ukactive has teamed up with young people’s charity The Mix to help tackle mental health issues among under 25s by getting them to move more. Studies show that physically active people have up to a 30 per cent lower risk of depression, while ukactive analysis found that getting young people active for 150 minutes a Read more
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.
Services for people who are suicidal or self-harming are facing unprecedented demand in England, a BBC Radio 5 live investigation has found. Out of 39 mental health trusts that provided figures for their crisis teams, 27 had seen their workload increase by 70%.
The Independent Budget Office reported that mental problems accounted for 13 percent of all admissions to NYC Health + Hospitals facilities in 2014, the last year for which complete data was available. As is often the case, the public hospitals are becoming the main medical provider of first and last resort for mentally ill New Read more
Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville will close its 37-bed Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility effective Aug. 20, according to a statement from the Health System. Valley Baptist Director of Marketing Teri Retana said that the system remains committed to delivering mental health services to residents of the community, however, and that the Outpatient Intensive Program at VBMC Brownsville Read more
marijuana – For years, Brian avoided seeking help for his depression and anxiety because he was afraid a doctor would either insist that he quit smoking pot or would refuse to treat him entirely. The idea of having to choose between medical treatment that he was unsure would work and the pot that he knew Read more
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
The HHS is planning to launch a national evaluation to determine how prevalent mental illness is in the United States. Its results could lead to a seismic shift in the practice of medicine, clinicians say. The last time such an analysis was conducted was over a decade ago, according to the agency.
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.
Children in the Galveston and Hill Country areas are going to be without state-funded speech, occupational and physical therapy services as two more providers prepare to leave the Early Childhood Intervention program.
“We are realizing that there is a very big part of the diabetes that is also mental health. So there may be anxiety and depression associated with the diagnosis. We have a behavioral specialist who can address that and talk about how a patient is coping with the diagnosis, how their families are coping with Read more
All 11 are members of the facility’s mental health peer support network, who serve at the front line of the prison system’s mental illness problem. “These individuals self-disclose as having a mental illness and are in recovery,” said Lynn Patrone, a mental health advocate for the state Department of Corrections. “So they have opened themselves Read more
Barbara Reed says she has reached out to 20 assisted living centers and nursing homes in the past week since being told that Westchester Plaza, the state’s largest assisted-living facility for Medicaid recipients, will close next month. Reed suffers from anxiety, a congestive heart condition, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and high blood pressure.
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.
A small Australian biotech has drawn big-name backers — including swimming superstar Michael Phelps — to its audacious goal: to develop a quick, cheap, and objective way to diagnose an array of mental illnesses. The tool would be a stunning breakthrough in the field of mental health — if it works.
On average, the Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team gets about 40 calls every week. Seventy percent of those involve a person who is contemplating or has attempted suicide.
The evidence-based program screens adolescents for personality traits, which can indicate higher risk for substance abuse or a mental disorder. University of Montreal PhD Candidate Jean-Francois G. Morin, who is working to train Overdose Lifeline, says kids are then placed into five categories and invited to participate in discussion groups.
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.
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.
Research led by the University of Glasgow has made a breakthrough in developing a possible future treatment of schizophrenia and related psychiatric conditions.
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.
At 6:30 p.m., he still wore his hospital wristbands from the night before — one on each arm. The patient, we’ll call him John, had been ping-ponged from hospital to hospital in the middle of a psychotic episode. At midnight, he took an ambulance ride strapped to a gurney from Columbus to Jackson, to the closest facility Read more
Researchers estimate our brains contain between 86 to 100 billion cells but some brains are more complex than others, especially those who struggle with depression, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders.
I learned the hard — and expensive — way that I needed a strong therapeutic alliance with my therapist. I needed someone who was warm, reliable and within my price range, and the people I had seen up to that point were none of those things.
The number of children and young people seeking help from mental health services has spiked in the wake of recent terror attacks in England, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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.
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.
In recent years, however, research has begun to show promise in treating a number of ailments. The interventions usually involved one dose of LSD, given in a supervised setting, coupled with therapy. To engage in research in Schedule I drugs, scientists have to get approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration.