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The NHS is 'failing to treat depressed patients'

Fewer than half of the patients who sought NHS help last year for anxiety and depression received any treatment, an official report into the government's "talking therapies" programme reveals.<p>While GPs made 883,968 referrals for psychological support in England in 2012-13, only 434,247 (49%) of …

Yankees beat White Sox 3-2, move closer to playoffs

Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer off White Sox ace Chris Sale, leading Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees past Chicago 3-2 Thursday night in their push for a playoff spot.<p>After a tribute before their first home game since October great Yogi Berra died, the Yankees closed within three games …

Mental wellbeing should be tackled before it leads to a need for crisis care

Barely a week goes by without another sign that mental health services are strained to breaking point as people turn to them in greater numbers and as beds and staff are cut.<p>This is serious stuff. Providing a safe and appropriate environment for people should be at the core of care. However, while …

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<i>Written by August McLaughlin; Updated June 04, 2018</i><p>A healthy diet can benefit your physical, mental and social well-being in powerful ways. While the specifics vary, such a diet tends to emphasize nutritious whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish. It also provides …

Mentally ill children treated on adult wards far from home

Hundreds of children with mental health problems are being treated on adult psychiatric wards, the BBC has reported.<p>A freedom of information request by the broadcaster to NHS mental health trusts in England also found many young people were being placed hundreds of miles away from home for …

Memo to twentysomethings itching to buy a house: Patience pays

Thirtysomething is the new twentysomething when getting into the real estate market.<p>Buying young? It's a tragedy in the making. At a time of life when mobility is a virtue, young adults could be tied down to a house that sucks their bank account dry every month. Who says there's no such thing as …

An adult mental health ward is no place for a child

I had it good when I had a nervous breakdown in my teens. I didn't think I did. I previously believed that putting me in an adult psychiatric ward when I was 16 was the act of an unenlightened, befuddled and frankly barking mad health system. I was wrong. Compared with today's adolescents I had it …

Forget the 'cause' of eating disorders – we must promote good mental health

Eating Disorders Awareness Week starts today, and charity Beat is working with Cosmopolitan magazine to campaign for doctors to take eating disorders more seriously, and to treat them before they get out of control.<p>In the past year there has been an 8% rise in the number of admissions of patients …

Mixed-race children 'are being failed' in treatment of mental health problems

Children of mixed race are at greater risk of suffering from mental health problems and are not getting the support they need, says a report.<p>Despite mixed-race children belonging to the fastest-growing ethnic group, the research, backed by the National Children's Bureau, found that they faced …

Convince me that Aaron Alexis, the mentally ill Washington shooter, should have been allowed to buy guns?

Is it only the mentally ill who are allowed guns in the USA, or is it only the mentally ill ones that we hear about? Aaron Alexis, responsible for shooting dead 12 people within a military base in Washington DC, had a bunch of exciting guns with him, including an AR 15 semi-automatic rifle, which …

There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia

It is all too common to see PhD students work themselves to the point of physical and mental illness in order to complete their studies. It is less common to see PhD students who feel that they are under such pressure that the only option is suicide. But it does happen. There is a culture of …

Study: Rates of many mental disorders much higher in soldiers than in civilians

The largest study of mental-health risk ever conducted among the U.S. military has found that many soldiers suffer from some form of mental illness, and rates of many of these disorders are much higher in soldiers than in civilians.<p>The study's findings, related to suicide attempts and deaths, were …

Dark thoughts: why mental illness is on the rise in academia

Mental health problems are on the rise among UK academics amid the pressures of greater job insecurity, constant demand for results and an increasingly marketised higher education system.<p>University counselling staff and workplace health experts have seen a steady increase in numbers seeking help …

Mental health charities warn cuts 'put lives at risk'

<b>Six mental health organisations in England are warning that NHS cuts are putting lives at risk.</b><p>It comes as figures reveal that early intervention schemes to help young mental health patients have been reduced over the past 12 months.<p>Mental health trusts are being asked to save almost 20% more from …

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