Children face 'agonising' waits for mental health care

Data from half England’s specialist services found a fifth have waited more than 12 weeks in the pandemic. Source link

Mental Health: The ambulance workers feeding callers

The British Dietetic Association say they are concerned about a rise in mental health patients across the UK going without food during the Covid-19 crisis. With specialist dieticians seeing an increase in patients arriving at hospital malnourished, there are calls for mental health assessments to include questions about people’s access to food. The BBC followed… Continue reading Mental Health: The ambulance workers feeding callers

The fishing group supporting men with their mental health

A County Londonderry fishing group is supporting men with their mental health, and helping those with addiction. The Fishing in Support of Hope (F.I.S.H) group was set up by Thomas Campbell to give men in the area a safe place to open about their issues. Mr Campbell, who suffered with alcohol addiction, decided to start… Continue reading The fishing group supporting men with their mental health

Leisure Time Is Good for Your Mental Health, Productivity

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Struggling to decide whether to spend another hour at the office or take a late afternoon stroll? Put on your walking shoes. Making leisure time a priority is good for your mental health. For many, though, especially folks who prize productivity above all, it’s… Continue reading Leisure Time Is Good for Your Mental Health, Productivity

Phone-Snubbing Friends Can Be a Sign of Mental Illness

Aug. 25, 2021 — Phone snubbing: You may have done it, or someone you know is guilty of it. It happens when one person ignores another to pay attention to their phone. Phubbing is rude, but according to a new study, there may be another reason it’s happening. “Some people who have high… Continue reading Phone-Snubbing Friends Can Be a Sign of Mental Illness

TikTok Creators Are Destigmatizing Men’s Mental Health

Aug. 24, 2021 — One TikTok user is helping to destigmatize men’s mental health by being open about his own. In a recent video, TikTok sensation Rod Thill told his followers, which number over 1 million, about “things other men have said to me when I open up about my mental health.” Reactions,… Continue reading TikTok Creators Are Destigmatizing Men’s Mental Health

Delta Whiplash: How the New Surge Is Affecting Mental Health

Vaile Wright, PhD, senior director of health care innovation, American Psychological Association. CBS News: “Travelers are canceling trips with COVID numbers rising again: ‘It was really kind of heartbreaking.’” Handbook of Positive Psychology, edited by C.R. Snyder and Shane J. Lopez, Oxford University Press, 2002. Rachel Goldenberg, Queens, NY. Roxanne Hawn, Golden, CO. Marissa… Continue reading Delta Whiplash: How the New Surge Is Affecting Mental Health

Is It Time for a Mental Health Checkup?

You may go to the doctor to get regular checkups of your body, but what about your mind? Everyone deals with tough times, but even happy events like a new job, a marriage, or a new baby can add stress. How do you know when stress starts taking a toll on your mental health? If… Continue reading Is It Time for a Mental Health Checkup?

What’s the Link Between Being LGBTQ+ and Mental Health?

If you’re LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or nonbinary, or queer — your gender and sexuality can affect your mental health and wellness. There are external things that might affect you more than a straight, cisgender person (someone whose biological sex aligns with their gender identity). In general, LGBTQ people can be at a… Continue reading What’s the Link Between Being LGBTQ+ and Mental Health?

Climate change’s impact on mental health l ABC News

The effects of climate change are not only seen in the physical destruction it causes but also on the mental well-being of the people living in communities across … source