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The scandal of common mental illnesses left untreated

By Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman, The Guardian

Would we tolerate a situation in which the majority of those suffering from diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis were left to fend for themselves, or asked to make do with inferior therapies?

Imagine you are the campaigns manager of a political party. You are aware of a public health crisis that, at any one time, affects a third of the population, reduces life expectancy as drastically as smoking, is more disabling than angina, asthma, or diabetes, and reduces GDP by around 4% each year. You know this crisis can be substantially – and cheaply – alleviated. Wouldn’t you make the issue a

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30 | 07 | 2014
One in five GPs report patient harm as mental health services struggle to cope

By Caroline Price, Pulse.
A fifth of GPs have seen patients come to harm as they were unable to access appropriate support from their community mental health teams

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30 | 07 | 2014
Blood test can predict risk of suicide

By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph. Photo: Alamy

Researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict

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30 | 07 | 2014
Mike is getting built for mental health!

Mike Cadwallader is taking part in his first ever bodybuilding competition to raise money for mental health recovery!
 
With help from family and friends, he is

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29 | 07 | 2014
Children are suffering as mental health services fail to cope, say parents and teachers

Janet Murray, The Guardian
 
Headteachers say better mental health services are needed, not more guidelines telling schools how to make referrals.

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29 | 07 | 2014
Racism causing mental health issues in Indigenous communities, survey shows

Australian Associated Press- theguardian.com
Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP
 
Senator Nova Peris and Jeff Kennett join in campaign to combat

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29 | 07 | 2014
Mental health patients are subject to an "alarming" postcode lottery

By Catriona Harvey-Jenner,

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29 | 07 | 2014
Mindfulness: it's good to be busy doing nothing

By Elizabeth McFarlene, The Telegraph
Are you too busy? Stressed? Not enough hours in the day? Not sleeping properly? Constantly rushing from one thing to the next

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28 | 07 | 2014
Tulisa Contostavlos attempted suicide after Fake Sheikh sting

By Chloe Hamilton, The Telegraph
 
Tulisa Contostavlos, the former X Factor judge, has revealed that she tried to commit suicide last year after

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28 | 07 | 2014
Traditional treatment for depression is not always the answer

By Peter Cashmore, The Guardian.
In the face of a Tory call for cuts to benefits for those who go without treatment, it is important to know how brutal some

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28 | 07 | 2014
5 Quick Ways to Calm Anxiety at Work

By Margarita Tartakovsky, Psych Central
If you struggle with anxiety, you may find it especially tough to get things done at work.
 

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25 | 07 | 2014