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Mental Illness Linked to Early Childhood Adversity May be Passed to Next Generation

Mental illness associated with early childhood adversity may be passed from generation to generation, according to a study of adults whose parents evacuated Finland as children during World War II. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, Uppsala University in Sweden, and Helsinki University in Finland. It appears in JAMA Psychiatry. [...]

By | 2017-12-11T13:28:34+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

1 in 10 Five Year Old’s Show Signs of Mental Illness

Being exposed to abuse or neglect before age five is the strongest predictor of whether a child will be at risk for future mental illness, a study from UNSW Sydney finds. Primary school teachers could detect children at high risk of developing mental disorders soon after they start school, new research at UNSW Sydney suggests. The study [...]

By | 2017-11-30T09:57:30+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Science & Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Discuss Own Struggles With Mental Health” – One Teacher’s Extraordinary Story

In October 2010, Tom Rogers, a head of history and acclaimed Tes columnist, travelled down to Cardiff to hear a speech by the then Welsh education secretary Leighton Andrews. "I was sat at a table with a number of my colleagues who’d made the trip. I can’t remember a thing that Leighton said in a [...]

Large Numbers Staying at Ronald McDonald House Due to Child Mental Health Problems

Mental health problems affecting young people are the main reason families stay at Ronald McDonald House Orange [RMHO]. The house provides accommodation for families living more than 50 kilometres from Orange who have children being treated at hospitals in Orange. RMHO executive officer Rebecca Walsh said families of children suffering mental health issues made up [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:13:58+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

For Mental Illness, Halloween Is Still A Costume Drama

There was a time when the most popular Halloween costumes were confined to the folk lore of vampire bats and ghosts. This was undoubtedly the popular culture at a time when "horror literature" was based on novels such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Although much of this is still with us in the Trick of Treating of today, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:13:49+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

‘Panic Button’ Mental Health App Released

An app that allows teens battling mental health issues to send an alert to a personalised support crew is set to launch. Wellington firm Melon Health, formerly Social Code, has designed and developed Code Blue to encourage youth struggling with bullying, anxiety or depression to reach out in their time of need. The app has been years in [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Half of NSW Businesses Have No Mental Health Strategy

NSW employers are failing to address the mental health of their workers appropriately, with the construction and scientific industries among the worst performers, a rigorous new benchmarking tool shows. Fewer than one in 10 (8.8 per cent) of the state's workplaces have an integrated and sustained approach to mental health, according to an independent survey [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:39+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

6 Things a Psychiatrist Says Everyone Needs to Know About Mental Health

Well+Good Council member Drew Ramsey, MD, a practicing psychiatrist, is passionate about the need to remove the stigma associated with mental health—and with asking for help. Here, just in time for Mental Illness Awareness Week, he shares some real talk about the prevalence of mental illness. I’m a psychiatrist in active clinical practice in New York City and have been [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:50+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Seven Red Flag Signs Your Child Could Be Depressed

Ignoring your Whatsapp messages and six other red flag signs YOUR child could be depressed (and what to do about it) Around 800,000 five to 17-year-olds suffer mental health disorders in the UK, according to a recent report. IT'S easy to shrug off and blame on "those difficult teenage years". But, if your kid goes [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:23+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Engaging Young Men Is The Key To Helping Them Beat Mental Illness

If Australia is to be genuinely committed to reducing rates of suicide, problematic substance use, and aggression and violence (including alcohol related and family violence), then we must have a coordinated plan for young men's mental health. Only a small proportion of young men who have a need for care access services receive appropriate treatment [...]