Mental Health

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Trump's relationship with the truth is different. Most politicians lie. Or do they? Even if we could find some isolated example of a politician who was scrupulously honest – former President Jimmy Carter, perhaps – the question is how to think about the rest of them. And if most politicians lie, then why are some Americans so hard on President Donald Trump? According to The Washington Post, Trump has told 6,420 lies so far in his presidency. In the seven weeks leading up to the midterms, his rate increased to 30 per day. That’s a lot, but isn’t this a difference in degree and not a difference in kind with other politicians? From my perspective as a philosopher who studies truth and belief, it doesn’t seem so. And even if most politicians lie, that doesn’t make all lying equal. Yet the difference in Trump’s prevarication seems to be found not in the quantity or enormity of his lies, but in the way that Trump uses his lies in service to a proto-autho...
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10 hours ago
People affected by terror attacks are not getting the long-term support they need because of severe shortages in mental health provision, according to a new survey.
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11 hours ago
Details have been unveiled about a new federal initiative that aims to help farmers with mental health issues.
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'Governments promise survivors they will be looked after but this survey shows that when it comes to mental health services they are being routinely let down,' says Survivors Against Terror chair
 
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(Reuters Health) - Women who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may experience fewer physical and mental health symptoms of menopause than those who prefer to dine on sweets, fats and snacks, an Iranian study suggests.
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On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, one of Canada’s most celebrated Olympians Silken Laumann tackles the tough topic of mental health struggles among athletes and adjusting to post-competitive life.
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1 day ago
The Royal College of Psychiatrists says it's worried some people are not getting the help they need.
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1 day ago
LONDON (AP) — Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train. The 51-year-old Gascoigne, who has struggled with alcohol and mental-health problems, was arrested at Durham station on Aug. 20. British Transport Police say Gascoigne “was charged via postal requisition with one count of sexual assault […]
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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has been speaking out to employees about the importance of mental health. He sent a company-wide email in June after the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and another in October during Mental Illness Awareness Week.
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Private and public sector employers alike are waking up to the reality that neglecting their people's mental health is costing them dear – in staff retention, productivity, and sickness absence
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The global day of celebration raises awareness of issues such as mental health problems and male suicide
3 days ago
Heads of Royal Mail and WH Smith among those calling on prime minister to make good on commitment to put psychological support in health and safety legislation
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Gary Lightbody says it's "an unforgiveable act" to leave Northern Ireland without political leadership.
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Bosses ask the PM to honour a pledge to give it the same status as physical health in the workplace.
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It’s been an odd year for Lexi Thompson, who found herself in strange places: missing cuts, taking time off in the middle of the season to maintain her mental health. Through 54 holes at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, Thompson holds a three-shot lead over Nelly Korda. A few weeks before the Tour Championship, she posted about having insecurities with her body image.
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3 days ago
I remember whispers, silence, and shame. When I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s, an older cousin violently ended his life. It was never openly discussed, leaving questions and grief surrounding his death to reverberate for years. Decades later, suicide continues to create quiet circles of despair, a circle that grows ever wider in this country: The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers show a 25.4 percent jump in the national suicide rate from 1999 to 2016, when nearly 45,000 people ages 10 or older completed suicide. For every life lost, there are even more stories – from family, friends, and colleagues – that must be heard to eradicate the deep-seated stigma and the silence that contribute to this crisis. Read more...More about Mental Health, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Chirlane Mccray, and Social Good
3 days ago
Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. But he couldn’t get union support. Taylor Sappington heard the call like so many other Democrats in the year after Nov. 8, 2016. He had seen Donald Trump coming, homing in on his little town of Nelsonville, Ohio, in the state’s impoverished Appalachian southeast. The town of 5,300 people had voted for Barack Obama twice by large margins.Trump was Nelsonville’s pick in 2016, though it was more by default than acclamation. Trump won there with less than a majority, with 30 percent fewer votes than Obama had gotten four years earlier.Sappington, a 27-year-old Ohio native, took this as evidence that Nelsonville was not beyond redemption, that the town where he had grown up in hard circumstances — the son of a single mother who was for a time on food stamps, living deep in the woods in a manufactured home — wasn’t really Trump country.Not so long ago at all, Ohio was considered the quintessen...
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4 days ago
Michael Berry should have undergone 'urgent mental health assessment', says ombudsman
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There are friends, and then there are "friends" who are, more often than not, detrimental to your mental health. Click the button. You know the one I mean. You know you want to do it. Click it.
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love joins Yahoo Sports' Amanda Borges to talk about the state of the team, his leadership off-the-court and mental health awareness. Watch all the Locker Room Talk Episodes with Kevin Love, Michael Phelps, Channing Frye and Paul Pierce and learn more about the Schick
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4 days ago
Mental health resources in Canada have long been stretched too thin. The dearth of professionals serving rural areas, and children and youth, is particularly acute.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers forward opens up about why he wanted to tell his story on battling anxiety and depression.
