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After a breakdown, this man started a huge mental health support group

36-year-old Andrew Feeney’s life changed dramatically a year ago. *TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains explicit description of a suicide attempt, addiction, mental illness, and baby loss.* The mechanic from Glasgow suffered a mental breakdown and took an overdose, waking up in hospital still feeling as though he had nothing to live for. Andrew went home […]

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Using interventions to improve mental health during the pandemic

Interventions increase the chances of succeeding in changing and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. This was revealed in a recently published study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University. “Interventions are about promoting a behavioral change with targeted programs or services,” said Frida Skarin, Doctoral Student in Psychology and main author […]

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Is the Pandemic Harming Kids’ Mental Health?

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay) — Since last April, hospital emergency rooms across the United States have seen a sustained surge in visits related to the mental health of school-aged kids, a new report reveals. The findings suggest the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on children because of disruptions to their everyday life, anxiety […]

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Pandemic-Induced Impairments in Work Impact Mental Health

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 — Pandemic-induced impairments in work and social functioning are strongly correlated with elevated depression and anxiety symptoms and with decreased psychological well-being, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in Frontiers in Psychiatry. Amy Dawel, Ph.D., from the Australian National University in Canberra, and colleagues surveyed a representative sample from […]

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How to maintain your mental wellness during the holidays

There are things people who are at risk of depression should keep in mind as they enter the holiday season, but Christmas isn’t necessarily the mental health threat it’s made out to be. According to University of Alberta psychiatry professor Adam Abba-Aji, what used to be called “Christmas depression syndrome” was debunked in the 1980s […]

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Thousands of people 'wait months for NHS mental health services'

Thousands of patients ‘wait months for NHS mental health services’ on hidden waiting lists which see gaps of more than six weeks between appointments Waits between first and second appointments can stretch longer than six weeks  There have been more than 1.6million mental health referrals over the past year NHS offers counselling for depression and […]