Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depressive Disorders (MDD) owing to the uncertainty of their legal situation, and prolonged exposure to darkness (Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD), can all affect refugees’ mental health.
Services and Treatment
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental illness, and no uniform path to mental wellness and recovery. Effective treatments for mental health conditions run the gamut from intensive professional interventions to self-help. In these articles you’ll read about people’s struggles to obtain adequate services, you’ll hear from both service providers and consumers about what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll find thoughtful perspectives on the challenges of psychotherapy.
Because serious medical complications so frequently accompany eating disorders, they defy classification solely as mental illnesses. They should be viewed as complex health-care issues requiring urgent and multidisciplinary care.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re taking the opportunity to focus on treatment, no matter what that means to you. Part of that endeavor is knowing just how dire mental health care is in the first place.
If clinical trials yield positive results, a handful of these drugs could become prescription medicines in the next decade. The furthest along in this process is MDMA, which is showing promise in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Unfortunately, the closure of DeTar’s Adult Mental Health Center is not unique, nor is it surprising. It’s the result of a broken system. The question is not, “Why has this happened?” but rather, “How can we do better in the future?”
If it works in humans, she envisions the drug she’s developing could be used to give to soldiers in war or aid workers in disaster zones to manage their emotions in the aftermath.
A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University suggests that providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting can help more young people get the help they need.
The MU Bridge Program provides case managers who come to the school, meet with the child and their family, and a psychiatrist to perform evaluations. The case manager will also help connect the child to long-term services.
A damning new report is calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into mental health services in New Zealand. The crowd-funded study found 93 per cent of both users and workers found mental health services lacking.
Adolescents are among the biggest group of people at risk in the United States for disease, substance abuse, relationship violence and mental health conditions. However, a number of these problems can be easily prevented ––and if they have already begun to occur –– easily treated.
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) launched India’s first mental health awareness campaign and website dedicated to young people, It’s Ok To Talk, through a series of talks and a multimedia exhibition in partnership with Instagram.
A report issued last month by the National Council for Behavioral Health, which represents nearly 3,000 mental health and addiction treatment organizations, showed that there’s a shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S.
“There is something in personal love, caresses, and the magnetic flood of sympathy and friendship, that does, in its way, more good than all the medicine in the world,” Walt Whitman wrote.
While online therapy is viewed with some scepticism in the UK, in Finland the service, Mental Health Hub, is used by every hospital district in the country.
Crowley’s bill would create a pilot program to assess the mental health of prisoners before they’re released, and then provide treatment to those deemed to need it.
According to a new survey, what most teenagers want is easy access to mental health professionals rather than being “patched up” by teachers with little training.
Teenage mental health, in particular suicide, is a difficult discussion for anyone to have, but at Blue Mountains Grammar School in Australia, they’re addressing the issue head on.
Princess Diana and Winston Churchill’s mental health experiences to be used to teach children how to cope with ‘the black dog’
They are hoping to trial the scheme in around 135 schools, with children as young as eight being taught mindfulness and relaxation techniques.