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental Health Code. The indictment alleges the corporation known as Sundance Behavioral Healthcare System detained two […]
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'Definitely the children in Iraq and Stoke Newington will have had different experiences, but a child remains a child'
 
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It’s worth asking which leisure time activities are linked to happiness, and which aren’t. We’d all like to be a little happier.The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. People can be unkind, and jobs can be tedious.But we do have some control over how we spend our leisure time. That’s one reason why it’s worth asking which leisure time activities are linked to happiness, and which aren’t.In a new analysis of 1 million U.S. teens, my co-authors and I looked at how teens were spending their free time and which activities correlated with happiness, and which didn’t.We wanted to see if changes in the way teens spend their free time might partially explain a startling drop in teens’ happiness after 2012 – and perhaps the decline in adults’ happiness si...
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Family members of a New Zealand man who died last year after he was strapped down at a mental hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture submitted a ...
 
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Kevin Love is one of the toughest players in the NBA but the embodiment of that type of masculinity is 'outdated' and 'dangerous' and stops men from seeking help for depression and anxiety, according to the Cleveland Cavaliers forward.
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Kevin Love is one of the toughest players in the NBA but the embodiment of that type of masculinity is 'outdated' and 'dangerous' and stops men from seeking help for depression and anxiety, according to the Cleveland Cavaliers forward.
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5 days ago
We already know that exercise benefits your mental health, including reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. But if you want a workout that will make you feel really great, maybe what you need is to join a team. Read more...
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Ontario cabinet minister Lisa MacLeod says she wants to ensure anyone who discloses their mental-health struggles isn’t ridiculed, undermined or made fun of. She made the comments at the legislature after former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown wrote about her mental health issues in his new tell-all book. Brown alleged that some party organizers believed […]
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5 days ago
A survey of caregivers in Ontario paints a picture of people often thrown unexpectedly into a role for which they typically aren't trained and one that has major effects on their physical and mental health, relationships and careers paths.
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During the holiday season, you'll be shopping for friends and family, and hopefully be on the lookout for nonprofits and causes to support. Now you can do both with just one online purchase.  Every year, charitable companies and nonprofit organizations sell products and donate some of the proceeds to important causes like LGBTQ youth mental health, wildlife conservation, and refugee empowerment.  SEE ALSO: 16 seriously impressive gifts that give back this holiday season To start off your search, here are 13 gifts that will make a difference in the U.S. and around the world. If you decide these gifts aren't the right fit, don't panic: Check out our collection of gift guides for more ideas.  Read more...More about Holiday, Gift Guide, Holiday Shopping, Gift Guide 2018, and Social Good
6 days ago
Matthew Leahy's death six years ago sparked two-year police investigation encompassing up to 25 deaths as well as an ongoing Health and Safety Executive review
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Global disease, mental health, and fake drug detection spotlighted at Doha's innovative health summit.
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A person with apparent mental health issues, believed to be a citizen of Poland, has been detained as he tried to enter the premises of the Russian embassy in Germany to request asylum, the diplomatic mission in Berlin said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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6 days ago
A lack of community mental health services for people beginning at a young age and into adulthood are critical, yet Washington state has yet to solve this problem.
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Durham Regional Police are probing the death of a 37-year-old Ontario Shores patient who “sustained serious injuries” at the Whitby psychiatric facility last week. On Nov. 8 around 7:15 a.m., police were called to the mental health facility and found the male patient located inside after an apparent altercation with another patient and rushed him […]
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6 days ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A driver charged with intentionally ramming his SUV into three women at Portland State University in May has been ordered to get a mental health evaluation. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Nan Waller on Tuesday agreed with a prosecutor’s request to have 61-year-old Greg Porter evaluated at Oregon State Hospital. The Oregonian/OregonLive […]
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Researchers are trying to understand how exposure to trauma cases affects clinicians and how they can get the mental health care they may need. For now, there are more questions than answers.
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6 days ago
Lilly Singh said she is stepping away from YouTube to focus on her happiness and mental health.
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1 week ago
YouTube star Lilly Singh has announced to fans that she's taking a break, specifically to focus on her mental health. After eight years of posting content to her 14 million subscribers, the Canadian creator and author known as IISuperwomanII revealed her intention to take an indefinite hiatus in a video posted Tuesday.  "This is not clickbait. I'm not trying to get on the trending page. I'm not trying to make a dramatic thumbnail to get views," she began, addressing her fans collectively known as #TeamSuper. "The title is not a lie. I am planning to take a break from YouTube." SEE ALSO: Lilly Singh, Jessica Coen, Jayathma Wickramanayake talk about the power of youth Read more...More about Youtube, Mental Health, Lilly Singh, Culture, and Web Culture
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She also believes his relationship with his supporters echoes a form of brainwashing. Yale psychiatry professor Bandy X. Lee does not diagnose lightly. In fact, she emphasizes that her theory about the mental state of President Donald Trump does not reflect the professional opinion of any of the institutions that she is affiliated with, including the Yale School of Medicine.Nevertheless, she tells Raw Story that it’s her opinion that rather than acting strategically, Trump’s pattern of behavior shows signs of severe psychological distress and that both Trump and his supporters are self-destructively spiraling in a way that spells dire trouble for the nation and the world.Conversation edited for clarity below:Tana Ganeva: Can you explain your theory about Donald Trump’s mental state, that the behavior is pathological rather than strategic?Professor Bandy X. Lee: What mental health professionals look at are patterns. Patterns of his behavior. Oftentimes Trump’s asserti...
