official figures show that barely one in four of the prisoners who received care last year were transferred within the supposed maximum two weeks.
The 7th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health is being held in Ireland next week. With that mind, we discuss the issue with two women who have gone through mental illness and Professor Veronica O’Keane, an expert in perinatal depression.
Looking beyond the physical, experts are also trying to sound the alarm about the quieter, more insidious effects of climate change: namely, that global warming is threatening the emotional health of humans worldwide.
More than half of parents with children in mental health hospitals do not feel their child’s mental health improved while in care, claims a new survey. A quarter think that their child’s mental health has “deteriorated”.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada says in a statement that the practice should be abolished for inmates with medical conditions or mental illness, and should be prohibited as a form of discipline.
“Rights, Resilience, Recovery” is a big theme for a big global meeting on women’s mental health, but two years ago in Japan, experts chose Ireland as the next country to stage the global conference for a reason.
Global economic losses exceed $1 trillion a year, it said, referring to lost productivity due to apathy or lack of energy that lead to an inability to function at work or cope with daily life.
“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 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.