Depression

In our opinion: Addressing mental health concerns is requisite for combating a rise in suicides

Depression - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:16

A disturbing new report by a national health organization is forecasting a 10 percent increase in the rate of deaths in Utah in the next decade associated with suicide and drug and alcohol abuse. This comes despite countless efforts to promote suicide prevention and to limit the availability of opioid drugs and to prevent excessive drinking.

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Voices of Hope launch men's mental health campaign

Depression - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 07:01

Ladies who lunch! Michelle Obama and Canadian First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau dine at a trendy Italian restaurant and go shopping in Toronto as she blasts Trump for 'tweeting from bed' She WON'T be right, mate: Campaign tackles shocking rate of male suicides by reminding men 'it's not weak to speak' about their struggles before it's too late A new initiative has been launched to tackle the huge problem of male suicide by emphasising the message 'it's not weak to speak'. Shocking statistics show that men make up the huge majority of suicides across Australasia and the video aims to encourage males to shake the 'she'll be right' attitude and start speaking out by asking for help when they are struggling.

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Psychotherapist: Trump Is Not 'Crazy'

Mental Health - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:46

There has been a wave of resistance among medical practitioners who have been questioning the president's mental stability, however Snyder said that, in his expert capacity, he disagreed with these allegations. "This is not a professional diagnosis," he wrote.

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love faces wait after extradition appeal

Depression - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 02:45

At a High Court hearing which began on Wednesday, senior judges were told that Lauri Love, who has Asperger syndrome, was at severe risk of committing suicide if extradited. Concluding Thursday's much shorter hearing, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, said he and Mr Justice Ouseley reserved their judgments and would "take our time" to consider whether Mr Love, a 32-year-old with autism and depression, should face trial in the US.

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Holidays are a difficult time for some in Las Vegas

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:56

Las Vegas teens participate in a yoga class at Destinations for Teens, http://destinationsforteens.com/, in Henderson fall of 2017. Psychologists note that there is no clinical diagnosis for the holiday blues, though they are a very real thing.

Parents taking away cellphones and other devices sometimes preceded...

Depression - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:53

The Salt Lake Tribune) Taryn Hiatt, of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, talks about her multiple suicide attempts between the ages of 12 and 15, during a news conference to address new suicide data released by federal researchers, at the Utah Department of Health offices in Salt Lake City Thursday November 30, 2017. Several national studies have linked increased use of electronic devices to an increase in depression and suicidal thoughts in youth.

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Why do men expose themselves? It's about power, attention and control, psychologists say

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:03

An exclusive Variety article reports the allegations against Matt Lauer include he dropped his pants and exposed himself to a female employee. This Nov. 16, 2017 photo released by NBC shows Matt Lauer during a broadcast of the "Today," show in New York.

Researchers find link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

Depression - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:02

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide. Florida State University Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Thomas Joiner, who co-authored a study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science , said screen time should be considered a modern-day risk factor for depression and suicide.

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Eric Metaxas: Dealing with Depression Through God's Grace

Depression - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:01

If you're dealing with depression, you might as well know there are no quick fixes, but there is always God's grace. Those who suffer from depression sometimes feel as if they're all alone.

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Don is in Complete Disbelief After Learning His Sister Has Taken Her...

Depression - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:39

Don knew that his sister has been battling depression for quite a long time. He was devastated when he found out that she ended her life as a result of her battle.

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Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know

Depression - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:47

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of certain medications that causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. These movements are jerky, stiff, and cannot be controlled.

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Psychiatric shortages in Cape breton is also a public relations problem

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:30

Authors of a memo outlining shortages in psychiatric health resources in Cape Breton indicated it was held back from being sent out for a year, as they awaited a letter from provincial public relations personnel that never came. The Cape Breton Post previously reported on the Oct. 30, 2017 memo written by Nova Scotia Health Authority department of psychiatry site lead Dr. Scott Milligan and department chief Dr. Faisal Rahman which outlined the changes in psychiatric services that were required due to the shortage of staff.

Facebook Added a New AI Feature to Detect Suicidal Messages

Depression - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:41

Social media has been connected to a whole slew of negative mental health issues, including depression and anxiety . But it also makes mental health resources more accessible and can be used to spread awareness.

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Anxiety Disorders and Depression Treatment Market to Record Sturdy Growth by 2020

Depression - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:29

With anxiety disorders and depression becoming a substantial public health burden, efforts are increasingly afoot to reduce their impact. A large part of this endeavor entails the use of anxiolytics and antidepressants, which will augur well for the global anxiety disorders and depression treatment market.

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Self-Cyberbullying

Depression - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:08

Self-cyberbullying. Using an alternate IP address to direct cruelties toward oneself.

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Isaac Giesen wants to be first Kiwi to row solo across Atlantic Ocean

Depression - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:49

Rower Isaac Giesen hopes to become the first New Zealander to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, in his personal crusade against depression and suicide. A bid to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of depression and suicide has been given a huge boost.

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Trump's 'base,' numbering millions, favors policies

Mental Health - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 05:05

OMG! Sixty-thousand mental health professionals have decided President Donald Trump is, IN FACT "suffering from delusions and is emotionally unfit for his office." Letter writer Don Switzer says this proves Trump is not simply "an orange haired buffoon" or "carnival barker" or "mere fool" or "horribly deranged" but is "mentally unstable."

Rebekah Vardy reveals on I'm A Celebrity... that she 'tried to kill herself' as a teen

Depression - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:49

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Rebekah Vardy says she tried to take her own life as a teenager. She opened up about her struggles with mental health and says she had "bad" postnatal depression after having her fourth child earlier this year.

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TMS Neuro Institute Opens New Offices in Los Angeles Offering...

Depression - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 23:53

TMS Neuro Institute, led under the direction of Dr. Gennady Musher, MD, Phd, and Faculty Member at UCLA, has officially opened its doors in Los Angeles. The brand new facility was designed to treat patients in a relaxing setting complete with luxurious treatment rooms and high tech equipment.

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What help do Hongkongers facing the - silver tsunami' need?

Mental Health - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:59

Chang King-ho has been racing against time since her elderly mother was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago. She shops for groceries in haste, occasionally checking the home security camera feed on her mobile phone, and does not spend any time more than she needs in the bathroom.

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