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday.
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Lily Singh, the Canadian YouTuber who goes by the name Superwoman, says she's taking a break from posting to focus on her mental health.
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Exclusive: Home Office accused of 'playing games' with Eritrean teenager's life as he remains stranded in France with deteriorating physical and mental health two years on from Jungle closure
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is opening the door for states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid programs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Tuesday in a speech to state Medicaid directors. The lack of inpatient treatment beds for people with serious […]
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If you’re the type of person who likes audio meditation — and by that we mean listening to your favorite playlists while working, exercising, or relaxing — then you need to check out iAwake Pro. iAwake has a vast library of unique music tracks specifically designed to enhance brain function and promote focus, creativity, relaxation, and stress reduction. Perhaps best of all, the service is currently on sale for a whopping 90% off. SEE ALSO: YouTube launches 9 new playlists on taking care of your mental health Getting going is incredibly simple: select an eight to ten-minute "work" track to boost your mindfulness and productivity, or a "life" track to sooth and decompress. iAwake’s soundtracks are precisely engineered to utilize proven audio technologies that promote creativity, productivity, and cognitive intelligence. In other words, iAwake allows you to drown out the extra noise in your life with each track. Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping S...
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TOKYO (AP) — Karen Pence, the U.S. vice president's wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to a teacher at Tsukuba University in Japan for the study of art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration.
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1 week ago
Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, has announced a $54,000 grant at a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump administration
1 week ago
TOKYO (AP) — Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to Tsukuba University in Japan for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration. Pence was in Japan while accompanying her husband, Mike Pence, on a trip through Asia for a series of […]
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A Fresno police officer shot and killed a retired city police captain who was armed with a knife and suffering from mental health issues Monday morning, authorities said. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters that officers responded to the 200 block of East Moody Avenue around 11:30 a.m....
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The HSE has admitted that a mental health unit where a man took his own life while a voluntary patient was not fit for purpose.
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As we celebrate our veterans, we need to remember some realities that the public is barely aware of, but veterans know only too well.  Veterans Day, which Americans celebrate on November 11, was originally called Armistice Day, to commemorate the cessation of fighting in the Great War of 1914-1918. In the United States, the idea that this was “the war to end all wars,” (a phrase coined by H.G. Wells in a pamphlet of that name and echoed by Woodrow Wilson with equal earnestness) was challenged by an outspoken and persecuted peace movement, including poor farmers and black Americans conscripted at disproportionate rates.Most Americans may have accepted the justification at the war's start, but by the war's end, with a U.S. body count of 117,000 and double that in serious injuries (and 37 million casualties overall on both sides, 16 million deaths and 21 million wounded), the signing of the Armistice by Allies and Germans at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 19...
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Despite controversy, state bans, and warnings from mental health professionals, treatments continue in some religious communities for parishioners who want to "change" from being gay
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A man who spent four years in immigration detention, including more than two years in solitary confinement, has launched a $65 million lawsuit against the Canadian government for alleging violating his Charter rights.
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They may no longer be with us - the last of their number, Harry Patch, died in 2009, aged 111 - but we will remember them. Around the country thousands of people will pay tribute on Sunday to those who died on foreign soil or at sea for their country, and those at home who endured the anguish and hardship of global war. On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice events will take place in every corner of the British Isles to commemorate the sacrifice of a generation during the First World War, which only came to an end at 11am on November 11, 1918, after an almost incalculable loss of life. The numbers still have the power to shock. Between 1914 and 1918, 886,345 UK troops were killed. Another 228,569 troops from the wider British Empire were killed, more than 74,000 of them from India. Each one was a son, father, husband or brother who willingly or not, whether with courage or almost paralysed by fear, died in a conflict whose causes and conclusion were beyond their control. In additio...
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President Trump described the ex-Marine suspected in the Thousand Oaks massacre as a “very sick guy” on Friday, and suggested without evidence not only that he had post-traumatic stress disorder but that combat veterans generally return with mental health issues. “He was a war veteran. He was a...
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Veterans and mental-health advocates say president’s remarks were unhelpful in effort to remove the condition’s stigmas.
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Charlamagne Tha God is disappointed with Kanye West after he “backtracked” on his mental health stance. During his White House visit, Yeezy told President Donald Trump that his bipolar disorder was misdiagnosed.
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As hundreds mourn the death of 12 people savagely gunned down inside a California bar Wednesday night, law enforcement seeks a motive for the senseless massacre at the hands of a former Marine who months before had been cleared by a mental health professional.
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