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Schizophrenia not a mental illness, Pakistan's Supreme Court says | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s top court has ruled that schizophrenia does not fall within its legal definition of mental disorders, clearing the way for the execution, as soon as next week, of a mentally ill man convicted of murder.<p>A man rides a bicycle past the Supreme Court building in …

Islamic Law

The culture of silence around mental health in the workplace must end

A new study shows 63% of managers put business interests above staff wellbeing – but serious companies realise that doesn’t make sense<p>What’s your experience of mental health in the workplace? – share your stories<p>The mental health of the UK workforce is in a grim state, according to a major new …

Mental Health
Autism

University mental health services face strain as demand rises 50%

Figures show significant rise over five years, with more first-year and international students seeking counselling<p>Help fund our journalism by becoming a Guardian supporter.<p>The number of students seeking counselling at university has rocketed by 50% in the last five years, according to figures …

Mental Health

Hillary Clinton Proposes More Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Hillary Clinton’s plan for the economy paints a brighter future for people with disabilities.<p>During a rally in Orlando on Wednesday, Clinton outlined …

Disability

'Becoming disabled undermines everything you thought you were'

<b>Para-kayaker Nick Beighton struggled with becoming disabled, and had a lot of soul-searching after London 2012.</b><p>"An acquired disability is a crazy thing, it's a life-changing experience, it undermines everything you thought you were, all your values," Nick Beighton says.<p>The para-kayaker was an …

Disability

Turning Paralympians into ‘superhumans’ is no help to disabled people

We’re not heroes, we’re not scroungers, we’re ordinary people who want rights, and some relief from the attacks on our daily life by government<p>The Houses of Parliament form a fine Gothic building, but every time I have cause to visit I’m not overawed. This time, as part of a Rights Not Games week …

Disability

Tips for Parents of Children With Disabilities Who Want Them To Succeed in School

As someone with a disability myself, and who also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities, I've become an advocate for my children on so many fronts, including their education. After all, when it comes to disability and inclusion, despite good intentions, many schools don't …

Autism

Orlando first responder cannot claim PTSD on workers' comp

An Orlando police officer diagnosed with PTSD after carrying Orlando shooting victims’ bodies says he worries about supporting his family because he …

San Bernardino County

Will Machines Take Your Job? Here's a Breakdown of Workplace Automation (Infographic)

Some jobs will soon be replaced by robots, but there are plenty of others that require a set of skills robots aren't capable of (yet).<p>Should you be worried about the future of your job as machine learning continues to advance on many industries? Using Oxford University findings, cloud-storage …

Oxford University

France Makes Email Illegal on Weekends. 5 Ways U.S. Workers Can Cope With Addiction

It's illegal in France, but U.S. workers can follow this advice to avoid workplace issues.<p>This summer, France made a big, bold step to combat email addiction.<p>As reported by multiple outlets, there's new legislation that makes it illegal to work on email on weekends if your company has over 50 …

Productivity

Michael J. Fox on Emmy-nominated role on 'The Good Wife': 'Disabled people can be a--holes too'

From his hilarious role as young Republican Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties" to hoverboard-riding Marty McFly in the "Back to the Future" films and …

Disability

This man is traveling 300 miles by wheelchair to push for more accessible nature trails

Ian Mackay considers himself a cyclist and a birder — a nature buff who gets lost on lush trails near his Washington state home for hours every …

Disabled Armenian stuck at home for 10 years after neighbours block access

Radif Shamoyan’s fight for a wheelchair ramp highlights the failures of the state to protect the rights of people with disabilities<p>From her window 61-year-old Radif Shamoyan can just about see the benches under the mulberry tree outside, where locals gather every evening to talk about the day’s …

Disability

Overcoming Automated Resume Scanners: How Can You Stand Out?

There has been buzz recently surrounding resumes being reviewed through automatic scanners and applicant tracking systems (ATS). Goldman Sachs is one …

Employment

Tough Love From Two Ex-College Instructors

A college education is presented as a cure-all. The prevailing narrative is that anyone without one is doomed to forever sling fries at McDonald’s (which is a completely respectable job that could be more fiscally rewarding soon). But, while most people will tell you that you need a degree, few …

McDonald's

Employment Must Not Be the Aim of Mental Health Treatment

Therapy is about reducing suffering, right? Living a fuller life? Not according to current moves to place employment as a central aim of therapy. How …

Mental Health

What America’s Aging Workers Mean For the Future Of Work

<i>Rick Wartzman is senior advisor to the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University.</i><p>For all of their sharp differences when it comes to …

The Workplace

Getting Mental Health Care Shouldn't Be This Difficult

As the parents of an adult son who has struggled mightily with severe depression and addiction issues since he was a teenager, my wife and I have been through more health care and insurance ordeals in the last ten years than we can count. Over that decade, one might assume that some major …

Mental Health

'We fell in love': relationships and people with learning disabilities – in pictures

A study conducted by Mencap earlier this year found that one in three young people with a learning disability spent less than an hour outside their home on a typical Saturday.<p>Respondents to the survey listed fears including bullying, being laughed at and getting lost as being key concerns when …

Autism

Student arrested after video surfaced of fight with special needs student

Authorities arrested a student at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch after a video surfaced that showed the student fighting with a special education student, according to a statement from the<p>Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.<p>The fight occurred Thursday and the video was later posted …

Workplace Wellness
Leadership

Indonesia's mentally ill 'abused and stigmatized'

Human Rights Watch has released a report detailing the horrific treatment of people with mental health conditions in Indonesia. Shantha Rau Barriga, …

Mental Health

Close down restaurants, pubs and clubs which do not have disabled toilets, say peers

Restaurants, pubs and clubs which do not provide disabled toilets should be shut down by councils and taxi drivers that do not accept guide dogs should lose their licences peers say today<p>A major House of Lords report said disabled people are being “let down” by inadequate facilities in sports …

Disability

National Geographic Travel

The Workplace